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SUNY Oswego Alumni to Speak At Seventh Annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner

OSWEGO – Fruits, vegetables, meats and more, all are grown right here in Oswego County.

To celebrate the rich bounty of local food Oswego County produces, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will hold the seventh annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner.

Tessa Edick
Tessa Edick

The popular event will take place on September 30 at The American Foundry.

The dinner will showcase the quality and diversity of agriculture in Oswego County by featuring food grown and sourced from local farmers and agriculture businesses.

Tessa Edick, author, school activist, food entrepreneur, founder and executive director of the FarmOn! Foundation, will be a featured guest and speaker at the dinner.

Tickets for the event are $35 for one or $65 for two and must be purchased ahead of time.

Prepaid reservations can be made by sending payment to CCE of Oswego County, Harvest Dinner, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY, 13114.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

As in the past the event is expected to sell out, so make your reservations now.

The evening will start with a social hour at 6:15pm, including appetizers and a sampling of Oswego County beverages.

Guests will be served a six-course meal showcasing the delicious and diverse agricultural products produced in Oswego County, followed by the guest speaker.

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

For more information on the Oswego County Harvest Dinner please call Jennifer Blanchard at 315-963-7286 ext. 203 or e-mail [email protected]

In 2010, Edick started Friends of the Farmer Festival in the Hudson Valley and established the FarmOn! Foundation as the benefactor – a non-profit organization and public charity committed to raising the awareness of farmers and the farming community while educating the public on the importance of honest food-choices and sustainable practices.

FarmOn! Foundation offers programs for adults and youth, including an accredited entrepreneurial spirit in agriculture, thereby supporting the local growing community in the process.

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 $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.

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.