Join Our Local Food - South Central With
Sedgwick County K-State Research & Extension
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sedgwick County Extension Center
21st & Ridge Road, Wichita, KS
Do you have an interest in utilizing local food in your business or home? Come learn from farmers, chefs, grocers, and many more that can help you make local food connections easy.
$10 for Our Local Food - South Central Members*
$20 for Non - Members*
*You MUST register by October 28, 2011 to attend. Please register online by Clicking Here!
Local Food Connections Workshop Schedule
6:00 Dinner by Lotus Leaf Café & Creperie: Lotus Leaf Café is a vibrant new restaurant in Wichita serving up decadent dishes with a healthy twist made with some of the area’s best local ingredients!
6:45 Local Food Connections Panel: this is your chance to ask a panel of professionals experienced in the local food industry. Norm Oeding farm manager of Janzen Family Farms, Chef Tanya of Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, Jennifer McVay with Food for Thought, Pat Randleas Old Town Farmers’ Market Manager, and Sarah Turner with Slow Food Wichita/ Flint Hills will share how they make local food connections!
7:15 Session 1: Exemplifying Online & Social Media Marketing for Local Food
Lance Chastain of Chautauqua Hills Farm
Get to know more about how online media such as websites and social networks can be used to expand your market. Get a growers perspective on creating a market for your product.
8:00 Session 2: Learn Local Food Lingo: Organic, Natural, which is it?
Rebecca McMahon, Sedgwick County Extension Horticulturist
Learn to effectively communicate terms such as organic, natural, or grass-fed. Understand what they mean and how they translate to consumers.
8:30 Keynote Speaker: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food…What does this mean to Kansas? JJ Jones, Kansas Department of Agriculture Marketing and Trade Coordinator
To register for this event Click Here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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