Speaking Engagements and Appearances


January 26

Panel Discussion: To Market, To Market: Strategies for Building Fruitful Buying Relationships from Small-Scale Farmers

38th Annual EcoFarm Ecological Farming Conference

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA


October 30

Panel Discussion: Successful Strategies to Increase CalFresh Customers at Your Farmers Market

California Small Farms Conference

Robert Cabral Agricultural Center, Stockton, CA


June 9

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Local Food Systems

Food 2.0 Summit

Los Angeles, CA

March 3

Farm to Institution: Bridging the Gap Between Local Food Economy and Healthy Food Access

California Small Farms Conference

Sacramento, CA

January 21

Strengthening Regional Communities By Going Local

6th Annual Sustainable Foods Summit

San Francisco, CA


November 3

The Role of Technology in Local Food Systems

4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food

Rady School of Management – UC San Diego

April 21

Cultivating a Thriving Agriculture Economy & Mobile Tour of Skagit County

American Planning Association Conference

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA

April 18

Growing Food Connections Workshop & Mobile Tour

American Planning Association Conference

Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, WA

April 15

Sourcing Local: Supply Chain Case Studies

Washington State Farm to School SummitPutting Down Roots

Wenatchee, WA

February 27

Keynote Address: Growing Opportunities –  Pierce County Farm Forum

Puyallup, WA

February 19

Dairy Category Insights for Specialty Markets

Washington State University Basic-Plus Cheesemaking Shortcourse

Mt Vernon, WA

February 9

NW Washington Farm to Table Trade Meeting

St. Luke’s Community Health Ed Center

Bellingham, WA

January 10

3rd Cascadia Grains Conference

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA


November 20

Focus on Farming 11: Back to The Farm

Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

November 13

Kiwanis Club of Mt. Vernon Breakfast Featuring Puget Sound Food Hub

Mount Vernon, WA

November 11

Washington State University Cultivating Success Branding and Direct Marketing For Small Farmers

WSU Snohomish Extension, Everett, WA

October 30

Leadership and Sustainability Class Guest Lecture

Urban Land Institute Northwest

Mount Vernon, WA

October 25

Food Hub Conference: Pioneering New Direct Relationships Between Buyers and Sellers

La Conner, WA

October 18

Cooking the Autumn Way with Lucy Norris (WA Chapter)

COSIA (Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association)

Seattle, WA

July 23

Puget Sound Food Hub: Transforming our Food System & Supporting Local Farmers

American Farmland Trust –  No Farms, No Food Speaker Series

Seattle, WA

April 30

Bringing Farm to Market through Regional Food Hubs 

Northwest Agriculture Business Center’s Transition to Value-Added Agriculture Workshop Series

Mt Vernon, WA

February 21

Cheese and Specialty Dairy Category Trends

WSU Basic-Plus Cheesemaking Shortcourse

Lynden, WA

January 10

Food Integrity: Soil to Plate

Solutions 3 (S3) Conference of the Society for Hospitality and Food Service Management

South Seattle Community College, Seattle WA


November 15

Marketing to Institutions, Restaurants and Retail

Agriculture Business Training Conference

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Tumwater, WA

November 6

Future of Local Ag Distribution and Sourcing

2nd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference 

UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA

October 22

WSU Cultivating Success Direct Marketing For Small Farmers

WSU Snohomish Extension, Everett, WA

May 3

Panelist: Food Policy and Global Issues

Skagit Valley College Culinary School, Mount Vernon, WA

April 8

Panelist: Rerouting Farm to Fork

International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Conference

San Francisco, CA

March 13

Strategies for Increasing Local Food Procurement: Regional Food Hubs

WA Association for Healthcare Food Service

Woodinville, WA

March 5

Guest Lecturer at University of Washington Neighborhood Nutrition Course

Seattle, WA

February 23

Local Food Aggregation Models

Transition to Value Added: To Market To Market: Distribution Dynamics

Mt Vernon, WA

February 22

Panel: Food Hubs

Farm to Table Trade Meeting 

Bellingham, WA

February 21

Dairy Category Insights

Washington State University Basic-Plus Cheese Making Class

Chehails, WA

February 16  

Guest Lecturer at the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Lab

Food Systems Weekend Intensive at Bainbridge Graduate Institute at IslandWood

Bainbridge Island, WA

February 12

Transition to Value Added: Food Hubs Powered by Local Orbit

Woodinville, WA

January 25

Transition to Value Added: Dairy Marketing Workshop

Mt Vernon, WA

January 17

Panelist on Regional Food Hubs Serving Institutional Food Service

South Sound Food Summit

Tacoma, WA

January 10

Transition to Value Added: To Market To Market: Knowing Your Customers

Mt Vernon, WA


October 5-6, 2012

Moderator: Growing Diversified Food Economies Panel

Cultivating Northwest Co-Ops 2012: Celebrating Our Food Community

Seattle, WA

September 27, 2012

Increasing Farm Profits: Expanding Local Food Beyond Niche Markets

Bloom! 5

Seattle, WA

August 30, 2012

Panelist: Practice Greenhealth 2012 Webinar Series

June 30, 2012

Presenter: Marketing Insights for Hard Cider and Perry Producers

The Business of Making Hard Cider Course

WSU-Northwest Research Center, Mount Vernon, WA

June 6, 2012

Panelist: Regional Farm to Institution Activities Report

Regional Food Policy Council at the Puget Sound Regional Council

Seattle, WA

May 16, 2012

Presenter: Marketing Insights for Value -Added Producers

Washington State Department of Agriculture Value Added Producer Workshop

WSU Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, WA

March 15, 2012

Moderator: Farmer Cooperatives and Regional Food Hubs Panel

Northwest Washington Farm to Table Trade Meeting

Bellingham, WA

March 10, 2012

Bringing Farm to Market: Marketing Strategies and Tools for Success

Pacific Northwest Farm Direct Marketing Conference

Arlington, WA

February 28, 2012

Guest Speaker: Regional Food Systems to Neighborhood Nutrition

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

February 27, 2012

Moderator: Local Food Distribution Panel Discussion

7th Annual Chefs Collaborative Farmer Fisher Chef Connection

Herban Feast, Seattle, WA

February 23, 2012

Presenter: Dairy Category Insights for Artisan Cheese Makers

Basic Plus Cheesemaking Course (Bates Consulting)

WSU Research Center, Mt Vernon, WA

February 15, 2012

Guest Speaker: Slow Food to Food Safety and Health

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

February 11, 2012

Panelist: Puget Sound Regional Food Hub Discussion

PCC Natural Markets Annual Board Retreat

Seattle, WA

January, 31, 2012

Guest Lecturer: Marketing & Sales Strategies for Farmers

“Food to Bank On” series hosted by Sustainable Connections

Bellingham, WA


November 8, 2011

Presenter: To Market! To Market!  (What To Know Before You Go)

TVA (Transitioning to Value Added) Course 1: Market Feasibility and Marketing Plan Development

Mt Vernon, Washington

November 3, 2011

Panelist: The Power of Institutional Markets: Emerging Opportunities for All Scales of Production

Focus on Farming 8 “Harvesting Opportunities”

Comcast Arena, Everett, Washington

October 18-19, 2011

Panelist: Preserving Farmland: The Power of Institutional Markets Discussion

FoodMed: The 4th International Conference on Healthy Food in Health Care

Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel, Seattle, Washington

October 11, 2011

Presenter: Leveraging Market Trends to Grow Your Farm Business

Cultivating Success 

WSU Snohomish County Extension Office, Cougar Auditorium

Everett, WA

August 14, 2011

Presenter: Jalapeno Pepper Pickling Demo

National Can It Forward Day (NCIFD) part 2

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

July 26, 2011

Regional Bounty Row Showcase

Washington School Nutrition Association Exhibit

Vancouver, WA

April 26, 2011

Guest Speaker: The Slow Food Movement

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Seattle WA 98101-3034

April 11, 2011

Moderator: Farm-to-Institution Panel Discussion

South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

Heritage Room, Olympia, WA

March 10, 2011

Guest Speaker: Workshop for Buyers/ What is the Real Value of Connecting with the Local Food System?

Local Food Showcase: A Grower/Buyer Event

Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA

February 28, 2011

Panelist: Wholesale Markets, An Alternative to Traditional Distribution Panel

6th Annual Chefs Collaborative Farmer Fisher Chef Connection

Herban Feast, Seattle, WA 98134

February 22, 2011

Moderator: Institutional Markets: What’s working in Farm to School and Hospital Panel

Northwest Washington Farm to Table Trade Meeting 

Saint Joseph Peace Health Hospital Conference Center

Bellingham, WA

February 18, 2011

Presenter: New Marketing Channels

WSU Basic-Plus Cheesemaking Shortcourse 

Lynden, WA

February 5, 2011

Panelist: Food Systems and their Alternatives Discussion

Antioch University

Seattle, WA


November 17, 2010

Direct Marketing Workshop

Washington Farm Bureau Conference

Yakima, WA

November 16, 2010

Puget Sound Food Network Panel Discussion

Energy Use and Fisheries Conference

Seattle, WA

November 4, 2010

Puget Sound Food Network

Snohomish County Focus on Farming Annual Conference

October 16, 2010

Keynote: Healthy Abundance

United General Hospital’s 2010 Women’s Health Fair, Imagine

Sedro Woolley, WA

September 12, 2010

Preserve our Local Market!

Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercer Island, WA

August 7, 2010

“Cultivating Dreams” Panel Discussion Luncheon

2010 COSIA Annual Conference and Retreat

Seattle, WA

May 25, 2010

“Food for Thought” ChickChat Networking Soiree

Whole Foods (Ravenna)

Seattle, WA

October 13, 2009

Adventures in the Global Kitchen: The Magic of Pickling

American Museum of Natural History

New York City

October 24, 2009

Great Pickles For Eating and Giving

Bastyr University

Kenmore, WA


Conducted lectures and demonstrations at the following locations:

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • French Culinary Institute, New York City, NY
  • Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA
  • Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercer Island, WA
  • University Farmers Market, Seattle, WA
  • Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
  • Portland Farmers Market, Portland, OR
  • Institute for Culinary Education, New York City, NY
  • Art Institute, New York City, NY
  • Natural Gourmet Cooking School, New York City, NY
  • New York Children’s Museum, New York City, NY
  • New York University, New York City, NY

One thought on “Speaking Engagements and Appearances

  1. Hi Lucy,
    I am the manager of the Mercer Island Farmers Market.
    We are a Sunday Market 6/20-10/17 with hours of 11am-3pm.
    We are looking for a vibrant fun person to do a demo for us and came across your website and hope that you might consider joining us?
    Please let me know, call or email me if you have any questions and Thank you so much!
    Edee Phillips

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