Food is an ultimate connector and a big part of why we travel. We share stories, form relationships and build communities around the table, and through our culinary traditions. In this gathering, we will hear stories from around the world of the relationship between agritourism and cuisine. Our panelists include a cacao farmer in Costa Rica, a food tourism expert in Spain, and a regenerative farmer in the UK who work with chefs. They will describe how they foster experiences that embrace an authentic taste of place -- and attract tourists interested in supporting local foodways and rural livelihoods.
Moderator: Katharine Millonzi, Millonzi Consulting
Speakers: Jane Connelly, Program Manager, World Food Travel Association, Spain; Alex Retana Mena, Agriculturist and Dreamer, Finca Kobo, Costa Rica; Tom Morphew, CEO, Full Circle Farms Sussex Ltd. and The Garden Army Ltd.