Japan Travels & Agtech Week Excitement!

Japan is a wildly enthralling destination for food and culture lovers. The sights are magnificent, and the nightlife… well, it’s probably more thrilling than anything we’ve done Stateside for a while. We ate all of the food - familiar and not - while we were there, and the standout meal was (of course) a wagyu and kobe beef dinner, not unusual for quality meat lovers, like us (also, a LOT of fresh sushi from Tsukiji Market)

It’s been almost a week since we’ve been back, and we’re still feeling the jet lag, hard. It’s been rough getting back into the swing of things, but we’ve got zero time for playing around now because NYC Ag Tech Week 2017 - hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective - is almost here!

Our intern Ellie is coming in from Michigan, and will be working with Shelley throughout the week to capture photo and video during the 32 events taking place from September 16-21st. Liz will be cooking up a storm for the week’s most popular event - The Locavore Feast - and participating on a panel, moderated by Chef Bill Telepan, at the Institute for Culinary Education event focusing on hyper local food.

We have been floored by the amount of support we’ve received from our network and the media with regards to NYC Ag Tech Week. Our friends at FoodTech Connect, Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan and Culinary Agents have been so gracious with posting the events on the calendars and sharing the info with their readers, and more than a handful of press media - from all over the world - are flying in to participate and explore more about the local food scene, here in NYC.

This time next week, we’ll be sitting down to fill you in on how things are coming along, and we can’t wait to share some of the initial experiences and photos we capture. In the meantime, stay in the loop by visiting our social channels (@ournameisfarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and learn more about what it takes to pull together a massive outdoor feast for 150 people!

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