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August 2017

Farmer & Buyer Networking

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ithaca Farmers Market, 545 3rd St
Ithaca, 14851 United States
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NOTE: This event is geared towards farmers and wholesale buyers, not the general public. Come on down to Steamboat Landing for a fantastic networking opportunity! Area farmers will meet with restaurant managers, caterers, and retail buyers interested in purchasing more local food. We'll do a quick round of introductions followed by networking time. Be sure to bring business cards, brochures, price and product lists, etc. Please do NOT bring any samples or large display materials. RSVP to Matt LeRoux at…

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Cider 101 with Eve’s Cidery and CCE

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street
Montour Falls, NY United States
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$10

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers Cider 101 Workshop. Are you interested in learning how to make your own cider? If so, please join us CCE  on August 23, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, NY. Autumn Stoscheck, award winning cider maker from Eve’s Cidery in Van Etten, NY, will be going over the process of how to make your own cider. Cost is $10 per person. Preregistration is required! For more…

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4th Annual Finger Lakes Permaculture Weekend

August 25 - August 27

Friday, August 25th Permaculture films shown in Ithaca and surrounding communities in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Saturday, Aug 26th Tours of Permaculture Farms, Gardens, Parks, & Homes Various locations within an hour of Ithaca, N.Y., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See examples of permaculture design. Meet the designers and practitioners. Plants, seeds, food, medicine and others gifts are for sale at many of the working farms. An online map will be found at FingerLakesPermaculture.org. Self-organize carpools and routes: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/zc5jre Post-tour Reception Finger Lakes Cider…

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September 2017

Pork Production Basics with CCE Chemung

$10

Are you interested in learning more about raising hogs? If you are, please come join us on September 1, 2017 from 6 – 8pm at the Chemung County Fairgrounds (171 Fairview Road, Horseheads, NY 14845). In this first class we will cover the basics of pork production in terms of breeding and farrowing. A follow up class on feeding and finishing hogs is tentatively planned for spring 2018. Our speakers will be Don and Brandee Bower who breed and raise…

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Incubator Farm Tour

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm, 101 Rachel Carson Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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Free

Come out to Groundswell’s Incubator Farm for a tour led by the Incubator Farm Manager. Open to anyone interested in learning more about this program. Not even sure what we’re talking about? Check out this article for some background info about New York State’s first incubator farm.   Directions: The Groundswell Incubator Farm is located on land owned by EcoVillage Ithaca, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY. From Ithaca, take route 79 West for 2 miles, turn left on Rachel Carson Way,…

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Equipment Tutorial for Small Farms

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remembrance Farm, 6294 Searsburg Rd
Trumansburg, 14886 United States
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$15

Are you a new or growing farm looking to purchase equipment that's right for you both financially and logistically? Making mechanized equipment purchases can be a daunting task! Join us for a hands-on evening to look at and learn about various different types of equipment to determine what will be appropriate for the size and needs of your operation. In partnership with NOFA-NY Field Days and taught by experienced farmers and a mechanic, this Field Day will help you consider…

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October 2017

Assessing Fruit Quality at Harvest

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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$40

In this workshop we’ll discover how to assess fruit quality and learn how much fruit quality can change over just a few days or weeks.

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