Erin Hart 
American HealthCare Group 
412 657 3028 


Friday March 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT
Saturday March 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center 
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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5th Annual Farm to Table Conference

Eat Healthy and Local All Year Round

2011 Conference: March 25 & 26

The 2011 Farm to Table conference will take place on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10 am - 5 pm. The conference will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

"This was one of the best and most relevant conferences I’ve attended in a while. Great for Pittsburgh!"
— Past Conference Attendee

Conference Highlights:

  • 75 Farmers Market & Health vendors
  • Live Cooking Demonstrations by Chefs and Dieticians - see schedule below
  • Expert talks about Health and Local Food Resources - see schedule below
  • Kids Activities
  • Samples of Local Food, Beer and Wine

Friday Night Food Tasting

"Friday’s tasting: attendees got a real bargain, nothing showcases better than the real thing (food) and the chat heard and participated in was the high point of the event to us"
– Past Tasting Attendee


An Intimate Food Experience

Join us Friday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 pm after the conference ends for an intimate gathering of farm exhibitors and like-minded locavores. This relaxed get together features local food, wine and beer samples.

Purchase Tickets

Discounts are available for group ticket sales.  Call (412)563-7807 for details.

*NEW* - 1-day Ticket available

1-day Ticket: $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door

2-day Ticket: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door

Friday Night Food Tasting (5pm-8pm): $25

Saturday Morning Networking Breakfast (8am-10am): $10, pre-registration required

2011 Farm to Table Speakers

10:30 AM, Friday, Nutrition, Food & Fitness - Small Changes. . . Big Results, Mari V. Musial & Kelly Snyder , Family & Consumer Sciences Department, North Hills School District

11:30 AM, Friday, Why Now is the Time to go Solar, Brad Yocum, Astrum Solar

1:00 PM, Friday, Food, Farming and Famine, Cody Holmes, Rockin H Ranch Author, "Ranching Full-Time on Three Hours a Day"

2:30 PM, Friday, Traditional Diets and Raw Milk, Sally Fallon, Weston A. Price Foundation

10:30 AM, Saturday, Shiitake Mushroons: Growing, Harvesting and Preparing, Claire and Rusty Orner, Quiet Creek Herb Farm

11:30 AM, Saturday, Our Sustainable Food Supply, Patty DeMarco, PhD, Director, Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham University

1:00 PM, Saturday, Eating Local All Year Long in Western Pennsylvania, David Eson, Isidore Foods

2:30 PM, Saturday, Heritage Livestock Breeds: What They Are, Why They Matter & How to Find Them, Emily Stevenson , Pleasant Valley Farm

2011 Farm to Table Demonstrations

10:30 AM, Friday, Fabrication of Whole Chicken, Utilization of Chicken Parts & Types of Chicken, Chef Mike Lamantia, Parkhurst Dining

11:30 AM, Friday, Preserving the Harvest…Options Beyond Canning, Rhonda Schuldt, Local Goodness

1:00 PM, Friday , Hot Water Bath Canning & Pressure Canning, Christine Tomasky, Kathleen Shearer, Lisa Adams, Rosary Acres

2:30 PM, Friday, How to ferment anything! The practice and health benefits of natural food fermentation, Scott Grzybek, Zukay Foods

3:30 PM, Friday, Bone Broths, Maureen Diaz, Chapter Leader

10:30 AM, Saturday, Cooking with Seasonal Foods, Chef Lisa Ferguson, Fabled Table

11:30 AM, Saturday, Plants not Pills: How Foods Fight Cancer Cooking Class, Leah Lizarondo Shannon, The Cancer Project

1:00 PM, Saturday, Plant Based Nutrition, Raw and Living Foods, Mandi S. Babkes MNH, HHC, AADP, Raw and Living Foods Chef

2:30 PM, Saturday, Food Blessing Meditation, Dorit Brauer, Meditation

2011 Farm to Table Kids Activities

10:30 AM, Friday, Various Kids Activities, Erika Ninos, Chatham University

1:00 PM, Friday, Various Kids Activities, Erika Ninos, Chatham University

2:30 PM, Friday, Various Kids Activities, Erika Ninos, Chatham University

3:30 PM, Friday, Applesauce and Newspaper Pots - kid-friendly food activities that mark the change of seasons, Joshua Burnett, Grow Pittsburgh

10:30 AM, Saturday, Various Kids Activities, Erika Ninos, Chatham University

1:00 PM, Saturday, Various Kids Activities, Erika Ninos, Chatham University

2:30 PM, Saturday, Food for Life Kids: A Cooking Class for the Little Ones, Leah Lizarondo Shannon, The Cancer Project