Farm to Table: Connecting a Community
Doors Open 7:00 a.m. | Program 7:30-9:00 a.m.
The farm-to-table movement is growing throughout our region! Spokane's tasty, fresh, and local ingredients feed our families, as well as the world, and are creating a strong economic impact. Join us June 9 for a conversation on our region's farm-to-table movement. We will also examine how Spokane is growing a thriving food community, and the value of buying from our great local businesses!Meet Our Presenters:Todd Beck, Harvest House in GreenbluffTamara McGregor, Inlander Restaurant Week
Tamara McGregoris the Editor of the Inlander's Annual Manual, a regional glossy magazine, as well as the Event Director for Inlander Restaurant Week. She's an enthusiastichome cook, and restaurant connoisseur, which makes staying on top the local culinary scene and seeking local food sources a true joy. Tamara has also served as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University for the past 14 years.Sandy Swannack, Wheat Growers
Sandy and her husband Pete Swannack own and operate a large farm in Whitman County. The farm primarily produces wheat and barley, in addition to raising steer and pig. Sandy currently sits on the National Barley Growers Association and is President of the Sprague Gun Club. She is also a graduate of Class 28 of the AgForestry Leadership Program. In her spare time, Sandi enjoys working with her horse, snowmobiling and adventuring in the great inland northwest with her jeep.Megan White, Main Market Co-op
Megan has worked almost every position at Main Market since it opened in 2010, including 2 stints as Interim GM and one long year as Produce, Front End, and Assistant Store Manager at the same time. Her current role as GM, Finance Manager, HR Manager, and Marketing/Outreach Manager has been sometimes impossible but always educational as to the challenges of small business and the quirky trends of food nationally and locally in Spokane. She fell in love with local food economies while volunteering with a food activist farmer in Massachusetts during an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Since then she’s hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, volunteered/worked on other farms, created a mini urban farm at home and worked in food retail and grocery across the U.S. She and her husband Austen have an unhealthy coffee habit thanks to kiddos Nelson (4) and Henry (2).We will also hear from FFA students from our region. Major Sponsor:
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