Special events.

January 21-26, 2018 • Santa Cruz, CA


Lodging expenses for each team will be covered. Travel scholarships available.

Join over 20 School Garden Support Organization teams from across the nation to strengthen your organization’s goal of enhancing professional development and ongoing support for school garden programs in your region.


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Event Date 1/21/2018
Event End Date 1/26/2018
Individual Price Travel expenses not covered, but travel scholarships available

Location: Curry Student Center, Northeastern University


The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 7th Specialty Crop and Local Food Trade Show. The 2018 Local Food Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. At this event, buyers will have the unique opportunity to meet nearly 100 farmers and producers who grow and craft some of New England’s finest foods. 


This event is ideal for restaurants, retailers and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.


The Local Specialty Crop Trade Show, Presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)


Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. The deadline to register is February 10, 2018. Please note that booths may sell out.


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Event Date 3/5/2018 8:00 am ET
Event End Date 3/5/2018 3:00 pm ET
Cut off date 2/10/2018
Individual Price $30.00

Location: Farmers Market, in the Railyard on Paseo de Peralta



The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help defray costs.

The event will feature samples of local food and short presentations from local farmers and authors. Speakers will include:

• Thomas Swendson, Beneficial Farms CSA
• Mark Nelson, Synergia Ranch
• Steven McFadden, author of Farms of Tomorrow, and The Call of the Land
• Kierstan Pickens, executive director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
• Nina Yozell-Epstein, founder and CEO of Squash Blossom Local Food
• Benjamin Bartley, value chain coordinator for La Montanita Coop
• Tejinder Ciano, co-founder of Reunity Resources, will fill us in on the destiny of the historic Santa Fe Community Farm at San Ysidro Crossing


Learn about what’s happening with your local community farms and engage with dynamic agrarian visions of what is possible for Santa Fe. Celebrate Santa Fe’s Community Farms will beTuesday, April 17, from 5:30 – 7p.m. at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Suite A Santa Fe, NM 87501.


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Event Date 4/17/2018 5:30 pm ET
Event End Date 4/17/2018 7:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free
Join Future Harvest CASA and Red Wiggler Community Farm for the first ever Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit on October 16, 2018.
Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices for health, social, or educational purposes for vulnerable groups of people. This full-day summit will focus on care farming for the benefit of individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
Join us in sharing experiences, talking through challenges, and brainstorming ways to improve the field. This is a great opportunity for Farmers & Community Members of all backgrounds to learn more about our inclusive practices. 
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Event Date 10/16/2018
Individual Price Free

Community Food Systems Annual Event 

Our 2019 Community Food Systems Program annual event is scheduled for Friday, March 29, in Des Moines, Iowa — and registration is now open! Cost is $20 for the pre-conference workshop March 28, and $60 for the conference March 29. You may pay using a credit card or intramural account number ONLY. Please be sure to click Submit at the bottom of the registration form!

At the end of March we will be celebrating food systems work around the nation at the Des Moines at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Please join us for the celebration and discussion with colleagues about food systems topics including certification and training, new skills and technical assistance around technology, innovation in food businesses, and more.

This will be our fourth annual annual event, and they just keep getting bigger and better!

Limited funds are available for those needing travel reimbursement. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request funds.



Event Date 3/28/2019 6:30 pm ET
Event End Date 3/29/2019 4:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free