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The Alaska Food Festival and Conference

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Please join us for the third semi-annual Alaska Food Festival and Conference this November 3rd and 4th in Fairbanks, Alaska.  

Vendors and Sponsors can register now to attend the event.  This is a great way to get your name in front of Alaska Foodies!  It is also a great networking event to connect with others in the industry.  Hop on over to our sponsor and vendor pages for more information. Don't delay sign up today! 

We are also accepting food donations.  If you have any extra winter vegetables or Alaska Made foods, please consider donating!  We will highlight your donations in the conference meals.  

If you are interested in being a volunteer at the Alaska Food Festival and Conference, we would love your help!  Scholarships are available for volunteers!  


Alaska Food Festival and Conference Keynote Speaker:  Mary Smith, editor of Edible Alaska

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We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the Alaska Food Festival and Conference will be Mary Smith, managing editor and founder of Edible Alaska.  Edible Alaska is a culinary magazine and online presence dedicated to Alaska's local food movement.   Edible Alaska is recipient of the James Beard award that has fostered 87 Edible publications, a PBS television show, and Edible Radio.  Mary is a commercial troller our of Sitka and is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has spent the past 15 years as a marketing professional in the seafood industry.


AFPC Seeks Nominations for the 2017 Alaska Food Hero Award

Last year, the first Alaska Food Hero recipient went to Kyra Wagner of Honer, Tyonek Tribal Conservation District, and Diane Peck of Anchorage.

Last year, the first Alaska Food Hero recipient went to Kyra Wagner of Honer, Tyonek Tribal Conservation District, and Diane Peck of Anchorage.

The AFPC invites the public to submit nominations for the 2nd Alaska Food Hero award.  This award is intended to honor an individual or organization that has made a substantial impact on Alaska's food system.  The award will be presented at the Alaska Food Festival and Conference on November 3, 2017.

Nominations should include details about the nominee and how they fulfill the following criteria:

  •  demonstrated a substantial impact on Alaska's food system;
  • transformed an aspect of their community's food system; and
  • made a difference for Alaska's prosperity, health and self-reliance.

Nominations are due by October 6, 2017 and can be submitted by mail, email, or fax to:

Alaska Food Policy Council

3601 C Street, Ste. 722, Anchorage, AK 99503

akfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com

(907) 269-5446 (FAX)


September is Hunger Action Month!

The Food Bank of Alaska is providing several opportunities for community members to be engaged in Hunger Action Month.  This is a nationwide initiative to shine a light on the issues of hunger and the people who face hunger.  The Food Bank of Alaska have several events you can take part of in the community, as well as community food drives.  Take part in their paper plate campaign to share what food means to you or what you can do to end hunger! 


AFPC is excited to announce the new infographic that captures the Council's mission to create a healthier, more secure, and more self-reliant Alaska by improving our food system. Thank you to Rising Tide Communications for capturing our mission so beautifully!

AFPC is excited to announce the new infographic that captures the Council's mission to create a healthier, more secure, and more self-reliant Alaska by improving our food system. Thank you to Rising Tide Communications for capturing our mission so beautifully!