Sunday, February 27, 2011

Last Chance for Tickets to Just Food's Community Supported Agriculture Conference

Join Just Food for their 11th annual CSA in NYC Conference

With an estimated 100 community supported agriculture programs in its basket, Just Food helps locavore eaters and hungry cooks like you and me to not only connect with a local farmer with a seasonal subscription of delicious fruits and vegetables, dairy products, poultry and meat, but teach members how to advocate for local, good and affordable food, preserve everything from jam to the environment, start a rooftop kitchen garden and, my favorite,  show kids how to cook.
  • Where: Food and Finance High School, 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan (btwn 10th Ave. and 11th Ave.) 
  • When:  Saturday March 5, 2011 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm 
  • Cost: Tickets from $15 to $100 ($10 expo only)
This year's workshops include... 

Sessions for Adult Locavores
  • Preserving the Seasons with Home Canning 
  • An Overview of Racism in the Food System
  • Fruit Production in the Northeast
  • Vegetables for Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner?!?!
  • Bringing Fair Trade Home
  • Eat Local this Winter
  • Hosting Successful CSA Events
  • Fracking and the Foodshed- Why It's Your Backyard, 
  • Too
 CSAs and Co-ops: The More the Merrier?
  • Food Security and Farmland: What’s the Connection?
  • Yes, You Can. . . Can
  • Beautiful Brochures: Creating clear and effective marketing materials for your CSA
  • Crops and Cultures: Preservation of Heirloom Varieties
  • Winter Shares- What do you want to see?  
  • A Discussion with CSA Members and Farmers
  • Caring for Your Share
  • Building Your Own Community Kitchen
 Rooftop Gardening 
  • Young Farmers of the Valley
 Dairy in New York State - The Broad Picture 
  • Farmland, Food, and Politics:  What You Need to Know
  • NYC Food Policy: Find Out What's Cooking
  • Know Your Farmer!

Sessions For Budding Locavores
  • Kids In the Kitchen
Camp Just Food!

  • Kids In the Kitchen
If I haven't already convinced you to buy a ticket: 
Check out the Notes and Recordings from Just Food's 2010 CSA Conference 
The 2011 Searchable Directory of New York City CSA and find a farm near you

If you can't make it (or even if you can), 

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