Looking for opportunities to get involved in local food ethics initiatives? Browse below for events submitted by members of the New Ethics of Food network. You can submit your own events by filling out the form here.

45th Annual Cranberry Festival
September 22, 2017, 7:00 am - September 24, 2017, 6:00 pm

The largest cranberry festival in the world, with about 100,000 people attending. The small community of approximately 300 people is home to the largest concentration of cranberry marshes in the state, which harvest an average of 285 million pounds of the ruby-red berries. Always the last full weekend in September.


Mint Creek Farm Dinner with Sarah Rinkavage
September 23, 2017, 2:30 pm - September 23, 2017, 9:00 pm
1693 East 3800N Road

Join Green City Market and Mint Creek Farm for a Farm Dinner and Tour in Cabery, IL. This Farm Dinner is hosted by Chef Sarah Rinkavage of Lula Cafe and is a fundraising event for Green City Market.


10th Annual Illinois Harvest Celebration
September 24, 2017, 5:00 pm - September 24, 2017, 9:00 pm
South 2nd Street

Where can you find central Illinois’ finest chefs, most delicious food, and toe-tapping-est live music all in one place? At Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Annual Harvest Celebration, that’s where! Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with us during this charity fundraising event. This year more than six of Central Illinois’ finest chefs are coming together for a magical evening to support local food and farming in Illinois.


Illinois Stewardship's 10th Annual Harvest Celebration
September 24, 2017, 5:00 pm - September 24, 2017, 9:00 pm
4965 2nd St

Where can you find central Illinois’ finest chefs, most delicious food, and toe-tapping-ist live music all in one place? At Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Annual Harvest Celebration, that’s where! Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with us during this charity fundraising event. This year more than six of Central Illinois’ finest chefs are coming together for a magical evening to support local food and farming in Illinois.


2017 Indiana Food Summit
September 25, 2017, 12:00 am - September 26, 2017, 12:00 am
420 Univeristy Blvd

Each year, Purdue Extension, along with many partnering organizations, hosts the annual Indiana Local Food Summit. This event provides learning, networking and sharing opportunities for the people, communities and organizations working to create an Indiana food system that is more resilient, economically vibrant and diverse. Attendees will learn about new topics and be able to take a deep dive into learning and professional development as well as share their own community work with those from their region. Everyone attending the food summit will learn something new, make more network connections and be able to tell their story to others. Creating a vibrant food system in your community can increase the quality of life for all residents, making healthy food and food access all part of the equation.


Weavers Way Sustainability Workshop: Soil, Carbon, Gardening and Agriculture
September 27, 2017, 7:00 pm - September 27, 2017, 8:30 pm

Weavers Way workshops include presentations, hands-on classes, book studies, film screenings and discussions. Most are low-no cost, and all are open to the public. Weavers Way members who lead workshops get three hours of work credit. What a great way to earn, or maintain, your Working Member status for 5% off all your purchases!


PASA's 3rd Annual Soil Health Conference
September 28, 2017, 9:00 am - September 28, 2017, 5:00 pm
538 Spiral Path Lane

On September 28th Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host its 3rd Annual Soil Health Conference at Spiral Path Farm in Loysville, PA. Farmers Will and Mike Brownback will detail the practices and systems they have used to develop and maintain soil health on their certified organic vegetable farm. This day is suitable for anyone interested in understanding more about the many facets of managing a farm for soil health. The day will include formal and in-the-field presentation, a question and answer session, and opportunities to meet and interact with sponsoring businesses and organizations. Lunch is included.


Incredible Edible Sprouts
September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm - September 28, 2017, 8:00 pm
1000 E Beltline Ave NE

Sprouting is an excellent way to add nutrition, variety and flavor to snacks and meals. Learn the best methods to sprout a variety of seeds, including beans, lentils, alfalfa and wheat. Then discover how versatile they are, from snacking on them raw to incorporating them in smoothies, your favorite recipes, and even making breads and crackers. Sample a variety of sprouts and determine your favorites.


TURN Festival
September 30, 2017, 12:00 pm - September 30, 2017, 6:00 pm
3020 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis

TURN out for Circle City’s celebration of urban sustainability -farm, food, health and environment. This day long event focuses on sustainable and healthier lifestyle practices with over 50 hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, music and food. Any proceeds from the festival will benefit Paramount’s urban farm, environmental education and summer Success Through Education Agriculture and Mentoring (STEAM) programs.


Grow Pittsburgh Harvest Feast
October 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - October 1, 2017, 4:00 pm
7227 Reynolds Street

In partnership with The Frick Pittsburgh, Grow Pittsburgh unites our programming partners, members, and volunteers for a celebration! Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy the Frick while playing lawn games and connecting with growers from all over the region. Tour the greenhouse and experience the Elise Adibi “Respiration Paintings” installation. Guests will have discounted admission to Clayton, the historic home of the Henry Clay Frick family.The event will feature food and activities for the whole family


Weavers Way Sustainability Workshop: Working Towards a Zero Waste Home and Garden
October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm - October 3, 2017, 8:30 pm

Join us for an informative evening with Alisa Shargorodsky, Weavers Way’s very own Zero Waste consultant. After taking an in-depth look at the larger global context of our waste systems, participants will receive a number of DIY body care recipes, tricks to the “zero waste grocery shopping experience” plus much more. Alisa will get you excited about zero-waste living and help you rework your shopping habits, reducing the amount of clutter and excessive packaging or goods you bring into your home in the first place. You will walk away prepared to avoid unnecessary waste production in your home and garden.


First Friday on the Farm
October 6, 2017, 7:00 pm - October 6, 2017, 9:00 pm
900 East 64th Street

Join us for the third annual First Friday on the Farm series for a dinner and the opportunity to hear form our farm team and beekeeper Kate. Tour the microfarm on the Monon Trail and dine community-style on the beautiful deck at Public Greens. Enjoy a three-course meal, seasonal cocktails, wine and beer. Each ticket purchased will fund 20 meals for food insecure youth in Indianapolis.


Harvest at the Grand Traverse Commons
October 7, 2017, 5:00 pm - October 7, 2017, 8:00 pm
830 Cottageview Dr

Enjoy fabulous food, local libations, and lively entertainment at Harvest at the Commons, an annual farm to table community feast at the historic grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons. This event features a three-course family-style meal prepared by Traverse City’s own Harvest Restaurant and NMC Culinary Institute, as well as a selection of regional wine, beer and cocktails.


National Apple Harvest Festival
October 7, 2017, 8:57 pm - October 7, 2017, 8:57 pm
615 Narrows Rd

The National Apple Harvest Festival, held during the first two full weekends in October, celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for 50+ years and counting. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment. The festival is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, just a few miles from historic Gettysburg and is within a two hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore MD and Harrisburg PA.


National Apple Harvest Festival
October 8, 2017, 8:57 pm - October 8, 2017, 8:57 pm
615 Narrows Rd

The National Apple Harvest Festival, held during the first two full weekends in October, celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for 50+ years and counting. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment. The festival is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, just a few miles from historic Gettysburg and is within a two hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore MD and Harrisburg PA.


National Apple Harvest Festival
October 14, 2017, 8:57 pm - October 14, 2017, 8:57 pm
615 Narrows Rd

The National Apple Harvest Festival, held during the first two full weekends in October, celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for 50+ years and counting. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment. The festival is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, just a few miles from historic Gettysburg and is within a two hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore MD and Harrisburg PA.


National Apple Harvest Festival
October 15, 2017, 8:57 pm - October 15, 2017, 8:57 pm
615 Narrows Rd

The National Apple Harvest Festival, held during the first two full weekends in October, celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for 50+ years and counting. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment. The festival is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, just a few miles from historic Gettysburg and is within a two hour drive of Washington D.C., Baltimore MD and Harrisburg PA.


REAP Pie Palooza
October 22, 2017, 12:00 am - October 22, 2017, 12:00 am
149 Waubesa Street

This annual event celebrates local, Wisconsin-grown ingredients and all things pie.


7th Annual Food Day – University of Minnesota
October 24, 2017, 10:00 am - October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Student Union – Great Hall

Food Day is an annual event at the University of Minnesota, organized by students with help from the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute. The event is free to the public, and is a day to resolve to make changes in our diets and to take action to solve food related problems.


Film Screening: "Food for Change"
October 26, 2017, 7:00 pm - October 26, 2017, 9:00 pm
650 W Skippack Pike

“Food For Change” is a feature-length documentary about the history of the co-op movement and food co-ops today. The goal of the film is to raise awareness nationally about the cooperative economic model, promote cross-sector cooperative collaboration and provide cooperative education to co-op members, college students and the general public.


Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest
October 28, 2017, 11:00 am - October 29, 2017, 4:00 pm

The fall fest is a family-friendly event that features Michigan-made products, tasty treats, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Come on out for food and fun and to support local businesses.


Indianapolis' Monumental Marathon
November 4, 2017, 12:00 am - November 4, 2017, 11:59 pm
200 W Washington St

Second Helpings is honored to be a featured community partner for the 2017 CNO Financial Group Monumental Marathon’s Run for a Cause! Whether you plan to participate in the race or simply would like to support the efforts of someone else who’s running, Monumental Marathon makes it simple and easy to get involved. When you register, join Team Second Helpings to join the fight against food insecurity in Central Indiana.


35th Annual Herb Faire
November 4, 2017, 9:00 am - November 4, 2017, 3:00 pm
3330 Atwood Ave

This fun and educational even is focused on growing and using herbs. Held at Madison’s renowned Olbrich Gardens.


Healthy Food Connect Education and Training
November 8, 2017, 8:00 am - November 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
1151 Village Road (MI)

In December 2016, The first of five education and training events was held at the Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College. Local and national experts discussed healthy food policy at all levels of government. All events in the Healthy Food Connect Education and Training series are open to the public. Topic to be announced.


Edible Startup Summit
November 17, 2017, 12:00 am - November 18, 2017, 12:00 am

This two-day summit is co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Ag and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension. The summit is focused on what it takes to develop a local food business.


The Food Trust: 25th Anniversary Celebration
December 1, 2017, 7:00 pm - December 1, 2017, 10:00 pm
51 North 12th Street

Join us as we celebrate 25 years! 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of our work to increase the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy food. This ticketed event will feature: Food from a curated group of Reading Terminal Market vendors, music and live performances from some of Philly’s best acts, exclusive food-related experiences for attendees, and Interactive activities for the entire family.


11th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit
January 12, 2018, 12:00 am - January 13, 2018, 12:00 am

The Wisconsin Local Food Summit, held annually since 2007, brings together community organizers, agency advocates, educators, students, local food producers, processors, distributors and eaters to learn, network, and help shape our local food systems.


Emerging Farmers Conference
January 26, 2018, 12:00 am - January 27, 2018, 12:00 am
1890 Buford Ave.

The Emerging Farmers Conference (formerly the Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference) is a program of the Minnesota Food Association, and serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who face barriers to the education and resources needed to build an agricultural business.


2018 Michigan Farmers Market Conference
March 6, 2018, 12:00 am - March 7, 2018, 12:00 am

The two-day conference features three tracks and educational sessions led by experts in farmers market management and agriculture. This annual event brings together people from across the state to learn, network, and share ideas and resources.