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One the things that Food Start-ups asked for a pop-up tasting event so the food producers could reach out to more customers at one time, rather than individually.


Joe over at The Craftsman and I met, to discuss the pop-up – it’s happening and his goal is not only to promote other food producers also, to develop downtown San Jose in the SoMa District. Let’s do it!

Here are the details: The Farmer+Chef+Producer Tasting

Farmer+Chef+Producer convenes wholesale food buyers, such as restaurants, hospitals, schools and retail outlets to peruse new local sources for their kitchens and retail spaces. The goal of the event is to strengthen local supply chains by setting up new business relationships.

Included in the Vendor Package:
+ 2 General Admission Passes
+ Table space with linen
+ Access to end of afternoon reception, cash bar and locally-sourced apps
(there will be no cooking or electricity at table)
+ The Vendor fee is: $40.00 Register on Eventbrite

Event details:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Main Event:
The Craftsman 399 S 1st St San Jose, CA 95113, in SoMa, San Jose, CA

1:00 pm Set up and vendor load in
2:00 – 5:00pm Suppliers Marketplace
5:15 – 7:30pm Reception

Vendors must be prepared to transact at wholesale levels and/or have retail ready products for resale. Farmer+Chef is a valuable experience for any food business to attend, however in order to ensure we have the biggest impact and greatest success for buyers, we ask that only those businesses prepared to transact at these levels purchase a vendor package.

- We strongly encourage our vendors to take up their entire table space; bring colorful displays, info boards about your business, fliers, display equipment, etc. that will catch buyers’ attention. With the exception of select sponsors, vendors may not expand their display beyond the borders of their table.
- You will need to bring any and all necessary equipment for serving samples, including cold storage (i.e. coolers), ice, serving utensils, platter, sample plates/cups, etc.

Sponsor the Reception
If you elect to sponsor the reception with a donation of your products, your business will be recognized on program and table signage. This is a great extra exposure opportunity.
- Please register as soon as possible, in order to help us plan accordingly. Registration for vendor spaces will be accepted up until 9/12/15 or the availability of tables.

Register on Eventbrite:

The Networking Reception is $10.00

For more information contact Mari-Lyn @ 510-564-7880

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