2nd Annual Northeast Kingdom
Farm & Food Summit
SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012
at the new conference center at the Hotel Jay at Jay Peak Resort
An entire day of workshops and presentations for Northeast Kingdom Farmers & Food Producers. Lunch is included and will be provided by Jay Peak Resort. In keeping with the event, lunch will feature many locally produced foods.
New this year...a Northeast Kingdom Tasting & Networking Event where attendees can sample and purchase (cash only) locally produced specialty foods, wines, cheeses, and more from 4 - 5:30 pm.
Pre-registration is required with a suggested donation of $10 per person (includes presentations, lunch, and the NEK Tasting/Networking). Space is limited so please register SOON and no later than March 31st.
Should you need to cancel, please call 802-626-8511 or email Assist@TraveltheKingdom.com so that your space can be made available to someone else.
All registrants will receive a complete list of workshops with times and descriptions prior to the event.
Monitoring the Soil Resource to Achieve Production, Water Quality and Flood Regulation Outcomes - Abe Collins of Collins Grazing and New Soil Quantum and Heather Davis, Food System Monitoring & Evaluation Research Associate at the Center for an Agricultural Economy
Diversified Agriculture - Eric Paris of Tamarlane Farms & The Lyndon Freighthouse
DiginVermont.com – Opening a Web Portal on Vermont’s Food and Agricultural Experiences - Alyssa Nathanson of Vermont Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council (VtACT)and Eleanor Leger of Eden Ice Cider and the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center
Food Safety Regulations and Best Practices for Farmers Markets - Londa Nwadike of UVM Extension
The Journey & Lessons of Suburban Homesteaders - Markey Read & Tim King of Honey Dew Homestead
Close the Loop! Northeast Kingdom: Strategy session on developing community-based composting programs in the NEK- Tom Gilbert and Noah Fishman of Highfields Center for Composting
How Food Hubs are Helping Support Communities Access Local Food - Abbey Willard, Local Food Administrator and Katherine Simms, Executive Director, Green Mountain Farm to School
Financing the Community Supported Farm - Ben Waterman of UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Kristina Michelsen, Attorney at Law
Vermont Food Venture Center: A New Opportunity - George Keener, Elena Gustavson, and Annie Rowell of the Center for an Agricultural Economy
Raising Backyard Chickens & Chicken Tractors - Markey Read & Tim King of Honey Dew Homestead
To Market, To Market: Starting a Value-Added Food Business - Heidi Krantz of the VT Small Business Development Center, Center for an Agricultural Economy, and Vermont Food Venture Center with Janice Blair of Vermont Kale Chips, Michelle Guenard of Michelle's Specialty Foods, and Linda Fox of Sumptuous Syrups of Vermont
Newport. Fresh by Nature. Campaign Connecting Local Farms with Downtown Newport Restaurants - Presented By Patricia M Sears, Executive Director of Newport City Renaissance Corporation with Steve Breault, Co-Owner of Newport Natural Food Market & Café, and Chris Venegas of Green Mountain Farm Direct.
Vermont Working Landscape Enterprise Campaign - Paul Costello of Vermont Working Landscape Partnership and the Vermont Council on Rural Development
Vermont-Raised Meat: Opportunities for Growing the Local Livestock Industry - Panel members include Jenn Colby (Vermont Pasture Network); Sam Fuller (NOFA-VT), Shirley Richardson (VT Chevon Meats); Janet Steward (Greenfield Highland Beef); Sean Buchanan (Black River Produce). Moderated by Chelsea Bardot Lewis of the VT Agency of Agriculture.
Using Community Farming to Build “Hyperlocal” Food Systems - Jennifer Black and Khristopher Flack of Fresh Start Community Farm
Marketing on a Shoestring: Harnessing Free Social Media Tools to Promote Your Sustainable Business - Alison Kosakowski, Marketing and Promotions Administrator (and farmer), VT Agency of Agriculture
For more information, please contact Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association at 802-626-8511 or Assist@TraveltheKingdom.com