Today is the day. The Local Food Project at Airlie is holding its third annual conference– “Half Pint and Essex: A Tale of Two Farms”– at the Airlie Center in Warrenton. Focusing on the success of two sustainable agriculture operations Half Pint Farm (Burlington, VT) and Essex Farm (Essex, NY), the full day Winter Forum will feature in-depth discussions and up-close look at whole-farm systems. There are nearly 100 registered participants.
About The Local Food Project at Airlie, established in 1998: The project consists of an organic culinary garden which supplies fresh, sustainable herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers to Airlie Center’s kitchen. Airlie Foundation uses the Local Food Project to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable agriculture and local food systems. The Local Food Project at Airlie hosts seminars and conferences to promote sustainable food production and offers tours and educational materials to the center’s guests to promote the advantages of local food systems for the well-being of communities.