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Bedford 2020 Holding First-Ever 'Food Forum'

Bedford 2020 is hosting a Food Forum.
Bedford 2020 is hosting a Food Forum. Photo Credit: Contributed

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Foodies, farm to table fans, lover's of the environment, and especially devotees of the sustainable food movement won't want to miss the upcoming Bedford 2020 Food Forum on March 4.

Held at Fox Lake High School, the event will offer a day full of events that include everything from workshops to a farmer's market, to guest speakers, and of course, food.

The major community event, hosted by Bedford 2020, will engage attendees in local food’s many benefits and build awareness and support for local farmers, the food system, and initiatives that increase food access for all and eliminate food waste.

The keynote speakers will include New York Times journalist, Mark Bittman and Wholesome Wave founder, Michel Nischan.

Attendees will be able to choose from 20 expert panels and workshops that include such topics as "Backyard to Table: Grow Your Own Food 101," to "The Skinny on What’s Really in Our Food." Other workshops include topics such as bees and chickens, how to be a local food advocate and using local seeds for growing your own food.

Bedford 2020 is a community group which focuses on education and the creation of grassroots support for climate change projects have been the focus of Bedford 2020 since its creation in 2010.

Their mission is to lead, organize and promote a community-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and to create a sustainable community that conserves its natural resources.

Admission to the event which runs from 8:15 to 3 p.m. at Fox Lake High School, 632 S Bedford Road, Bedford, is $25 for all access including lunch; $10 for expo and lunch; free for expo only. To register, click here.

For more information on Bedford 2020 and the event, click here.

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