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Farmer + Chef Connection becomes the Arizona Good Food Expo!

 

A wholesale showcase of Arizona’s local farms & food artisans.

August 26th | 11am - 3pm | Phoenix, AZ

Join for a day filled with samples of Arizona’s finest locally grown and produced food, industry tips and tricks for sourcing locally, and plenty of opportunities to network and build relationships with the people behind the state’s local food.


As the state’s only all-local food expo, the Arizona Good Food Expo puts the spotlight on locally-grown and produced food.

Exhibitors will market their products while forging wholesale connections and contracts. Buyers will find new local ingredients and products for their restaurants, kitchens, groceries, or cafeterias.



Who Should Attend

 
  • Arizona-based, wholesale-ready Farmers, Food Artisans, Ranchers, Dairymen, and others!

  • Chefs & Restaurateurs

  • Grocery Purchasers & Marketing Managers

  • Food Distributors

  • Small & Large-Scale Food Institution Buyers

  • Industry professionals with the desire to network and
    learn in the local food sphere

 

What to Expect

Buyers & Attendees

Buyers will experience an innovative expo of Arizona-made food and food products. In addition to sampling products and building relationships with those who make food in our state, buyers will learn about local trends in our food industry and learn from top chefs in the field.

Exhibitors & Producers

Food producers will experience an organized event where they can showcase their products to professionals in charge of purchasing food for their business, organization, or institution. Producers will build relationships with industry colleagues and potential clients while gaining insight from local-sourcing experts.


2019 Agenda

Arizona Good Food EXPO
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Featured Speaker
Charleen Badman (2019 James Beard Award Winner)
11:00 am

”Recipes for Success: Stories of Local Sourcing” Panel
1:30 pm


Reception
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

After the expo, join us for the Local Foods Reception across the resort at Different Pointe of View. You will enjoy a menu crafted by Chef Anthony using local ingredients from this year’s exhibitors. Grab a bite to eat as you wrap up your discussions from the day's transactions. Entry to the reception is included in the price of a Vendor Package or General Admission ticket.


Testimonials

 
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We have attended every event since the beginning and it just keeps getting better and better (and better!). It is the outstanding AZ food community gathering event of the year and we look forward to continuing to grow with it.
— DAVID HEININGER, BLACK MESA RANCH
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We made a lot of new connections, we discovered great Arizona products we hope to use in our chocolates, and we picked up some new wholesale accounts. Connections + Buying + Selling = A triple win for us!
— JIM & MAUREEN ELITZAK, ZAK’S CHOCOLATE
 

This Year’s Exhibitors Coming Soon!


Location

 

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Highland Plaza

11111 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ

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Coming in from out of town?

The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is offering a special room rate of $79/night for all attendees. First 10 rooms include free access to a poolside cabana!


Thank you to our sponsors for investing in a strong local food economy!

 Volunteer at the Arizona Good Food Expo! Email us to learn more.