Jan. 20-21, 2017
This year’s conference will be held at St. Louis University’s Il Monastero. There will be a free shuttle for hotel guests that runs between the conference venue and the conference hotel, the historic Cheshire.
Use this link to make reservations at the Cheshire and get the conference rate.
Please join the MFMA Board Thursday evening, 5-7 p.m. for a Happy Hour at Basso (on the Cheshire property). The Wildwood Farmers Market will be giving the first 50 attendees a $5.00 voucher to be used for Happy Hour Food or Drink that evening. For menu and pricing information, please view the Basso menu.
Plan on joining us Friday morning for a unique pre-conference “Farm Tour” departing from Il Monastero at 8 a.m.
Conference check-in begins at noon at Il Monastero with sessions beginning at 1 p.m.
Friday night, the Schlafly Farmers Market is hosting the MFMA Social with food and drink, 5-7 p.m. at the Schlafly Taproom.
Sessions continue at Il Monastero Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch about noon.
The detailed agenda pending but will be available on the MFMA website shortly.
The conference registration price is $50 until Jan. 1, 2016 at which point it will go up to $60. So save yourself some green and register today.
The Cheshire is offering a super rate $89 (normal rate of $229) for conference attendees includes self-parking, internet, breakfast and shuttle for no additional charge. You can also get a discount at their fine restaurants.
Lodging scholarships of $50 are available for one representative per market who travels more than one hour’s drive to the conference on a first come, first served basis. We are limited to the first 20 who apply so make sure that you answer yes if you are applying and you will need to bring your motel receipt to the registration table on Saturday to receive your scholarship.