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Cornell Cooperative Extension Water and Climate Tour Schedule Oct 4-5

Written By Editor on 10/4/21 | 10/4/21

Food, Water and Climate - Farm Tour

October 4 - 5, 2021


Our COVID protocol is for everyone to wear a mask while on the bus, or inside a building when not eating or drinking

DAY 1 Monday, October 4

12:00 Hamden Inn  35769 NY-10, Hamden, NY

Farm to Table, buffet luncheon - prepared by Hamden Inn

12:30 Presentation at the Hamden Inn from the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC)

Brian LaTourette, (WAC) Program Operations Coordinator

Heather Magnan, (WAC) Communications Director

In coordination with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the WAC oversees implementation of best management practices on farms throughout the NYC Watershed to protect water quality in the largest unfiltered municipal watershed in the world. Officials, scientists, and municipal agencies from around the world, come to learn from the work being done here by the WAC. 

1:15 The 607 CSA at Lucky Dog Farm 35786 NY-10, Hamden, NY 

Tianna Kennedy manages The 607 CSA which works with 42 local farms to help them transport and market farm products regionally and in NYC. Deleted last sentence

2:00 Visit the farm, Lucky Dog Organic LLC - Richard Giles, Kalan Joslin

Lucky Dog Organic is a well-established organic farm in Delaware County, selling produce at local markets and serving customers in NYC at farmers’ markets and through The 607 CSA.  Richard serves on the board of the Watershed Agricultural Council. 

3:00 Leave for hotel

Attendees continuing on the tour will drive themselves to the Comfort Inn, 4470 State Hwy 28, Milford, NY. 

4:00 Check-in

5:00     Chartered bus will pick-up tour attendees at the parking lot of the Comfort Inn and transport them to Cooperstown

5:15 Cooperstown Distillery – owner Gene Marra will host the legislators for tastings of spirits distilled from crops grown in New York State 

6:30 Dinner in Cooperstown at Mel’s at 22 22 Chestnut St., Cooperstown

Guest speaker - Richard Ball, Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Remarks from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo

After dinner - bus return trip to Comfort Inn

Food, Water and Climate - Farm Tour

October 4 - 5, 2021


DAY 2 Tuesday October 5, 2021

8:15 Tour bus will pick attendees at the hotel parking lot. 

8:30 Depart for tour

9:00 Chicory Creek Farm 2272 NY-205, Mt. Vision, NY

Ean and Kate Mitchel have been operating this certified organic farm for 6 years. They primarily grow fall vegetable crops, and raise chickens and pigs. They have a small on-farm market and sell to restaurants, stores, food pantries and the 607 CSA. 

9:45 Depart for Brick House Rd. Farm

10:30 Brick House Rd. Farm    139 Brick House Rd., Richfield Springs, NY

Pasture feed beef operation run by Steve and Barbara Purcell.  The farm has utilized several programs through the Soil and Water Conservation District to protect water quality and implement productive rotational grazing.

11:15 Depart for Middlefield Orchard 

11:45 Middlefield Orchard 2274 NY-166, Cooperstown, NY

Willy Bruneau owns this 130-acre fruit and vegetable farm which includes a corn maze, pick-your-own apples, and a farm market. They also produce fresh baked bread, specialty jams, cider doughnuts and other products.

Tour includes a wagon ride through the orchard. 

12:30 Lunch – Farm to Table box lunch prepared by Magic Kitchen 

1:30 Return to hotel

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