2018 APPALACHIAN FOOD SUMMIT

Cornbread and Roses:
Solidarity, Resistance, and Subsistence in Appalachia

SEPTEMBER 14-16
BRIDGEPORT CONFERENCE CENTER
BRIDGEPORT, WV

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Join us for a weekend of community and conversation. This year, we're exploring Appalachia's rich history of labor and activism through food. There will also be plenty of time for exploring all that north-central West Virginia's farmers, chefs and producers have to offer. 


Lodging

Several area hotels are offering a limited number of discounted rooms for Summit attendees. Please note that once these room blocks are booked, standard rates will apply.   

Wingate by Wyndham Bridgeport is offering an Appalachian Food Summit rate of $76.49. Reserve by August, 24, 2018. Call 877-361-2522 and reference itinerary 5136B52054500.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bridgeport is offering an Appalachian Food Summit rate on a limited number of single ($62.90) and double ($71.40) rooms. Reserve by August 24, 2018. Call 304-808-2000.

Marriott Courtyard is offering an Appalachian Food Summit rate of $99. Reserve by August 31, 2018. Use this link. 


program 

Note: Program will be updated as it develops.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

2018 APPALACHIAN FOOD SUMMIT CORNBREAD CONVOCATION
Progressive Women’s Association’s Uptown Event Center in Downtown Clarksburg, WV
7:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public
Soup beans & cornbread dinner with music by Lady D and Xavier Oglesby

 

Saturday, September 15

2018 APPALACHIAN FOOD SUMMIT: CORNBREAD & ROSES
Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Featured speakers include:

  • West Virginia teacher Jessica Salfia on subsistence and solidarity in the 2018 West Virginia teacher strike
  • Leslie Schaller on worker-owned co-ops in Appalachia
  • West Virginia Mine Wars Museum co-founder Wilma Steele on food and stories from the West Virginia Mine Wars
  • WVU Food Justice Lab Director Dr. Bradley Wilson on solidarity through food from here to there: connecting urban and rural, Appalachian and non-Appalachian communities
  • Historian Dr. Jessica Wilkerson on food as signifier for Appalachian women activists since 1920

... With an exhibit on Appalachian lunch counter sit-ins

... And readings and performances by:

  • Affrilachian poet Crystal Good
  • Writer Ann Pancake
  • Local musicians (TBD)

Pepperoni Roll & Sandwich Bar Lunch
Tickets available at the door
Featuring... 

  • Traditional West Virginia pepperoni rolls from several Harrison County bakeries
  • Build-your-own tomato sandwich bar by Lost Creek Farm and Buxton Hall Barbecue
  • Fresh garden victuals from Hill and Hollow

Pickles 'n Zines! Happy Hour with Queer Appalachia, Travelin' Appalachians Revue, and Crop Stories

 

2018 APPALACHIAN FOOD SUMMIT SUPPER
Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV
7:00 p.m.

Featured Chefs Include:

  • Kristin Smith (The Wrigley Taproom, Corbin, KY)
  • Amy Dawson (Lost Creek Farm, Lost Creek, WV)
  • Ashley Capps (Buxton Hall Barbecue, Asheville, NC)
  • AuCo Lai (The Wrigley Taproom, Corbin, KY)
  • Pamela DeLaude (Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV)

 

Sunday, September 16

2018 APPALACHIAN FOOD SUMMIT DAY AT THE BRIDGEPORT FARMERS' MARKET
Charles Pointe (adjacent to Bridgeport Conference Center)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshops by featured chefs and home cooks include:

  • Baking with non-traditional flours and grains with Ashley Capps and Keia Mastrianni
  • Vinegar Shrubs with Jamie Swofford
  • Salt Rising Bread with Amy Dawson and Susan Brown
  • TBD with Mike Costello