After a great partnership experience last summer, we are on to round two! SUNY Cortland more than doubled its order of tomatoes in order to be able to serve delicious pasta and pizza sauce on campus this fall. The University has long looked for ways to bring healthier, local and sustainably grown produce to its students, and tomatoes are only the tip of the iceberg, as far as the fresh food they source, prepare, and serve. We are thrilled to be part of the realization of this goal!
Recently, Main Street Farms has had the opportunity to team up with FoodFeasible, a nutritional company currently offering a new program at the Cortland County building. The Taste More Waste Less Campaign is a unique 6-week workplace wellness program. We provide the raw vegetables, and FoodFeasible teaches participants about confronting their food, learning how to compost, and enhancing their recipe and pantry repertoire! They just completed final week of the campaign and have seen a 33% increase in CSA member participation, returned over 50 pounds of compost, and received over a dozen recipes built around the fresh vegetables available through our CSA membership! FoodFeasible is a nutritional company that works directly with farmers, food hubs, and chefs to support the local food movement. Offering a diverse range of programs including community workshops, workplace wellness, and childhood education, FoodFeasible combines nutrition and culinary education for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. FoodFeasible is owned and operated by Lela Niemetz, registered dietitian-nutritionist, and recipes are designed with collaborating culinary nutritionists and chefs. You can contact Lela directly to set up The Taste More Waste Less Campaign at your own workplace! Cell: 315.651.1377 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Partnerships… We love partnering with local establishments to share our fresh produce with a broader audience, and a great example of this is right around the corner! Just a week-and-a-half from now, on September 12, from 4-10 pm, The Evergreen bar in Hanover Square, Syracuse, will be putting on a 4-course vegetarian dinner and beer pairing, featuring some of our veggies, along with those of other local farms, and Roc Brewing Co.‘s delicious beer. To order tickets, click here, and go to “Events.” You can also find our produce in The Evergreen’s daily menus. Stop in, and let us know what you think! Menu: 1st Course Eat: Zucchini Blossoms, Ricotta, Bib Lettuce, Green Pepper, Raw Sweet Corn, Micro Greens, Pepper Ranch Drink: Roc Brewing Co. Smash Pils – 5.8% (new release hopped with Saaz hops) 2nd Course Eat: Grilled Corn on the Cob, Cotija Cheese, Sour Cream, Jalapeño, Lime, Cilantro, Black Pepper Drink: Roc Brewing Co. Roc IPA – 6.8% 3rd Course Eat: Hickory-smoked BBQ Tofu, Collard Greens, Baked Sweet Potato, Maple Butter Drink: Roc Brewing Co. Whoopass DIPA – 8.0% 4th Course Eat: Blackberry Blueberry Sour Vanilla Ice Cream Float Drink: Roc Brewing Co. Blackberry Blueberry Sour – 6.8%