Please join us for an engaging evening of conversation, learning, and tasting brought to you by the Culinary Breeding Network and the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming.
This public event is designed to build community among plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, chefs, bakers, distillers, retailers, distributors and consumers interested in the local food system. Attendees have the unique experience to taste new and in-development vegetable, fruit, and grain cultivars. They can engage in conversation, share opinions, and take part in breaking down the walls between eaters and breeders. This year's iteration of the Variety Showcase will have a special emphasis on culinary grains including wheat, rye, oats, barley, and corn. Come learn, taste, and engage!
“At this event, the curtain is pulled back” says Culinary Breeding Network Executive Director Lane Selman. “Attendees are introduced to the wizards making critical decisions before our farmers plant their seeds. It’s a unique chance to meet the plant breeders creating flavorful varieties for organic farmers.”
This event is partially funded by the USDA-OREI-NIFA project Value-Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems II.