Come learn ways regenerative farmers can better meet the market to generate more income while further regenerating soils.
9:00 arrival – Coffee, apple cider, and conversations
9:30-10:15 – 3 Perspectives from PUR Projet, Taste Real, Friends at our Table
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30- 11:00- Your perspectives on Meeting the Market
11:00- 11:45 – A “New” Perspective: Gillian Flies and Brent Preston from the New Farm
11:45-12:00 – Wrap up perspectives
12:00-1:30pm – Craig Family Farm BBQ
What is a Perspectives Potluck? It is a symposium networking style event where instead of bringing dishes, attendees bring their thoughts, ideas and perspectives to share. The goal is that by sharing perspectives we all will benefit from each other leaving with new ways to approach farming. Discussions and speakers will form structure to the day, while also having plenty of time to network over fantastic local food.
Our goal for this Perspectives Potluck is that farmers will have new ideas on how to further generate income for their sustainable, regenerative, local goods.
Speakers and Organizations:
The Craig Family Farm is home to a “colourful” amount of farming including Red Maple Speckle Park, Blue Sky Beef, Green Fields Forages and the Perspectives Potluck. In addition to raising high quality beef, the farm aims to improve the land and community which it is situated.
PUR Projet is a certified B Corporation that develops socio-environmental projects within the supply chains of their Partners. Through the empowerment of local communities and the introduction of sustainable development initiatives, PUR Projet seeks to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems upon which these supply chains depend. At the core of PUR Projet’s project activities is an ecosystem regeneration and restoration initiative within an agricultural supply chain.
Regeneration Canada is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting soil regeneration as a solution to climate change and to foster healthy food systems, by raising awareness and mobilizing Canadians about the ways each one of us can contribute to regenerating soil health.
Taste Real‘s mission is to support local small businesses and farms to build stronger rural communities and grow one of the most vibrant, local food economies and food tourism destinations in Ontario.
Friends at our Table Inc. is a social dining club that strives to create a space that enables foodies to connect, share, grow and experience through in-home culinary events.
The New Farm is a certified organic family farm located near the village of Creemore, owned and operated by Gillian Flies and Brent Preston. They produce premium quality organic vegetables for restaurants, retail stores and wholesale customers. They strive to build a just, equitable and inclusive food system in southern Ontario.