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
"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
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.
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