Registration Is Open for the Central Coast Culinary & Agritourism Studio Program 

Picture of food and beer at Yachats Brewing

Lane & Lincoln Counties, Ore. November 2019 – The Central Coast Culinary & Agritourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon, is open for registration. This two-day workshop, November 12-13, will focus on culinary & agricultural tourism development in the Central Coast region, including the communities of Dunes City, Florence, Mapleton, Lincoln City, Yachats, Waldport, Seal Rock, Toledo, Newport, Siletz, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach and the greater region.

This two-day workshop is designed for those interested in marketing your region’s premier culinary & agricultural experiences as part of a food trail on the Central Coast. Throughout this program, participants will explore how communities can benefit from identifying, developing or enhancing your culinary & agricultural tourism related businesses. The following topics will be discussed in depth:

  • Growing awareness of culinary & agritourism market trends, product development strategies and world-class case studies
  • Leveraging statewide and regional resources in tourism marketing and business development
  • Navigating land use policy in your county
  • Developing an Oregon Food Trail in the Central Coast region 

 

  1. Community leaders, elected officials, agricultural businesses, culinary businesses, tourism entrepreneurs, tour operators, lodging property owners, and anyone looking to support culinary & agricultural tourism in the local area are invited to attend. The cost to participate in the workshop is $10 per day, and the evening networking event is free of charge. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served both days. Space is limited and is specifically designed for residents, businesses and organizations operating in the Central Coast region. 

This program will be facilitated by Travel Oregon staff and Oregon agritourism policy expert Erika Polmar of Plate & Pitchfork. Content experts and local speakers will be announced closer to studio delivery dates. Program content has been developed in collaboration with Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Travel Lane County, and a local steering committee.

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