The theme for this year’s conference is “Keep it Real, Keep it Local.”
The conference will feature exhibitors, speakers, a local food tasting, a farm-fresh breakfast and children’s activities.
“We are excited to have been a part of the local food movement in the Pittsburgh region over the last decade. As our hometown wins more recognition for the quality and variety of the local food scene . . . we’re continuing our work in connecting consumers and local food producers across western Pennsylvania,” said Erin Hart, director, Health Benefit Services, American HealthCare Group.
This year will feature an expanded Friday tasting, more interactive exhibits, speakers, live demonstrations, and local vendors.
One new addition will be the Real Meal Purveyors local food court. Concessions will be provided by local restaurants, caterers and food trucks that are using local and/or non-artificial ingredients.
Organizers also have invited Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, a local non-profit that uses food service to teach job skills and nutritional education. The organization will present its Second Annual Project Lunch Tray program, a competition that challenges students and chefs to cook from scratch and redesign school lunches.
Event admission fees range from $15 for general admission each day (prior to March 5) to $60 for one and two-day conference and event bundles. Visit http://www.farmtotablepa.com/conference for detailed information on conference fees and programs. For group ticket orders and discounts, call Erin Hart at 412-563-7807.
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