Celebrating the watershed, foodshed and viewshed; understanding the relationship between farms, forests, and clean water.

Farm to Market Connection 2014

Center for Discovery, Hurleyville, Sullivan County

Sunday, March 30  9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$35 includes local foods lunch and conference materials

Register easily online here.


9:30 a.m.     Conference registration opens

10 a.m.        Welcome

10:15 a.m.  State of the Catskills Foodshed Address Part 2 with Jennifer

                     Grossman and Rebecca Morgan (watch the Part 1 video at right)

11 a.m.        Panel Discussion: Catskills Family Creameries and Success in

                     Cooperative Marketing

11:30 a.m.  Show & Tell, demos, tradeshow

Noon            Local Food Luncheon and Informal Networking, business head

                      shots, video interviews

2:30 p.m.     Concurrent workshops and panels I

3:30 p.m.     Concurrent workshops and panels II


Pre-register online by March 23


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 "Watershed Agricultural Council."

To sponsor the event, donate food to the local foods luncheon, or to ask a question, contact Farm to Market Manager Beth McKellips at (607) 865-7090, ext. 217.