Farm to Restaurant Meet and Greet Event


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Walker Instructional Dining Room in the Jules Building, JCC Watertown

Phone: 315-788-8450.

Event Description

In a continued effort to develop the Grow Local, Buy Local initiative, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County will be holding a Farm to Restaurant Meet and Greet Event, the third event of this type aimed at building partnerships between local producers and the business sector.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at Jefferson Community College, room 4-009 Walker Instructional Dining Room in the Jules Building, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is designed in a ‘speed dating’ format.

Prior to the event two training sessions will be held in Jefferson and Lewis Counties where producers will work on their marketing plans. The first session will be held at the Jefferson County Extension office, located at 203 N. Hamilton St., Watertown, on Tuesday, April 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The second session will be held at the Lewis County Extension office, located at 5274 Outer Stowe St., Lowville, on Wednesday, April 2, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Producers must sign up for a training session in order to be included in the April 29 event.

The speed dating venue will provide time for local food producers to meet with area restaurant owners and chefs to discuss the many products and goods that each can provide. Each restaurant owner and chef will be provided a list of locally grown produce, poultry, beef, pork, dairy product or other locally produced item which could be made available for purchase. Information will also be provided on local food trends, including healthy menu options, as well as marketing.
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