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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2nd

Hello out there!

Well the summer fruits are rolling in. It is a nice time of year for eating, that's for sure. There is a Healthy Food For all Harvest Dinner this weekend at Early Morning Farm. If you can, you should go to it, it will be wonderful. The menu is below. Speaking of menus, below is a planned week of meals using CSA produce put together by a fellow shareholder. What a resource for busy people. http://www.sweetlandfarm.org/. Thanks to everyone volunteering to help out Sweet Land!!

Here's what Flannery, our all-volunteer fabulous CSA Event Co-ordinator has to say:

"This week's menu comes to you from Jamie Warbuton. It is vegan and extremely creative with lots of desserts. Thanks, Jamie!
At the suggestion of one of a fellow CSA shareholder, we are going to try doing five meals instead of seven. We thought this might better reflect the reality of leftovers and dinners out. Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Anyone up for making a menu next week?"

Veggie Forecast:
carrots, beets, daikon, onions, summer squash, cukes, cabbage, head lettuce, chard, kale, tomatoes

u-pick: unlimited
flowers, chard, kale, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes

Join us for an exquisite meal that supports the efforts of local farms to share the bountiful harvest of healthy food in our region with all!

Sunday, August 7th a fine dining benefit gala 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! For more info

Proceeds go to Healthy Food for All, a partnership of family-owned farms and Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County to make fresh seasonal produce accessible to households with limited income. Harvest Dinners are sponsored by the Tompkins County Tourism Program.


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

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