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Gwinnett Technical College - Building 700

November 30th - December 1st


Strengthening Connections Between Local Food Producers and Farmers Markets

Our Food for Thought Conference brings market managers, farmers, municipalities, agricultural businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, food advocates and local food enthusiasts together to share their experience, knowledge and passion for healthy food, strong communities and food sovereignty.



What Is The Food for Thought Conference About?

Food for Thought is a conference for producers, market managers and market enthusiasts. The Food for Thought Conference is an interactive, two-day conference that will propel the vision for your agriculture business forward. It is designed to equip and empower those in the sustainable agriculture community through a host of workshops and demonstrations.



Conference Schedule


New for 2017:

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Hotel Booking Information

If you are coming from out of town and/or need to book a hotel room we have reserved rooms at both the Holiday Inn as well as the Embassy Suites. Instructions on how to book a room will be provided below:

Holiday Inn

  • Click on this link: Georgia Farmers Market Association
  • Select Arrival and Departure Dates
  • Then click on "Check Availability" to receive the discounted group rate
  • If you prefer to call to make your reservation you can call this number (888-269-9585) and use the code "GFM" to receieve the discounted rate
  • Reservations need to be made by Novermber, 27th and the rate is $99 a night

Embassy Suites



Food For Thought 2016 Conference Highlights

We had a wonderful time at our inaugural Food For Thought Conference in 2016. Thank you to those that attended the conference. We hope you will join us again this year! If you were unable to attend, you can hear and learn more about the 2016 conference in this video.

In this video, Georgia Farmers Market Association Executive Director, Sagdrina Jalal; Keynote Speakers, Jeff Manley, General Manager, The Rock Ranch; Derreck Kayongo, CEO, National Center of Civil & Human Rights; as well as several participants describe the success of the first annual Food for Thought Conference.
Video production by Food for Thought Conference Coordinator, Laurie Wakefield.




Members $175 (Conference only)

Non-Members $225 (Conference only)



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