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Farming Advocacy Group Red Tomato Presents Lecture and Discussion at Bard College

“Scaling Up Local Food─the Reality Behind the Romance─Three Farmers Speak Out”

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Red Tomato, a nonprofit leader in the movement to build sustainable, regional food systems, will host a forum on Tuesday, March 13 entitled “Scaling Up Local Food─the Reality Behind the Romance─Three Farmers Speak Out.”  Red Tomato has put together a panel of experts who will share their insights into the challenges mid-size farmers face when expanding their market opportunities beyond direct-to-consumer sales to mainstream vendors like supermarkets. The program takes place at 8:15 p.m. in the Bertelsmann Campus Center Multipurpose Room at Bard College. This event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. For more information contact Paul Marienthal at

The forum will be moderated by 2002 Bard alum Laura Edwards-Orr (Freden), Red Tomato’s marketing communications manager. Participants include
John Lyman, Lyman Orchards Middlefield, Connecticut; Pete Ten Eyk, Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, New York;
Tom Green, IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Institute of North America; and Red Tomato’s
Sue Futrell and Michael Rozyne.

Red Tomato’s mission is connecting farmers and consumers through marketing, trade, and education, and through a passionate belief that a family-farm, locally based, ecological, fair- trade food system is the way to a better tomato. Red Tomato is a nonprofit organization that coordinates marketing, sales, and logistics for a network of more than 40 family farms in the Northeast. For more information go to

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March 1, 2012

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This event was last updated on 03-02-2012