Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2018 Arizona Food & Farm Forum! We will be updating this page with information and presentations from this year's event as well as details for the 2019 Forum.
May 8 & 9, 2018
The Farm at Agritopia | gilbert, arizona
Conversations & strategies for our diverse & prosperous future.
The AZ Food & Farm Forum is a 2-day conference for producers, food entrepreneurs, and local food advocates, programmed to change the way our desert state feeds itself. The event features networking sessions, nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, instructional workshops, & the opportunity to grow your local food community.
Who Should Attend:
Food Producers & Entrepreneurs: farmers, ranchers, food artisans, & home gardeners
Food Distributors & Market Managers
Industry professionals with the desire to connect with the needs of local food production
SNAP-Ed and Food Access Advocates
Youth: 4-H members, FFA students
Chefs & Restaurateurs
Any community member dedicated to community food system development
Deborah Frieze is founding partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund focused on economic justice, which means investing in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life. The fund takes an integrated capital approach, combining investing, lending and giving to build a resilient and inclusive local economy. Deborah is co-author (with Margaret Wheatley) of Walk Out Walk On, an award-winning book that profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. She is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center in Boston, MA.
Join for the Keynote Address, From Separation to Relationship: The Changing Nature of Food & Finance on Tuesday, May 8 from 8:40am-9:40am. Tickets available to attend only the keynote here.
featuring workshops and presentations from arizona's food innovators
Click on photo for speaker information.
Peanut Butter Americano
Farmer Tim Colby
The Farm at Agritopia
Sustainability at Food & Farm Forum: Local First Arizona Foundation works hard to lessen the environmental impact of this event. We strive to first reduce the amount of waste created, and then recycle & compost acceptable materials to reduce the amount that goes to the landfill.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors for investing in our strong local food community!
click here to learn about becoming a sponsor