Learn about national food issues, cooking & preservation techniques, CSA trends and more
Just Food Conference 2014Teachers College (525 West 120th Street ) Map it $55
The gastro-inclined are going to find plenty to chew on at this conference put together by Just Food, a non-profit organization that connects communities in New York with fresh, locally grown food. The two-day gathering features workshops, skill-building sessions, all-day intensives, and tours allowing attendees to learn about regional farm and food issues, CSA trends, and cooking and food preservation techniques. Saturday’s programming involves a chicken bike tour of the South Bronx, a five-hour cooking for sustainability workshop, an urban foraging session, and a lesson in breaking down an entire sheep, while Sunday includes panels on community organizing, growing food, canning, and soil science. If you’re in the business or are just a fervent foodie, this event is worth biting into.