Pure Catskills
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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

Sonia Janiszewski
Farm to Market Manager

Pure Catskills Guide 2012
Farm to Market Connection
Get In the Guide

Have you renewed your Pure Catskills membership yet?

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!

Participation is FREE with registration!
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.
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