Winter Conference History

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It all started when…

In 1983, a group of organic farmers in Connecticut began gathering in the winter months to share what they had learned during the growing season. For years, these farmers met and shared ideas and methods over a potluck lunch. In the late 2000s, the gathering outgrew its grassroots potluck and the event began to include local restaurants and vendors of organic, local, and sustainable goods. Today the event attracts 700 to 800 people, dozens of exhibitors and workshops, and is now Connecticut's premier event for organic farmers, fans, foodies, gardeners, and families.