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Farm to Table Expo at the Home & Garden Show

 

Pittsburgh Convention Center

We've partnered with the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show!

We are thrilled to invite you, as a potential or returning farm-to-table vendor, to participate in the 17th Annual Farm to Table Buy Local Expo, a prominent feature of the 2024 Spring Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show. This extraordinary event is scheduled to run from March 8 to March 17, 2024, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show, historically attracting over 300,000 attendees over the course of 10 days, provides an exceptional platform for vendors like you. The Farm to Table Buy Local Expo is where local farms, food producers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and anyone involved in local agriculture can shine! You will have the opportunity to sample and sell your products to a diverse and enthusiastic audience while building relationships with potential customers and raising awareness about the importance of supporting local agriculture.

In addition to vendors, we are also seeking speakers for each day of the event. The expo offers ten days of networking and educational opportunities, including the chance to earn Act 48 credits. Our educational programs will include cooking demonstrations, gardening classes with the esteemed gardening guru, Doug Oster, discussions about specialty crops, agritourism, CSAs, farmers’ markets, and much more! This expo is not only a place to showcase your offerings but also a hub for promoting awareness and education about where food comes from and the availability of healthy food and lifestyle choices.

For potential vendors, this is a chance to increase visibility and/ or establish your presence in the local market. For returning vendors, we appreciate your continued support.

If you are interested in participating, the vendor form & call for speakers form is below. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Carla Clipper at cclipper@american-healthcare.net or (412)563-5823. We are ready to assist you every step of the way by providing the support you need, from registration to booth setup, and helping you make the most of your presence at the expo.

We hope you will consider this invitation and join us in continuing to make the Farm to Table Buy Local Expo an integral part of the Spring Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show! Your involvement will undoubtedly contribute to the overall accomplishment of this remarkable event!

Learn more: Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

2024 Home & Garden Exhibitor Form:

2024 Call for Speakers Form:
2024 Convention Center Electrical Form:

2024 Spring Buy Local Expo Vendors:

2024 Stage Schedule:

Friday, March 8, 2024

3:00pm

Doug Oster & John Barkley with Marburger Dairy: How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever and The Benefits of Drinking Local Dairy

4:00pm

Ed Wrenn, Western PA Chapter of Wild Ones Native Plants-Great Partners for Food

5:00pm

Trevor Ring, Community Cultures Pittsburgh Exploring the Flavors of the Landscape Through Wild-Fermented Sodas

6:00pm

Doug Oster The Problem with Deer, What to Grow

7:00pm

Mackin Family Bluegrass Band

 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00pm

Kathy Shearer   The Kefir Chicks Water Kefir 101 What It Is & How to Make It

3:00pm

Doug Oster & Emily with Pennsylvania Resource Council Compost is King Organic Gardening for Success

4:00pm

Robert Gray Grow Pittsburgh Intro to Organic Gardening

6:00pm

Doug Oster & Christina Joy Neumann with Apoidea Apiary Favorite Varieties & How to Make Them Thrive and Spotted Lanternfly Honey Dew

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

12:00pm

Jodi Danyo Cherry Valley Organics Growing Edible Flowers

1:00pm

Paul Smith, PA Department of Agriculture PA Forests Wood Products and Invasives Including Spotted Lanternfly

2:00pm

Jan Woods Hurry Hill Farm Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

3:00pm

Doug Oster & Emily with Pennsylvania Resource Council How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever

4:00pm

Laura Totin Codori, Worm Return Kitchen Waste to Garden Gold

Monday, March 11, 2024

6:00pm

Doug Oster & Chris Miller from The Last Word Favorite Varieties & How to Make Them Thrive & Making Shrubs & Tinctures from Locally Sourced items.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

6:00pm

Doug Oster Compost is King, Organic Gardening for Success

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2024

6:00pm

Doug Oster The Problem with Deer, What to Grow

 

Thursday, March 13, 2024

6:00pm

Doug Oster How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever

 

Friday, March 12, 2024

3:00pm

Don Kremer, MI-Grow Verticle Farming-Elevating Our Approach to Local, Fresh Food

4:30pm

Danielle Dwan, Farm to Table Buy Local Canning Basics

6:00pm

Caitlin Courtney, Jared Lordan & Michael Foust, University of Pittsburgh Local & Sustainable College Dining

7:00pm

Mackin Family Bluegrass Band

 

Saturday, March 13, 2024

2:00pm

Kathy Shearer  The Kefir Chicks Water Kefir 101 What It Is & How to Make It

2:30pm

Lynn Dream Thyme Farm

3:00pm

Janet McKee

3:30pm

Tamara O’Brien, Plant it Further PA Farm to School Network Plant it Further, Finding the Balance Between Ecorestoration and Regenerative Agriculture

4:30pm

Jim Douglas, Hucklebee Farms Cooking with Honey & Pollinator Health

Sunday, March 14, 2024

3:00pm

Danielle Dwan Farm to Table Buy Local

 

 

 

Interested in partnering with Farm to Table Buy Local?

Learn more about Farm to Table Buy Local sponsorship opportunities, kids activities, community and urban gardens, food resources, local food guide ads, and more.

Some interesting stats about the 350,000 consumers who attended the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show:

  • 89% spend $500+/week on food products
  • 76% are “serious about cooking”
  • 93% want to sample “new” food products
  • 71% cook 6 or more “real” meals per week

For more information, contact Erin Hart at erin@farmtotable.com