Real Food – Real Local – Real Good Institute

We wanted to let you know about an upcoming event from 30 Mile Meal in the local food haven of Athens, Ohio. 

Real Food – Real Local – Real Good Institute 

July 10th through 12th in Athens, Ohio – Home of the 30 Mile Meal

The Local Foods movement is transforming what we eat, increasing earnings for farmers and other food-related entrepreneurs, and strengthening community sustainability and food security. Southeast Ohio is at the forefront in building a local foods system and economy. This conference will share our collective lessons learned, our responses to the inherent challenges, provide ideas and models that can be replicated, and offer opportunities to see first hand how even disadvantaged regions can make Local Foods a community assest and a source of pride and greater prosperity. 

See below for the agenda and how to register!

Cost is $125, or $50 for one day.
Tuesday, July 10th Connect with people, ideas, tools and resources 
8 to 8:30 am REGISTRATION 
8:30 to 9 am WELCOME
9 to 10 am
Local Foods & Tourism
Local Food Systems Assessment as Economic  Development
10:15 to 11:45 am
Understanding Local Food Value Chains & How to Build Them in Your Community
11:45 am  to 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 pm to 2 pm
Bird’s Eye View of the Athens Food Economy
Understanding a Foodshed: Bioregionalism and the Local Food Movement
2:15 to 3:45 pm
Partnering to Promote Local Foods & Health
Aiming for Zero Waste
5 to 6 pm Happy Hour at Sol Restaurant
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11TH Come taste a 30 Mile Meal and experience the passion of our farmers and food entrepreneurs   
8 to 8:30 am REGISTRATION
8:30 to 9:30 am
Hand to Mouth film and discussion
9:30 to 10:15 am
Local Foods Branding: The 30 Mile Meal Project
10:15 to 10:30 am BREAK Athens Farmers Market & Uptown (Casa, Fluff, O'Chocolate) Tour 
10:30 to 11:30 am
Local Foods and Social Justice
The Chesterhill Produce Auction: The History of a Local Foods Destination
11:30 to 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 to 1:30 pm Networking Options
1:30 to 3 pm
Institutions and the Buying and Selling of Local Foods
Building Farm-to-Table Staple Food Systems: Grains, Beans, Nuts, and Oils 
3:15 to 4:30 pm
Voices from the Kitchen
Local Food Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure and Program Support
5:30 to 6:30 pm Happy Hour at Jackie O's


Thursday, July 12th – Return home, inspired to grow your region’s local food system
8:30 to 9 am REGISTRATION
9 to 9:30 am Closing Talk
9:30 to 11 am
Season Creation for Increased Profitability
Next Steps for Building your Local Food System 
11 am to noon
Community Financing Local Food Businesses 
Building Networks for Regional Grain & Bean Processing
noon to 1:30 pm LUNCH & Networking