Field to Loaf: Workshop on NY Grain Supply Chain & Benefit for Cayuga Pure Organics
July 3, 2013

Learn While Helping Cayuga Pure Organics Rebuild

CPO LogoEvent description: Join Slow Money NYC for an  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

CPO Barn on Fire
CPO Barn on Fire

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!

CPO Barn Pre-Fire
CPO Barn Before the Fire

Workshop: ”Field 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.  Confirmed Presenters include:

  • Chef Daniel Humm, RestauranteurEleven Madison Park and NoMAD
  • Robert “Bob” Lewis, Food Policy Analyst,  Greenmarkets & NYC Food Systems Network
  • Olivia Blanchflower, Distributor, Greenmarket Co.
  • Jessamyn Rodriguez, Processor, Hot Bread Kitchen
  • Derek Denckla, Food Investor, Slow Money NYC & Denckla Projects
  • Indrani Sen, Moderator, Freelance Journalist and Contributor to Edible Brooklyn/Manhattan

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 have received fantastic donations from CPO’s friends and colleagues:

  • Unique, Handmade Custom Knife – Deschamp Custom Knives
  • Brookton Hollow Farm B & B, One Free Night Stay for 2 (Pictured Right)
  • Down to Earth Markets – $100 Market Gift Certificate, Vendor Tour & Evening with Founders Miriam Haas & Jon Zelstman
  • Greene Grape Provisions – $65 Gift Certificate
  • Brooklyn Brewery, Case of Greenmarket Wheat
  • Cayuga Pure Organics – Case of Organic, Heirloom Beans And Much More . . .

Fine food and drink:

  • Brooklyn Brewery Greenmarket Wheat Beer
  • Sam Adams Lager
  • Green Grape Provisions, Prosecco
  • Greenmarkets, Fresh Produce
  • Hot Bread Kitchen, Breads
  • Back Forty, Spreads
  • ‘wichcraft! – ice cream sandwiches. . . .

Free drinks with tickets over $100. Food is free.

Can’t Make It? Contribute to Cayuga Pure Organics Indiegogo Campaign

Please make an additional contribution above your ticket price here:

Thanks for helping us rebuild this important pillar of the local food system!


Event Sponsors and Benefactors

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