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Chesapeake Food Summit

When:

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

Where:

Washington, DC


The Washington Regional Food Funders (WRFF) is a network of philanthropists, foundations, and companies working together to foster a sustainable, equitable, and thriving food system in the Chesapeake region. WRFF is proud to host the Chesapeake Food Summit and continue the regional conversation around strengthening the Chesapeake Foodshed. The event is being co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute.


The Chesapeake Food Summit is an unique opportunity for our region’s food system leaders to come together as one community to form new relationships within the food sector, share the latest innovations, and build on the great work already happening to strengthen our region’s growing food system. Unprecedented interest, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic activity are creating a regional food system that celebrates the diversity of our region’s history, resources, and people, making the safest, healthiest, and most sustainable food available to everyone.

The champions of our food economy—our region’s nonprofit leaders, community advocates, farmers, fishers, producers, distributors, retailers, chefs, funders, investors, policymakers, health professionals, educators, media, and consumers—are responsible for the great progress that we’ve made. The Summit is a forum for leaders from across the foodshed to hear their peers’ perspectives and together take the next steps to accelerate food system growth from farm to fork. The Summit will be a collaborative environment where new relationships can be built, past successes and new innovations can be profiled, and inspiration can be found in the diversity of participants and new innovations can be profiled, and inspiration can be found in the diversity of participants who share an interest in working together to nurture a better food system for all.

With a deep history as a center of food commerce in the nation’s capital, the Union Market District is renowned for launching and scaling food businesses and for creating community around diverse yet likeminded creative entrepreneurs. With Union Market at its center, it is the perfect setting to bring together thought leaders, advocates and business representatives to innovate and create new paths forward.

View the complete 2-day agenda HERE.