Food Summit – 8:30 – 4:00 pm | Local Food Trade Fair – 4:00 – 6:00 pm
HOW MUCH: $40
Key note will be Dr. Ralph Martin, Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Projection at the University of Guelph.
The Food Summit will feature two break-out sessions with four options to choose from. The morning and afternoon session will be identical so you can choose one topic in the morning and a second one for the afternoon.
Policy Challenges of a Local Food System – this session will be led by Jamie Reaume, Executive Director of the Holland Marsh Growers and Current Chair of the Ontario Food Terminal.
Building the Business Case for Local Food Systems – Janet Horner of the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and Chair of the Rural Ontario Institute will provide insight into why engaging in local food systems can be a profitable business venture.
Food Education, Access and Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities – this session will involve an in depth discussion by a panel that represents people working in each of these areas – education, access and literacy.
Local Food Promotion and Culinary Tourism – How can your business get involved? – meet Rebecca LeHeup, Executive Director of the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA) and hear her offer best practices from other regions across the province including her initial success in Prince Edward County and learn how business can benefit from participating in a culinary tourism program.