PERRY, N.Y. — Join Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) for a “Meat” the Farmer event at the Hole in the Wall Restaurant in Perry, NY on October 23rd at 6:30 pm. The evening includes an opening reception charcuterie board, and five course food and wine pairing featuring local meat and wines from Hosmer Winery. The cost to attend is $85/person (includes tax and gratuity). Please RSVP to the Hole in the Wall restaurant by calling (585) 237-3003 to reserve your seat. You will also have the opportunity to talk to farmers who raise livestock and sell local meat products in western New York. During the meal, CCE staff will provide an overview of MeatSuite.com, a free online directory of regional livestock farms selling meat in bulk quantities, and answer any questions you may have about buying meat products locally.
MeatSuite, started in 2012, is designed to increase freezer trade sales of local meat by connecting farms with consumers. Farms can create profiles featuring contact information, prices, photographs, descriptions of products, livestock raising practices, and more. Consumers visit the site to search for farms that match their buying preferences. There are currently 48 farms in Western New York participating on the site.
The “Meat” the Farmer dinner at the Hole in the Wall is the third event in western New York that will connect local farmers with consumers. This event is sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement and Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Chautauqua, Genesee, and Wyoming Counties. MeatSuite is a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension, funded in part by the New York Farm Viability Institute.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension Wyoming County
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