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The Houston region is home to vast prime farmland, a year round growing season, the healthiest bay estuary in the nation, and the most restaurants per capita in the world, yet joining Houston’s rich agricultural heritage and thriving, diverse food scenes is not easy.

Houston Food Policy Workgroup
Quarterly Traveling Meeting
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11 am - 2:30 pm
Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer at Waugh

Join us for a discussion of the barriers and potential helpful policies to getting more local food on tables across the region as we bring together the farmers, ranchers, captains, and chefs of the Houston region.


Panel discussion will include:
Mike Atkinson, Atkinson Farm
Kevin Floyd, Hay Merchant
Bobby Huegel, Hay Merchant
Randy Evans, Haven
Donna Roth, Knopp Branch Farm
Christian Seger, Blue Heron Farm

moderated by Jacquie Clarke, Jacquisine

$20 - Registration limited to 100
Vegetarian and omnivore lunch provided - Please note in the comments box on the registration page when you register if you would like a vegetarian lunch or have any other dietary needs.

Tentative Agenda
11:00 Sign In, Networking, and Seating
11:30 Welcome and Overview of Houston Food Policy Workgroup
11:45 What’s for Lunch? – Overview of what is served by Hay Merchant
12:00 Local Lunch
12:30 HFPW Expectations for 2014: Goals and Priorities
12:45 A Chef and a Farmer Walk into a Bar…
Panel Discussion with local farmers and chefs
2:00 Panel Q&A
2:15 HFPW Subcommittee: Regional Sourcing Marketing Campaign
2:30 Adjourn

(Any of the many local beers at Hay Merchant are not included in registration price)

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