Friday, January 24, 2014

Areas Farmers To Show Off Their Goods to Buyers

Here's a great event coming up right here in Central New York.

A group of local farmers and meat producers are gathering at Piggy Pat's BBQ in New Hartford to share what they grow and produce with local representatives who buy food.

The event is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. 

Made possible in part by the New York Farm Viability Institute, the event will be filmed for a project report. Local growers and meat producers will display products and samples and there will be a buffet with all local products and beverages.

Buyer representatives are expected from Sodexo Foods, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, St. Luke's Healthcare, at least four area colleges, Oneida County Tourism, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, New York Restaurant Association, and area grocers, restaurants and caterers

Project leader Pat McCann says he is amazed at how excited some of the big food buyers are about buying local and this opportunity for regional producers to bring their A game to their attention before the spring 2014 season.

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