2019 Farm to City Expo

9th Annual Farm to City Expo Featuring

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO PERFECTING YOUR PITCH & 
DISRUPTING THE MARKETPLACE

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, ROOM 1D05

In its 9th year, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York's Farm to City Expo will focus on small business. If you have an innovative food or beverage product that you want to promote or if you have the potential to disrupt the industry or want to improve your pitch to sell more products this special presentation is for you.

This workshop is mainly for the small food companies who are looking for ideas on how to differentiate their products and develop a sustainable narrative to help them sell more products and increase investor appeal. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Farm to City Expo can help food and beverage companies expand to further spotlight the State's food and beverage industries. The Department's "Taste NY and NY Grown and Certified Programs," provide marketing opportunities for New York's finest foods and beverages. 

 

THE 2019 LINEUP INCLUDES:

Linda LaViolette
Special Assistant, NY Department of Agriculture and Markets
Moderator 

Christine Rico 
Founder, CFO on Speed Dial 
Panelist 

Shen Tong
Founder & Managing Partner, FoodFutureCo.
Panelist 

Johanna Koldony 
Founder, Food Systems Consulting 
Panelist 

 

Taste NY is an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events.

The Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales topped $16.1 million in 2017.  The exposure from Taste NY has helped the farms and companies participating in the program to reach more customers, increase online sales, and, in many cases, expand the processing capacity of their business. Taste NY's food and beverage businesses also support the State's farmers by using New York Grown and Certified produced ingredients in their products.

For more information, please click here: https://taste.ny.gov/