7.30-8.30 Breakfast and welcome – Joel Salatin
8.30-9.30 Niti Bali
Developing a 501C3 Food Church
A decade ago Sally Fallon, founder of Weston A. Price Foundation, suggested that perhaps we neededto figure out how to use religious freedom as a way to facilitate direct farmer-to-consumer sales. Niti Bali, who eventuallylost her fight against her daughter’s cancer, resolved to find the best food as a matter of personal conviction. Running upagainst countless regulations between her and her farmers, she did in fact launch a food church to create space for freedomof food choice in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. She will walk us through the foundational thinking, the legalpaperwork to have a recognized entity, and the results of this highly innovative unlicensed food model.
10.30-11.00 Break – Visit with vendors and sponsors, book signings.
11-12.00 Camas Davis “Lessons in Transparency.”
How might our food system be different if everyone along the meat supply chain, from consumers to producers and chefs, actually witnessed, or even took part in (or simply had a thorough understanding of) all the processes that go into turning animals into meat? Would we all make more responsible choices about the meat we eat? Camas Davis wanted to find out so she launched a transparent meat education business, the Portland Meat Collective, that brought everyone, quite literally, to the table–farmers, chefs, butchers, consumers, and even the animals too. In this talk Camas Davis will share her experiences conceiving of, launching, and then spreading her Meat Collective education model and she’ll talk about the work her nonprofit, the Good Meat Project, does to inspire responsible meat consumption and production through experiential education.
12-1.30 Visit with vendors and sponsors, lunch and Thomas Massie
1.30-2.30 Tyler and Elizabeth Boggs – “Building, Butchering, and Bartering in a litigious society” -This is an incredibly controversial topic, essentially covering some of the laws that can put small farmers out of business, and some of the protections and loopholes in place they can use to get around the them.
3.30-4.30 John Moody – “Creative work arounds to feed your community and build your farm or food dreams” – We will end the day exploring another approach to building a food distribution system sans government oversight, along with talk (and perhaps brainstorm!) together ideas and approaches that apply across the food system!
4.30-5.00 Visit with vendors and sponsors, book signings.