The public is invited to meet Northern New York farmers, food processors, wine and cider makers, and chefs with a diverse array of products at the 5th annual Food from the Farm event on Saturday, March 7 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center gymnasium on the US Oval in Plattsburgh, NY.
Visitors will have the opportunity to sample and buy locally-grown or produced foods, wine and cider; pick up recipes and gardening tips; meet local food producers, and support the local economy and food movement. Products for sale may include overwintered storage crops such as carrots, beets and potatoes; winter greens, frozen meat, maple, honey, wine, and hard cider.
Anyone who would like a supply of fresh local food throughout the growing season will be able to meet farmers offering Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions and purchase a membership for 2015.
North Country growers use high tunnel structures to produce food even in the winter and local products available in late winter run a wide gamut.
The featured chef for the 2015 Food from the Farm is Chef David Allen of Latitude 44 Bistro in Plattsburgh. Allen regularly works with the local organic farmers. Event staff will be demonstrating how easy it is to work with local products to create different dishes and flavors.
This family-friendly event includes Cornell Cooperative Extension nutrition educators providing tips on using local food year-round, and 4-H Youth doing cooking demonstrations sponsored by the Produced in New York Project.
Food from the Farm is coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, Adirondack Harvest, and Master Gardener volunteers.
Unlimited sampling and door prizes are included in the admission of $5 per adult, $20 per family; children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance on the CCE website, at the CCE office in Plattsburgh, or at the door.