Join community leaders and representatives from across North America to collaborate, connect and create a network that is committed to supporting social, ecological, and economic sustainability by way of local and direct seafood marketing.
The goal of the summit is to bring together those engaged in community supported fisheries (CSFs) and direct marketing arrangements to (1) facilitate knowledge exchange and networking; (2) increase the fiscal and structural viability of local and direct marketing efforts; and (3) develop a shared understanding of the core principles that underlie these initiatives so that the integrity of the movement remains intact as it expands.
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Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering their 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.
This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.
Slow Food New Orleans will host Slow Fish 2016: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 in New Orleans at the Old US Mint and French Market - and we'll be there! This Slow Fish event is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students, food artisans and engaged citizens and gastronomes that aims to address the many ecological, economic, cultural and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems.
Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.
Cafeterias in schools and early care, colleges and universities, hospitals and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. The 2016 conference theme Moving Forward Together lifts up new and innovative partnerships to continue to build momentum and ensure long-term sustainability in the movement.
The 6th New England Food Summit will bring together delegates from across New England to strengthen collaboration for regional food system sustainability. These working summits are designed to build upon ongoing efforts across the region to build a more sustainable food system, and to consider regional priorities and action items that we can undertake most effectively together.
CommonBound 2016 will bring together a powerful cross-section of the New Economy movement to share practices and stories; highlight achievements; and create new and stronger relationships that can propel this work forward. We anticipate that CommonBound will be our biggest and most significant conference to date—and we hope you'll be there to experience it with us.