Grow the Coast Conference

Farms, Food & Community

Grow the Coast 2014

Thank you!

… to everyone involved, especially our sponsors, presenters, and exhibiters!

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Seaside Convention Center

The Third Annual Grow the Coast conference provides north coast producers and gardeners with an intimate, full-day learning and networking experience and an opportunity to celebrate with peers and supporters of our local food system. This year we’ll provide hands-on presentations and both beginning and advanced level workshops.

Ticket Prices : 

  • Through October 26th: $30/person or $50 for two from the same farm/organization
  • After October 26th through conference day (Nov. 1st): $45/person or $80 for two from the same farm/organization
  • *Online (Eventbrite) ticket purchasing closes on October 30th. Tickets will be available at the door by check or cash on November 1st. 
  • Scholarships: A limited number of half-price ticket scholarships are available for youth, farm workers  and beginning farmers (less than 10 years running a farm). To apply, contact Emily Vollmer before October 27th at Food Roots. Email or call 503-815-2800
  •  See “Overnight Accommodations” for reduce priced room block information



Local Food on the North Coast: Celebrating Successes, Moving Ahead

A regional food system is a team effort. We’ll take this opportunity to hear from each other, to share our perspectives and ideas for how to grow our region’s food system and economy. Keynote panelists will report on the state of local food producers, markets and community. Lauren Gwin, OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, will ask the audience to discuss and share: What are you seeing, struggling with, excited about? And what can we do about it together?” Keynote Panelists include:

  • Teresa Retzlaff, 46 North Farm
  • Laura Swanson, Manager of Manzanita Farmers Market
  • Dirk Rhone, Clatsop County Commissioner and Dairy Farmer
  • Lauren Gwin, OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems will moderate the discussion