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13th Annual Local Food Conference

March 1-10, 2019

at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers, Demonstrations, & Events



   

Friday, March 1, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
11amCookingGetting Key Nutrients from Whole Foods to Support a Plant-Based DietMaya HenryRealistically Radiant, LLC
12pmMainStarting & Supporting Local Gardens in Allegheny CountyRayden SorockGrow Pittsburgh
1pmCookingSBA’s Programs and Services to Help Your Business GrowLynn VozniakU.S. Small Business Administration
2pmMainVitality Through Living FoodSarah KingBee Well Pittsburgh
4pmMainEmbrace Zero Waste ShoppingKate SafinEast End Food Co-op
5pmCookingTBDAlisa Fava – FasnachtEmerald Valley Artisans
6pm-8pmMainMusical EntertainmentCasual HobosCasual Hobos
8pmCookingChickens 101Homestead PhilRent The Chicken
  

Saturday, March 2, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
11amCookingHealthy Cooking DemoMarilyn Scott412 Food Rescue
12pmMainThe Western Pennsylvania Foodways Archive- Using Oral History to Bolster Sustainable Regional Food Systems Emeran Irby CRAFT at Chatham University
1pmCookingFabulous Recipes for Vibrant HealthJanet McKeeSanaview
2pmMainStraw Bale GardeningPat MorganPenn State Master Gardners
3pmCookingMaking Great KimchiDiana ConoverConover Organic Farm
4pmMainContainer GardeningRobert GreyGrow Pittsburgh
6pmMainSo You Want to Start a Vegetable GardenBarb KlinePenn State Master Gardeners
7pmCookingBringing Meadows HomeAttila CsokaiAllegheny County Master Gardeners
8pmMainGourmet Mushrooms: Growing, Culinary Delights, and Medicinal Uses (hands on demo)Rusty OrnerQuiet Creek
  

Sunday, March 3, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
10-12amFarm to Table BoothMeet the 2019 PA Honey QueenQueen KaitlynPennsylvania Honey Queen Program
11amCookingWhat is Mead?Scott NeeleyKingView Mead
12pmMain”Coyotes in the Pasture and Wolves at the Door”: Our Farm to Table StoryJohn & Sukey JamisonJamison Farms
1pmCookingThe Art of Making Great PicklesJeff ConoverConover Organic Farm
2pmMainBenefits of a Whole Food Plant Based DietDr. Lela DoughertyFamily Matters Direct Primary Care
3pmCookingFood Product Development Strategies and Best Practices from the Food and Ag Innovation LabNicolette Spudic CRAFT at Chatham University
4pmMainLocally Grown Wines and Jellies from PA VineyardsMichael Lisovich & Diane ChessmanWines of America & Chessman’s Vineyards
5pmCookingMake your Own Culinary Herbal MixesClaire OrnerQuiet Creek
  

Monday, March 4, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
6pmMainWesten PA Local Food Guide: How to Eat Local All Year RoundErin HartFarm to Table Western PA
  

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
6pmMainWesten PA Local Food Guide: How to Eat Local All Year RoundErin HartFarm to Table Western PA
  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
6pmMainWesten PA Local Food Guide: How to Eat Local All Year RoundErin HartFarm to Table Western PA
7pmCookingIndian Cooking DemoJayashree IyengarPopping Mustard Seeds
  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
6pmMainWesten PA Local Food Guide: How to Eat Local All Year RoundErin HartFarm to Table Western PA
  

Friday, March 8, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
11amCooking How to Start a School GardenAdia EffiongGrow Pittsburgh
1pmCooking  Cooking up Excellence with CKPGHJesse SharrardCommunity Kitchen Pittsburgh
2pmMainWhat Does Sustainable Agriculture Mean?Dan DaltonPennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture
3pmMainThe Free Summer Food Program for Kids: Ways to Access and Ways to VolunteerChris West Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
4pmMainBenefits of Buying LocalJohn BarkleyMarburger Farm Dairy
5pmCookingFarm to Table LifestyleAlisa Fava-FasnachEmerald Valley Artisans
6pmMainDon’t Settle: One Man’s Story of Overcoming Obstacles to Find the Life He Loves-Told with Both Spoken Word and Original SongsJeff CorleJeff Corle Speaks
  

Saturday, March 9, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
11amCookingHealthy Cooking DemoMarilyn Scott412 Food Rescue
12pmMainGardening for Gut Health: How to Cultivate Beneficial BacteriaCarla Higgins, RDRD Fresh Fix
1pmCookingBlending your Own Herbal Teas Claire OrnerQuiet Creek
2pmMainLocal Food as a PlatformStefan VantchevGreenhouses for Everyone
3pmCookingBuilding a Community Local Food Organization from the Ground UpBeth FutrickPA Agricultural Ombusman Program Blair Conservation District
4pmMainUpdates from a North Carolina Distillery: Carrying on Family TraditionsOliver MulliganThe Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.
5pmCookingUnderstanding How to Taste EVOO: Differentiating the Good From the BadPeter LiokareasLiokerias Olive Oil
7pmCookingSimon HuntleyHarvie
  

Sunday, March 10, 2019

      
TimeStageTitle of PresentationSpeaker’s NameSpeaker’s Organization
11amCookingSave the BeesMichelle Wright and Jim FitzroyChapel Valley Honey/ Tarenbee
12pmMainBring Farm to Table to Your WorkplaceLiz KanchePathways to SmartCare
1pmCooking Fermentation of Kraut and Kim Chi Rusty OrnerQuiet Creek
2pmMainPermaculture Gardening Rev. John Creasy Garfield Community Farm 
3pmCookingPlant-Based Eating: Making Fresh, Flavorful Power BowlsSally Lipsky, Judi Carvell, & Brittany Jaroudi“Plant-Based Pittsburgh” @PlantBasedEatingHub.com


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