Food from the Farm to address eating local

PLATTSBURGH- Cornell Cooperative Extension ofClintonCounty, in conjunction with AdirondackHarvest, an organization which connects local farmers to their communities and regional markets, will host "Food from theFarm:Eating Local inClintonCounty," Saturday, March 19. The event will be held at theCity of Plattsburgh RecreationDepartment, 52 U.S.Oval, in the building's community room.

Co-organizerAmy Ivy, executive director of CCE Clinton County, said the event will consist of several local growers and producers discussing the options out there for those wishing to eat locally-grown foods.

"The goal of the event is to energize and educate consumers about local food and the upcoming growing season," said Ivy.

The event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., will include a dinner featuring local foods, prepared by chef Chris Dominianni from the GreatAdirondackSoup Company. The dinner will be a walkabout meal format.

Sixteen growers and producers are signed up so far, said Ivy, adding it may seem like an odd time of year to host the event, but it is quite the contrary.

"I love it when people ask me why we're doing this in mid-March, when there's no local food," said Ivy, with a laugh. "There's plenty, that's just the point."

The cost of admission is $15, which includes a full meal, door prizes, live music and access to information booths.For more information, call 561-7450 or e-mail adi2@cornell.edu.

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