7th Annual Local Food Summit Celebrates Food Love

Press release

Like food, love food? Join farmers, growers, business owners, and food lovers of all kinds at the 7th Annual Homegrown Local Food Summit on Sunday, February 15th at the University of Michigan, Central Campus. Each year the Local Food Summit, hosted by Slow Food Huron Valley, brings together individuals to foster and grow ideas that will create the strong, healthy food system of the future. This year, the conference-style gathering is themed “Food Love.” The event will focus on sharing our love of food through stories, experiences, and perspectives to further ignite the local food movement and improve the local food system.

This year’s Local Food Summit will include:

  • Keynote Presentation by Judy Wicks, entrepreneur, mentor, author and founder of Philadelphia’s landmark White Dog Café
  • Breakout Sessions ranging from hands-on demonstrations to panels in areas including food justice, economics, education, policy and more
  • Local Food Story Slam to share epic journeys of food love and fantastical tales of how to better our food system. Hosted by poet and musician William Copeland from the Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council. Submit your story ideas by January 27th to tell your own tale!
  • Celebrations of Local Food Victories to showcase special food love for the array of initiatives and projects already underway in the community
  • Breakfast, Brunch and Snacks with a tasty local menu cooked by University of Michigan chefs and provided by the region’s local farmers and businesses

Come to the Summit to connect with advocates, farmers, and healthy food supporters to collaborate to create a strong, unified, local food movement and to show your food love!

For more information and to register for the event, visit localfoodsummit.org. Registration before February 1, 2015 is $40 per participant with scholarships available. Late registration on or after February 1, 2015 is $50 per participant. Registration includes breakfast, brunch, and snacks. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The HomeGrown Local Food Summit, a non-profit event of Slow Food Huron Valley, brings people together to strengthen the food system in southeast Michigan. The event is planned and organized by a group of volunteers working together to provide education and networking that helps individuals and organizations build capacity to create the sustainable, equitable food system we envision.

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