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Mexico Native’s Donation Benefits Oswego County Harvest Dinner

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County’s Fourth Annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner will have many highlights, including delicious local foods, an award-winning speaker, and a fun and plentiful raffle of local goods.

An early highlight of the raffle items is a handmade “American Farmland” cross-stich done by Johanna DeLong of Mexico, who has been an employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County for more than 45 years.

Johanna DeLong of Mexico with the cross-stich she hand-made and is donating to the Oswego County Harvest Dinner Raffle. DeLong is a long-time employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County who is putting on the event at The American Foundry on October 18.
Johanna DeLong of Mexico with the cross-stich she handmade and is donating to the Oswego County Harvest Dinner Raffle. DeLong is a long-time employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County who is putting on the event at The American Foundry on October 18.

This annual celebration of local food and agriculture will take place on October 18 at The American Foundry in Oswego.

Attendees will dine on a menu created with locally grown food and prepared by two of the area’s best chefs, Eugene Batrak of The American Foundry and Peter Belmonte of Red Sun Fire Roasting Co.

If you would like to attend this fun and unique evening tickets are still available! The Oswego County Harvest Dinner will start at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $35 for one or $65 for two and must be purchased ahead of time. Prepaid Reservations can be made sending payment to CCE of Oswego County, Harvest Dinner, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

No tickets will be sold at the door, so make your reservations now!

The evening will start with a social hour, including a sampling of Oswego County beverages. Guests will be served a six-course meal showcasing the delicious and diverse agricultural products produces in Oswego County, followed by the guest speaker, Chris Fesko.

There will also be the raffle baskets featuring Oswego County’s finest agricultural products and more.

For more information on the Oswego County Harvest Dinner please call 315-963-7286 or e-mail [email protected]

Oswego County is a rural county, with a prosperous agricultural community.  The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables.

Within the county there are at least seven local farmers markets, with one open almost every day of the week.

The agricultural community in this county generates $39.4 million in annual revenue from 639 farms and supplies more than 5,000 jobs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the community through education that is valuable to the lives of Oswego County residents.

For more information please call 315-963-7286 or go online to www.thatscooperativeextension.org