On March 29 and 30, 2013, Just Food held its annual conference at Food & Finance High School. The 2013 conference featured:
Over 100 workshops on wide-ranging topics including food education, food policy, community organizing, and entrepreneurship.
Food Talks, a series of presentations by food movement leaders that entertained, educated, and empowered attendees. Speakers included Tamar Adler, Jane Hodge, Zaid Kurdieh, Bob Lewis, and Karen Washington.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and activist Byron Hurt presented the keynote address. Best known for his acclaimed film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, Hurt’s latest work is Soul Food Junkies, named 2012 Best Documentary by the American Black Film Festival.
The Policy Matters: Food, Farms and Your Government panel, in which policymakers and practitioners shared their successes and challenges. Speakers included Sabrina Baronberg, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Bob Lewis, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets; Edie Stone, GreenThumb; and Alissa Weiss, Senior Policy Analyst for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s Office/FoodWorks.
The Breaking Ground: Advice From Beginning Farmers panel, in which four farmers shared how they got started and the lessons learned along the way. Participating farmers included Rafael Aponte, Cara Fraver, Gudelio Garcia, and Ben Shute.
The Good Food Jobs Get Together, a unique networking and skill-building event co-sponsored by Just Food and Good Food Jobs.
The EXPO featuring exemplary food artisans, organizations, and sustainable businesses.
Thank you to our sponsors: Great Performances, Juice Generation, Vitamix, Whole Foods Market, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan, Good Food Jobs, Heritage Radio Network, Angelica Kitchen, Beth's Farm Kitchen, Big Duck, Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Caledonia Spirits, Cellars at Jasper Hill, Chobani, DSNY, Davids Tea, DWU, Earth Matter, Food Book Fair, Food Should Taste Good, Good Water Farms, Harlem Brewing Company, Hot Bread Kitchen, Kopali Organics, Murray's Cheese, NYC Compost Project, Operanuts, Organic Valley, Orwashers, Plain Tea, Red Jacket Orchards, Scratchbread, Sweet Loren's, Upstate Wine Co., The Vanity Project, Vitamix, Wilklow Orchards, and Word.