Sunday January 22, 2-5 pm
Kennedy Auditorium at Xavier University
WHAT? A conversation among farmers about how Cincinnati’s local food movement has affected their farming practices, bottom line, and hopes for the future.
WHY? With the explosion of demand for local food, and the landslide of government and public sector interest in the food economy, we need to hear the clear voices of farmers.
WHO? Current farmers (farm owners and employees of farms and organizations) who are actively and personally involved in food production; AND who serve the greater Cincinnati area via CSAs, Farmers’ Markets, on farm sales, wholesale supply, or restaurant/store supply are invited to the conversation.
HOW? SWOEFFA’s core group has engaged Jeff Stec, a group process facilitator, to lead the conversation. As a grower for a local cafe and member of the Enright Ridge CSA, Jeff has an understanding of the importance of local food production. He will lead a process that makes it easy for all voices to be heard and included. Select leaders of the local food movement will also be invited to listen and learn with the intention of developing better collaborations with producers.
RSVP: If you would like to attend, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20, with your name and the name of the farm you are associated with. Please forward the invitation to other farmers you feel will appreciate participating in the conversation.