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Catskills Farm and Food Conference

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County 64 Ferndale Loomis Road Liberty, NY, 12754 United States (map)

 Farmers, food business entrepreneurs, and community members near and far will have the opportunity to learn proven strategies for adding value to farm products that can turn them into profit. 

This unique event includes a speaker from Taste NY, various interactive workshops, and a tour of the all new, on-site Sullivan Catskills Kitchen where renters can prepare, package, and promote their products. A catered, locally sourced lunch is provided.  
Participants can join workshops of their choice, including:

       Marketing Your Food Business
       Thinking Outside the Box: Packaging and Distributing Your Product
       Starting from Scratch: Food Processing 101
       Food Processing Rules and Regulations
       Food Labeling: The Dos and Don’ts

A panel discussion on Avenues for Distributing and Purchasing Products will be followed by the featured speaker from The Taste NY. Participants are also invited to tour the Catskills Kitchen after the event.
Cost is $35 per person. Partial scholarships are available with support from Sullivan Renaissance. In the event of financial hardship or special needs, the public should contact the office.
Space is limited and registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance. Seats are only guaranteed with payment. Registration and more information can be completed by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing, or visiting Payment can be made in advance by check, cash, or credit.
This program is sponsored by CCESC, The Food Law Firm, and US Department of Agriculture.