Field to Loaf: Workshop on NY Grain Supply Chain & Benefit for Cayuga Pure Organics

Learn While Helping Cayuga Pure Organics Rebuild

Event description: Join Slow Money NYC for an en evening filled with sharing, learning, good times and networking . . . as well as food and drink.  All net proceeds benefit Cayuga Pure Organics (CPO) to replace structure and equipment lost to fire.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St, NYC 10003
Tickets: http://cpobenefit.brownpaperticket.com

NYS used to have dozens of grain producers, now there is just one major supplier, Cayuga Pure Organics….Cayuga Pure Organics (CPO) is a small farm near Ithaca, New York with a BIG impact on the regional food system.    At the end of May 2013, a devastating fire destroyed the barn that contained CPO’s equipment and inventory

Help CPO rebuild after its fire and we will help you understand why that’s important!

Workshop: ”Filed to Loaf: NY Grain Supply Chain 101″ – Local food can mean so much more than a simple “made in…” Come learn from farmer Erick Smith and from esteemed experts about the important role played by Cayuga Pure Organics, the only major supplier of locally-grown organic dry beans and grains, including several heirloom varieties.  Invited Presenters include:

  • Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
  • Bob Lewis, NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
  • Joe Holtz, Park Slope Food Coop
  • Brian Goldblatt, Greenmarket Co.
  • Brian Halweil, Edible Brooklyn/Manhattan
  • Jessamyn Rodriguez. Hot Bread Kitchen

You will learn why CPO truly occupies a unique position in the food system and plays a key role in the movement to rebuild our food system on a local, sustainable basis.

Silent Auction – On short notice, we are receiving donations from Cayuga’s friends and colleagues. Higher ticket prices entitle you to a sneak preview and first bid.  More info about auction items will be announced as we approach the event date.

Fine food and drink available at a discount from various purveyors.

With the help of Slow Money NYC and GrowNYC, CPO launched an indiegogo campaign that has already raised $50,000.  If you’d like to make an additional contribution above your ticket price, please donate here: http://igg.me/at/cpo

Thanks for helping us rebuild this important pillar of the local food system.  See you there! The event space is graciously provided free of charge by Jimmy Carbone.

Questions: cpobenefit@gmail.com