I'd like to personally invite members and allies of Slow Food Charlotte to Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's upcoming Sustainable Agriculture Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville from October 26-28. In addition to workshops about beginning farming, farm business, horticulture, livestock, and policy issues, this year's conference includes a wealth of information about eating locally, including a dedicated "Foodie Track" of workshops in each session. Some of the highlights include:
How Wildly Good Cooks Use Local Food to Fight Obesity with author and chef Linda Watson
Milk: Past, Present, and Future with LD Peeler of Milky Way Farm
Cooking with Local Ingredients with Chef Patrick Wagner of the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas
...as well as Farm Bill updates and state-level listening sessions.