CCE Workshops

Food Farms & Gardens

Around the Table: Local Food, Farms and the Economy

Wednesday, October 19 

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

North Central Michigan College – Iron Horse Café                                 

FREE Event – Advance Registration Required

 North Central Michigan College and the Local Food Alliance will host the 4th annual Around the Table conference for farmers, food producers, health care providers, educators and local food lovers on Wednesday, October 19 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The conference will be held in the Iron Horse Café and Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. The conference, Around the Table: Growing Our Local Food Economy, will focus on how we can support our Northern Farms Foodshed. Speakers will highlight the sprouting of a movement from the Local Food Alliance to today, including Farm to School programs, senior center partnerships with farmers, educational opportunities in agriculture, Health Department program funding and more. There will also be the presentation of the Local Food Hero Award, local foods light dinner and breakout sessions. This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

Sponsors include: Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, USDA/RMA and others. The Local Food Alliance which began in 2012 as a discussion group at North Central Michigan College, has been a driving force in the ever-growing presence of small, locally-marketed food and farm products around the area.

Farmers, health care providers, educators, food processors and all those interested in healthy local foods are encouraged to attend.  The event is free, but advance registration is required to insure enough food and materials.  Register here or by calling 231-348-6613. 

Join farmers, business leaders, policy-makers and local food advocates to plan methods to activate our local food and farming economy.  Learn about economic benefits to the region that local foods provides.   Meet the people who make happen and how you can take steps to create a more sustainable community!

Thank you to Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology and the USDA Risk Management Agency for support of our local food and agricultural programs.  Equal Opportunity Program/Service Provider.

local food alliance monthly potluck and meeting

2nd Wednesday of Each Month                      

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Café, Conf. 4 

Free – No Reservations Required

Enjoy great local food and great conversations about actions to support local farms and food producers.



North Central’s Farm Workshops are presented in collaboration with Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and the USDA Risk Management Agency.  An Equal Opportunity Program/Service Provider.




To register, click here.