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Pure Catskills Farm to Market Conference
Monday, April 6, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
WALTON, NY – Producers, processors and purchasers of local food are invited to the Farm to Market Conference on April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SUNY-Delhi, Route 10 in Delhi, NY. Organized by the Pure Catskills Buy Local Campaign, and sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council, the event will be an educational and networking opportunity for key players in the local food system. The day will include workshops related to direct-sales marketing of farm products, a lunch of local food and an afternoon, open-networking session for farmers and buyers.
Planned workshop topics will include Farmers Market Success, Successful Events and Profitable Promotions, Working with Restaurants, Working with Retailers and Distributors, and Value-Added Products from Recipe to Retail. Each workshop will feature a panel of local farmers, regional buyers and agricultural educators.
Full conference details are available at purecatskills.com. Early-bird conference registration is $25 for Pure Catskills members and $35 for nonmembers. Register by March 30. For more information or to register, visit purecatskills.com or contact Leslie Deysenroth by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (607) 865-7090. People interested in renewing or enrolling in the Pure Catskills Buy Local campaign, can do so online or the day of the conference.
***Please note: pre-registrations are nonrefundable.***
The Watershed Agricultural Council works with over 1,000 farm and forest landowners in the NYC Watershed region to protect farms, woodlands and water quality through land conservation approaches. The Council believes in supporting local economic viability through working landscapes in agriculture and forestry which ultimately promote clean drinking water for nine million New Yorkers. The Council currently protects over 23,000 acres of watershed lands through conservation easements promoting working landscapes. The Council provides technical assistance and funding to landowners voluntarily participating in watershed management through its Agriculture, Forestry, East of Hudson and Farm to Market Programs. The Council also spearheads a buy local campaign, Pure Catskills, connecting farm and wood products businesses with consumers worldwide. The Council is funded by The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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