The 2017 Food & Farm Forum will take place Friday and Saturday December 8-9 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL.  The event will start Friday morning and conclude Saturday evening, so participants traveling from farther parts of the state are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning.

We’ll be posting more information here in the weeks to come — so please check back to learn more about the schedule, lodging/accommodations, registration, sponsorship and exhibits, and more!


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One reason we chose to hold the Forum at Camp McDowell is that we could offer multiple lodging options to fit a variety of budgets.

These are hotel-style rooms with two double beds and an attached, private bathroom.  These rooms can accommodate up to FOUR people max and cost $135/night, regardless of the number of occupants.

A somewhat limited number of these rooms are available, so if availability becomes an issue, priority will be given to those sharing a private room, those with mobility issues or needing other special accommodations, and those staying for three nights.

You may share your room with other participants who are registering separately — just be sure to communicate among yourselves as to who is reserving and paying for the room, and be sure that each of you lists the other in the section designated for roommates.

These are bunk-style accommodations, twin beds (linens included) in groups of 5 to 18, with shared bathrooms.  The cost for this lodging option is $25/person/night.  All cabins are insulated (not open-air) and most have HVAC.

You may request in your registration to be housed with certain friends or family members – we will make every effort but cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate every request.



Meals from Friday breakfast through Saturday dinner are included in the cost of registration.  We will be working with Camp McDowell to incorporate locally grown farm products into every one of the meals – if you are a farmer interested in selling or donating product, please contact!

Optional Thursday night box dinners will be available for an additional charge (please reserve a dinner when you register), for those arriving Thursday evening.



Application and more information coming soon!

Application deadline will be November 2.



Child care will be available – details coming soon.

Be sure and bring a flashlight!



Coming soon!

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Food & Farm Forum, please contact Meagan at or 205-538-3249.



Click here to register! (link coming soon)