Food is Opportunity Day

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Universities at Shady Grove

9360 Gudelsky Dr

Building 2, Rockville/Potomac Room

Rockville, MD 20850

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**UPDATE 1/14: VENDOR REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. Please contact Catherine Nardi at cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org to be placed on a waiting list.**

Food is Opportunity Day, co-hosted by the Montgomery County Food Council and the Universities at Shady Grove, is a special event for students, local organizations, local food and beverage businesses, and buyers to connect and foster networking and educational relationships. The event will be open to Universities at Shady Grove students, Montgomery County based farmers and food and beverage producers, and any retail or wholesale buyers in the DC Metro area. We’re envisioning an engaging and educational day that showcases the opportunities that food can provide.

Vendors: Sample your product to buyers, build relationships with buyers and students, network with other local producers! There will be 20 spots available for vendors on a first come, first serve basis. Food is Opportunity Day will provide Montgomery County producers access to potential new customers and further increase the visibility of locally made products to the broader public.

Students: Network with local business owners and organizations seeking interns or employees, explore the various fields within the local food system, taste local products, and learn more about the Montgomery County food sector! Students are invited to a "Food Careers" panel from 12-1, and are welcome to attend the expo from 1-2. There will be an opportunity to network with businesses from 2-2:30, and a "Scaling a Food Business" panel to follow from 2:30-3:30pm.

Buyers: Sample products from local food and beverage producers, and expand your local offerings! Buyers will have the opportunity to meet farmers and vendors, sample their product, provide feedback, and make new connections.

Organizations: Network with local food and beverage businesses and organizations, recruit potential interns, volunteers, or employees, share information about your organization! Organizations that work in the Montgomery County food system are invited to host a table at the event to share information, materials, and resources, and to connect with students, local businesses, and other organizations.

Schedule:

11am-12pm: Vendor/Exhibitor Set Up and Networking

12pm-2pm: MoCo Made Expo

12pm-1pm: "Food Careers Panel"

2pm-2:30pm: Student/Business Networking Session

2:30-3:30pm: "Scaling a Food Business Panel"

3:30-4:00pm: Vendors finish take down



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Universities at Shady Grove

9360 Gudelsky Dr

Building 2, Rockville/Potomac Room

Rockville, MD 20850

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