2020 Conference

Our 2020 Conference was our largest to date! More than 700 attendees enjoyed three days of networking, seven conference tracks, locally sourced meals, farmer-to-farmer chats and an all-star line-up of speakers. Here’s a snapshot of the weekend. View our Conference 2020 Photo Album here.


One full day of expert-led, in-depth farming and food pre-conference intensives including:

Sustainable Flower Farming Intensive
Pastured Poultry: Plans and Practices for Sustainable Production
Hemp: The New (Old) Cash Crop Making a Comeback
Safe Food Safe Farms – Grower Training
Half-Day Free EBT, SNAP, and WIC Training

Two packed conference days for advanced and beginning farmers, foodpreneurs, and educators!

See the full program here

Food sourced from the region’s farms:

Liberty Delight Farms
Mountainside Education and Enrichment
Deep Roots Farm
Calvert’s Gift Farm
Chesapeake Farm to Table
Flying Plow Farm
Nice Farms Creamery
Owl’s Nest Farm
Potomac Vegetable Farms
Priapi Gardens
Purple Mountain Organics

Keynote Address from Leah Penimman
Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Farmer-to-farmer chats

2020 Beginner Farmer Training Program Meet-Up

Exhibitor Hall and Tradeshow

Farmer of the Foodshed Awards

Read about the awardees in HERE