Western U.P. Food Summit

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Ojibwa Casino, Conference Rooms 1 & 2

16449 Michigan Avenue

Baraga, MI 49908

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Join us for an afternoon focused on local food.

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Celebrate and build community with us! Enjoy the Western U.P. Food Summit with speakers, resource tables, and workshops addressing food sovereignty, farmer education, local policy, and incorporating fresh local food into our schools, hospitals, and restaurants. Read on to learn more about our offerings this year, and how our Farmer-Buyer Meet & Greet works. You'll have the opportunity to sign up for just the Food Summit, just the Meet & Greet, or both.

We have travel scholarships available!

Want to attend but have trouble getting here – We can help! Please indicate when you register if mileage assistance/gas money is needed

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Growing and Harvesting Food in Our Communities- Recommended for Farmers

We invite you to an interactive discussion with other farmers, foragers, hunters, fishers, and gardeners in our region to share ideas, questions, best practices to support a healthy landscape.

Plant a Garden, Watch Your Community Grow- Recommended for Consumers & Educators

Shared garden spaces are natural community builders. Join us to learn about a few exciting garden projects in the Copper Country. In this interactive discussion, we will share garden success stories, tips for avoiding pitfalls with garden projects, and steps for getting involved in a community garden project near you.

How Municipalities Can Support Community Food Systems- Recommended for Policy Makers & Consumers

A vibrant local food system requires the support of local governments. Learn what steps your municipality can take to remove barriers to the growth of a local food economy, and what resources are available to help you.

Creating Successful Systems for Purchasing Local Food- Recommended for Purchasers, such restaurants, institutions, or retail

Sourcing local can seem daunting at first. Join this session to learn how to take the first steps into local purchasing, including relationship building, marketing value, and cost control.

NEW THIS YEAR

Farmer - Buyer Meet & Greet

Are you a farmer looking for new markets? Or a business looking to purchase U.P grown products? Schools, restaurants, universities, early childhood or day care facilities are all great places to serve local food. Our meet & greet will allow chefs and food buyers to connect with U.P. farmers.

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Ojibwa Casino, Conference Rooms 1 & 2

16449 Michigan Avenue

Baraga, MI 49908

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