RICHLAND, Wash. - How much do you know about where your food comes from? There's a growing movement in the food industry to make sure you're not left in the dark.
Organizers said this is the first Farm-To-Table event in Eastern Washington and there are high hopes it won't be the last. The theme of the symposium was "Grow Local: Connecting Producers and the Rest of Us." The event featured discussions on things like marketing, networking and growing local.
"We're hoping that we can get people in our area to realize how much wonderful local food we have and what's produced right in the area where we live in and get a better understanding of the people behind that food so you also get to meet the people who grow your food, raise your food and bring it to the table," said NW Food Hub volunteer Dani Smart.
"We think it's very important for the sustainability of any culture to be able to live and eat... Well, eat where you live," said Daniel Salatin. "Those facts are very important and we think that they go hand in hand with economic development."
Daniel and Sheri Salatin were the keynote speakers. They run Polyface Farms in Virginia and are farm-famous for pioneering organic farming practices. The Salatins were featured in the book 'The Omnivore's Dilemma,' and the movie 'Food, Inc.'