About Eat Northwest Now


Eat Northwest Now produces seasonal marketplaces that feature our region's unique farm + food + beverage products in festive settings that celebrate NW bounty. We celebrate the journey our region's agricultural products make from seed to shelf to table!

Each Eat Northwest Now event is more than a marketplace; they're experiences that bring together producers from across Oregon _ Washington, Our meet-the-maker events build rural–urban bridges. 

Eat Northwest Now also reflects positively on the each state's commitment to diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit, and supports this important regional jobs-creator economic sector. 

The program is managed by Susan Laarman. Susan is a longtime public relations and special event freelancer who recently produced the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Angel Food program and conference. Susan has produced two Eat Oregon Now holiday marketplaces to date. Each event has an advisory committee of leaders in the food + beverage sector. 

We have been on a break due to the pandemic, and have used this down time to expand our focus to also showcase Washington state food + beverage producers.  Stay tuned for more in the summer and fall.

For more information, please email susanlaarman@gmail.com