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Posted on: October 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] October GFSF panel on "Just Food: Building an Equitable & Local Food Economy"

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JUST FOOD: Building an Equitable & Local Food Economy

The Foodshed Network and Conservation Commission announce “Just Food: Building an Equitable & Local Food Economy '', the fifth panel of the Greenwich Food System Forum (GFSF).  The webinar is free, and will be held virtually through Zoom, on Wednesday, October 19th starting at 7:00pm. “Our upcoming panel will be a particularly important and inspiring discussion, as we will explore initiatives that are creating pathways towards an equitable, just and regional food system! All of the panelists are leading viable and transformative solutions, right here in Connecticut,” Ali Ghiorse, co-founder of the Greenwich Food System Forum. 

“Just Food: Building an Equitable & Local Food Economy” will explore the pathways that are leading us towards an equitable and just food system. The discussion will amplify the ways in which food entrepreneurship, community markets, farmers markets, and urban farms build a local food economy and foster transformation. Food System transformation is complex, and overcoming the industrial system can feel daunting, and possibly out of reach. And yet, viable solutions are available and happening in powerful ways! Sarah Coccaro, the panel’s facilitator, will engage the panel on Connecticut initiatives rooted in self determination, economic empowerment, and the investment in an equitable, just and resilient local food economy. We hope you will join us! 

The panel will feature speakers Cortney Renton, Executive Director at City Seed; Deborah Sims, “Community Champion” at East End NRZ Pop-up Market & Cafe; Stefanie Robles, Food Catalyst at reSET; Dr. Phoebe Godfrey, Professor-in-residence in Sociology at UConn and Co-Found of CLiCK; and Leigh Duffy, Executive Director at CLiCK.

We have the power to be food system changemakers! Together, we can realize a future that advances a regionalized, regenerative, equitable and just Connecticut food system. Please join us!

For more information email, please visit our website: and sign up for updates through The Foodshed Thymes: 

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