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Selkirk-Pend Oreille

Food Summit

Growing Connections from Farm to Table

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Friday, November 4th, 2022

Summit 9 am - 4 pm | Social 4 pm - 6 pm

Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

10881 N Boyer Road Sandpoint, ID 83864

Registration: $35 | $15 Students

Scholarships available

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The Selkirk-Pend Oreille Food Summit is a one-day event focused on growing connections between farmers, ranchers, and foragers and residents, restaurants, and retailers. Listen to 5-minute "Ignite!" presentations highlighting the amazing work being done in the region, enjoy a locally catered lunch, engage in conversations about opportunities to grow the local food system, experience an organic heirloom apple and apple cider tasting, and take advantage of an abundance of opportunities for networking. From farmers, ranchers, foragers, and gardeners to chefs, restauranteurs, foodies, and community members, this summit has something for everyone. Come to learn and share. Leave with new connections and ideas for supporting local farms and food in the Selkirk-Pend Oreille region!


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8:30 am  Food Summit Check-In

9:00 am  Welcome & Opening

Dean Michael Parrella, University of Idaho College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Northern District Extension

Kyle Nagy, University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center


9:10 am  Artistic Opening

Pend Oreille Arts Council

9:30 am  Food Systems: The Power of Connections & Collaborative Work

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Northern District Extension 


10:00 am  Ignite! Session #1: Local Food Ways

Julie & Edward Newcomb Cloud Eleven Mountain Farm

Melinda Anakalea, Harlow Ranch Bison Co

Kim Cushman, Cushman Family Farm

10:30 am BREAK

11:00 am  Ignite! Session #2: From Farm to Market

Jill Severson, Bluebird Bakery

Alex Jacobson, Pack River Store and Pearl's on the Lake

Paul Herndon, Pleasant Meadow Creamery

Emily Black, Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery and Panhandle Farm Corridor

Derek Lock, Black Bear Herbary

11:30 am  Ignite! Session #3: Local Food Access, Education and Health

Michele Murphree, Food For Our Children & Schoolyard Garden Project

Diane Green, Greentree Naturals

Randall Rosecrans, Lake Pend Oreille High School 

Liz Bigsby, Bonners Ferry Food Bank & Community Action Partnership

12:00 pm LUNCH catered by the Pack River Store

1:00 pm  Community Conversation Roundtables

2:30 pm BREAK

2:45 pm  Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center Apple & Apple Cider Tasting

Kyle Nagy & Kent Youngdahl, University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

3:45 pm  Wrap Up & Local Food Leader Award

4:00 pm  ADJOURN

4 - 6 pm  Social Hour

No host happy hour, local snacks, and resource tables.

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This event is hosted by:

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Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

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Project #2019-68006-29325

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Selkirk-Pend Oreille Food Summit Planning Committee 

Ali Schultheis, University of Idaho Extension - Northern District

Amy Robertson, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension - Northern District 

Diane Green, Greentree Naturals 

Jeamette Lock, Pack River Farm

Jennifer Jensen, University of Idaho Extension - Bonner County

Kent Youngdahl, University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Kyle Nagy, University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Mackenzie Lawrence, University of Idaho Extension - Northern District

Do you have questions about the event or want to know how to get involved? 

Contact: Colette DePhelps | 208-885-4003

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational organization. We offer our programs to persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientations or disability. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Mackenzie Lawrence ( or 208-885-0984) two weeks prior to the event.

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