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STAFF PHOTO/DENISE A. RAYMO At the recent "Speed Dating for Farmers and Chefs" event at Donovan's Steak and Ale in Malone, John Eick of ThunderCrest Farm in Burke shared information about the greenhouse and acres of fresh vegetables there that are available to area chefs. He and owner, Janet Burl, also offer maple products, jams and eggs at their Route 11 site. The get-together, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, introduced local farmers to potential new market opportunities at local restaurants. She also raises and sells grass-fed cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.