Local Meat Educational Events

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 the different cuts of meat and by claims like "grass-fed", "natural" and "organic". Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a series of FREE classes throughout the region to provide consumers with an introduction to buying locally raised meat. The classes will include an overview of the claims and terms used in meat marketing by Matt LeRoux, Agricultural Marketing Specialist at CCE-Tompkins, and will feature a panel of local livestock farmers who will answer your questions. Please call to pre-register so that we may prepare a sufficient number of handouts.

2012 How To Buy Local Meat Classes

Thursday, September 6, 6:00-8:00pm (Canandaigua)
Cornell Cooperative Extension Center, 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Pre-Registration is required by September 4, 2012 by calling CCE-Ontario at (585) 394.3977 x427 or email Nancy Anderson at nea8@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, October 2, 6:00-8:00pm (Montour Falls)
Schuyler County Herman Services Complex, 323 Owego Street Unit 10, Montour Falls, NY
Pre-register by calling Kerri Bartlett at (607) 664-2311 or email ksb29@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00-8:00pm (Corning)
Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza #101, Corning NY
Pre-register by calling Kerri Bartlett at (607) 664-2311 or email ksb29@cornell.edu.

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm (Hammondsport)
Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, 21 William Street, Hammondsport, NY
Pre-register by calling Kerri Bartlett at (607) 664-2311 or email ksb29@cornell.edu.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00-8:00pm (Ithaca)
CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850-3555
Pre-register by calling (607) 272-2292 or email  mnl28@cornell.edu.

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-9:00pm (Montour Falls)
Montour Falls Library, 406 Main Street, Montour Falls, NY
Pre-register by calling (607) 535-7489.

For additional information about this series, please contact Matthew LeRoux at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (607) 272-2292 or mnl28@cornell.edu.

 

 

Last Updated: September 6, 2012

Last updated: September 6th 2012 - 2:13pm