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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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Locavore Challenge Schools and School Gardens Slow Food UpdeRiva

NOFA-NY just finished their annual Locavore Challenge which takes place every year during the month of September. September is a good time to do this. People gather together to celebrate the abundant local New York State harvest and kids go back to school.

In Sullivan County New York an ambitious project was started last spring to start edible gardens in three locations; the Roscoe Central School (which also serves Delaware County), the Sullivan West School in Jeffersonville and an edible garden at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County in Liberty, New York which was maintained by students from the Liberty Central School.

 This  month, Slow Food UpDeRiva is pleased to sponsor a  local barbecue to celebrate the first season’s success of the Catskill Edible Garden Project. All the food served is sourced from local farms.

The Catskill Edible Garden project is a partnership of the Catskill Mountainkeeper, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sullivan Renaissance,The Center for Workforce Development and The Green Village Initiative. It involves working with area schools to install and maintain edible gardens, with the goal of developing a food-based curriculum. We look forward to more of these working gardens at schools in the region.

Come to the  BBQ at Hills Country Inn on October 14  and learn more. For reservations go to

http://slowfoodupderiva.org/

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Locavore Potluck and Discussion The Town That Food Saved

This idea hatched when Peggy Johansen and Lisa Lyons were hiking one morning, then spread to a conversation with Maria Grimaldi, NOFA-NY Regional Rep  . . . and like
all organic things it spread into planning a locavore event!

Event Details:

LOCAVORE POTLUCK AND DISCUSSION

Hosted by Lisa Lysons, Morgan Outdoors and Maria Grimaldi, Catskill Hudson Regional Rep NOFA-NY in partnership with the Livingston Manor Free Library.

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

First in a two-part series discussing “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food” by Ben Hewitt (Rodale Press, 2009)

The September 19th gathering will celebrate local food, introduce the book which follows an inquisitive peek behind the curtain of a town dubbed “the Silicon Valley of local food”, Hartwick VT. (population 3,200)

A second gathering in October will discuss the book in more detail and explore ways a local food system might work to enrich the economy.

Bring a food dish made with local ingredients to share.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. NOFA-NY members will receive a 10% discount.

For more information contact: Lisa Lyons morganoutdoors@pronetisp.net

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Big Eddy Farmstand Takes the Locavore Challenge

 

 

What: Big Eddy Farmstand Locavore Challenge

Where: Gerard’s River Grill

              15 Main Street

              Narrowsburg, New York

When: September 15, 2012

            Noon to 3pm

 LIVE MUSIC featuring singer/songwriter Janet Burgan

 $20 in advance * $25 at the door

All proceeds go toward supporting the Big Eddy Farmstand/ Tusten Rural Youth Workforce Development program.

 The Big Eddy Farmstand is pleased to announce that it will be taking the Slow Food UpDeRiva/NOFA-NY 3rd annual LOCAVORE CHALLENGE on September 15th, 2012 from Noon to 3pm at Gerard’s River Grill overlooking the glistening Big Eddy in Narrowsburg, New York.  The Big Eddy Farmstand will provide a tasting menu of locally sourced ingredients including specialty heirloom produce the youth team cultivated over the summer at SkyDog Farm, local honey and maple syrup from Alice Diehl’s dairy farm, eggs from Patty Keesler’s dairy farm, meat from Fitzpatrick’s River Brook Farm and milled flours from the Finger Lakes region.

 

Come One, Come All —– Savor the Narrowsburg Locavore Challenge!

For more information: contact Andrea Reynosa at 845.252.3518

areynosa@skydogprojects.com

Facebook: Big Eddy Farmstand *  www.bigeddyfarmstand.com

 

www.slowfoodupderiva.org * http://www.nofany.org

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READY GET SET TO CHOW DOWN NOFA-NY LOCAVORE CHALLENGE

http://www.nylocavorechallenge.com/

NOFA-NY’s  3rd Annual Locavore challenge is about to begin. September is pot luck party time around the State to celebrate our abundant harvest of local food and a successful farming season for our farmers. Foodies, farmers, environmental groups and friends are already planning parties, classes, and special events to enjoy the harvest and promote the movement toward a more sustainable, organic food system.

Get on board early this year and register, ITS FREE, to demonstrate  interest and support for building  our regional food sheds.  Any special group or business events will be publicized on our calendar. Register online, explore the NY Locavore Challenge website and share it with your friends.

http://www.nylocavorechallenge.com/

AND stay tuned to our blogs  for more information about locavore events in our Region as they develop.

 

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NOFA-NY Farmers Field to Table Dinners Kick-Off Summer 2012

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer dining  season with a farm to table dinner given by Early Bird Cookery in Callicoon Center, New York.  Radish tempura, Nettle pesto topped crostini, local chicken on top of Cayuga Pure Organics polenta, Willow Wisp Farm organic greens with  feta cheese, sauteed organic vegetables including wild fiddleheads  and handmade buttermilk ice cream heralded the first of a series of monthly dinners produced by chef Amy Miller and her crew at the Hills Inn. Miller sources her ingredients from local farms.

http://www.earlybirdcookery.com/suppers.html

In Florida, New York the W. Rogowski Farm has scheduled their 2012 suppers with the first on Friday June 1. This second generation farm located in rich “black-dirt” farmland of Orange County has recently transitioned into bringing local food literally into the mouths of their customers.

http://www.rogowskifarm.com/Supper-Club.html

In Delaware County, another NOFA-NY farm is into its second year of operating their FABLE restaurant on the farm which includes farm vacations and a Bed and Breakfast. Besides dining, guests can enjoy farm tours and other events. Stone and Thistle specializes in grass-fed meats and a soon- to- be- added creamery.

http://www.stoneandthistlefarm.com/fable.htm

As the interest in local food continues to grow, so does the economic value of a community supported food system. Most of the dinners are quickly sold out well in advance. Be sure to make your reservations early.

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OCCUPY YOUR LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY PLANT ORGANIC SEEDS OF ACTIVISM

Cleaning and saving seeds High Mowing Seeds Vermont

Its time to start seeds in the Northeast. I like to start my onion seeds about now and seeking out hierloom, organic, open-pollinated seed sources  insures the safety of the food I am growing . It gives me pleasure to know I am choosing varieties of seeds grown and selected for their genetic diversity, flavor and vigor by “real” people, not corporations  far,  far away.

NO GMO’S HERE!

There are many excellent seed sources throughout the USA, but this year I tried to keep my seed suppliers as local as possible. I love doing business with Turtle Tree Seed Company in Copake Lake, New York. Here, at this outstanding Bio-Dynamic farm the seeds are processed, packaged and shipped by the residents of the Camphill Community who operate a model farm in the Hudson/Berkshire region of Columbia County New York. The service and shipping from Turtle Tree is fast and impeccable!

http://www.turtletreeseed.org/

Another favorite is the Hudson Valley Seed Library even closer to home with their artful seeds packets which make terrific gifts for your favorite gardeners as well as producing beautiful vegetables, herbs and flowers. Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds are available at

http://www.seedlibrary.org/

or at

The Main Street Farm store in Livingston Manor, NY http://mainstreetfarm.com/

Across the border in Vermont is another excellent organic seed supplier High Mowing Seeds

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/

High Mowing also offers NOFA-NY members a discount on their first order of the season. Or if you live near Youngsville, New York in Sullivan County, High Mowing Seeds are available at The Cutting Garden http://www.thecuttinggarden.org/

OKAY, SO YOU SAY YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR SPACE TO START YOUR OWN PLANTS?

YOU WILL WANT TO VISIT TRINA PILONERO OF SILVER HEIGHTS FARM IN COCHECTON NEW YORK WHO GROWS THOUSANDS OF HIERLOOM CERTIFIED ORGANIC TRANSPLANTS FOR YOU TO “POP-IN” TO YOUR PREPARED BEDS. SILVER HEIGHTS FARM MAY ALSO BE FOUND AT NEW YORK CITY GREENMARKETS AT UNION SQUARE AS WELL AS SEVERAL LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS.

http://www.silverheightsfarm.com/

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