The National Farm to Table Alliance, started through the annual Farm to Table Experience, is a collection of organizations interested in sustainable, local, farm fresh seasonal products. The Alliance supports the exchange between Practitioners, Policy Makers and Consumers, while promoting food safety.
The Alliance’s goal will be to support the development of best practices in bringing fresh products to the table, experiential learning, live and virtual learning expositions, communications and research to build a knowledge base of farm to table trends, and provide information on federal and state policy including payment processing, insurance, federal nutrition assistance programs, grant opportunities, incentive programs and tax issues.
“Louisiana is proud to have a leading role in the formation of the Alliance which will serve as a forum for leaders in the farm to table movement,” said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “Alliance members will gather at the Farm to Table Experience this August to organize. The LDAF was one of the first to support the development of the Farm to Table Experience five years ago and sees this annual event as an opportunity for small producers, ag enthusiasts, consumers and suppliers to have a dialogue,”
Alliance members will kick off this year’s Farm To Table Experience this year at an event on August 18-20 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Morial Convention Center. The event is open to the public, and will feature hands-on experiential learning and demonstrations by award winning chefs. More information, as well as registration information, can be found online here.