Slow Food Huron Valley presents the 2017 Local Food Summit
Resetting the Table, from Awareness to Action

 

Ypsilanti, MIThe 9th annual Local Food Summit will be held at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center on Monday March 20th from 9am – 4pm.

The Local Food Summit brings together individuals and organizations that share a common vision for the localized food system of Washtenaw County. The 2017 event utilizes a summit style format, featuring facilitated group discussions that include learning, dialogue, and collective visioning. The summit hopes to engage new audiences as well as long-time participants, including purchasers, chefs, producers, distributors, consumers, educators, business owners, politicians, and local food activists. Attendees will participate in one of six tracks, allowing them to think deeply about a particular aspect of our local food system, and to consider the impacts of racism and policy in Washtenaw County.

TRACKS

  • Racism and Access to Land and Capital
  • Farm to Institution
  • Market Development
  • Farm Worker and Labor Justice
  • Current Environmental Issues
  • Food Justice

Cost of Attendance (includes breakfast and lunch)
Early registration (before 3/13) – $40
Registration at the door – $50
Scholarships are available upon request.

A pre-summit screening of the film Just Eat It event will be held at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor on Sunday March 19th from 1-3pm. This film will be followed by a discussion of strategies to waste less food, and is hosted by the Religious Action of Reform Judaism, Temple Beth Emeth, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann Arbor, and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. A light lunch will be provided.

More information and registration is available at www.localfoodsummit.org
All other inquiries may be directed to cochairs@localfoodsummit.org