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About the 2013 Guelph Conference :
Celebrating its 32nd year, the 2013 event includes international speakers, seminars & intro workshops on key topics including: permaculture, organic production/certification, changing climates, earth changes, organic orchards, small equipment & pollination themes. From producer to consumer, the workshops offer something for everyone. PLUS, there is an Organic Expo/Tasting Fair with 150+ exhibitors (includes about 30+ food samplers) on Saturday/Sunday (Feb. 2-3), free to the public. This is your opportunity to sample and purchase a wealth of organic, fair trade products. Meet the movers and shakers in local organic.
Discover how to make positive changes in your life !
Enjoy The Organic Tasting Fair – all day Saturday, all day Sunday. FREE ENTRY. Did you hear that – no charge to enter the FREE Expo because it’s in a public building..
There is concern over the impact that conventionally produced food may have on our health, our economy and the environment. Also, with the rise in food-safety awareness, Canadians are looking for food that is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, additives, preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and irradiation.
Following an organic lifestyle may reduce the threat of many diseases that plague us today, while helping keep our farmers employed and productive on the land. This can also reduce environmental contamination and lower our individual carbon footprint.
The 2013 Conference will provide a marketplace where attendees can discover new products, sample delicious food and talk directly to growers, producers and retailers about the benefits of certified organic products as well as view ethical products and services.
When at the Conference, be sure to take a stimulating look at how producers and consumers are changing the organic food landscape. Take time to sniff, sample and savour all of the nuances of naturally produced foods. Meet some of the remarkable artisans working with tradition and skill to produce the fine foods returning to culinary traditions and sample their products.
This vibrant 2-day marketplace (Feb. 2-3) features 30 food sampling booths. Most of these vendors offer free samples, including soups, miso, mushroom tastes, baked goods, biscuits, jellies, fruit spreads, assorted cheeses, yogurt, milk, ice cream, salad dressings, oils, protein mixes, teas, popcorn, micro greens, fresh carrot juice, freshly brewed fair trade coffee, chocolate, teas, soft drinks, puddings, cereals and granola bars. Taste and purchase your favourites to take home.
Canadians are become increasingly attuned to the social implications of the food choices they make. Many people find it comforting to know that the food they are buying was picked by hand on a local organic farm, or that the fair-trade coffee they purchased at the farmers’ market was sourced from conscientious growers that provide employees with better-than-normal working conditions. ‘Knowing your farmer’ is said to be the best way to assure yourself of the source of your food but that is not always practical.
Organic, Fair Trade and other certification labels are the consumers’ guide to socially responsible purchasing. Attendees at the Guelph Conference & Expo will have the opportunity to meet many of the certifying bodies and get answers to questions about what labels mean and what to ask when you buy an ‘organic product’ at your local store.
TIP: see the 2013 EXHIBITORS before you arrive, check off the names you want to visit, then go to their booths when you arrive at the Expo. This will be the maximum use of your time at Guelph.
See you there in January-February at the Guelph University Centre !