Upcoming Events and Vendor Opportunities

These cooler nights are reminding us that Fall is around the corner! We’ve stayed busy this Summer launching the region’s new business-to-business network – Farm to Table Connections of Western PA. We’re now promoting local food resources in Western PA on a year-round basis and not just when we plan our Harvest Tasting & Spring Local Food Conference. Check out our conference videos to find out about these events and our local food experience.

Businesses, non profit organizations and consumers are invited to sign up annually for Farm to Table Connections benefits including: usage of Farm to Table Western PA logo, discounted pricing on vendor opportunities and for consumers – free tickets to our conferences & tasting events.

The annual dues support the increased economic & brand awareness activity throughout the Western PA region –

  • Events – participation for Western PA farms & food/beverage businesses.
  • Media campaigns to promote local food & healthy food: TV, radio, digital & print advertising
  • Representation on retail shelving throughout the Western PA region

Members of the Farm to Table Connections of Western PA receive a 20% discount on all of these vendor fees. Here is a link to that membership info & application.

Vendor Opportunities:

9/15-9/17: Mother Earth News Fair
Contact: Erin Hart – ehart@american-healthcare.net
Stop by and see us at the Farm to Table Western PA Exhibit. We’re right on the bridge as you head toward the outdoor exhibits! You can put flyers/brochures on our vendor table and we’ll promote you on our social media pages!!
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Somerset County

9/15-17: Farm Aid
Contact: Erin Hart – ehart@american-healthcare.net
Farm to Table Western PA Display in HOMEGROWN village. We’re promoting local food, farmers markets & farms/food & beverage producers to this sold out event! Farm Aid is back to Western PA for the 1st time since 2002.
Key Bank Pavilion, Washington County

9/17: Community Liver Alliance Fresh Afare Farm Dinner
Contact: Erin Hart – ehart@american-healthcare.net
Brings premiere chefs from the area together to create a farm to table culinary experience. You and your guests will enjoy an outdoor “rustic chic” multi-course meal, paired with wines and spirits. You will enjoy a one of a kind culinary experience. Do you want to donate an ingredient – donors receive in-kind sponsorship to feature your products?

9/24: Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
Contact: Erin Hart – ehart@american-healthcare.net
Be part of the Farm to Table of Western PA Pavilion! We’re also organizing the Potato Sack race!! All vendors must sample & sell products that are “pierogi related” Attendees will be able to ride certain rollercoasters & buy food from over 40 local Western PA businesses.
Kennywood Park, Allegheny County

10/10-10/11: Pittsburgh Human Resource Association Conference
Contact: Erin Hart – ehart@american-healthcare.net
Be a part of our American HealthCare Group Wellness Lounge and/or provide product samples to a group of human resource professionals. The PHRA Conference includes over 350 Human Resource professionals and vendors. We’ve been exhibiting here for years & people always ask about “Farm to Table” resources they can bring on site.
DoubleTree in Greentree, Allegheny County

10/23-10/24: PA Food Service Expo
All day – $600 vendor fee (savings of $2,700/vendor)
Download the vendor agreement.
Be part of our (4) Farm to Table Western PA Pavilions-for farms/ food producers, distilleries, wineries, breweries and meaderies. We sponsored the event so our Farm to Table Western PA Vendors could have access to this state-wide Expo. You can sample & sell products. Meet new wholesale customers!
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10/29: Farm to Table Harvest Tasting presented by Observer Reporter
12pm-4pm More information for vendors & sponsors
It’s back and going to be bigger and better this year! Observer Reporter is publishing a Farm to Table of Western PA magazine in conjunction with the event. Vendors will be included in media campaigns in addition to all of the attention your business will receive at the event.
Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Washington County

11/13: Farm to Table Connections Grower/Buyer Event
10am-2pm – check out our vendor agreement.
A 1st event for us! Vendors can sample products to prospective wholesale/ institutional buyers. Speakers will present business strategies from software solutions, effective food marketing campaigns, contract selling, sourcing solutions, etc.
A hotel in Greentree – stay tuned!

2/10/18: For the Love of Pittsburgh Local Food Tasting
A favorite Pittsburgh event celebrating local food. Vendors will sample tastings & sell products to attendees.
August Wilson Center, Allegheny County

4/14-4/15/18: 12 Annual Farm to Table of Western PA Local Food Conference
Meet over 5,000 people interested in local foods. Our 12th Local Food Conference brings together farms, food/beverage producers, health & wellness professionals, retailers who all contribute to the local food economy & the state of health for people throughout Western PA.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Allegheny County

To participate as a vendor for any of these upcoming events, download the form here!

For questions or additional information about any of these upcoming events, please contact Carla Clipper at cclipper@american-healthcare.net

We look forward to working with you! #keepitrealkeepitlocal