2019 Workshop/Trade Show Dates/Times
2019 Workshop dates: Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27.
2019 Tradeshow dates: Saturday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 27.
*There is no charge to attend the Trade Show – Admission is Free!
- Food lovers will enjoy the samples and shopping.
- Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy shopping amongst multiple organic seed suppliers, as well as browsing gardening tools and books.
- Farmers can network with certifiers, grain traders and small equipment suppliers.
- To see maps of the Main & Basement Level and a list of exhibitors visit here.
The trade show is held on 3 floors at the Guelph University Centre.
To reach this area use the stairs located in about the middle of the main floor (across from the Organic Meadow booth) or the elevators located in the South East area of the Main Floor.
Filled with great vendors!
Don’t miss the area past Mapleton’s Organic and across from the MadeGood booth in the northeast corner. (When not being used by the conference this is the University of Guelph Daily Grind coffee shop!)
The event experienced its 30th annual staging in January 2011, when an entire generation shared its organic family experience (the 3-generation Manley family). With the 31st annual, 2012 Conference, the event headed into its next 30-year generation of growth. This was accomplished by sowing the ‘Seeds of Co-operation’ which was a successful focus on the U.N.’s International Year of Co-operatives.
For 2013, the 32nd annual 4-day event included international speakers, seminars & intro workshops on key topics including, Genetically Engineered foods, organic production/certification, changing climates, permaculture concepts, sustainable buildings, farmland protection, food security and home microgreens.
From producer to consumer, the workshops offered something for everyone. PLUS, there was an Organic Tasting Fair with 150+ exhibitors (included 30+ food samplers) on Saturday/Sunday, free to the public. This became an opportunity to sample and purchase a wealth of organic, fair trade products.
Continuing to Grow
Since 2014 the conference has continued to grow, welcoming new speakers each year and the Trade Show now includes over 160 tables. Guelph welcomes everyone so take a mid-winter break at the University Centre. This Conference always wants to be on the leading edge of the movement, so come out and see what’s new !