May: Events, Affairs, and Happenings Around the Globe - Modern Farmer

May: Events, Affairs, and Happenings Around the Globe

EAT! Vancouver, the largest food festival in Canada, hosts presentations from world-class celebrity chefs, talks, tastings and cool culinary classes. Tents feature food and libation samples from around the world. When? Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3 Where? Vancouver, Canada Cost? $15 general admission; $32 per culinary class http://eat-vancouver.com/about-eat-vancouver-food-cooking-festival/ 3rd Annual Southern Makers is […]

EAT! Vancouver, the largest food festival in Canada, hosts presentations from world-class celebrity chefs, talks, tastings and cool culinary classes. Tents feature food and libation samples from around the world.
When? Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3
Where? Vancouver, Canada
Cost? $15 general admission; $32 per culinary class
http://eat-vancouver.com/about-eat-vancouver-food-cooking-festival/

3rd Annual Southern Makers is a festival that brings together a variety of handpicked and talented “makers” – artists, chefs, brewers, craftsmen, musicians, farmers and designers – showcasing Alabama’s best and making it easy for everyone else to get a taste of what they have to offer.
When? Saturday, May 2 to Sunday, May 3, noon – 5:00 p.m.
Where? Montgomery, Alabama
Cost? Various
http://www.southernmakers.com

California Farm to School Conference is the first-ever conference of its kind in California, bringing together all types of stakeholders in the movement aimed at feeding school children locally sourced, natural foods – food service personnel, educators, principals, parents and farmers alike.
When? Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 6
Where?
Pacific Grove, California
Cost? $425
http://www.cafarmtoschoolconference.org/

Resilient Food Systems Conference brings influential members of the California ag community together with members of the public to address many things affecting food systems and the importance of sustainability, including climate, health, food access, urban agriculture and local food systems.
When? Friday, May 5 to Saturday, May 9
Where? California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cost? Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilient-food-systems-conference-tickets-16240130668

Regional Food Forum: Grassroots to Institutions, Building Resilient Food Economies is a two-day interactive forum on building the relationship between community grassroots organizations, those that grow and sell food, and those who set policy around our food, where it’s grown and where it’s sold.
When? Tuesday May 12 to Wednesday, May 13
Where? Miandetta, Tasmania, Australia
Cost? Day 1, $50, Day 2, $50, Both days, $80
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/regional-food-forum-grassroots-to-institutions-building-resilient-food-economies-tickets-16179904530?aff=es2

The Southern Food Writing Conference 2015 is a conference that celebrates Southern food and the art of writing about good Southern cooking.
When? Thursday, May 14 to Friday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where? Knoxville, Tennessee
Cost? General Registration, $450
http://biscuitfest.com/southern-food-writing-conference/

International Biscuit Festival is a festival that started in 2009 as a fun gathering for friends and family to share a love of biscuits, and grew into a nationally recognized foodie event.
When? Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16
Where? Knoxville, Tennessee
Cost? Various Events, Various Prices
http://biscuitfest.com/

Harlem EatUp! is a weekend festival with a variety of events showcasing locally and nationally respected artists of the culinary, fine arts and performing arts worlds. The festival will represent both the new spirit and deep history of Harlem, and net proceeds from festival ticket sales will go to nonprofits Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels.
When? Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17
Where? Various locations in Harlem, NYC
Cost? Various
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-eatup-tickets-15321833015?aff=es2

Horizons on Soil Health is educational day of workshops around the topic of soil health, including new and different ways to understand, monitor and manage soil biology, organic matter and nutrient status.
When? Saturday, May 15, 2015, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where? California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cost? $30
http://cfs.calpoly.edu/soil_health.html

The Sylvia Center’s Spring Planting Day is a day of planting in celebration of spring for novice gardeners and earth lovers of all ages. Families will work together, with the help of Omega Institute’s Executive Chef Bob Turner, to plant in the Children’s Garden and harvest veggies, then prepare a delicious springtime lunch together.
When? Saturday, May 16 2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where? Katchkie Farm, Kinderhook, New York
Cost? $10 suggested donation per family
http://sylviacenter.org/farm/spring-planting-day/

FarmFest is a fun-filled day observing the history of Wheeler Farm, with farm demos, farm tours, live music and a preview of the farm’s 100-plus vendor farmer’s market. Guests can enjoy wagon rides, sheep shearing and more.
When? Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where? Wheeler Historic Farm, Salt Lake City, Utah
Cost? Free
http://www.wheelerfarm.com/events/mayfest.html

From Hive to Table: International Congress on Safety and Authenticity of Bee Products is the world’s first international congress on the safety and authenticity of bee products, including honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis. This conference will be geared toward education on best practices to keep bee products safe, as well as ways to detect their legitimacy and possible contamination. FHTT will also feature an international honey competition.
When? Thursday, May 21 to Friday, May 22
Where? Istanbul, Turkey
Cost? Registration, $145
http://www.fhtt2015.org/

Louisiana Farm to School Conference 2015 is a statewide farm-to-school conference centering on education and providing technical assistance in local food procurement, food and garden safety, culinary education and incorporating info on eating locally into existing core classes. This conference brings together school administration, teachers, cafeteria workers and parents to get everyone on the same page about where students’ food comes from.
When? Wednesday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where? Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Cost? Free
https://laf2sconference2015.eventbrite.com

Vida Vegan Con & Vegan Bazaar is a fun-filled and action-packed weekend geared to educate, explore and inspire fellow veg-heads and foodies through classes, presentations, workshops and professional networking.
When? Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31
Where? Austin, Texas
Cost? Bazaar, $15; Vida Vegan Con, $310
http://www.vidavegancon.com

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