VT FTS Network Summer Gathering
Please join other FTS enthusiasts for dinner by the Lake and words of inspiration at Shelburne Farms the evening of June 26th. Speakers from UVM's Food Summit, Tamar Adler, author and chef, and Mary Hendrickson, professor and food systems activist, will join us for dinner and share their experiences improving local food systems.
This event is part of the 2013-2014 Farm to School Institute where 10 school teams from around the state are developing Farm to School action plans.
Pre-registration is required for a delicious local foods dinner at 5:30, cooked by the Inn at Shelburne Farms. The cost for dinner is $15. Plus, a cash bar! Please register by Wednesday, June 19, with Anne Bijur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-985-0318.
The speakers will start at 7:00. No registration is necessary if you're only coming for the talks.
Tamar Adler is the award-winning and James Beard nominated author of An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. She cooked at Chez Panisse, was the founding head chef of Farm 255 in Athens, Georgia, and ran one of the first meat CSAs in the country.
Tamar has taught writing at Smith and cooking at the Edible Schoolyard. Her work can be found in the New York Times, the New Yorker.com, Food & Wine, and Saveur, among other publications.
Mary Hendrickson is Director of the Food Circles Networking Project, an extension program that links farmers and consumers in local food systems, at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on understanding changes in the global food system and helps farmers, eaters, and communities create profitable alternatives.
She has worked extensively with community groups to increase the amount of fresh and nutritious food available by providing assistance on marketing, business planning, feasibility studies, food safety and consumer preferences. She helps agricultural cooperatives organize and connect with consumers and works with individual farmers to refine marketing plans and connect with grocers, distributors, and chefs.
Mary is currently working with stakeholders to establish a Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition and has provided trainings to school food service directors, extension educators, farmers and policy-makers on emerging farm to school opportunities. She is a popular speaker who helps explain the production side of the agriculture and food system to health advocates, faith groups and community organizations; and the consumer side of food and agriculture to farmers and farmer organizations.
Hope to see you on the 26th!
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