Free Local Food Network Gathering on Jan. 31, 2018
Category: The Big Picture

Free Local Food Network Gathering on Jan. 31, 2018

From GreenStar Community Projects:

10 Local Food Stories… and a shared meal!

GreenStar Community Projects & Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County invite you to a free Local Food Networking gathering!

Wed, Jan 31st
from 5-8 pm
at Tompkins Public Library (in the Borg Warner room)

Join the conversation with grassroots innovators from the vibrant local food scene who ~ alongside many others ~ work to improve access to healthy food for all who live here, open opportunities for small food businesses, create more food gardens, support the local food policy council, bring vital resources + so much more!!  Come learn, share, connect, get involved!

Free! but please pre-register HERE so the chef can plan the meal!


5 pm Doors Open: 5:30 pm – Welcome to the Forum – Holly Payne, Greenstar Community Projects

Our Featured Food Enterpreneur

– Learn about CCE Food Entrepreneurship program –

Ezra Thomas, Coordinator; Startina Bentley, Chef.

– With service from the Dish Truck – eat off real plates – and compost the waste!


Featured Food Stories – Facilitator, Monika Roth, CCE Tompkins

Youth Farm – inspiring youth to grow food and become food citizens – Rafael Aponte, Director

Farm to Table School District Grant – Laurie Pattington, Teacher and program coordinator

YMCA improving health through nutritious snacks, exercise and gardening – Frank Towner, Director

Dryden Family Meal Connection – providing food to Dryden children & families when school is out – a group of teachers, social workers, and a student rep. – Run by AnnMarie Streeter, Mary Hicks

Helping the Immigrant Community navigate our food supply and food customs while preserving their own traditions – Emily Morgan, Nutritional Sciences, Cornell – Ithaca Welcomes Refugees Project

Seed to Supper Volunteer Garden Educators – share your passion and knowledge as a trained volunteer, teaching others to garden – Chrys Gardener, CCE Community Horticulture

Building farm and community connections – Erica Frenay, Shelterbelt Farm, Caroline

Affordable Local Meats – learn about the meat locker & meat suite – Matt LeRoux, CCE Ag & Markets

Hunting and Fishing – becoming truly self-sufficient by harvesting wildlife – Cosmo Genova, GYGB

Greenstar Co-op Expansion Plans– learn about what is ahead! – Brandon Kane, Manager; Patrice Lockert Anthony, Council President

Participant networking & inspiration! Access to MANY more stories & engaging opportunities.


Photo courtesy of GreenStar Community Projects

Hot Potato Press is a program of GreenStar Community Projects

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