2016 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference, November 22-23
The 6th Annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is our region's opportunity to gather with stakeholders from all aspects of our local food system. This year's hosts, the Cities of Quinte West and Belleville, have worked creatively to develop a unique and inspiring event.
This year’s conference theme, “Mission: Resilience”, will explore the impact of climate change on the local food system, and the opportunities and challenges it creates.
Join us for a pre-conference local food tour that will be held on November 22nd, with stops throughout the Quinte Region that demonstrate resilience in the agriculture and culinary sectors. Later that evening, an Eastern Ontario Local Food Extravaganza will feature tastes from across Eastern Ontario. A full conference agenda will follow on November 23rd starting with keynote speaker Sarah Elton, a Toronto-based journalist and best-selling author.
In addition to touring and tasting, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with local food stakeholders, be inspired by speakers and network with peers and industry experts. Content this year will focus on building resilience in the local food sector. The sessions will concentrate primarily on sustainability, infrastructure, and business development.
Exhibitor information and a copy of the program agenda are available at eastontlocalfood.ca. Get the latest on the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference on Facebook and on Twitter @EOLocalFood #EOLFC16.