OSWEGO, NY – Onions, apples, 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 is holding the fifth annual Oswego County Harvest Dinner.
The popular event will this year take place on October 3 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.
The 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 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, 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.
The guest speaker is horticulturist Terry Ettinger, the host of “Garden Journeys” on Time Warner Cable News.
Ettinger manages the teaching and research greenhouse facilities at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, where he also teaches plant propagation and delivers numerous guest lectures each academic year in landscape architecture, arboriculture, urban forestry, conservation biology, and environmental science.
Ettinger has spoken to professional groups across North America. Originally from Illinois, his interest in horticulture is the product of time spent at his grandparent’s northern Illinois farm where they raised hogs and grew corn, soybeans, oats and Christmas trees.
Ettinger has also hosted his own radio call-in show and written numerous columns for newspapers.
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
For more information on the Oswego County Harvest Dinner, call 315-963-7286 or e-mail [email protected]