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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Harvest Dinners Announced

Hello Farm Food Eaters!

Announcing this year's round of Harvest Dinners! Don't miss out on some of the most elegant and fun dining of the season. Join one or all of the farms listed below for a lovely field dining experience. All of the proceeds from the dinners go toward the Healthy Food for All program. Last year the dinners were a great success. We had a lot of fun hosting the Hazelnut Kitchen and Atwater Estate Vineyards here at Sweet Land, and will do so again with the exciting addition of Bilsboro Winery from Geneva. (2 wineries!). Less than 3 weeks away will be the first dinner (August 23) at Remembrance Farm with Chef Samantha Izzo and Lamoreaux Landing Winery.

For those of you who haven't heard of the Harvest Dinners here's a brief description. Each of the CSA farms that offer subsidized shares through the Healthy Food for All program host a fund-raising dinner in collaboration with a local chef(s) and winery. The dinners are at each of the farm, and depending on the time of year, are inside a farm building or out in the field under a big tent. Last year here at the farm we had lovely weather and DELICIOUS food and wine that melted away into a beautiful summer evening. Coming to a dinner (or all of them!) is a wonderful way to support local subsidised CSA shares while having a great time.

This year through the combined efforts of the farms, co-operative extension, chefs, wineries, and volunteers we were able to provide about 110 subsidized share to local families. Not bad!

Here is some more information and the way to buy tickets.

Harvest Dinners on the Farm to benefit the Healthy Food for All program
A series of five elegant dinners in the fields each with a unique team of farmers, chefs and winemakers

Cost: $75/ticket
Reservations (REQUIRED):

  • Online with Credit Card: www.healthyfoodforall.org
  • Checks: Make payable to CCETC- Local Foods Network and mail to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY 14850, Attn: Liz K.

Additional Info: www.healthyfoodforall.org or Laurie Pattington, 607-272-2292 x269 or lep57@cornell.edu


Dinner line-up with contact info:

Date: August 23rd
Farm: Remembrance Farm (6294 Searsburg Rd, Trumansburg), Nathaniel Thompson,

Chef: Samantha Izzo, Simply Red Bistro

Winery: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

September 13th
Farm: Sweet Land Farm (9732 State Rt 96, Trumansburg, NY 14886), Paul & Evangeline

Chef: Christina & Jonah, Hazelnut Kitchen (53 East Main St., Trumansburg NY 14886),

Winery: Atwater Vineyards (5055 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841)

Date: September 20th
Farm: Early Morning Farm (9658 State Rt 90, Genoa NY 13071), Anton,

Chef: Sean O'Brien, Serendipity Catering

Wines: Bet the Farm (381 Main Street, Aurora NY 13026), Nancy Tisch,

October 11th

Farm: Stick & Stone Farm (1605 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca NY 14850), Chef: Hans Butler,

Wines: TBD

Date: November 8th
Location: West Haven Farm (EcoVillage, Ithaca), Todd
and Katie

Chefs: Jen from Just a Taste & Stan from Crystal Lake Café
Beverages: specialty brews from Ithaca Beer (606 Elmira Road, Ithaca)

Okay! Thanks All,

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