Eating-local workshops scheduled

Eating locally grown and raised foods is becoming increasingly popular in the North Country. To help "locavores" shop for local products, plan meals and prepare local vegetable dishes, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Associations of Northern New York have set the dates for the Northern New York Eating Local Yet? summer workshops.

A series of three hands-on classes will be held in Plattsburgh at the CV-TEC Culinary Kitchen.

Class instructors include chefs, restaurateurs and nutrition educators. Activities will include cutting up a chicken, making soup stock, learning how to stretch your food dollar with different cuts of meat and trying the latest tips for cooking, storing and serving vegetables.

The workshops will run from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening as follows:

Week 1: Shopping, Meal Planning and Cooking with Local Foods, Thursday, June 16.

Week 2: All About Meat, Thursday, June 23.

Week 3: All About Vegetables, Thursday, June 30.

Reservations are required. Participants can attend one workshop for $30 or all three workshops for $75.

To register, contact Amy Ivy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County, 561-7450, adi2@cornell.edu.

For more information on eating-local opportunities in Northern New York, contact Northern New York Regional Foods Specialist Bernadette Logozar, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County, 483-7403, bel7@cornell.edu, http://www.nnyregionallocalfoods.com.

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