Saturday, June 11, 2011

Eating Local Workshops in Plattsburgh, Canton

Eating locally grown and raised foods is becoming increasing popular in the North Country. To help locavores shop for local products, plan meals, and prepare local vegetable dishes, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York have set the dates for the Northern New York Eating Local Yet? summer workshops.

A series of three hands-on classes will be held in Sackets Harbor at The Farm House Kitchen, in Canton at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, and in Plattsburgh at the CV-TEC Culinary Kitchen.

Class instructors include chefs, restaurateurs and nutrition educators. Activities will include cutting up a chicken, making soup stock, learning how to stretch your food dollar with different cuts of meat, and trying latest tips for cooking, storing and serving vegetables.

The workshops will run from 6pm to 9pm each evening as follows:

Week 1: Shopping, Meal Planning and Cooking with Local Foods

Tuesday, June 14 in Sackets Harbor

Wednesday, June 15 in Canton

Thursday, June 16 in Plattsburgh

Week 2: All About Meat

Tuesday, June 21 in Sackets Harbor

Wednesday, June 22 in Canton

Thursday, June 23 in Plattsburgh

Week 3: All About Vegetables

Tuesday, June 28 in Sackets Harbor

Tuesday, June 28 in Canton

Thursday, June 30 in Plattsburgh.

Reservations are required. Participants can attend one workshop for $30 or all three workshops for $75.

To register for the Sackets Harbor workshops, contact Amanda Root, Cornell Cooperative Extension Jefferson County, 315-788-8450, arr27@cornell.edu; for the Canton workshops, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension St. Lawrence County, 315-379-9192, bmf9@cornell.edu; for the Plattsburgh workshops, contact Amy Ivy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County, 518-561-7450, adi2@cornell.edu.

For more information on eating local opportunities in Northern New York, contact Northern New York Regional Foods Specialist Bernadette Logozar, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County, 518-483-7403, bel7@cornell.edu.

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