BriarPatch supports an amazing local farm conference

Food and Farm Conference 2016This year’s Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference, organized by Sierra Harvest and held January 9 and 10 in the Veterans’ Auditorium in Grass Valley, was a nexus of enthusiasm, experience, and energy for sustainable, successful agricultural practices. A sell-out crowd of 550 attended the weekend’s keynote speeches and workshops.

BriarPatch has been a major sponsor of the event ever since its first year in 2010, providing essential funding to bring high caliber speakers to our community. This year BriarPatch staff also contributed as conference speakers, with Produce Manager David Benson and Meat and Seafood Manager Tristan McLarty sitting on a panel titled, “Selling Wholesale: Why and How to Do It.”

Food and Farm Conference 2016 BriarPatch CafeBriarPatch fueled the conference in yet a third way — with food and drinks, of course! A hardworking crew of Co-op staff and volunteers ensured that organically grown concessions were served at the conference, reflecting the high ideals of the attendees.

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