Local food connections can be the most challenging step for food businesses and producers interested in making local food an option for consumers. For consumers it can sometimes be challenging to find local food, especially year round. Local producers, grocers, restauranteurs, institutional food buyers, other food businesses, and locavores (supporters of local food) are invited to attend this daylong, Our Local Food event that will focus on networking, and building marketing skills and business relationships to simplify these challenges.
Morning workshop topics will include Planning Crops for Consistent Yields, Regulations of Selling & Buying Animal Products, Post-Harvest Handling, Liability Insurance for Market Farms, Niche Marketing, Livestock Products, Nose-to-Tail Meat Use, Local Food as a Marketing Tool, Love Local Food, Eating by the Calendar, and Preserving the Harvest.
In the afternoon a panel of local food buyers and growers will provide opportunity for questions about buying and selling local food. Diana Endicott, of Good Natured Family Farms in Kansas, will be the featured keynote afternoon speaker.
Snacks and a local foods lunch are included with registration.
A full schedule can be found at the site below. The registration deadline is November 7, 2012.
$25 for members of the Our Local Food program, and $35 for non-members.