Plant Forward Foodways Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Abra Berens

The 2021 symposium was reimagined as a week-long set of virtual discussions, kitchen demos, and cook-alongs featuring plant-forward foods. Abra Berens, author of cookbook “Ruffage: Practical Guide to Vegetables” delivered our keynote.


Empowering a rich and vibrant food system for our community.
Our mission is to inspire and empower Greater Kalamazoo communities to honor our agricultural history and heritage cuisines, celebrate good food, and work together to build a just and healthy future for all.
Kalamazoo Valley’s Food Innovation Center
224 E. Crosstown Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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