Once again this year, Locavorious is proud to be a sponsor of the Local Food Summit.
A grass-roots event going into its fifth year, the Local Food Summit brings together growers, movers, and eaters in Washtenaw County. This year’s Summit will continue on themes of building connections and relationships, and has an overall theme of (Re)Imagining a Fair Food System.
The Keynote address, “Fostering Food Security and Food Justice,” will be given by Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and winner of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. Then check out more great sessions such as a panel discussion including Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and the author of the forthcoming book, Behind the Kitchen Door. During the afternoon, attendees can choose from 23 different workshop sessions led by community leaders on a variety of topics related to the food system.
Enjoy great local food throughout the day sourced from local farmers and food businesses and prepared by Washtenaw Community College’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program.
This is a great chance to see all the wonderful foods and food system work happening in our community, and an opportunity to help envision a fair food future!
Where: Washtenaw Community College, Morris J. Lawrence Building
When: Friday, February 22, 2013, 8am – 4pm
Registration is required. Visit the website. Tickets include breakfast, lunch and snacks: $50
Locavorious will have a table display. If you go, be sure to stop by and say hello!