You’re Invited to the 2018 Mid-Valley Food Summit

By Published On: December 15th, 2017

Tickets are now on SALE

Farmers, food processors, gardeners, volunteers and all who eat: don’t miss out on our annual Food Summit. Our Willamette Valley is a bountiful agricultural center and this event will give you an opportunity learn more about regional farm and food issues.

Join us at Putnam University Center on the campus of Willamette University to engage in the exciting collaborative plans to improve the Mid-Willamette Valley food system with a focus on infrastructure and access to healthy food.


8:30-9:00am – Registration

9:00-9:30am – Welcome & Background

9:30-10:45am – 5-Minute Community Talks

10:45-11:00am – Break

11:00-12:15pm – Topical Breakout Sessions

12:15-1:15pm – Lunch

1:15-2:45pm – Community-Based Breakout Sessions

2:45-3:00pm – Closing

The Community Presents!

During the morning attendees will hear from our own community members and learn about issues affecting the food system in this region. Presenters have five minutes to discuss their organization/project as well as to explain the broader challenges and opportunities that they face within their work.


To be announced

Breakout Sessions:

  • Support for small farmers
  • Farm workers in the food system
  • Local food access for all: Farm Share Rx programs
  • Local food promotion: AgriTourism & CSA’s
  • Food pantries as community centers

Farm Tour

On Friday, February 2nd join other attendees for a special tour and conversation with staff of Marion Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm. Tour the farm, learn about the summer youth program and gather for a causal conversation about youth in the food system. The tour is limited in number and costs an additional $5.


Contact Taylor West, Community Food System Coordinator

503-581-3855, ext. 338