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The Long Island Food Coalition (formerly Long Island Small Farm Initiative) is a consortium of people throughout Long Island and the tri-state area who share a common desire to advance efforts in preserving our local agriculture and expand our sources of locally grown food for our communities.

The Coalition includes representatives from the following organizations: Hofstra University; North Shore Land Alliance; iEat Green, Slow Food Huntington and the Long Island Group of the Sierra Clubn (list in formation).  They were also responsible for organizing the 2011 and 2012 Farm Summits at SUNY Old Westbury College and Hofstra University, respectively.  These two conferences drew nearly 1,400 attendees and were very successful in bringing together a diversity of people dedicated to growing, promoting and consuming local food.

The Conference focused on strengthening and increasing our local food system by:

1) identifying innovative small scale growing techniques,

2) providing inspiring and educational workshops dedicated to promoting healthy and sustainable food choices, and

3) discussing ground-breaking policies and programs that help incorporate sustainable and locally grown food into our communities.

For more information about the Long Island Food Conference, please visit www.lifoodconference.com or contact Stephen Searl at 516-626-0908.