Monday, October 22, 2012

CCE's "How To Buy Local Meat" classes


"How to Buy Local Meat" Classes

With all the excitement about local foods, many people are discovering the option of buying their meat locally. Many of us, however, are confused by claims like grass-fed, natural, and organic, not to mention all of the different cuts of meat. Cornell Cooperative Extension will host FREE classes throughout our region that will include an overview of the claims and terms used in meat marketing and each will feature a panel of farmers to answer questions.  The class is directed to consumers who are looking for education and information about buying locally raised meats. Pre-registration is encouraged so that we can make sufficient handouts.  These classes are supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY
Pre-register by calling CCE-Tompkins at 607-272-2292 or email

Tuesday, October 23, 2012  6:00-8:00pm
Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plz, #101, Corning, NY
Pre-register by calling Kerri Bartlett at 607-664-2311 or email

Wednesday, October 24  6:00-8:00pm
Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Hammondsport Library, 21 William Street, Hammondsport, NY
Pre-register by calling Kerri Bartlett at 607-664-2311 or email

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Montour Falls Library, 406 Main St, Montour Falls, NY
No need to pre-register, just show up!  For directions, the Library number is 607-535-7489.

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