Friday, November 5, 2010

Event: Ithaca's Local Meats Education & Tasting Fair

Announcement from CCE-TC:

Local Meats Education & Tasting Fair

Consumers can meet at least 22 livestock producers from across our region, learn about their farms and products, and taste samples prepared by Razorback BBQ and Chef Candice Clifton of Serendipity Catering at the 2nd Annual Local Meats Education & Tasting Fair, on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2:30 to 5:30pm at the Women's Community Building, 100 West Seneca Street in Ithaca ( Map & Event Listing)

The Local Meats Education & Tasting Fair will include presentations on how consumers can process a whole chicken into smaller cuts, recipes for unfamiliar cuts, and other information on buying local meats. Producers of beef (grass-fed and natural grain/grass fed), pork, lamb, goat, chicken, rabbit, turkey and duck will be present, and some meats will be available for sale. Admission is $5/person. So that the caterers may prepare an appropriate amount of samples, please register in advance by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292. For additional information, please contact Matthew LeRoux at (607) 272-2292 or

Participating Farms:

as of 11/4/10, with links to their web sites where known, and type of meat they produce

Angus Glen Farm, Watkins Glen (beef)
Autumn's Harvest Farm, Romulus (beef, pork, poultry)
Berry Farm, Genoa (organic beef)
Birdsall Beef, Homer (beef)
Boberg Family Farm, Newfield
Englebert Farms, Nichols (organic beef, veal, pork)
Ever Green Farm, Rock Stream (pastured poultry)
Glenwood Farms, Ithaca (bison)Hector Hill Grass-fed Beef, Trumansburg (beef)
High Point Farm, Trumansburg (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, meat CSA)
Kingbird Farm, Berkshire (organic beef, chicken, duck, pork, turkey)
Lakeview Farm, King Ferry
Lucky 13 All Natural Red Angus, Tully (beef)Orchardland Farm, Interlaken (beef)
Nistock Farm, Prattsburgh (lamb)
Ort Family Farm, Bradford (beef, chicken, duck, lamb, pork, rabbit, turkey)
The Piggery, Trumansburg (hand-crafted charcuterie from pastured pork)
Pork Chop Valley, Ithaca (pork)
Quinn's Irish Hill Farm, Freeville (pastured poultry, lamb)
Spot Hollow Farm, Trumansburg (lamb & kid)
Will-Sho Farm / Finger Lakes Natural Beef, King Ferry (beef)
Windsong Farm, Burdett (beef, lamb, pastured poultry)

Dishes to be served:

Prepared by Razorback BBQ:
Ithaca Smoked BBQ grass-fed beef brisket from Hector Hill
Grass Fed Beef Smoked BBQ all natural (grain finished) beef brisket from Birdsall Beef
Smoked BBQ all natural pork from The Piggery, Pork Chop Valley, and Autumn's Harvest Farm

Prepared by Serendipity Catering with Chef Candice Clifton:
Ithaca Certified Organic, grass-fed beef sirloin from Englebert Farm
Certified Organic, grain finished beef sirloin from Berry Farm
Naturally fed bison from Glenwood Farm
Roasted leg of lamb from Nistock Farm
Certified Organic duck from Kingbird Farm
Rabbit from Ort Family Farm
Pasture-raised chicken from Ever Green Farm, Quinn's Irish Hill Farm, and Autumn's Harvest Farm

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