Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is coming to town February 9th-11th. The event is organized by Sierra Harvest (who’s mission is to “educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food.”) This year’s keynote speakers include Joel Salatin, Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser, Daphne Miller, M.D.Over 500 farmers, foodies and homesteaders will come to learn first-hand from local and national experts in the sustainable food and farming movement, tour sustainable minded farms in Nevada County, make connections to strengthen their farm businesses, upgrade their home garden practices and enhance their organic and sustainable food production. In addition to there will be 20 different workshops on a range of farming topics, including: diversify your farm income through agritourism, tractor care, organic certification, permaculture, grazing programs,farm business and more, click here for a full list. You can buy your tickets online, book early for the farm tour.
“I have been attending the Food and Farm Conference for several years now and continue to be blown away by the quality of speakers and presenters that come to our town. Every year, I learn something new and walk away inspired to try new techniques and ideas,” said former Sierra Harvest Farm to School Director Amanda Thibodeau. “The conference isn’t just for farmers – on all three days, there are offerings for home gardeners and foodies to help them eat healthier and grow more food. Get more out of your garden in 2018 or learn from Daphne Miller’s work, ‘Why local farms grow healthier food.’” said Rachel Berry, Sierra Harvest Engagement Director. If you’re coming from out of town, give us a call at the Outside Inn, we’ve got rooms available or bring your RV and stay at the Inn Town Campground.