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Master Food Preservers 3 Day Workshop Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

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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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SCHOOL FOOD SUMMIT HUDSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 15

Friday, February 15, events at 1:30, 5:30 and 7:30 pm, Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd. Accord, NY

 

SCHOOL FOOD SUMMIT 2013

 

Celebrating our Children, Food and Future

 

Join national experts, parents, students and community members to identify ways to serve more fresh, locally grown food in school meals, and begin to make it happen.

 

Friday, February 15th

 

1:30-4:30

Kitchen Camp—food service staff

5:30-7:00

Local Food Fair—samplings from Kitchen Camp and tables with farmers, students and organizations

7:00

Songs of Farms and Food—Creek Iverson and Lisa Mitten

7:30-9:00

Local Food Goes to School Panel Discussion

Keynote: Chef Ann Cooper, “The Renegade Lunch Lady”

Chef Tim Cipriano, No Kid Hungry—Share Our Strength

Farmer Bruce Davenport, President of the RVGA

Todd Fowler, National Farm to School movement

Julie Holdbrook, Dir. of Food Services, Keene Cemtral School

Janet Poppendieck,

Free for All: Fixing School Food in America

 

Chris Van Damm, Dir. of Food Service, Rondout Valley Schools

 

Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Road, Accord, NY

 

CAFETERIA COMMUNITY CLASSROOM

 

More info

 

rondoutvalleygrowers.org

ulstercorps.org

Nicci@fromthegroundup.com 845-687-4124

Deborah.DeWan@rondoutvalleygrowers.org 845-626-1532

 

Sponsors

 

Marbletown PTA

Rondout Valley Growers Association

From the Ground Up

Slow Food Hudson Valley

UlsterCorps

Chefs Consortium

Support provided in part by Community Foundation of Ulster County, Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund, The New World Foundation, and Rondout Valley Growers.

 

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Rondout Valley Organics Hosts CSA Collaborative Pot Luck May 5 at Rusty Plough Farm

Rondout Valley Organics is a collaborative of local farms, anchored by Rondout Valley member  Rusty Plough Farm.

Membership allows you access to a weekly availability list of products from our farms. You choose what you want to order each week. No minimum requirements. Skip a week if you’re away. The value of your items is then deducted from your account each week. As your account nears depletion, we welcome you to reinvest through the remaining season. Since your account dollars are yours until you use them, balances carry forward into the following season. However, inactive balances are forfeit after two years.

Choose from the following pickup locations in Ulster and Sullivan Counties:

  • Rusty Plough Farm, Ulster Heights, from Thursday mornings
  • Farm & Granary, Rte.209 Wawarsing, from Thursday mornings
  • Catskill Native Nursery, Samsonville Rd., Kerhonkson, Fridays 10am – Saturdays 3pm
  • Kingston Farmers’ Market, Kingston, Saturdays 9-2
  • Ellenville (downtown location/time TBA)
  • Cragsmoor Library in Cragsmoor, Thursdays noon – 7:30pm
  • MyRadiantYoga, Main Street in Mountaindale, Thursdays noon-7:00pm

For more information about the potluck on May 5 or CSA membership call Oleh or Nadia at  845-647-6911 or visit the website http://www.farmtocity.org/Home.asp

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Rondout Valley Growers Association Farm to Community Series FOOD MATTERS

 

 

Food Matters!

A Series of Farm-to-Community Conversations

A Day in the Life of a Local Farmer

Friday, Febrary 24, 6:30-8:00pm, Accord Firehouse Find out from local farmers what it takes to work the land, grow crops and raise livestock that keep us happy and healthy. Chris Kelder of Kelder’s Farm, Deena Wade of Transition Marbletown and a group of local farmers will talk about the real-time world of farming right here in the Rondout Valley. Suggested donation: $5. The Accord Firehouse is at 22 Main Street (entry in rear).

Goodnight Irene: Lessons in Resilience

Friday, March 9, 6:30-8:00pm, Accord Firehouse Our region was walloped by Hurricanes Irene and Lee, and many of our local farms were hit hard. Find out from farmers how they have recovered and how we can help strengthen our local food resources for a secure future. Suggested donation: $5. The Accord Firehouse, 22 Main Street (entry in rear).

Food Landscape: Farmer, Food and Family

Friday, March 23, 6-7:30pm, Marbletown Elementary School Did you know that our valley has some of the best farmland in the United States and we are lucky to have a great variety of farmers? Come find out about the bounty outside your door. This evening is part of the “Breakfast for Dinner” event organized by the Marbletown Parent Teacher Friends and the Chefs Consortium. Join the fun with optional dinner prepared with local food, Zumba (r) workout for all ages, local food exhibits and farmers who will share with you how our local food is created. Kids are welcome! Suggested donation: $5. Dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for children, with reduced family pricing. Marbletown Elementary School is at 12 Pine Bush Road in Stone Ridge.

http://www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org/

 

This program of RVGA’s Rondout Valley Growers Education Project is fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute as part of their Citizen Action Program. Co-Sponsored by: Transition Marbletown, Town of Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission, Marbletown Parent Teacher Friends & Chefs Consortium.

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