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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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TUCSON: 7th Annual Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection

  • Tucson Convention Center 260 South Church Avenue Tucson, AZ, 85701 United States (map)

The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection is the state's only event of its kind. It is a one-stop shop for wholesale food buyers to find new local sources. 

The industry-focused event is aimed at building wholesale food networks at the local level. The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, a vendor fair exclusively featuring Arizona food producers and distributors. Buyers will meet local purveyors of quality dairy, meats, produce, baked goods and other value-added products, and much more! Complementing the event is an end of day reception featuring Arizona food, beer, wine, and spirits.

Who should attend:
- Arizona Farmers and Food Producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level
- Chefs, Restaurant Owners and Management
- Hotels and Catering Businesses
- Hospitals, Senior and Human Service Institutions, Health and Wellness Centers
- Education and Government Food Service Procurement
- Any entrepreneur, food service professional, or member of the public that is dedicated to building a better community, environment and economy through local food supply chains

We encourage those interested in furthering their knowledge of Arizona’s food system to attend the Arizona Living Economy Forum, complementing the event with exploratory and educational workshops positioned the day before on Sunday September 11th, 2016. More information a thttps://www.facebook.com/ArizonaLivingEconomy/.

For more information, please visit localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef

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Later Event: September 13
Pernod Ricard Dinner at Okra