Foods imported from overseas often undergo culture shock, with bananas growing homesick and impressionable cauliflowers sneaking off at night with local carrots. Stick close to home with today's Groupon to the fifth-annual Farm to Table Conference to be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to one day of the conference (a $20 value).
- For $65, you get two tickets to both days of the conference, two Farms of Western Pennsylvania posters, and two tickets to the local food tasting (a $130 value).
The Farm to Table Conference unites curious foodies with local purveyors of produce, livestock, and other farm-friendly products in an educational wonderland of delicious dishes, healthy-living tips, presentations, and exhibits. A full roster of speakers and demonstrations runs the gamut of locavore lore, discussing solar power, cancer-fighting foods, shiitake-mushroom-growing methods, and training chickens to defend your apartment. Nosh on samples of homegrown cuisine, learn about a healthier lifestyle, or get advice about how to grow radishes using only your brainwaves from one of the event's numerous exhibitors.
On Friday evening, the convention center's upper river-view floors transform into a gastronomic gateway for the local food tasting (5 p.m.–8 p.m.). Taste buds ignite with exhibits featuring locally grown and produced sweets, cheeses, baked goods, wine, and beer, while live guitar and banjo music give ears a reason to stay awake past their bedtime. Take home two "Farms of Western Pennsylvania" posters, sporting a collage of photos by local artists that depict the area's rural landscape, rife with farm animals, green fields of produce, and mysterious floating orbs.
- the perfect place to connect with the abundance of products grown and produced right in our backyard. – Pop City
1910 Cochran Rd.
One Manor Oak, Suite 405
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220