Taste the Future: Chefs Spearhead Sustainable Culinary Crusade

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The event will feature a panel discussion with industry experts like Baris Sonmez of Lifecap Farms, Jamie Nadler, Derek Pitts of DK-Bell Holding, and Shane Hardy, a regenerative agriculture specialist. 

Farm.One on Bergen St is excited to announce the second edition of the Urban vs. Regenerative Farming Industry Night, taking place on 20th May . This evening of inspiration and education will bring together industry leaders and farmers in the urban and regenerative farming spaces for a lively discussion.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a curated culinary experience featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres by Dancing Greens Farm, paired with beverages from our sustainably-minded partners. In addition to networking and a panel discussion, attendees can choose from two ticket options:

  • General Ticket: $45 – includes admission, networking, panel discussion, hors d’oeuvres by Dancing Green Farms, and drinks.
  • General Ticket + Goodie Bag: $75 – includes an exclusive goodie bag with merch from our partners, including spices from Burlap & Barrel, a bottle of Champagne Telmont, a farm tour at Farm.One, sauces from Matriark Foods, and custom C4I merch.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our event partners, Dancing Greens and Farm.One, for helping bring this event to life.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from experts in the fields of urban and regenerative farming. Join us for an evening of celebration and collaboration at Urban vs. Regenerative Farming Industry Night 2.

Introducing our Panelists for our second Industry Night on May 20th at @farm.one!

Baris Sonmez: Before starting Lifecap Farms, Baris took a 6-month long trip to record electronic/folkloric music through Europe & Africa and witnessed the communal interconnectedness in the places he stayed. After coming back to NJ, he realized that the community connection he had witnessed while traveling was missing in his local space. Lifecap Farms was founded in 2018, after he opened a 6000 sq. ft. space in Jersey City with the goal to connect with the community through food. The farm now runs events linking music, art, poetry, farming and food prepared by local chefs.

Jamie Nadler: Jamie began her journey into agriculture at @stonebarns, and has been farming now for nearly a decade. She has a degree in environmental science, is trained in Permaculture design, and is a composting expert. She has worked with vegetables, fruit trees, vineyards and livestock, and knows and aims to continue to evolve her practices with the ever evolving landscape.

Derek Pitts: Derek is the Manager and Founding Partner of DK-Bell Holding, a family investment office that seeks to make strategic investments in Food & Agritech as well as controlled environmental agriculture. He saw the importance in Farm.One’s mission and invested in re-opening their doors after they got hit with the effects of the pandemic, allowing the space to flourish and grow into what it is today.

Shane Hardy: With over 14 years of experience in agriculture and land management, Shane Hardy is a Regenerative Agriculture Specialist. Previously he was the Ecosystems Director at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture where he oversaw land management across 500+ acres of fields and forests, and facilitated in integration of livestock, crops, and natural resources, Shane specializes in implementing innovative and regenerative practices that enhance soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.chefs4impact.org/urbanvsregenerativefarming

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