Our Food, Our Future:
The Western Maryland Food Council invites you to the first annual conference addressing all aspects of the food system in Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties.
You will be introduced to food system issues and hear from speakers who work to improve various parts of the food system. Sessions will engage participants in discussions and brainstorming ways to combat food insecurity, enhance local food production, educate about nutrition, and promote other positive food system changes in the region.
The conference will feature exhibitors with food system expertise, services and products. Interested in exhibiting? Contact us at 301-724-3320.
Have lunch will with the speakers you would like to learn more about or ask questions of.
After the conference, join us for optional local food social and business tours!
Sponsorships are available! If you want to see this event, and events like it continue in the future, please consider sponsoring! Call 301-724-3320.
Download the conference brochure:
If you would like to register using a credit card proceed to purchasing a ticket by clicking the "Tickets" button above or this link:
If you would prefer to register by phone and mail a check, call the Allegany County University of Maryland Extension Office at 301-724-3320.
Or, Download a Brochure & send the form with your check.
Subject to change as we confirm speakers!
9:15 "Building a Sustainable Food Future for Western Maryland."
10:15 Educational Breakout Session 1
12:30 Educational Breakout - Session 2
2:00 Bringing it All Together into a Food System
Interactive session to help chart the food future of Western Maryland
3:15 Wrap up
3:30 End of regular conference
Optional After Conference Activities
4:30 Toasted Goat Winery and Restaurant (Frostburg, MD)
Wine Tasting, Local Cheeses and Presentation by Owner
5:30 Tour of Wholesome Harvest Cooperative (Frostburg, MD)
Finger foods, meet the Chef and Manager, tour the Co-op,
learn about membership, shopping
6:30 (Optional) Dinner at Toasted Goat Winery and Restaurant
Enjoy the rest of the evening at the bar or have dinner!
Please make dinner reservations by calling (240) 558-9463
Our generous sponsors are making this one-of-a-kind conference possible!
"Bumper Crop" Sponsors ($1,000)
Fruit & Veggie Sponsors ($500)
Seed & Sprout Sponsors ($250)