Local Food Vendors Sought

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Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1016 or Joy Marshall, joym@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 614-5558
Lyons, NE – The Center for Rural Affairs is requesting proposals for local food items to serve at the MarketPlace conference luncheon, along with morning and afternoon snacks, and an evening banquet.
The event will take place at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte, Nebraska on February 25, 2009.

Food proposals are due November 1, 2008.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted online at http://www.cfra.org/files/2009-RFP-food.pdf .

The Center for Rural Affairs strives to serve locally produced food at their gatherings to directly support the family farmers and ranchers and rural communities they fight for everyday. In recent years, they have worked to expand their sourcing to include as much locally produced ingredients as possible.
The MarketPlace conference is a one-day event focused on strengthening small businesses and rural communities. Attendees of MarketPlace will learn essential business skills; network with service providers and other entrepreneurs, including agricultural entrepreneurs; and discover new ideas that work for small businesses and communities. There will be over 600 in attendance.
"This is a great opportunity for producers to get market exposure for their products," commented Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs. "And it makes sense that a conference for rural Nebraska entrepreneurs would utilize products from rural Nebraska entrepreneurs."
 For more information, contact Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org or 402.687.2103 x 1016.
Visit http://www.cfra.org/marketplace/home  for more on MarketPlace. 

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