May 14–17 2013, 1pm–3pmWhere
Eclipse Company StoreMap Unavailable What
Are you passionate about local foods? Whether you are a farmer, processor, involved with farmers or retail markets, a food entrepreneur, advocate or consumer, this conference will whet your appetite with fresh ideas, proven approaches, great connections and plenty of interaction and fun.
Come discover a mature and collaboratively evolving Appalachian local food system and the many people and organizations that contribute to its vibrancy.
The conference is preceded by three Intensives on Tuesday, May 14. These four hour sessions allow enough time to delve into the topics and for lively exchanges. Spaces are limited.
The conference convenes Wednesday, May 15 at Eclipse Company Town‘s Company Store, just outside of Athens. This historic former coal mining settlement is now home to several businesses and residences. Each day offers workshops, panel discussions, speakers, and delicious locally sourced lunches provided by hosts, Kiser’s Barbeque at Eclipse. Lunches are included in the registration fee. Three off site tours will be offered, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Happy Hour networking in Uptown Athens bars and eateries.
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