A huge thanks to the over 125 farmers, educators and residents who came out for the Catskill Regional Dairy and Livestock Conference last week. We were thrilled to see the amount of interest in our workshops on the dairy industry, livestock processing and renewable energy. Get more details in the coverage by the Daily Star.
Tom Recinella of the SUNY-Delhi Culinary Program speaks in the Livestock Track.
Barb Hanselman of Del-Rose Farm gave a moving lunchtime keynote address.
"Dinner, I had a book event downtown at Barnes & Noble and afterward we went to Bubby's. I had a salad and pulled barbeque pork butt. The reason I had that was I had met the owner earlier in the day and I’d learned a lot about how he sources his meat; I know he's getting really good pork from small farms who are growing it sustainably, Snowdance Farm. Normally I don't have meat in restaurants unless I know that kind of information. The pork was excellent. It had been very slow cooked, eighteen hours or something, over applewood."
"If I lived in New York I'd probably not eat very much chicken and what I did eat I'd probably get at the farmers' market. If I recall, there was a terrific producer at the Union Square Farmers' Market, Violet Hill; I remember having one of his chickens once and being kind of blown away. You don't get all this right every time you eat."