What a Day!
Over 900 attendees
were inspired to take action by 
  • 80 dynamic exhibitors,
  • 57 speakers/panelists and
  • a great deal of "digging in" to everything about local food!

Thank you to everyone who made this incredible event possible! 
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteers
  • Exhibitors
  • Speakers
  • Partners
  • Attendees!

Turn your knowledge and inspiration into action! Take 5 minutes to Take this Survey and Pledge One Action

Fill out the survey to enter to win A Farm-to-Table Experience for four with Chef Jay Lippin and Crabtree's Kittle House

Everyone who fills in the survey by April 1st is entered into a raffle to win:
  • Accompany Crabtree's Kittle House Executive Chef Jay Lippin to a local farm to see him select fresh produce for the day. Then later that evening...
  • Have dinner for four at Crabtree's Kittlehouse,* 2016's Best of Westchester "Best Brunch," "Best Private Dining."
*tax, alcohol and gratuity excluded

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High School Students with Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, Margot Pollens of Pace Law, and Bedford 2020 Board Member Richard Ottinger, Former Congressman and Dean Emeritus of Pace Law School. 
Keynote speaker Mark Bittman with Midge Iorio, Executive Director of Bedford 2020 and Event Food Forum Co-chairs Karen Simons and Olivia Farr. 
Click Here to Take a Food Forum Survey
Take the survey and enter to win Dinner for Four at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua and a farm visit with Chef Jay Lippin*
Speakers and Expo exhibitors ranged from farmers offering products and summer CSA sign ups to organizations working for equitable food systems, hunger-relief, sustainability and more!

​​​​​​​Photos by Sherry Wolf
Clare Murray of the Community Center of Northern Westchester and Mimi Edelman of Westchester Growers Alliance
Keynote Speaker Michel Nischan, founder of Wholesome Wave. 
This event was brought to you by Bedford 2020, a non-profit, grassroots organization leading a community-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 and to create a sustainable community that conserves its natural resources.

If you would like to make a donation to further support our efforts, visit bedford2020.org/donate. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bedford 2020 
Bedford Central School District

Stop & Shop: NY Metro Division
Wizard Studios
Northern Westchester Hospital: Northwell Health
Bambi's Bar at the Bedford Playhouse
Bedford Magazine/Town Vibe

Curtis Instruments
Clark Associates Funeral Home

Healthy Home Energy & Consulting 
Ladle of Love

Andy King, Co-founder of Inward Point
Blythdale Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares Eat Well Be Well
Captain Lawrence Brewery
Cascade Mountain Winery
Good Choice Kitchen
Happiness Is
Health-Ade Kombucha
Hickory and Tweed
Inn at Pound Ridge
Janell Breck
John and Olivia Farr and Bedford Gourmet
Kupferman /Agranoff Family
Lena Faith, Kurt Beil
Little Joe's Books
Marks Foods
Martha Stewart
Mary Adams Lines Landscape Design
Natural Awakenings Magazine
O2 Living, Daniel Bernstein, Andrea Candee
Polaner Selections
Polaner Selections – Boundary Breaks Vineyard
Rainbeau Ridge
Restaurant North
Rick Wolff
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Snow Hill Farm
Stone Barns Center
Suburban Carting
SunRaven Farm, Home of Slow Medicine
Thomas Fox and Sons Catering
Three Hour Farm
Village Social

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Event Chairs:
Olivia Farr
Karen Simons

Expo Chair: Mimi Lines

Media Chair: Heather Flournoy

Pledge Chair: Shanyn Siegel

Registration Chair: Karen Sabath

Volunteer Chair:  Rebecca Roban

Book Corner: Vicki Marwell, 

Nancy Steiner


Program Leaders:

Margaret Gifford
Stephanie Kupferman
Suzi Novak
Karen Simons

Bedford 2020 Staff:
Midge Iorio, Executive Director
Ellen Calves, Program Manager
Committee Members
Susan Bostwick
Deirdre Breen
Lena Cavanna
Jayni Chase
Ellen Conrad
Doug DeCandia
Sarah Douglis
Mimi Edelman
Annie Farrell
Michael Finkelstein
Nisa Geller
Lisa Green
Martha Handler
Janet Harckham
Florence Hovy
David Juros
Mary Beth Kass
Anna Lee
Jeanne Markel
Mey Marple
Peter Menzies
Fiona Mitchell
Vickie Morris
Debbie Mullin
Christine O'Neil
Penny Paglia
Aleah Papes
Cara Politi
Marie Roth
Nancy Silver
Maria Simonetti
Quint Smith
Anita Stockbridge
Deb Taft
Liz Taggart
Mary Tedesco
Shelley Waln

Sherry Wolf
Keeva Young Wright

Please visit the website to see the list of our community partners, exhibitors, and speakers who helped make this event possible. Thank you for attending and we hope you turn this day of knowledge and inspiration into action to support a sustainable, equitable food system for all!  Don't forget to take the survey!
The goal of Bedford 2020 is to lead, organize and promote a community wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 and to create a sustainable community that conserves its natural resources. bedford2020.org