Steve Gallagher, stugallagherphotography.com
Marcellus Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus hosts its third annual Local Harvest Dinner Sunday, Jan. 22. Guests can enjoy samples of the bountiful foods grown, produced and prepared in local CNY communities during two grazing sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A diverse group of local food artisans and farmers representing their wares will be on hand, available to answer questions and offer insight into their sustainable practices.
This year’s participants
Drover Hill Farms, Earlville
Early Morning Farm, Genoa
Elderberry Pond, Auburn
Flour City Pasta, Fairport
Forty Weight Coffee Roasters, Freeville
Horsford Farms, Weedsport
Meadowood Farms, Cazenovia
Mu Mu Museli, Sharon Springs
Owens Orchard, Weedsport
Shotwell Brook Farm, Skaneateles
Stephen Landon "the free range chef,” Skaneateles
Stones Throw Farm, Nedrow
Wake Robin, Jordan
WW Texas Longhorn Ranch, Bernhards Bay
Yummy Tummy Sweets, DeWitt
“Baltimore Woods believes in the importance of people experiencing a direct and profound connection to nature,” said Patty Weisse, executive director of the nature center. “What better way to connect to the natural world than through the foods that nourish our bodies, provided by the local food industry that enriches our community?”
The event highlights Central New York as an agricultural haven, and seeks to connect the growers, producers and chefs with the community.
“Being part of the local harvest dinner introduced our pasta to new customers,” said participating vendor Jon Stadt, of Flour City Pasta. “This event was incredibly influential for our business —which we are very grateful for.”
Tickets are $20 for Baltimore Woods members and $35 for non-members, and can be purchased online at baltimorewoods.org, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 673-1350. The nature center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus.