Food Systems Expert to Host Panel on Value of Local Agriculture at Seedstock Grow Riverside Conference
January 7, 2014 | seedstock
Local food systems expert and Whole Foods Market forager Dwight Detter will be participating in the upcoming Grow Riverside: Citrus and Beyond! conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA on March 19 – 20. Detter will moderate a panel that will examine the value and importance of setting up a local food systems infrastructure in Riverside and beyond.
Dwight has spent 20 years in the Food Service Industry in San Francisco and Los Angeles before joining the grocery industry. Dwight has been with Whole Foods Market for 14 years. As a local forager for the past 3 years he been helping local start-ups get on to retail shelves. Dwight also teaches a series of 4 classes throughout LA, Orange County and San Diego in conjunction with the Fine Foods Group on developing local artisan businesses. He works with community groups such as the Orange County Food Access Coalition, the San Diego Food System Alliance and county Farm to School groups. He is currently involved with developing a value added program with Archi’s Acres VSAT Program for returning Marines and Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.