Monday, November 15, 2010

Join me at Cornell's Food and Fiber Fair (11/18)

Please join me at Cornell's Local Food and Fiber Fair on Thursday, November 18 from 1pm until 8pm.  I will be there representing Ithaca's Food Web,, and IthaCan -- come say hello!


Local Food and Fiber Fair at Mann Library, Thursday, November 18

Cornell is hosting the 2nd annual Local Food and Fiber Fair from 1-7 pm on Thursday, November 18th in the lobby of Albert R. Mann Library.

The fair’s goal is to build connections and raise awareness about the variety of activities on- and off-campus related to local and regional agriculture and food systems, and their links to healthy and resilient individuals, families and communities. All events are free and open to the public.

The day’s program will include:
Lightning Presentations and Networking, 1-2:30pm, Room 160--Participating presenters will share brief descriptions of their work and activities in supporting sustainable agriculture, food systems, rural economies, and community nutrition.
Food & Fiber Market, 2:30-6pm, Mann Lobby--An open market that celebrates the bounty of the Ithaca area, featuring displays by Cornell and Ithaca-area programs that support sustainable local agricultural systems and healthy nutrition as well as local vendors offering a wide array of fresh, locally produced vegetables, meat, cheeses, honey, wool and other fiber products, spinning demonstrations, and more.
Film showing, A Farm for the Future, 6-7:30 pm, Room 160 --The New World Agriculture and Ecology Group, the Development Sociology Graduate Student Collectivity and the Cornell Gourmet Club will be hosting a showing of the acclaimed BBC production exploring strategies for sustainable farming in a post-peak oil world. Discussion to follow....and local popcorn served!

If you have any questions, please contact Eveline Ferretti at

The fair is co-sponsored by Mann Library, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, the Cornell Small Farms Program, the Cornell Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Development Sociology Graduate Student Collectivity, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission (GPSAFC), and the Student Assembly Finance Commission (SAFC).

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