Farm to City Expo

Farm to City Expo: Local Seafood Wave of the Future

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Meeting Room 1C03

On March 6th, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York are co-sponsoring Farm to City Expo 2018:  Local Seafood Wave of the Future.  As part of the annual Farm to City Expo, the Local Seafood Wave of the Future panel discussion will focus on locally-produced seafood and provide an opportunity to connect New York State’s wild caught and aquaculture producers with restaurant and foodservice buyers. The Department will also spotlight the growing oyster industry and highlight its participation in the New York State Grown & Certified marketing program, which promotes growers who adhere to higher food safety and environmental standards. 

Local Waters: Commercial Fishing Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, March 6 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

August Ruckdeschel
Agricultural & Marine Economic Development Specialist 



Captain Peter Haskell
Owner, Fisherman, Haskell's Seafood


Chris Quartuccio
Founder, Blue Island Oysters,
New York Grown & Certified Oyster Producer 


Bonnie Brady 
President, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association


Aquaculture and Seagreens: Meet Our Producers and the New Faces in Marine Agriculture

Tuesday, March 6 2018, 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Michael Ciaramella, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist,
New York Sea Grant, Cornell Cooperative Extension



Donna Lanzetta, J.D.
Founder and CEO, Manna Fish Farms, Inc.



Sean Barrett
Co-founder, Dock to Dish
Board Member of GreenWave



John Ng
Hudson Valley Fish Farms



Thank You to Our Sponsors

Peconic Land Trust


Long Island Oyster Growers Association


Long Island Farm Bureau


New York Sea Grant and the Cornell Cooperative Extension


Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning