The E a T Incubator Kitchen Opens in the Catskill/Hudson Region

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SULLIVAN COUNTY LAUNCHES THE E a T KITCHEN FOOD INCUBATOR IN LIBERTY NEW YORK

 

Incubators make it financially possible for a start-up food manufacturer to take advantage of available professional kitchen space while they grow their business. Most start-up food enterprises begin in a home kitchen. Once the final recipe is ready for the marketplace, business owners must legally manufacture their product from a professional, inspected kitchen. Here is where the E a T Kitchen at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Liberty NY enters to assist aspiring food entreprenuers. CCE Sullivan can offer long- or short-term professional kitchen leases at reasonable rates on a flexible time-share basis. Food entrepreneurs become “legal” by working in a professional space that can be inspected by insurance companies and the State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The E a T kitchen provides professional steam injection ovens, refrigerators, freezers, mixers, food processors, worktables and commercial vacuum packaging in a newly constructed teaching kitchen. In addition, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County can provide assistance in product development with the Northeast Food Venture Center at Cornell University in Geneva NY.

CCE can also assist in cooking and food handling classes, labeling and packaging requirements, licensing and certification questions and business planning, marketing and financing resources.

 

For more information on the E a T Kitchen. Contact Maria Grimaldi,  mal395@cornell.edu at CCE SULLIVAN  845 292-6180 or visit our website at http://www.sullivancce.org

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KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET HOSTS COOKING DEMOS SLOW FOOD

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET HOSTS COOKING DEMOS

 

KINGSTON — This Saturday, the Kingston Farmers’ Market will host cooking demonstrations by Slow Food Hudson Valley and Culinary Institute of America students, the music of David Michael Peters, face-painting with the Smile Factory and a presentation by the Forsyth Nature Center.

The Kingston Farmers’ Market has about 40 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, an assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods, honey, fresh-cut flowers and more. Shoppers can bring a recyclable bag or pick one up at the market.

The Kingston Farmers’ Market is located on Wall Street between Main & John Streets in the Historic Stockade District of uptown Kingston.

Shoppers can receive updates, recipes and coupons by signing up for the weekly newsletter on the Kingston Farmers’ Market website, www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org, or follow the Kingston Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

The market will continue, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 22.

 

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Villa Roma Hosts First Farm to Table Banquet October 11

 This Traditional Resort Hotel is going local featuring a new chef and a wonderful farm to table dinner to celebrate our local farms!

 

FARM TO TABLE DINNER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

BEECHWOODS RESTAURANT AT THE VILLA ROMA

A Portion of the proceeds will be donated to CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SULLIVAN COUNTY

 

Cocktail Reception                Butler Passed Hors d’ouerves                 6:30-7:30

Braised Pork Belly with fennel & Napa cabbage slaw * Red Grape & Carmelized Onion Smoked Duck Bites

Honey Glazed & Walnut crusted cheese balls * Mushroom, Leek & Goat Cheese Tartlet

Pickled Harvest Vegetables * Assorted Local Cheeses

Complimentary Brews, Cider, Wine               6:30-7:30

Roscoe, NY Beer Company: American Amber Ale, Rainbow Red Ale, Brown Ale

Jenkens & Lueken Orchards: Hard & Sweet Cider

Bashakill Vineyards: Wood Duck Chardonnay, Copperhead Pinot Noir

 

APPETIZER                          Potato, Mushroom & Roasted Vegetable Stack

SOUP                                    Roasted Pumpkin & crème fraiche

SALAD                                   Local Greens, Shaved Pears, Blue Cheese, champagne vinaigrette

ENTRÉE CHOICES

Bone in Stuffed Loin of Pork

With apple, cranberry, bacon & sage, corn pudding, roast mini potatoes

Fig & Walnut Roasted Game Hen

With pumpkin risotto, Roasted Vegetable Garni

Grilled Brook Trout

With lemon butter, herbs, artichoke hearts, cheese mashed potatoes

Dessert                                                Pear Flan

Coffee Service featuring Java Love Coffee

 

Executive Chef John Nichols, Former Special Event Chef: Settlers’ Inn & The Ledges, Hawley Pa.

Music by Frank Santoro

 

$59 per person, including gratuity

Limited Seating to only 100 Guests

DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED, RESERVE NOW!

 

Locally sourced, farm fresh foods from Willow Wisp Farm, Tonjes Dairy Farm, Beaverkill Trout Hatchery,

Ash-Luck Farm, Hilly Acres Farm, Campanelli’s Poultry Farm, Trapani Farm, Brey’s Egg Farm, & more.

You won’t want to miss this Fabulous FIRST TIME EVENT!

For Reservations, 800 533 6767, EXT 7014

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Master Food Preservers 3 Day Workshop Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

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REGISTER  TODAY!

MASTER FOOD PRESERVER CLASSES

JULY 22-24 2014

ALL DAY SESSIONS INCLUDE  LUNCH AND SNACKS

LEARN HOW TO HARVEST AND  SAFELY PROCESS SUMMER’S ABUNDANCE BY LEARNING THE ART OF FOOD PRESERVATION  AT THIS 3-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOP TAUGHT AT CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SULLIVAN COUNTY.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTORS JUDY PRICE AND KATHERINE HUMPHREY WILL TAKE THE CLASS THROUGH EACH STEP OF CANNING, BOTH WATER BATH AND PRESSURE, FREEZING AND DEHYDRATION. BESIDES TRADITIONAL JAMS AND JELLIES, PICKLES AND RELISHES THE GROUP WILL BE TAUGHT WAYS TO PRESERVE MEAT AND FISH WITHOUT REFRIGERATION OR FREEZING, WHICH SAVES ENERGY AND INSURES A FOOD SUPPLY WHEN THE POWER GOES OFF!

DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND MAKING FRUIT LEATHER FOR HEALTHY SNACKS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

THIS IS A MUST TAKE SERIES FOR FARMERS,  HOMESTEADERS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN CREATING A FOOD PANTRY OF LOCAL FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILY OR TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.

THE COURSE IS $375. FOR THE 3 DAYS AND COVERS ALL COURSE MATERIAL WHICH IS HELD IN A LOOSELEAF BINDER.

A CERTIFICATE OF MASTER FOOD PRESERVER IS AWARDED AFTER THE PARTICIPATES DEMONSTRATE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SAFE FOOD PRESERVATION

CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE   GERALD SKODA EDUCATION CENTER , CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SULLIVAN COUNTY, 64 FERNDALE LOOMIS ROAD, LIBERTY, NY 12754

CALL 845 292-6180 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

THIS CLASS IS FILLING UP FAST DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!

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Hancock Permaculture Courses Lucky Dog Organic Farm

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LEARN HOW THIS ORGANIC FARMER AND NEW YORK CITY PROTECT THE WATERS THAT SERVES OVER 8 MILLION PEOPLE BY CAREFUL CONSERVATION OF THE LAND AND FORESTS THAT FORM THE WATERSHED.  YOU WILL APPRECIATE HOW THIS NOFA-NY CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARM SURVIVED THE DEVASTATING  EFFECTS OF 100 YEAR STORMS WHICH OCCUR WITH MORE FREQUENCY AS WE ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THIS HANDS-ON PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE.

 

Hancock Permaculture Design Course

Spring 2014 – begins June.

CONTACT: Andrew Leslie Phillips

Greenman124@yahoo.com

917-771-9382

Hancock Permaculture Center

HAMDEN, NEW YORK: To be held at Lucky Dog Farm, Hamden N.Y. With additional field visits to local regional farms and homesteads and the New York City Watershed.

 Five weekends over five months – June thru October – miss one, make it up later. Graduates receive the official permaculture design certificate which enables you to teach permaculture.

Lucky Dog Farm is a working organic farm, catering business, farm store, food hub, three hours from NYC in the picturesque northern Catcalls. Accommodation available at Lucky Dog’s Hamden Inn. Camping also available. Contact: hollyway@gmail.com

Special guest lecturers:

Wes Gillingham, Project Director, Catskills Mountain Keeper, the north-east’s leading antifracking organization.

Laurie Schoeman, founder Intervention Green addresses climate change and city planning.Laurie works on climate change and sustainability issues with government agencies in NYC.

LEAD INSTRUCTORS:

Andrew Leslie Phillips

: Hancock Permaculture Center;. Studied with Geoff Lawton and Bill

Mollison and known for his approachable teaching style.

Maria Grimaldi:

Degree in Environmental Psychology and diversified background teaching

gardening, farming, plant science, cooking with New York Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic

Garden, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NOFA-NY and Sullivan County Community College

.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS:

Kyle T. Murray

: Catskill Mountain native brings youthful energy to this group. Studied with Andrew

Leslie Phillips, Hancock Permaculture Center, Albert Bates and Christopher Nesbitt at Maya

Mountain Research Farm, Belize. Alumni Paul Smiths College of the Adirondacks. Skills and

project experience include Land Surveying and Forestry, Arboriculture, Watershed Management,

and Natural Building

Erika Medina:

Certified Master Gardener and Naturalist. She lives in an off-grid homestead where

she runs a small CSA, raises bees, chickens, heritage ducks and turkeys. She and her husband

own and operate

One Earth Energy, a renewable energy design and installation company,

Dr Nancy Eos:

Family & holistic medical doctor, attorney. Studied with Dave Jacke (i2008).

Graduate of first Financial Permaculture course, Hohenwald, TN. Active with Transition Towns

Sullivan and Transition Towns Delaware – localized credit cards, stock exchanges, time dollar

enterprises, business funding, Think Local First campaigns.

WHEN

: Five modules over five months – first weekends May thru September.

WHERE

: Hamden N.Y., northern Catskills. Three hours from NYC. DIRECTIONS

COST

: $220 per weekend with five organic meals.

DEPOSIT

: $440 covers two sessions and ensures a place in this course.

Send check and register:

Hancock Permaculture Center

372 West Front Street Hancock NY 13783

Greenman124@yahoo.com

917-771-9382

More course details at:

http://www.hancockpermaculture.org/

“Care of Earth. Care of people. Return of surplus to both.”

 

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CSA Fair Liberty NY Sunday February 16 2014

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County has partnered with Pure Catskills, NOFA-NY, Edible Magazine and Green Door Magazine to host a CSA Fair in Liberty, New York on February 16, 2014

The theme is Bringing Everyone to the Table

Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

Admission is free

Check out the Brochure for more information

BROCHURE. CSA Fair. 2014

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Give A Gift Membership to NOFA-NY!

GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP! Struggling to find the perfect gift? Maybe it’s for your friend who loves shopping at the farmers market. Or your neice who aspires to be a farmer. Or your colleague who’s passionate about organic food. They’re going to really appreciate your gift membership in NOFA-NY! A $30 Gift Membership includes: a one year subscription to New York Organic News, our 40 page magazine that includes feature articles and regular columns and departments a one year subscription to The Natural Farmer, our quarterly news journal that has a pull out section on a particular topic relevant to organic food and farming the Annual Local & Organic Food & Farm Guide, New York State’s most comprehensive listing of organic and sustainable farms When you purchase a gift membership, you will immediately receive an attractive certificate that lists the benefits of membership that you can e-mail to the recipient or print out on a printer to give to that person. To purchase your gift membership, simply click here. Also consider making a gift donation to NOFA-NY. Your gift donation will go directly to supporting our programs and services that promote local, organic food and farming. To make a donation, simply click here. You will recieve an acknowledgement letter of your gift membership, which is 100% tax-deductible. NOFA-NY is a statewide organization leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting local, organic food and farming. http://www.nofany.org

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