The Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa Chapter hosted the Eco Farm Day 2012 Conference in Cornwall this weekend (Feb 25, 2012).
We drove up to Cornwall (normally a 90-100 minute trip, this one took over 3 hours). The winter storm was quite bad and there were over 20 vehicles in the ditch from Brockville to Cornwall. We took it nice and slow, sometimes hitting 40kph on the 401 highway, but made it through OK.
The conference started Saturday morning with a keynote speaker:
Steve Beauchesne of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
The company story was very inspirational to the point that we started searching their distribution list for a local supplier… and we found a good dozen! Check out their beer and the company itself. An awesome ethical business model!
There were four streams of talks throughout the day, so Kim & I split up to cover more of them. A local food lunch was provided, delicious as always… but without descriptions. They really need to describe some of these dishes!
The trade show room was also very good. We had plenty of opportunity to stop and talk to all of the organizations there… plus a small sample from Beaus as well!
The drive home went MUCH better, except for the large mountain of snow at the end of the driveway… had to park on the road and walk in!
A great conference all in all. This was our 3rd time there and the diversity of talks was great.