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March 2017

Cured Meats Workshop

March 14 - March 15, 2017
Tues: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Weds: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

Cured Meats Workshop
The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 

Beef Processing and Cooking 2.0 Workshop

March 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Beef Processing and Cooking 2.0 Workshop
Harvest New York, in collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill, is offering workshops for animal producers on Beef, Lamb and Pork processing to maximize profit! Start with your basic 1.0 class and continue on to 2.0. Classroom materials and lunch are provided.

Beef to kitchen...what to do with those odd cuts and variety meats.

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

March 23, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
The northwestern area of the Finger Lakes is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Harvest NY Dairy Processing Specialist Carl Moody will share what cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

April 2017

HACCP/Food Safety Plans

April 13 - April 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watertown, NY

HACCP/Food Safety Plans
This course is designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your operation. It is ideally suited for plant/corporate management, production, QA/QC, engineering, maintenance, and sanitation personnel.

Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED

April 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Arcade, NY

Manure Handling and Storage Workshop - CANCELED
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED.
Local farms and agency representatives with manure handling questions and concerns are invited to join Harvest New York for this in-depth workshop on manure handling and storage. 

Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0

April 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0
Use the whole lamb...not just cutting...cooking too!

May 2017

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and Harvest New York present Artisan Cheeses of Western New York. Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese-making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

Cured Meats Workshop

May 31 - June 1, 2017
Ithaca, NY

Cured Meats Workshop
The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 

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Upcoming Events

Grrls Meat Camp -- Cut & Cook: PIG Workshop

October 18 - October 19, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

Let's come together in small groups build a strong circle of like-spirited grrls, while sharpening our butchery, cooking, and business skills. Come have fun and earn your badges!
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Considering Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Penn Yann, NY

This training will introduce the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value-added dairy production. Topics include: How to get started, funding - grant and loan opportunities, examples of value-added businesses, and deciding whether it's right for you. 
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Small-Scale Charcuterie Workshop

November 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ithaca, NY

This one day workshop is geared towards home owners, or anyone who loves meat and wants to learn how to make sausages, Pate de Campagne, Spuma, and Rillettes. Participants will learn what breeds, and cuts of meats can and should be used in the charcuterie process, as well as how to create different blends with flavors and spices.
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Announcements

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.

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