You are Invited: Rebuilding the American Economy – One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

United States Studies and the Program on America and the Global Economy

of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Chesapeake Bay Trust

invite you to a conference:

Rebuilding the American Economy—

One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

The food system of the United States is currently witnessing a remarkable shift, with the revival of small farms and artisanal producers working with restaurants, institutional food services, and retail outlets to make locally-sourced, sustainably-produced food more widely available. This shift has both stimulated and is now responding to a growing demand from “locavore,” health-conscious consumers in ways that are affecting America’s economy as well as its eating habits and well-being. Join us for a day-long conference to explore this conjuncture.

Friday, March 4, 2011, 8:45 a.m.

All panels will be held in the 6th Floor Auditorium

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004–3027

Directions are available at our website at

This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested.

Please respond with acceptances only to

Reception co-sponsored by Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet, Vermont,

and Dino’s Restaurant,  Washington, D.C.

Posted by: PAGE Staff


One Response to You are Invited: Rebuilding the American Economy – One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

  1. See SSPP Blog Post: Changing What We Eat, Changing What We Are

    We are at the end of the neocaloric era in food production and consumption, marked by a dependence on fossil fuels. So said panelists for “Rebuilding the American Economy—One Heirloom Tomato at a Time” at the Woodrow Wilson Center this past Friday.

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