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We’re still determining a date in late March 2014 and a NEW location, so circle back in the coming weeks for more conference details.

As of January 13, 2014, here’s the line-up so far:

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: Catskills Family Creameries
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
$35 includes local foods lunch and conference materials

Pre-register online by March 15

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 Beth McKellips at (607) 865-7090, ext. 217.

Farm to Market Connection Conference 2013: Timelapse from WAC / Pure Catskills on Vimeo.

WAC State of the Foodshed Address 2013 (short version) from WAC / Pure Catskills on Vimeo.

Farm to Market Connection 2012: Overview

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