Celebrate Agriculture in Monroe County

By on August 6, 2018

Farm to Table Dinner on August 12 in Rochester

Farms are an essential and diverse part of New York State’s economy, contributing significantly in the billions of dollars each year across the Empire State. With farmland occupying nearly one-quarter of the State’s land area, agriculture also promotes New Yorkers’ quality of life in other ways, including access to locally grown foods, preserving open space, and enhancing communities through farmers’ markets, agritourism and other such activities. Monroe County alone is home to 475 farms and over 98,000 acres of land in farms that produce a diverse variety of fresh, locally sourced food.

A Celebrate Agriculture Dinner is being hosted by Monroe County Farm Bureau in collaboration with Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. Attendees can enjoy and celebrate delicious, local products and meet the farmers that grow them. This year’s “Farm to Table” dinner will be prepared by Chef’s Catering with the vast majority of the products used to create this delicious dinner coming directly from farmers in Monroe County. Thanks to the Monroe County Parks Department this year’s event will be held at the Clubhouse at Durand Eastman Park. Not only does this event celebrate farmers in our community but it also helps to support the Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund and the promotion and education of agriculture throughout Monroe County.

The dinner will be held Sunday, August 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Durand Eastman Park in Rochester. Advance sale tickets are $25 per person. Purchase tickets online at MonroeCountyFarmBureauNY.org.

Special thanks to event sponsors: Monroe County Parks Department, The Bruce Porter Agency, Wegmans, Howlett Farms, Marc Krieger, Steve Werner of Empire Tractor, Matthew Carey of Snap-On, Hopkins Farm, Beth Rogers Agency and Monroe Community College – Agriculture and Life Sciences Institute.

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