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Food Summit 2017 held in Moscow at end of month

The Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition is hosting its annual food summit at the end of the month. This year’s theme is The Value of Local Food: Community, Culture & Commerce.

The event is Jan. 27. But the deadline to register is Jan. 20. The summit will be held in the Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at 412 E. Third St. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and programming runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Steven VanAusdle, president emeritus of Walla Walla Community College, will speak on “Creating a Culinary Culture: The Walla Walla Story.” Assistant Professor Steve Peterson of the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics will discuss the economic impact of the Moscow Farmers Market.

Participants will be invited to record memories and personal stories about their connection with food for Food StoryCorps. Select stories will be uploaded to the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition’s StoryCorps Community page and archived through the American Folklife Center, U.S. Library of Congress and Latah County Historical Society.

Registration fees are based on a sliding scale and include a catered lunch. Some scholarships are also available. To register, visit

For more information about the coalition, visit:

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