Third Annual Halton Region Food Tourism Summit


Event Registration

Registration deadline:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Halton Region is committed to supporting and preserving our vibrant agricultural community. The Third Annual Halton Region Food Tourism Summit will once again bring together the local farming and culinary communities to encourage growth in the culinary tourism industry and to help support a sustainable local economy.

This year’s event will showcase entrepreneurial initiatives in the industry and provide insight on how to grow your agri-business while further contributing to the economic vitality of the community.

Event details

This event is free of charge!

Featured topics and speakers

  • Making a living on a small farm - from start up to profitability
    • Brent Preston, Owner, The New Farm – Creemore, Ontario
      2015 Recipient, Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
  • What I learned about tourism from the Butter Tart Trail
    • Linda Reader, Economic Development Consultant, Farmgate, Ontario

Speakers panel

  • Farm Women of Halton - Working together to cross-promote farm businesses while engaging and educating the public on local food
    • Liz Lambrick - Busy Liz’s Farm Shop
    • Meaghan Richardson - Mabel May Farms
    • Heather Fraser - Wheelbarrow Orchards/ Harvest Goodies
    • Tracy Breckon - ECHO LANE Lavender and Fiber Arts

Who should attend?

  • Farmers
  • Chefs
  • Food producers 
  • Restaurateurs
  • Interested residents
  • Food educators
  • Tourism officials
  • Economic development officials