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Friday, December 7 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Breeding for Flavor: A New Blueprint for the Food System LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Long before chefs conceive a dish, and even before farmers plant their fields, plant breeders write the recipe for our ingredients: what they look like, what they taste like, how they perform in the field and the marketplace. Join chefs, growers and breeding experts at the table for a conversation spanning seed, field and kitchen. The panel will discuss new models for engagement seeking to develop delicious ingredients to meet the challenges of the future and will share vegetable varieties inspired by these conversations.

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Vera Fabian

Farmer and Teacher, Ten Mothers Farm
Vera Fabian runs Ten Mothers Farm along with her husband, Gordon Jenkins. Together they grow no-till vegetables for 70 CSA shares and several restaurants on half an acre. She also works with the refugee community at Transplanting Traditions Community Farm and teaches cooking classes... Read More →
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Matthew Goldfarb

Seedsman/Co-Founder, Row 7 Seeds/Fruition Seeds
Seedsman, co-founder Fruition Seeds (2012) and Row 7 Seeds (2018).  Farms 10+ acres of organic seed crops in Naples, NY.
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Myra Manning

Grower Relations Manager, Row 7 Seed Co.
After studying agriculture at Cornell and working in the seed industry for several years, Myra currently works to support the grower community and field research at Row 7.
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Andrea Reusing

Executive Chef (TDH), Chef and Owner (LR), The Durham Hotel, Lantern Restaurant
Andrea Reusing is the chef and owner of Lantern in Chapel Hill and the executive chef of The Durham Hotel in Durham, North Carolina. The recipient of the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southeast” in 2011, Reusing collaborates with small farms and producers across North Carolina... Read More →

Friday December 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
West Haybarn

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