The Heirloom Exposition

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The 2nd Annual National Heirloom Exposition is poised to take over Santa Rosa, CA next week! Coined as the "World’s Fair of Pure Food", the exposition is one of the largest (if not the largest) gatherings of educators, farmers, gardeners and food-lovers, who are all dedicated to improving the future of our food system.

Created by the great Jere Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, the exposition is a celebration of our agricultural heritage – a heritage that still threatens to slip into extinction – and our call to allow the unique varietals of fruits and vegetables to thrive.

From September 11-13, thousands of folks will come together to celebrate "the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism." There will be terrific keynote lectures from several leading thinkers, including: Carlo Petrini (Founder of Slow Food), Ronnie Cummins (Founder and National Director of the Organic Consumers Association) and Andrew Kimbrell (Executive Director of The Center for Food Safety). 

There will also be stunning displays of gorgeous heirloom fruits and vegetables (including a giant pumpkin contest!), along with heritage livestock, poultry and rabbit exhibits.

Tickets are still available:

Adults:

$10.00 – one day

$25.00 – all 3 days

Kids 17 and under FREE 

This is quickly becoming one of the biggest events for the food movement in this country and around the world.

The Martha Stewart Show produced a lovely segment on last year's exposition (click on the image above). It's definitely worth a watch!

Are you going to the exposition this year?

Photo Credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds