Convening: Meeting the Supply and Demand for Local Food

Understanding barriers and opportunities for supporting the local food system.

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Monday, January 11, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Local food systems support local economies. In the New Orleans economy, the demand for local foods is growing. In a geographic area with a mild climate and extended growing season, there is much opportunity to meet this demand. This convening will explore barriers and opportunities at each level of the food system for growing the local food economy. We will also share a local success model, and explore further potential solutions related to technology, information databases, tracking systems, and sales platforms. Finally, we hope to reveal how stakeholder and community concerns can be integrated into planning efforts and project implementation.

5:00pm-5:30pm – Networking
5:30pm-6:30pm – Panelist discussion of barriers and opportunities to strengthen the local food economy
6:30pm-7:00pm – Audience Q&A

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Facilitator- Simone Reggie, Owner, Simone’s Market
Travis Johnson, District Chef, Sodexo
Jim Schneider, Director of Procurement, Capitol City
Tim Roper, Farmer, Stoney Point Farms
Mike Norman, Farmer, Abita Farms