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Wegman's, also one of the sponsors of the the event, is going to be represented by several of its chefs and produce managers as well as it's vice president of produce, Dave Corsi, who will speak on a panel discussion on motivating institutions to buy local, said Theresa Jackson, consumer affairs manager for the food store chain.
"We definitely suport local growers and feature local foods as often as we can and want to make sure we support that movement," Jackson added.
The “Connections Conference” will also feature programs and workshops focused on the direct-to-consumer segment of the food and farming community and industry-related topics particular to culinary and agriculture industries. Topics include sustainable food trends and the role of the community, the next generations of farmers, how technology is changing our food system and more.
Tucker, who is also publisher of Edible Buffalo Magazine, said the two-day event is open to the public. Admission is $95 for a single day and $150 for both days.
For more information visit www.wnyconnectionsconference.com.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Field & Fork event • WHEN: Today and Monday • WHERE: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute • MORE INFO: Visit www.wnyconnectionsconference.com