In conjunction with HWS, several local farmers and prominent Finger Lakes chefs will stage the Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair to raise awareness of local and sustainable meat. The event will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.
The fair will feature the culinary talents of Carl Bray from Geneva On The Lake, Orlando Rodriguez from Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars, Brud Holland from Fox Run Vineyard Café, and Scott Reisenberger from The Ravinous Kitchen at Ravines Wine Cellar. The chefs will perform live cooking exhibitions featuring novel preparations of local ingredients, which guests will be encouraged to sample.
Also featured are local farmers who will explain how their animals are raised and processed as well as address details of butchery – the various cuts and where on the animal they come from. Those attending the event will depart with a better understanding of who raises local meat and which farms and restaurants are selling it.
The fair is cosponsored by the Finger Lakes Institute, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Meat Suite, and Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Medbery Lot located adjacent to Pulteney Street.
A few open slots remain for livestock farmers and vendors. Those wishing to participate can find more information and register at http://tinyurl.com/farmercheffair
For more information, contact Sarah Meyer, Finger Lakes Institute food systems program manager, 315.781.4382, firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Glazier, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 585.315.7746, email@example.com.