Friday, March 26, 2010

Farm to Table Event to Promote Local Food

Local farmers and cooks will gather in Pittsburgh this weekend for the fourth annual Farm to Table Event.

The assembly, Friday and Saturday at the David Lawrence Convention Center, aims to give consumers and producers information and demonstrations on growing, cooking, and eating local food.

The American HealthCare Group started the effort in 2006 to promote local producers and improve general wellness.

Director of Business Development Erin Hart says the discussion will be broad, but all of it will revolve around local products. She says local experts like Chris Fennimore of WQED’s “QED Cooks” program will speak and give cooking demonstrations.

Chefs, grocers, and of course eaters will attend. Hart says even a class from the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute is scheduled to come.

Hart says even if you already eat local, you can learn still learn and make friends at the Farm to Table Event.

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