Spring Growth

Spring Growth

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25th


Here are some announcements, and then veggie forecast and u-pick lists are at the bottom of the email.

Notes from our fabulous, completely volunteer CSA Events Co-ordinator and fellow shareholder........ Flannery!!
  • Calling all cooks! Would you like to create a week of meals? Menu planners are needed. It's easy and fun. Email me: fhysjulien@mac.com
  • Dates for another jam workshop and kid event coming soon.

Harvest Dinner at Early Morning Farm August 7th.

Announcing Healthy Food For All's fine dining benefit gala on Sunday, August 7th hosted at Early Morning Farm with Executive Chef Gregory Rhoad of Aurora Inn paired with wines from Bet the Farm Winery.

The event will start at 5:00pm with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the fields with live music and an optional farm tour followed by a feast under the tent by the pond.

Enjoy chilled watermelon gazpacho shooters, heirloom tomatoes fresh off the vine, rosemary and garlic roasted pork loin and much more to please your palate and support a great cause. Every bite will feature food harvested from the adjacent fields and neighboring producers and will be paired with wine to bring out the succulent flavors of summer.

Tickets start at $75 (all-inclusive) and can be purchased online at www.healthyfoodforall.org or by calling 607-342-8845. Seating is limited so don't delay!

This is the third in a series of six harvest dinners on area farms to benefit the Healthy Food For All program, a partnership of family-owned farms and Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County to make fresh seasonal produce accessible to households with limited income.

For the full schedule of 2011 harvest dinners with menus and more, please visit www.healthyfoodforall.org or contact harvestdinners@gmail.com

“Harvest dinners not only celebrate the actual products being produced in our area, but also the synergies and relations developing between producers and users. The dinners are also a way to network and find new sources, market local businesses, strengthen our economic relations and support local charities. But most of all it allows us to meet and spend time with the people in our area that make up our community, and we all get to highlight the strengths of our labors.”
- Executive Chef C. Gregory Rhoad, Aurora Inn


For Information on Healthy Food For All:

Contact: Elizabeth V. Karabinakis, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Phone: 607-272-2292

For Harvest Dinners on the Farm Reservations or Ticket Sales:
Contact: Samantha Castillo-Davis, Harvest Dinner Reservations Volunteer
Phone: 607-342-8845
Online purchase:

Volunteer Opportunities:
HealthyFoodForAll.Ithaca@gmail.com or 603-986-5091

Veggie Forecast:
tomatoes, hot peppers, Euro and field cukes, summer squash, summer onions, carrots, beets, head lettuce, escarole, kale, chard, collards,

unlimited: all flowers EXCEPT the lillies, hot peppers, chard, kale, basil, green beans

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