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Meat and Greet Farmer & Chef Fair

"Meat" farmers, enjoy tastings and view cooking demonstrations March 11

Centrally located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the ‘Meat Your Farmer and Chef Fair’ will take place on Saturday, March 11th from 10 am - 2 pm on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the Vandervort Room located within Scandling Center (300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY). (DrHobo, Flickr/Creative CommonS)

GENEVA, N.Y. — Come “meat” your farmer! Consumers, home cooks, chefs, restaurateurs, and food distributors are invited to meet regional livestock farmers and learn how to coordinate sourcing, serving, and consuming locally raised and processed meat (all cuts and kinds). In addition to meeting farmers of locally raised meats, guests will be able to enjoy tastings and view cooking demonstrations provided by area chefs to learn new ways to prepare local meat. Featured chefs will include:

  • Carl Bray, Geneva On The Lake
  • Brud Holland, The Café at Fox Run Vineyards
  • Scott Riesenberger, The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellars
  • Orlando Rodriguez, Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars

Those attending the event will depart with a better understanding of who raises local meat and where to buy it from -which farms and restaurants.

Centrally located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the ‘Meat Your Farmer and Chef Fair’ will take place on Saturday, March 11th from 10 am – 2 pm on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the Vandervort Room located within Scandling Center (300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY). This event is free and open to the public to attend. Free parking will be available in the Medbery Lot located adjacent to Pulteney Street.

We are currently seeking livestock farm and restaurant vendors to participate in this event. Find more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/farmercheffair

The event is cosponsored by the Finger Lakes Institute, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Meat Suite, and Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty.

For more information, contact Sarah A. Meyer, Finger Lakes Institute Food Systems Program Manager , 315.781.4382, smeyer@hws.edu or Nancy Glazier, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 585.315.7746, nig3@cornell.edu.

Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10 am – 2 pm
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Vandervort Room, Scandling Center
Geneva, NY

“Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.”

—Cornell Cooperative Extension

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