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Just Food Conference 2015

March 15, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

$40 – $520

This annual event will attract over 700 organizers, community leaders, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, food professionals, entrepreneurs, and members of the press to participate in a full day of trainings, panels, policy discussions, and good food. This year’s Just Food Conference will be held Sunday, March 15, 2015, in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. We will kick-off the weekend with a Pre-Conference Networking Reception the evening of Friday, March 13th, hosted by the Durst Organization.

Conference programming will cover over 40 different topics including farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and community-driven efforts to advance food justice throughout New York City. We are pleased to announce that Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First, will be delivering this year’s keynote speech.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please see our 2015 sponsorship deck or contact Robin Burger at 212-645-9880 x232 or robin@justfood.org.


Scholarships for reduced-price tickets will be available for groups and individuals needing financial assistance. Applications are due by 9am Wednesday, February 11th. For more information and to apply, click here.


If you would like to volunteer at the Just Food Conference, please complete our online application here.

Travelling from out of town? Find information about directions and accommodations here.

About Just Food

Just Food is a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers and supports community leaders in their efforts to advocate for and increase access to healthy, local food, especially in underserved NYC neighborhoods. Since 1995, Just Food has convened major summits and conferences that educate and engage the public in local food, farm, and social justice issues. A pioneer in food justice and sustainable agriculture, Just Food emphasizes the role of community leadership and ownership of food projects, particularly in low-income communities. Just Food provides training and support to community-based organizations and community leaders to start and sustain healthy food access projects, including community-run, urban agriculture-based farmers’ markets; Community Supported Agriculture groups (CSA); and farm-to-food pantry initiatives. Just Food also trains community members to provide education in fundamental cooking and sustainable urban farming for their neighbors and to advocate to make their corner of New York City a healthier and more sustainable place to live and eat. For more information, visit justfood.org.


March 15, 2015
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
$40 – $520
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Teachers College
Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street
New York, NY United States
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