Pennsylvania MarketMaker to Attend Farm to Table Conference in Pittsburgh

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PA MarketMaker will be attending Farm to Table in Pittsburgh, PA Friday and Saturday March 25th and 26th, 2011. The event will be held in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania MarketMaker is a free website that connects all businesses in the food industry.

Pennsylvania MarketMaker will be attending Farm to Table in Pittsburgh, PA Friday and Saturday March 25th and 26th, 2011. The event will be held in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. This will be the first conference of its kind for PA MarketMaker.

The 5th annual Farm to Table Pittsburgh is an educational program that provides opportunities for eating healthy local food in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. It's goal is to bridge the connection between consumers and local food producers. Eating locally grown food benefits local economies. Farm to Table Pittsburgh offers a unique Wellness Program that helps participants eat healthy, learn where to buy local foods and how to prepare and preserve nutritious meals.

Pennsylvania MarketMaker is a free website that connects all businesses in the food industry. PA is one of 18 states in the MarketMaker network of sites. Its primary feature is the market research mapping tool that helps buyers and sellers locate each other. The tool also helps businesses identify markets using census information (displayed as overlay on the map) that is capable of indicating household income, food preferences, ethnicity, and other factors. MarketMaker is also one of the largest directories of food related businesses in PA, from farms to restaurants. Additional features include a forum where buyers and sellers can conduct business, “Taste of the State” that features products by registered businesses, an event calendar, and recipes.

PA MarketMaker is sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension and it's partners; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, Pennsylvania Winery Association, Farm to City, and Fair Food Philly

The PA MarketMaker team invites you to visit the booth where you will be able to register and see demonstrations of the many features.

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