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Food Business Unpacked

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Farmers Union Coffee Roasters 152 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Enjoy tasty local food and drink while you connect with other professionals from 172 food and beverage manufacturing companies in Lane County and beyond. Food Business Unpacked showcases stories from food and beverage leaders. We welcome the community to join us for an evening of inspiration.

Tom Lively, cofounder of Organically Grown Company, will share his story conceiving, convening, and growing Organically Grown Company. In 1977, a few gardeners, small-scale farmers, hippies, environmental activists, and dreamers living near Eugene, Oregon, started getting together to talk about a shared belief: that organic agriculture was a key to nourishing healthy people and sustaining a healthy planet. Over the next 40 years, Organically Grown Company steadily grew to become the largest organic produce distributor in the Pacific Northwest. Today, the company is owned by the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Perpetual Purpose Trust and continues to continues to find innovative ways to promote health through organic agriculture as a leading sustainable organization.

Ticket includes two complimentary drinks and abundant appetizers.

Presented by City of Eugene and Eugene's Table, with support from Farmers Union Coffee Roasters, Alma Foods, and Organically Grown Company

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