Farmer-Chef Collaborative Connects Restaurants with Local Producers

Friday April 26, 2019

Boise, Idaho – The Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Idaho Preferred Program will host a Treasure Valley Farmer-Chef Collaborative on April 29, 2019. The Farmer-Chef Collaborative aims to build connections among the culinary community and local agriculture while meeting consumer demand for local foods and beverages.

Farmers, ranchers, wine makers, craft breweries, food producers and chefs will have a unique opportunity to network and discuss ways to provide fresh, local agricultural products to restaurants at this year’s event, which is open to media.

Farmer-Chef Collaborative

April 29, 2019

2270 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise

5:30 – 8 p.m.

The Treasure Valley has a thriving culinary scene. Local chefs and restaurants continue to support local agriculture producers by prominently offering Idaho grown and raised commodities along with seasonal menus featuring farm fresh local products. The local food movement has succeeded in driving demand and opportunity for both local farmers and the economy.

“The ISDA’s Idaho Preferred Program has been hosting farmer-chef collaboratives throughout the state since 2008,” said Skylar Jett, Marketing Specialist for the Idaho Preferred Program. “These events have been very successful in fostering new relationships and new business opportunities among chefs and producers”.

In addition to local restaurants, several schools are sending representatives to the Farmer-Chef Collaborative. There is significant interest within the Farm to School Program for serving even more local foods in Idaho schools.

To register for the Farmer-Chef Collaborative, or to request more information, please contact Megan Harper at at (208) 332-8532 or To learn more about the Idaho Preferred Program, please visit