Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ramp Festival Events

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RAMP FESTIVAL 2008May 3 & 4
Slow Food UpDeRiVa is pleased to announce the First Annual Ramp Festival on May 3-4.

The Ramp Festival is a new locally-produced public event in Sullivan County, NY and Wayne County, PA that will help to raise awareness and appreciation for local agriculture and the environment in the Upper Delaware River Valley.

This year’s Ramp Festival will include four interlinked events: a Saturday morning Wild Edible and Wildflower Walk, a Saturday afternoon Taste Workshop, a Sunday afternoon Ramp Tramp, and a Sunday outreach and educational effort at Sullivan County’s first Farmers’ Market of the year. All events are open to the public, and children are encouraged to participate. We have produced a cookbook with recipes featuring ramps, and we ask that local businesses join us and feature ramps over the course of the weekend.

The Wild Edible and Wildflower Walk will be led by Amy Gillingham and Anne Hart. The Ramp Tramp will be led by Wes Gillingham. These members can speak knowledgeably about foraged foods found in our region, including not only ramps, but also fiddleheads, nettles, sorrel, wild arugula and more.

The Taste Workshop and the Farmers’ Market Outreach are educational events about locally-produced foods in our area – including ramps, trout, pork, lamb, greens, apples, pears, beets, potatoes, yoghurt, cheeses and baked goods, with messaging about preserving the unique agricultural landscape and environment of the Upper Delaware River Valley region.

The Ramps Cookbook is a collection of member recipes, compiled by Amy Miller.

Join us and help make this an event to remember. Ramps will be featured at many local Stores, Restaurants, Caf├ęs and Bed and Breakfasts. We will have local sources of ramps available for purchase. Flour Power Bakery in Livingstone Manor is partnering with us to make unique baked products available for local businesses. Participating business are listed on the Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley website. http://www.slowfoodupderiva.org/

About Us: Slow Food is about good, clean, and fair food. We envision a food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley (UpDeRiVa), a chapter of Slow Food-USA, is a volunteer-led collective of local farmers, business owners, weekenders, and local community residents that is committed to promoting local, ecologically-sound food production.

This Ramp Festival is the first of several public events planned for 2008. Keep in touch!

Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley is a member of Pure Catskills and this event is conducted with the support of the Watershed Agricultural Council and the Sullivan County Farmers’ Market

Ramp Festival 2008 Events:

Saturday April 26th Slow Food UpDaRiVa Fund Raiser
A QUICK DRINK
for SLOW FOOD

Join us to benefit Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley at BridgeWater Mercantile

Complimentary NYS wines and hors d'oeuvres from leading local kitchens will be served, and you'll learn about upcoming events from the new local chapter of this fast-growing movement.

Saturday, April 26
6-8pm

Bridgewater Mercantile
4917 Main Street (State Route 52)
Jeffersonville, New York 12748

suggested minimum contribution: $25 (check or cash)
rsvp to barsnesseric@gmail.com


Saturday May 3rd
11:00 AM Wild Edible and Wildflower Walk.
Meeting Point: parking lot of Domesticities-The Cutting Garden
4055 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791. Bring bag lunch and boots.

2:00 PM Taste Workshop at The Old North Branch Inn
North Branch Rd, North Branch, NY 12766


Sunday May 4th
11:00-2:00 Sullivan County Farmers’ Market
Callicoon Creek Park, Callicoon, NY 12723

2:00 Ramp Tramp
Meeting Point: Farmers Market Callicoon, NY. Bring boots


For more information contact:
Joseph Lennon
joseph.upderiva@earthlink.net
845 482-5929
www.slowfoodupderiva.org

Ramps Partner links, list in formation
www.buypurecatskills.com
www.sullivancountyfarmersmarkets.org
www.flourpowerbakery.net
www.theoldnorthbranchinn.com
www.thecuttinggarden.org
www.applepondfarm.com
www.thegoldenguernsey.com
www.slowfoodusa.org

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