Dig into Hudson Valley food at The Bedford 2020 Food Forum 2017!
The event will engage attendees in local food’s many benefits and build awareness and support for our farmers, our food system, and initiatives that increase food access for all and eliminate food waste.
The event will feature a keynote address from author and New York Times food journalist, Mark Bittman, followed by a series of dynamic workshops and panel discussions, an interactive local food expo and (of course!) fabulous food. Closing speaker will be chef and Wholesome Wave founder Michel Nischan.
Mark Your Calendar! Registration opens in late January. In the meantime register now for Rideshare so you can carpool with people near you or take public transportation to the event on March 4th, 2017!
The Bedford 2020 Food Forum is planned around four themes:
Eat will celebrate the benefits of local food for our health, environment and local communities and explore food policies and drive action around local food issues.
Buy will examine various food priorities and how to buy, evaluate and afford healthy local food.
Grow will be all about growing and enjoying your own backyard harvest.
Share will introduce local initiatives to address hunger through sharing local food, eliminating food waste, and what you can do to participate.
In addition to the workshops and speakers, the local food expo will include activities around these four themes to engage and inspire participants throughout the day. There will be a special Student Track for high school attendees and admission will be free for students.