Monday, February 19, 2024

Regional Food Justice Summit Gives Everyone a Seat at the Table

Food Justice Summit poster
The 6th annual Food Justice Summit for the Adirondacks will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Individuals from all twelve counties of the Adirondack Park will gather at this event to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower those in attendance to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities. 

Two keynotes will bookend the daylong summit. Cortney Renton of The Proofing Station, an organization that increases access to capital for small and mid-sized entities in the Midwest regional food and agriculture supply chain, will deliver the morning keynote. The closing session will feature Stuart DeCew, Executive Director at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, who will share insights and strategies for stronger collaboration and partnerships. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn, share, and participate in collaborative approaches to food problems facing the Adirondack region.

Among the dozen sessions available to participants, topics on the agenda include:

  • Co-Branding for Local Farms
  • Engaging Health Care in Food Systems Development
  • Honoring and Growing Our Local Food Culture
  • Food As Medicine
  • In Defense of Neighboring: Feeding People Beyond the Market/Charity Binary
  • Food Policy 101
  • Innovations in Farming

The summit is hosted by the Adirondack Food System Network, a collaborative regional food council led by multiple organizations to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps, and pursue realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient regional food system through collective and equitable partnership.

Regional Food Justice attendees

The event welcomes participation by all who are interested in learning more about food justice in the regional food system.

To attend, register at the Food Justice Summit event page on Adirondack Food System Network’s website:

Photos provided by Adirondack Food Network System.

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