This may be out of the hyper local vicinity, but it is relevant, and it’s a great opportunity to get ideas to bring back to our little neck of the Front Range. Monday, March 3, the Mile High Business Alliance is hosting the 2nd Annual Local Food Summit. This is Denver’s largest gathering of food producers, manufacturers, growers, retailers, and restaurateurs. The conference will provide opportunities for folks in the industry to participate in community enagagement, community building, education and problem solving.
Last year nearly 500 people participated in this day long event. This year organizers are focused on stepping it up and creating strategic steps for supporting growers, ranchers, food producers, restaurateurs and retailers throughout Colorado. The end goal? Increasing access to healthy, local food in the Denver Metro area. The keynote speaker is Judy Wicks, whose memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March 2013.
Who should attend? Producers, farmers, ranchers, shop owners, policy makers, restaurateurs, retailers, financiers, chefs and distributors. Basically if food is your business, you should be there.
This event starts at 9:00 am and goes through 6:30 pm. It will be held at 144 West Colfax in the McNichols Building in Denver. For more information and to register for the event check out the website or contact Sarah at email@example.com. Registration is $45.00 or for MHBA members it is $35.00.
Here’s to building a strong local food economy!