Local Foods Reception

Wednesday, April 16th 6 – 9:30pm

Gather with fellow conference goers on the roof terrace of Austin’s Global Whole Foods headquarters for a delicious, Texas-inspired evening of food and fun. This festive evening of celebration under the stars is rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Whole Foods acclaimed catering department chefs will prepare a locally-sourced dinner, complemented by farm-inspired cocktails at the neighboring community garden and wine and beer on site. We’ll enjoy cooking demos by Whole Foods chefs as well as nationally recognized culinary professionals. Live Texas music will accompany our feasting and conversation. The Local Foods Reception is included in the cost of registration.


South Region Reception

Tuesday, April 15th 6 – 9 pm
$45 (not included in conference registration)
Whether you’ve spent the day on an inspirational field trip or enjoying the sights in Austin, there is no better way to top it off than with a relaxing reception among your peers from the South region. Join us at the Sustainable Food Center’s new headquarters for an old fashioned, pastured pig roast with all the ‘fixins’ under the stars (vegetarian offerings will be available as well). Listen to Texas music, enjoy a cooking demo in the teaching kitchen and tour the facility and the community and teaching gardens. Folks from beyond the South region are welcome to attend. Visit the registration page to reserve your spot.