Check out the full agenda
for the 2013 Farm to Market Connection!
We'll kick-off the conference with a dynamic presentation by agricultural community leaders, Rebecca Morgan and Jennifer Grossman. While Catskills farmers are feeding their herds, making value-added products and tending to crops, regional organizations are making connections; talking distribution; thinking about the next generation of farmers; and identifying trends for small farm profitability. So what does it all mean and what's next? Join us on March 24th for a snapshot of developing projects throughout the Catskills and with metropolitan markets.
Panel and Workshop topics include:
- Food hub research findings and developing hub networks
- Sharing the local food message through technology
- Supporting beginning farmers in the Catskills and beyond
- Pasture to plate, models for grass-based meat marketing
- Expanding your market offering with small-scale aquaculture
- The legalities of hiring on-farm labor for your operation
- Understanding restaurant systems - a chef's point of view
- Selling your products online through the Pure Catskills Marketplace
The Tradeshow returns with more great exhibits from regional producers, farmers and businesses, while new for 2013, we will host a Buyer-Producer Speed Networking!
Space is limited so register today!
Farm to Market Manager
Get In the Guide
Have you renewed your Pure Catskills membership
Now entering its tenth year in publication, the Guide has become the signature resource to find farm and food businesses in the Catskills region. The deadline for member listings and display ads is April 20th!
Contact Tia Blaber, ColorPage Publishing, with questions
or renew online
Farm to Market Connection Opportunities
Are you an organization or business looking to spread the word about your services? Join the tradeshow lineup!
Are you a buyer looking for the best of the Catskills? Connect with farmers and specialty food producers at the Buyer-Producer Speed Networking!
Contact Sonia Janiszewski
for more information!
Do You Operate a CSA?
We are updating Community Supported Agriculture promotional materials
and developing an article for a regional publication regarding local CSAs.
We want to help promote your farm share!
Contact Tara Collins
by Friday, March 15, to be included in these promotions!Above Photo: Tannis Kowalchuck of Willow Wisp Organic Farm with her fantastic cut flowers.