The onslaught of gardening and farming posts is due in part to the changing season. Spring has almost sprung and with all the changes that come with that there are some pretty fantastic events happening in Portland. The event I'm writing about now, however, is just for cooks and chefs so be forewarned.
I love what Portland Chefs Collaborative does for Portland food. I've written about them plenty on this blog including a post around this time last year for the organization's annual Farmer Chef Connection. The 2010 FCC just took place and although I didn't attend this time around I hear it was great.
Without further ado, Portland Chefs Collaborative is also hosting the upcomingFrench Prairie Farm Showcase next Thursday, March 18th in Butteville, Oregon.
Info. straight from the source:
The goal of this mini-trade show is to connect chefs with local farmers and specialty distributors. At present there are approximately 20 farms and 3 specialty distributors registered to be there to talk to you about locally grown organic and conventional products such as:
Row crops: bush and Italian flat beans, lettuce, salad green mix, green onions, special variety red onions, culinary herbs, radishes, spinach, parsley, beets, peppers, carrots, garlic.
Field crops: squash, zucchini, pumpkins, potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Fingerling, etc.).
Cold crops: Brussels sprouts on the stalk, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
Pasture raised eggs
Pasture raised chicken and beef
Blackberries, raspberries and Marion berries
Thursday, March 18 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Lunch provided: Reservations required—call ahead
Location: The Historic Butteville Store
10767 Butte Street, Butteville, OR 97002
Ben Williams - 503.568.5670
Dianne Stefanni-Ruff - 503.250.2791www.portlandcc.org
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