founder of the Inland Northwest Food Network, discusses the exciting possibilities of developing this network for our region.
“The Inland NW Food Network is committed to growing a resilient, environmentally responsible, and cohesive regional food system in the Inland NW – from Spokane to the Canadian border and parts of Western Montana. Our tagline is Connecting People, Place, Food, and Farms.”
Recently, she visited Sandpoint to share her vision of the Network and explore the possibilities of creating a regional Food Hub that would connect farmers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Food hubs are well developed in some regions but we haven’t created one locally. In this interview, she shares her ideas and encourages us all to make the connections we need to expand the possibilities for our region.
Based in Coeur d’Alene, the group hosts monthly meetings, offers educational programs, and mini-conferences that are open to the community at large. The monthly programs have the catchy title of Chew on This . The upcoming conferences include Financing Our Local Economy with Slow Money and Local Investing 101. For a complete listing of programs, conferences and resources, please visit www.infarm.org