Local Food Systems Symposium - December 2008
Meeting the needs of producers and consumers
Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis - December 2-3, 2008
The Local Foods Symposium was an opportunity for local food proponents from Northern and Central California to come together to exchange ideas surrounding the current trends and future challenges involved in creating a sustainable food system. Cooperative Extension specialists, researchers, non-profit personnel, farmers, nutritionists, and community members participated in a two day conference which presented 06-08 SAREP research grants and facilitated roundtable discussions on local foods issues.
Download the PDF of research projects working to integrate local food into their community food system. Projects are centered in Northern and Central California.
The posters presented at the Local Food Symposium further illustrated the 06-08 SAREP-funded research, along with some additional examples of ongoing local food projects.
The conference held five roundtable discussions throughout the conference. Attendees participated in discussions on farm-to-school programs, ethnic and rural markets, place-based labels, and export marketing.