WHAT: Whole Foods Market invites Northern California food artisans, farmers and ranchers to participate in the Company’s second Local Grower and Supplier Symposium. The one day seminar will provide local vendors with resources on doing business with Whole Foods Market. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Present products to Whole Foods Market regional buyers
  • Learn about Whole Foods Market quality standards and its commitment to local suppliers
  • Suggest ways to make it easier for small producers to sell to Whole Foods Market
  • Initiate an enduring and beneficial partnership with Whole Foods Market

WHO: The Symposium is open to existing and potential Whole Foods Market vendors. Vendors should be artisans, farmers and ranchers doing business in the following counties: San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Yolo, Mendocino and Humboldt.

WHEN: Thursday, March 4 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA, 94903 WHY: The Whole Foods Market Local Grower and Supplier Symposium reflects the company’s continued dedication to establish business partnerships with local vendors in Northern California.  With Whole Foods Market opening three North Bay stores (Novato, Mill Valley and Santa Rosa) this year, the Company wants to support and feature local vendors within these and nearby geographies. Currently, more than 700 Northern California-based food producers and suppliers benefit from relationships with Whole Foods Market.

COST: FREE and includes catered lunch.

INFO: For more information and to register online, please visit: http://nc.wholefoods.com/localvendor.

CONTACT: Harvindar Singh, Whole Foods Market Local Forager, tel. 510.894.9191 or harvindar.singh@wholefoods.com.