Farm to Market Connection March 24, 2013
CVI Building, Liberty
9:30 a.m. Conference registration opens
10 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m. State of the Catskills Foodshed Address with Q&A
11 a.m. Panel: Hudson Valley Food Hub Research Update
11:30 a.m. Panel: Building Food Hub Networks
Noon Local Food Luncheon and Informal Networking
12:30 p.m. Buyer-Producer Speed Networking and Trade Show
2:30 p.m. Concurrent workshops and panels I
3:30 p.m. Concurrent workshops and panels II
$35 includes local foods lunch and conference materials
Join us for a day of networking and education about the most current topics in direct marketing. Gather with local food advocates from across the region including farmers, retailers, restaurateurs, specialty food producers, distributors, farmers’ market staff and economic development practitioners. The Farm to Market Connection is the perfect way to get the growing season off to the right start!
Dozens of past attendees have made lasting business connections as a result of attending. Buyers of all scales will be present from local retailers to regional distributors. Educational topics will suit the interest of vegetable, livestock and dairy producers. Featured speakers and workshop leaders will share perspectives from both the metropolitan and upstate marketplaces.
Farm and food businesses are encouraged to renew their Pure Catskills memberships at the event to receive a four-color Pure Catskills metal membership sign. Please bring a separate check for $35 made payable to "ColorPage-Pure Catskills."
To sponsor the event, donate food to the local foods luncheon, or to ask a question, contact Farm to Market Manager Sonia Janizewski at (607) 865-7090, ext. 217.