Mark your calendars for the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference!
Conference details are now available on the official website: www.eastontlocalfood.ca
Niche to Mainstream
A decade ago, critics said that a growing consumer interest in local food would never be more than a small niche in the agricultural economy. Today, we see more and more organizations recognizing the power of local food in their communities. That’s why this year’s theme for the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is “Local Food: Niche to Mainstream”. The program will be focused on tools needed to manage growth to create a sustainable local food system. As always, the topics presented will provide participants with best practices, tools and resources, and contacts for potential collaborations. A lively trade show and a local food tour will again be a part of this year’s conference.
Click here to review the agenda.
Tickets are available now; they can be purchased online from the homepage of the website.
Tour and Conference: Nov 24 and 25 ($90.00 + processing fee)
This ticket includes: admission to the pre-conference afternoon tour and evening local food reception on November 24, and to the full conference on November 25. The tour will visit local food businesses in and around Kingston with inspiring stories about their journey from “Niche to Mainstream”. Organizers will contact participants well in advance of the event with instructions for meeting the tour bus. Space is limited on the tour, register early!
Conference: Nov 25 ($65.00 + processing fee)