Conference Highlights Cost-Effective Strategies for “Making the Shift” to Local Sustainable Meat and Poultry Purchasing


The Sustainable Foods Program of MD H2E hosted nearly 100 food service professionals, farmers, distributors and other stakeholders on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom and Conference Center in Clarksville, Maryland to learn and share cost-effective strategies that work for institutional purchasers. The conference, entitled “Local Sustainable Meat & Poultry: Making the Shift in Institutional Purchasing” was hosted in partnership with the Healthy Food in Health Care program of Health Care Without Harm. Below are links to the speakers’ presentations, conference schedule, pictures and the conference resource guide. You can also see brief interviews of some of our conference attendees and exhibitors.

Speaker Presentations – Videos, Audio Recordings and Power Point Presentations

Full Conference Schedule with session descriptions

Lunch May 5th

Additional photographs from the conference

Conference Resource Guide


Voices from the May 5th Conference

Shane Hughes, Liberty Delight Farms

Keeve Nachmann, Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future

Ken Looking Hill, KCC Farms

Jeanette McClellan, Cleaner Greener America Foundation

Stever Gold, Murray’s Chicken

Buzz Morrisey, Hearn Kirkwood

Renee Catacalos, Future Harvest

Maryland Farm to School
Karen Fedor, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland Farm to School
Stewart Eidel, Maryland Department of Education, Maryland Farm to School
Sara Twist, Maryland Department of Education, Maryland Farm to School


Thank You to Our Conference Partners



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Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors