November 13-14, 2004 in East Troy, WI
also Sat. Evening Harvest Dinner & Dance ($15)
and Sun. Chefs-Farmers Banquet ($35)
(in Southeast Wisconsin 45 min southwest of Milwaukee)
Taste, goodness, wholesomeness, regionality, sustainability-if you love these qualities in your food, you will find much to enjoy at “Celebrating Diversity: The Key to Healthy Farms, Food & Families,” the 12th Annual Urban-Rural Food Systems Conference, November 13-14, in East Troy, WI.
Keynote speaker Patrick Martins, cofounder of Slow Food USA, will speak on “Preserving America’s Bounty” on Saturday morning. Martin’s current work with Heritage Foods focuses on helping farmers market their artisan foods and providing an alternative to industrial agriculture.
Workshop options include “Artisan Cheeses in Wisconsin& Cheese Tasting,” “Buy Local Campaigns and Decentralized Economies,” ” Honoring Our Culinary Heritage: Telling Our Stories About Food,” “Farm-to-School: Understanding the Complexities of School Food Service,” and ” Faith Based Organizations’ Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture& Regional Food Systems.”