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The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Inc.

Welcome to Our 27th Conference!

NOFA-NY 2009 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

MEALS WITHOUT WHEELS

Revitalizing Our Local Organic Foodshed January 23–25, 2009 The Rochester Riverside Convention Center Downtown Rochester, NY

Workshops for the Whole Family


WELCOME

MEALS WITHOUT WHEELS REVITALIZING OUR LOCAL ORGANIC FOODSHED NOFA-NY, Inc. PO Box 880 Cobleskill, NY 12043

www.nofany.org Greg Swartz

Kate Mendenhall

Executive Director director@nofany.org 845-796-8994

Projects Coordinator, Organic Dairy Transitions Co-Manager projects@nofany.org 585-271-1979 Fax: 585-271-7166

Mayra Richter Office Manager office@nofany.org

Elizabeth McPhail Member Services membership@nofany.org 607-652-NOFA Fax: 607-652-2290

Elizabeth Dyck OSP Coordinator organicseed@nofany.org 607-895-6913

Fern Marshall Bradley Newsletter Editor newsletter@nofany.org 518-677-5853

Bethany Wallis Organic Dairy Transitions Co-Manager bethany.organicdairy @nofany.org 315-806-1180 Fax: 315-963-8646

Robert Perry Organic Dairy Transitions Technician robert.organicdairy @nofany.org 607-423-8716 Fax: 607-749-3884

Welcome! Welcome to our 27th annual winter organic farming and gardening conference! We are excited about the great workshops that showcase the talents and innovations of our excellent organic farming and gardening community. We hope you come with an open mind eager to soak in new information and an open heart ready to greet old friends and meet new ones! We are so happy to celebrate a great year of organic farming and gardening and to prepare for the next fruitful season together. This event would not be possible without the help of our conference planning committee, the expertise of our presenters, and the volunteers who help the event run smoothly. Thank you for your continued support! Please let us know what you liked about the conference and what you did not like. What can we improve upon for next year? Please remember to fill out the Evaluation Form and drop it off at the Conference Registration Desk.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors We greatly appreciate the support we have received from all our sponsors—their contributions help make this conference possible. We also thank our trade show exhibitors and program advertisers. The Organic Trade Show is bigger than ever this year; so, please visit all of the vendors on the 2nd floor. Keep your program for their important and useful contact information.

Food Donations

NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. 840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905 certifiedorganic@nofany.org 607-724-9851 Fax: 607-724-9853 Carol King

Lisa Engelbert

Certification Director carolking@nofany.org

Dairy Program Administrator dairycert@nofany.org

Sherrie Hastings Certification Coordinator sherriehastings@nofany.org

Marilyn Murray Dairy Certification Coordinator dairycert@nofany.org

Maria Dixson, Jessica Howard, Amie Paulo, Heather Swan

One of the highlights of the conference is the excellent local organic food. What better way to celebrate organic farming and gardening, than over a tasty meal that includes the delicious foods from our own members! We are very grateful for the long list of farmers and businesses who have donated food to this conference. Thank you for your kind donations that make this conference a delicious experience!

Location, Location, Location… • • • • •

All Meals are in the EMPIRE HALL NORTH All Keynotes are in the LILAC BALLROOM Coffee Breaks are in the ORGANIC TRADE SHOW and REGISTRATION LOBBY Children’s Conference is in AQUEDUCT A & D Childcare is in the EMPIRE LOUNGE on the 2nd floor

Certification Specialists

Bethany Mrva

Special Thanks To:

Financial Coordinator

Kate Mendenhall, Conference Organizer Bethany Wallis, Food Coordinator Mayra Richter, Office Manager & Registration Coordinator Maria Dixson, Auction Coordinator Dan Marsiglio, Cover Design David Ford, Artist MediaEye, Program Design and Production Conference Planning Committee 2

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS All keynote sessions are held in the LILAC BALLROOM.

HOW THE FUTURE MAY CHANGE OUR FOOD SYSTEM: Crisis and Opportunities FRED KIRSCHENMANN, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Friday • 8:15 pm We are entering into a period of human history that is likely to change our food and agriculture system more in the next 50 years than anything we have experienced in the past 100. How can we prepare for these monumental shifts and use them to bring about a more sustainable, local food system that could be much better than the one we have embraced for most of the industrial era? We all need to get ready for an interesting ride that rebuilds our local economies.

CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS BRETT MELONE, ALBA: Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association Saturday • 11am The demographics of farmers in the U.S. are shifting. Consumer demand for local, source-verified, organic food is on the rise. There is growing awareness of the consequences of consolidation, globalization, and environmental degradation associated with industrial agriculture. These trends beg the following questions: Who will our next generation of farmers be? What will we demand from them as a society? and, How will we as a society support them? Farmers are the foundation of healthy local food systems, and we must be deliberate about how we develop them. Brett Melone of ALBA in Salinas, California will share his experience running a beginning farmer education and incubation program that has historically focused on helping farm workers become independent farmers.

CLOSING THE FOOD GAP: Working Towards a Just Local Food System MARK WINNE, Community Food Security Coalition Sunday • 11:15 am Though a land of opportunity and great fortune for some, we have never been a nation able to fully confront, let alone resolve, our social and economic inequalities and disparities. Food, like air and water, is a basic necessity, but stands as a glaring example of how the gap between this country’s “haves” and “have-nots” remains deep and wide. As we work to revitalize our local organic foodsheds, we must also include solutions for making local, organic, and highly nutritious food available to everyone.

PROGRAM CONTENTS Welcome 2 Keynote Speakers 3 Special Events 4 Annual Meeting 6 Friday Intensives 8 www.nofany.org

Saturday Workshops 12 Roundtables 16 Sunday Workshops 20 Children’s Conference 24 The Farmer’s Pledge 26

Conference Presenters 27 Trade Show Exhibitors 32 Food Purveyors 35 Conference Sponsors 61 Schedule at a Glance 62 Conference Site Map 64

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W H AT T O D O

Special Events! Let’s celebrate! What better reason to make merry than this annual gathering of old and new friends dedicated to building a sustainable foodshed? We look forward to seeing you at these fine events!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON • Organic Trade Show opens at 12:30 pm.

FRIDAY EVENING • Social Hour and Music 5 – 6:30pm • ORGANIC TRADE SHOW • Book Signing with: Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty Elizabeth Henderson, author of Sharing the Harvest Lisa Wujnovich, poems and Mark Dunau, photographs: This Place Called Us 5 – 6 pm • EMPIRE LOBBY • Auction for Agriculture ORGANIC TRADE SHOW • Social Hour and Music 9:30 –11pm • REGISTRATION LOBBY • Movie: Pollen Nation This film follows the journey of one 3rd generation commercial beekeeper from the honey harvest on the High Plains to the warm winter-feeding grounds of California. It also explores the history of human interaction with bees, a story that reflects the development of agriculture. 9:30 –10:30 pm • HIGHLAND B • Movie: Fridays at the Farm Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a community supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Featuring lush timelapse and macro photography sequences compiled from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father’s meditation on his blossoming family and community. 9:30 –10:30 pm • HIGHLAND D 4

AUCTION FOR AGRICULTURE • The auction is located in the Organic Trade Show. • Bidding starts Friday at 5:00pm and ends Saturday at 8:00 pm. • Winners will be posted in the Empire Lobby at 9:00 pm. • A great selection of items donated by our friends and members! • All proceeds go directly to NOFA-NY, Inc. • You will find your Bidding Number on your Nametag. Special Quilt Raffle Carol Bunnell is a master quilter and she has donated a beautiful quilt with a farm theme. Carol has won awards, teaches quilting, helps to manage a business called Patchwork Angels in Endicott, NY. She is also a goat farmer. The quilt (pictured above) is 5' by 5'5" and it can be used as a wall hanging or on a double bed. This gem is on display in the Trade Show where you can purchase raffle tickets. The quilt is valued at over $300. Raffle will take place on Friday at 6:00 pm. The raffle winner will be announced at dinner on Saturday.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON Organic Trade Show Use this time after lunch to visit our many excellent exhibitors in the Organic Trade Show!

NOFA-NY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Vote on 2009 policy resolutions and elect the 2009 Governing Council. All current members are eligible to vote. This is a grassroots, membership organization and your participation is important! A minimum of 50 members must be present to hold an official meeting. 1:30 –2:15 pm • HIGHLAND B

Exploring Music in the Fields Join Bennett Konesni for this participatory workshop to explore farmers’ worksongs from Africa, Europe, and America. You will watch clips of farmers working and singing in fields, forests and pastures and discuss some of the finer points of merging music and labor. Then everyone will learn to sing one song from each continent, suitable for use in your own fields. 1:15 –2:15 pm • HIGHLAND D

Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Rochester

Courtesy of the City of Rochester

Within a half-mile radius of the Convention Center are notable sites related to local and national history: places associated with political activism (the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Emma Goldman); economic innovation (Kodak founder George Eastman and Hiram Sibley, a founder of Western Union); cutting-edge historical architecture (the Powers Building); and stunning natural features (like the High Falls and the Genesee gorge). Join longtime resident Jack Spula to for a walking tour strolling from site to site, with commentary and discussion. 1:15 –2:15 pm • Meet at Doors by REGISTRATION

SATURDAY EVENING • Outdoor Family Ice Skating at Manhattan Square Park 5:30 –7pm • Meet at the Doors in the REGISTRATION LOBBY for Shuttle Skate Rentals $3 • Wine and Cheese Social Hour 5:30 –7pm • ORGANIC TRADE SHOW and EMPIRE LOBBY • Organic Trade Show • Book Signing with: Sally Cunningham, author of Great Garden Companions and contributor to Projects for a Birders’ Garden Scott Chaskey, author of This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm Maggie Gosselin, co-creator of New York Local Food Wheel — 5:30 – 6:30 pm • EMPIRE LOBBY • Auction for Agriculture Located in ORGANIC TRADE SHOW (closes at 8 pm) • Saturday Evening Banquet • Live Entertainment: The MacGillicuddies (8:30 pm)

THE MacGILLICUDDIES! The MacGillicuddies is a seven-piece band from the Ithaca area exploring new and old zydeco stylings along with electric old-time and roots-rock originals. The band combines old-time banjo and throaty accordion with a full rockand-roll instrumentation. From four-part vocal harmonies to the tightly woven instrumentals, the music of The MacGillicuddies is a driving, dance-groove exploration of the ragged edge of American roots music. Join them for a foot stomping, skirt swayin’, rockin’ good time! www.nofany.org

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ANNUAL MEETING

NOFA-NY 2009 Annual Membership Meeting Saturday January 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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Please join the Governing Council and your fellow members for our annual business meeting. Everyone is welcome! All current members are eligible to vote. This is a grassroots organization and we encourage you to participate. • 2009 Policy Resolutions (see below) • • Proposed By-law Changes (see handout at the Registration Desk) • • Proposed Farmer’s Pledge Changes (see handout at Registration Desk) • • 2009 Governing Council Elections • 2009 PROPOSED POLICY RESOLUTIONS Since 1999, NOFA-NY Membership has voted at its Annual Meeting on policy resolutions for NOFA-NY to follow. These policies are first suggested by the Governing Council or by individual members and then presented to the Membership at the Annual Membership meeting. For a list of past resolutions, see our Web site, www.nofany.org; scroll down the page to find the “Policy Resolutions” link at left. 1. Whereas in recent years U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has dramatically increased workplace and community raids, resulting in widespread detentions of immigrant workers and their families; And whereas New York’s farmers are facing a serious labor shortage exacerbated in large part by this increase in ICE raids; And whereas the federal government has failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform that will satisfy farmers’ labor needs while at the same time respecting fundamental workers’ rights; Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that: We support legislative proposals that establish humane alternatives to detention, respect due process, and grant farmworkers currently in the U.S. the opportunity to work here legally, And we support legislative reforms to the current H2A guestworker program, such as AgJobs, that will provide farmers with needed labor and reform current guestworker programs to make them more accessible to small-scale farmers, while correcting the injustices of the current program by granting farmworkers legal rights equal to resident workers and providing a path to citizenship. 2. Whereas there have been repeated weather disasters that destroy farm crops; And whereas USDA makes disaster payments based on the commodity rate that it sets for each crop, including different rates for different end uses (processing as distinct from fresh market);

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And whereas USDA refuses to differentiate payments based on differences in production systems; Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that: USDA should make disaster payments to farmers based on rates that take into consideration the production systems used in producing those crops so that organically grown crops or grass-fed livestock that command a higher price in the market receive an appropriately higher payment than conventional products. 3. Whereas this country needs a steady supply of new farmers; And whereas a serious obstacle preventing young people from seeking a livelihood in farming is the high level of debt with which they are encumbered as a result of the high costs of higher education; Therefore NOFA-NY calls upon the governments of the State of New York and the United States to create a program to forgive the college debt of young people who seek a livelihood in farming. 4. Whereas the majority of New York farmers are selfemployed, and the viability of the self-employed as the largest agricultural producer in New York State is directly related to the regulations covering the self-employed; And whereas the self-employed farmer should not be the New York citizen who bears the greatest regulatory and tax burdens while receiving the fewest legislative and regulatory protections; And whereas the right to be one’s own boss is as fundamental to American democracy as the right to privacy;

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Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that policy toward all legislative and regulatory changes shall be shaped by their impact on the self-employed and the rights of the self-employed shall be one of our highest priority issues. 5. Whereas organic farmers are committed to supplying consumers with safe food and to taking appropriate measures to ensure sanitary conditions in crop handling; And whereas repeated incidents of illness and even death from food contaminated with pathogens have resulted in proposals for regulations that will drive small-scale farms out of business while failing to address the root causes of these food-borne illnesses; Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that: We support the mandatory use of potable water for washing produce, And we oppose mandatory chemical treatment of wash water, particularly with chlorine, for fruits and vegetables for the purpose of disinfecting crops, And we oppose requirements that farmers destroy natural areas on their farms in order to eliminate all wildlife and reduce biodiversity. 6. Whereas there is a shortage of USDA inspected slaughtering and meat processing facilities in New York State, requiring livestock farmers to drive all the way to Pennsylvania for the services they need if they want to sell packaged cuts of meat; And whereas the regulations for slaughterhouses were written for large scale facilities; Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that state and federal regulations for facilities that slaughter and process meat should be revised to be scale appropriate, www.nofany.org

And NOFA-NY calls on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to revise its regulations to allow farmers to sell individual cuts of meat from the animals they bring for processing. 7. We support passage of legislation that would restore the statutes in the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Water Drinking Act that were dropped in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that exempted these laws from applying to oil and gas drilling. Until these statutes are restored on a federal level, we support making these provisions and protections New York State law. 8. We support passage of state legislation that would require oil and gas drilling companies to report publicly all chemicals used to drill oil and gas wells, and how and where waste material and products are disposed of. 9. We support passage of state legislation that would prohibit gas or oil companies from leasing or purchasing water rights. 10. Whereas there are many citizens who would like to purchase raw milk for their personal consumption; And whereas dairy farms that are certified by New York State to produce raw milk are currently selling raw milk that meets the highest safety standards, yet they are prohibited from selling that milk except directly from the farm; Therefore NOFA-NY resolves that we support legislation that would allow dairy farms to sell raw milk through off-farm retail outlets.

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FRIDAY INTENSIVE SESSIONS

F R IDAY • F U ULL LL DAY — 9 : 00 am a m – 5 : 00 p m

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MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIC GREENHOUSE Growing healthy seedlings from start to transplant in an organic situation is the focus of this workshop. Topics covered will include: the physical plant and how to determine heat, water and light requirements; appropriate plant disease and insect controls; choosing a proper planting medium and nutrients; and practical day-to-day operational tips from experienced organic growers. Presenters include: Trina Pilonero, Silver Heights Farm, Jay Armour, Four Winds Farm, Chris Smart, Plant Pathologist at the Cornell Ag. Experiment Station, Karl Hammer, Vermont Composting Company, greenhouse and high tunnel vegetable specialist Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program. LILAC NORTH FOOD POLICY COUNCILS: A Pathway to a Just and Sustainable Food System Join Mark Winne in this special full day workshop to examine the role that local and state food policy councils can play in bringing about a just and sustainable food system for consumers and producers. The focus will be on the development, operation, and practice of food policy councils as they have evolved across the U.S. over the last 5 to 10 years. The workshop is appropriate for individuals as well as community teams who want to start a food policy council or want to improve the operation of an existing one. Mark Winne has been a leader in the promotion and success of food policy councils throughout the US. From 1979 to 2003, he was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a non-profit agency that works on comprehensive solutions to food and hunger issues in the Hartford, CT area. Mark co-founded many food and agriculture policy groups including the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission, the Connecticut Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the national Community Food Security Coalition. He was an organizer and chairman of the Working Lands Alliance and is a founder of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. HIGHLAND A ORGANIC GRAZING SCHOOL Join grazing guru Sarah Flack for this all day workshop covering grazing management for all types of livestock. She will cover fences and livestock watering systems, pasture dry matter estimating, and calculating paddock sizes for dairy cows, beef cows and sheep. She will discuss grazing systems for pigs and poultry including electric fence, portable housing, eggmobiles and chicken tractors. This workshop will cover in detail the many types of pastures and a wide variety of grasses, legumes and other plants. Sarah will also discuss browse grazing and mob stocking in brushy areas to transform the plant species to grasses and legumes. If you are transitioning to organic dairy, considering introducing livestock into your farm, or would like to improve an existing grazing system, this workshop will cover all the basic information on management intensive grazing and how to set up a practical system that works for you. Non-ruminant specifics (poultry, hogs, etc.) will be covered in the first hour and the rest of the day, starting at 10am, will focus on overall grazing management with more focus on ruminants (sheep, beef and dairy cows). Sarah Flack is the author of Organic Dairy Production, and has a diverse background in sustainable agriculture. Currently, she works with farms and organizations to help farmers transition to new methods of farming including grass-based, diversified, and organic. HIGHLAND B

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F R IDAY MOR NING 9 : 00 am am – 12 : 30 p m

HIGHLAND C USING ORGANIC NUTRIENT SOURCES This workshop will cover the use of organic nutrient sources including, compost, manure, green manures, etc. Since most soil test reports do not give specific recommendations for using organic fertilizers/amendments, standard recommendations for crop nutrient needs need to be translated to account for organic nutrient content and availability. Over the past year, a group of extension educators, NRCS staff, and university specialists worked with organic growers to examine the use of organic nutrient sources on their farms. Join Tom Richard and John Esslinger from the Penn State University Dept. of Horticulture to learn about the information gained from studying soils and compost use on organic farms as well as tools to help keep soil nutrient levels in balance. They will share and discuss case studies from organic farms and distribute a booklet on using organic nutrient sources. HIGHLAND K

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GROWING OUR OWN BREAD: Wheat for the Northeast Picture bakeries, food coops, and grocery stores across the Northeast stocked with bread and baked goods made from locally produced wheat. This workshop is for those who’d like to help make this vision a reality. A panel of pioneering growers, including Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm, Alton Earnhart and Jeanine Connolly of Lightning Tree Farm, and Klaas Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain, will lead a discussion of the pros and cons of wheat types, such as emmer, spelt, heritage varieties, and modern cultivars—and the management techniques and equipment needed to grow, clean, and store them. The Northeast Organic Wheat Project, funded by NESARE, will provide updates on how growers can access seed and milling options. Bakers, including Don Lewis of Wild Hive Farm Bakery and Aaron Smith of Little Bakery, will discuss the benefits and challenges of using locally produced wheat. Be part of the effort to increase the acreage of high-quality wheat varieties grown in the Northeast, build partnerships between bakers and growers, and put our own bread on the table! LILAC SOUTH PRODUCING VALUE-ADDED SPECIALTY FOODS: Formulating for Today’s Market This workshop will cover the basic steps involved in developing new food products targeted to niche markets, focused on farm-based and entrepreneurial ventures. Olga I. Padilla-Zakour, Director of the NYS Food Venture Center, will address market trends, regulations, processing and packaging issues, and market opportunities. Special emphasis will be given to organic processing of fruit and vegetable based products. CASCADE D

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SHARING OUR CSA RESOURCES Are you starting a CSA? Already running a CSA but hope it can run better? Join seasoned CSA farmers and workshop facilitators Liz Henderson and Scott Chaskey in this series of facilitated group discussions on topics for both beginners and experienced CSA farmers! Paul Martin and Evangeline Sarat from Sweet Water Farm, Paula Lukats from Just Food and Melissa Carlson from GVOCSA Core Group will also share their experiences with the group. Topics discussed in this session include: • Starting a CSA, • Setting the Share Price and Share Size, • Including Low-Income Members in Your CSA, and • Creating a Core Group.

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AGROFORESTRY, FOREST FARMING, AND PERMACULTURE DESIGN Agroforestry and forest farming systems seek to mimic and work with existing forests to maximize yield while restoring the diversity and resilience of these natural ecosystems. When we farm in the image of a forest, we leave behind trees and wildlife habitats instead of compacted and degenerated soils. Join Steve Gabriel of Work With Nature Ecological Design and Melissa Madden, Sean Dembrosky, and Garrett Miller of The Good Life Farm for an exploration of these systems and the assistance that permaculture design provides in making the theories a reality. Participants will learn about forest ecology, coppicing, mushroom production, and tree crops while seeing pictures of their applications at Cornell University’s Mac-Daniels Nut Grove and The Good Life Farm, both near Ithaca, NY. HIGHLAND D ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: What Do the Organic Regulations Really Mean and How Do I Get Started? As New York State’s largest in-state agency, NOFANY Certified Organic, LLC certifies almost 600 farms and businesses. New producers often find the paperwork requirements overwhelming. These free workshops are designed to explain and make the application for organic certification easier. Certification staff will walk you through the regulations, required forms, timeframes and deadlines, and provide plenty of time for questions and answers. Repeat certified producers are encouraged to attend these workshops to help provide clarity and refresh their knowledge of the regulations. Organic Vegetables, Field Crops and Non-Dairy Livestock Certification With Carol King and Sherrie Hastings CASCADE C ORGANIC GARDENING THROUGH THE GROWING SEASON A novice gardener’s guide to organically growing food in a backyard or community garden. Learn the importance of soil building and mulching, the how-tos of composting and fertilizing and helpful tips on safe and effective pest control. Matthew Schueler, Program Manager, Capital District Community Gardens. HIGHLAND E

F R IDAY A F TE R NOON 1 : 30 – 5 : 00 p m SHARING OUR CSA RESOURCES Join seasoned CSA farmers and workshop facilitators Liz Henderson and Scott Chaskey in this series of facilitated group discussions on topics for both beginners and experienced CSA farmers! David Hambleton from Sisters Hill Farm will also share his experiences with the group. Topics discussed in this session include: • Successful Working Member Programs, • Working with Interns, • Crop Planning, and • Post-Harvest Handling. HIGHLAND C WE SAY POTATOES! Come join us for a workshop on “all things potato,” sponsored by a new collaborative project between Cornell and NOFA-NY. We’ll display and share experiences on growing commercially available varieties and “new” options, which range from heritage varieties like the superb-tasting Early Ohio to the exotic Peruvian cultivar Papa Cacho. Another focus will be on strategies for making seed potatoes better accessible to growers, including saving your own potatoes for planting, swapping potatoes with fellow growers, creating buying clubs, and increasing the number of “double-certified” (state certified plus organically grown) seed potato operations in the state. On hand will be Keith Perry, director of the Cornell Foundation Seed Potato Program, who will provide an in-depth look at the “do’s and don’ts” of saving seed potatoes to minimize the risk of disease spread. Andy Leed of Starflower Farm will explain the process he went through to become the first double-certified seed potato producer in NY. There will be plenty of time for information-sharing between growers! LILAC SOUTH

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CREATING AND MANAGING COMMUNITY GARDENS THAT LAST For 33 years, Capital District Community Gardens has built and managed urban neighborhood food gardens that are still being cultivated today. Learn how this small local organization has successfully grown their 47 gardens and their other urban gardening and greening programs. Learn how to start and effectively manage a community garden in your neighborhood. Sharon DiLorenzo, Program Manager Capital District Community Gardens. HIGHLAND E ORGANIC GRAPE PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING Get the low-down on growing organic grapes in this session with experienced growers John Sustare from Empire Worm Ranch, and Joseph Ottati, Glendale Farm. They will examine site location and ground preparation, cultivar selection and planting, pest and disease issues, as well as understory management. Presenters will also give an overview of harvesting, juicing, and wine making. Content will be geared to novice growers with an eye towards commercial production. HIGHLAND K CROP ROTATION Sound crop rotation is considered a fundamental of organic management, but it often seems more praised than practiced. Come join organic field crop experts Mike Davis, Cornell Willsboro Organic Farm, Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Paul Hepperly, The Rodale Institute, for an in-depth discussion of crop rotation. The workshop will focus on the practical: how to develop crop rotations for your farm that are both profitable and provide optimum benefits for the soil and weed and pest management. HIGHLAND D www.nofany.org

HEALTHY FOODS: You Are What You Eat Join organic dairy farmers Jim and Nancy Gardiner, East ’N’ West Farm, to discuss how to eat for a healthy life. They are extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and alternative health care, and how the two go hand in hand. Before they became organic dairy farmers years ago, they farmed conventionally and experienced many health problems. They began to explore alternative health care options, decided to try it and within a few months, they felt better than they had in years. Their own health changes inspired them to change the way they managed their dairy herd, becoming experts in herbal medicine and homeopathy as they transitioned to organic management. Through this process, Jim and Nancy decided that if they changed the way they ate, they would be even healthier! This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how to use food as medicine and how to use herbs to maintain good health. Jim and Nancy will cover a broad range of health issues, so bring your questions! RIVERSIDE COURT ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: What Do the Organic Regulations Really Mean and How Do I Get Started? As New York State’s largest in-state agency, NOFANY Certified Organic, LLC certifies almost 600 farms and businesses. New producers often find the paperwork requirements overwhelming. These free workshops are designed to explain and make the application for organic certification easier. Certification staff will walk you through the regulations, required forms, timeframes and deadlines, and provide plenty of time for questions and answers. Repeat certified producers are encouraged to attend these workshops to help provide clarity and refresh their knowledge of the regulations. Organic Dairy Certification With Lisa Engelbert and Marilyn Murray AQUEDUCT A Organic Processing/Handling Certification (Small and Large Scale) With Carol King and Sherrie Hastings CASCADE C

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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELLING SPECIALTY ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS Selling your agricultural, prepared food, small-scale processed food products or other farm products directly to customers can be both profitable and enjoyable. Customer demand for locally grown and organically produced products is growing in popularity. What trends and strategies can you employ to increase income with this market advantage? Learn how to develop a marketing and financial plan for increased sales of value-added farm products from Leslie Schaller of Appalachia Ohio’s Food Ventures Center. CASCADE D

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SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

S AT U UR R DAY MOR NING 1 MORNING 8 : 00 – 9 : 15 a am m

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DAIRYING ON A BEDDED PACK: A Continuous Learning Experience Join Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm, to learn from his eight years of experience of dairying on a bedded pack. He houses his whole herd (90 cows) in his pack barn. Only the very young calves have separate quarters. He will discuss the nuts and bolts of building construction, ventilation, watering systems, bedding distribution, and general maintenance as well as the broader implications of building humus and carbon sequestration in an industry where liquid manure is the norm. HIGHLAND B PRACTICAL CROP ROTATION Effective crop rotations form the heart of any sustainable cropping system. This workshop will recap highlights from Friday’s half-day program on designing field crop rotations. Michael Davis will use the organic grain plots at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm as a starting point for the discussions. Design considerations discussed will include rotation strategies for improved yields (“the rotation effect”), weed control, pest and disease control, soil fertility, and soil health. HIGHLAND A

EXTENDING YOUR PASTURE GROWING SEASON This grazing workshop will focus on strategies to improve the productivity and quality of your pasture throughout the growing and grazing season to help you reduce the amount of hay you need to buy, make and feed. Grazing guru, Sarah Flack, will discuss how to improve or change your pasture management to increase growth of existing pasture plants in the spring and fall season, how to “stockpile” perennial pasture species for fall and winter grazing, how to set up water systems that work when things freeze up, and what to consider if you are thinking of adding annual crops such as brassicas, annual grasses and grain crops for grazing. LILAC SOUTH WINTER STORAGE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION: Post Harvest Handling and Root Cellar Storage for Off-Season Sales The increasing demand for local food by a more informed consumer base is pushing the frontiers of “eating local and organic in season.” Once an ordinary way of life, eating locally in the off-season involved growing different varieties of vegetables and the use of winter storage techniques like the root cellar. Join Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program and Jay Armour, Four Winds Farm, to learn more about these subjects and share your experiences with others. Four Winds Farm stores carrots, beets, potatoes, celeriac and daikon radishes in a simple lowenergy intensive root cellar to sell at a monthly winter market. HIGHLAND C

FROM JAMS TO CHUTNEYS: Processing the Fruit Harvest! Explore ways to best preserve an abundant fruit harvest by learning what to make, how to make it, and how to market it with Beth Linskey and Liz Beals from Beth’s Farm Kitchen and Jeri Woodhouse from A Taste of the North Fork. They will cover harvesting, freezing, preserving, cooking, and processing fruits to sell at market. CASCADE D PASTURED RABBIT IS THE NEW CHICKEN Join Julie Engel, Northland Sheep Dairy, to learn about her 100% pastured rabbit operation. Organic rabbit is a healthy white meat bringing in $9/lb. at market. It has the highest feed to meat conversion of any domestic farmed animal, making it the most economical and sustainable meat to raise. Pasture requirements are small, housing is simple and lowinfrastructure, slaughter can be done on-farm, and the daily labor requirements are minimal — making them a great addition to either a vegetable or a livestock farm. HIGHLAND D GAS DRILLING PRIMER AND IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE Discovery of the Marcellus shale— a huge reserve of natural gas beneath our farms, fields and forests—set off a gas rush last summer. Some landowners signed leases worth millions. But what will be the impact of thousands of new wells on our agriculture? Join Colleen Blacklock, Sue SmithHeavenrich, and Autumn Stoscheck to learn how Marcellus wells differ from conventional gas wells, and the impact of drilling pads and pipeline right-of-ways on our food system, forests, and communities. HIGHLAND E

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YOGA with Lisa Wujnovich Lisa Wujnovich has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. As the owner and operator of Mountain Dell Farm for 20 years, yoga has been integral in maintaining her physicality with the soil. Her yoga style is a combination of Iyengar and Hatha. Bring a mat or towel. 6:30 –7:15 am HYATT REGENCY HOTEL: REGENCY BALLROOM A (2nd floor, above Lobby)

TRANSFORMING YOUR HOME OR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN FROM COMMODITY TO LOCAL FLOUR Join baker Don Lewis from Wild Hive Farm Bakery to learn how he transformed his bakery 10 years ago to use locally grown grains. For the last 4 years he has used 100% locally grown grains (hard red spring wheat, soft white winter wheat, rye, triticale, spelt, oats, and corn) in his commercial bakery in Clinton Corners, NY. Don will share how to overcome both the technical and economical challenges of achieving such a conversion in both home and commercial kitchens. How do you find locally milled flours? How do you handle and work them, and how can you manage the extra cost? RIVERSIDE COURT

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COMMUNICATING ABOUT LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS In this workshop, we’ll discuss different ways of communicating about local foods and food systems: what are we saying, how are we saying it, who are we saying it to, and what’s working. We’ll review some of the methods and avenues for communicating the value of local food systems and consider their merits and limitations. Bring your own ideas and experiences and be ready to share them. Liz Carollo is the Greenmarket Publicity and Promotions Coordinator for 46 farmers markets throughout NYC and Maggie Gosselin is a co-owner of the Local Foods Wheel, a business that makes educational tools that identify seasonal local foods in the San Francisco and New York Metro areas. CASCADE C

FARM LABOR: Developing Sustainable and Just Solutions Farm labor is difficult to find and maintain, not to mention making sure that you are following all the NYS labor laws and running good worthwhile apprenticeship programs! Join Judy Gillan from the New England Small Farm Institute for a quick review of the NYS farmworker labor laws and the laws guiding apprenticeships. She will share work that NESFI has done on this issue and open the conversation up to a confidential information-sharing roundtable discussion for you to share your farm labor experiences and concerns. How do we provide socially just farm labor and make ends meet? What laws do we need to be following? Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas. HIGHLAND K

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HOMESTEADER ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY ON ONE-THIRD ACRE Join David Doktor, a seasoned energy self-sustainable homesteader in the village of Phelps, NY, to learn from his experiences using photovoltaic (PV) solar and used vegetable oil (UVO). He will share what has worked for him for alternative heating and transportation fuels. He will also share his general sustainable homesteading practices including firewood use, community composting, restaurant oil recycling, gardening, etc. LILAC NORTH

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INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR ORGANIC HERDS Join Dr. Ed Sheaffer for an introduction to the use of homeopathic medicine in organic dairying. He will discuss the two foundational principles of homeopathy: that any medicine strong enough to cure is also strong enough to cause harm and that any medicinal substance may either suppress or palliate or cure. He will show that when homeopathy is used on the farm, you begin to look at symptoms in a different light; they are no longer something to be feared, suppressed or destroyed. HIGHLAND B ON-FARM ORGANIC SEED PRODUCTION Keeping your own organic seed for the next season’s crop does not have to be a major production. Alan Westra, New York Seed Improvement Project, will inform field crop growers about the legal issues to keep in mind for quality field crop seed production. Rodney Graham, Oxbow Farm, will clue growers in to the practical on-farm considerations of organic seed production. Rodney has been preparing his own organic seed for years from 750 acres of winter and spring spelt, winter and spring barley, triticale, oats, canola, soybeans, edible dry beans. In the past he has cleaned his own organic beans for Eden Foods. HIGHLAND A

PROCESSING 201… The 1,000 Bird Limit and Beyond If you want to explore wholesale or have a growing retail market for your pastured poultry, come learn about two different processing scales. Paul and Maureen Knapp, Cobblestone Valley Farm, process up to 1,000 chickens and turkeys every year and will discuss on-farm processing at the 1,000 bird limit. Peter McDonald, McDonald Farm, has processed up to 11,000 chickens and 1,200 turkeys in one season on his farm and will show you both the profits and pitfalls of larger scale poultry production. LILAC SOUTH WINTER GREENS PRODUCTION IN THE UPPER HUDSON REGION Join Martha Johnson and Seth Jacobs from Slack Hollow Farm in Argyle, NY to learn about how the growth of retail winter marketing opportunities has steered their farm towards winter greens production. Using high tunnels and very moderate amounts of ground heat, their farm is in its third year of heated winter greens production. This workshop will show how this growing system evolved for them, the infrastructure they use, and how things are growing this winter. HIGHLAND C

APPLES TO APPLES: A Comparison of New and Heirloom Apple Varieties for Eating and Culinary Uses There are hundreds of apple varieties that can be successfully grown in the Northeast. Many new and heirloom varieties are disease resistant and require little or no sprays. In this workshop Lou Lego, Elderberry Pond, will present the results of a SARE funded project he carried out with the chefs in his on-farm restaurant to evaluate 50 of his 100 apple varieties to compare their qualities for eating out of hand, baking, juicing, drying and for fresh slice salads. He will recommend what he believes are the best varieties for sustainable production. CASCADE D FARM AND BUSINESS PLANNING FOR A SUCCESSFUL NEW CSA Over the course of two years Evangeline Sarat and Paul Martin, Sweet Land Farm, bought their farm and grew a 300 member Summer CSA and a 200 member Winter CSA. They began with little start up capital. In this workshop, they will describe their financial plan in detail, as well as discuss the business and farming concepts they use to grow the farm. HIGHLAND D

Guest Organic Dairy Speaker

C. EDGAR SHEAFFER, VMD Dr. Sheaffer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (1970). For many years he conducted herd health checks for the Amish and Mennonite farmers of east-central Pennsylvania. His conventional veterinary practice changed when he attended a seminar by British veterinary homeopath George Macleod, who later became Dr. Sheaffer’s mentor in this specialized branch of veterinary medicine. Now a holistic consultant, Dr. Sheaffer and his wife write a monthly column for AcresUSA and lecture widely on holistic subjects specifically, homeopathic medicine. He is the author of the widely read book, Homeopathy for the Herd (2003). – Saturday

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SOIL, SEEDS, SPADES AND WORDS… Poetry of the Earth Who is in a better place to listen to the muse than farmers and gardeners? Working with the earth brings many rewards beyond the harvest, including quiet reflections and shared stories, all of which yearns to be made into poetry. Come with your experience, voice, and imagination to share thoughts born of working with the land. Two farmer/poets will lead you through the field and encourage you to listen. Scott Chaskey has cultivated words and land for over thirty years. Mountain Dell Farm has nourished Lisa Wujnovich’s writing for almost twenty years. CASCADE C

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INTRO TO HONEYBEES AND ORGANIC BEEKEEPING Join the Bee Doctor Chris Harp and Grai Rice from HoneybeeLives to learn about the lives of honeybees, the current plight of honeybee colonies, and the intrinsic value of nurturing these amazing creatures. For the general public, gardeners, and wanna-beekeepers. LILAC NORTH COOKING WITH HOMEGROWN GRAINS Join Mary-Howell Martens, coowner of Lakeview Organic Grain, and her children, Elizabeth and Daniel Martens as they demonstrate how to grind and cook with homegrown and local grains. The Martens put a strong emphasis on eating mostly the food that they grow on their farm, which includes a variety of delicious breads, noodles, and other products made from their own spelt, emmer, wheat and open pollinated corn. You will learn how to incorporate these grains into your favorite recipes, try new foods, and take the concept of “eating local” to a whole new level. RIVERSIDE COURT

NATIONAL ORGANIC ACTION PLAN — Tell Us What You Think! Over 500 people have participated in one way or another over the past 3 years giving input into a U.S. vision for the future of organic food and agriculture. Liana Hoodes, National Organic Action Plan (NOAP) Project and National Organic Coalition, and Liz Henderson, Peacework Organic Farm, will share some of the findings, and get more input from NOFA-NY, as we head into a summit for the NOAP next month. They will also offer some ways to get more involved. HIGHLAND K

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MANAGING GARDEN PESTS: Changing the Paradigm When we decide to “manage pests,” we’re starting down a problematic path. While we can’t — and won’t — just let the beetles have the beans, a spray-and-kill policy isn’t the answer. Whether it’s an organic garden or an environmentally responsible yard, it’s the way we set it up — our systems — that make all the difference. Sally Cunningham will help you plan a bio-diverse garden, to side-step the most familiar trouble-makers. There are few quick fixes, but there surely are best methods to solve disease, insect, and cultural problems. We can have organic and beautiful, productive gardens. HIGHLAND E

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Organic Policy Issues Join Elizabeth Henderson, Peacework Organic Farm and cochair of the NOFA-NY policy committee, to identify and discuss the policy issues you would like to help NOFA-NY address in 2009.

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NOFA-NY Farmers’ Pledge The Farmers’ Pledge is a commitment to a broad set of principles that go far beyond the NOP by addressing social issues and marketing. One of the strengths of the Pledge is that farmers are involved in its evolution — making its participants responsible for its credibility. Mark Dunau, Mountain Dell Farm and NOFA-NY board member, will lead this discussion.

Innovative Market Models The South Wedge Farmers’ Market is an innovative, neighborhood Rochester market working to create effective models to connect farms and consumers. In addition to urban farmers’ markets, market management is developing aggregation models such as a cooperatively supplied CSA, wholesale distribution, and cooperative processing operations. Join market manager, Chris Hartman, to discuss these types of food system models and how they may help revitalize our local foodsheds.

Online Marketing of Local Products Getting the word out about your farm products and finding farm products can be easy with new internet outlets. Learn about existing online tools and brainstorm new uses. Join Dr. Khin Mar Cho, CCE NYC, of Market Maker (www.ny.marketmaker.uiuc. edu) and Melissa Young of NY Food Trader (www.nyfoodtrader.org).

Successful Marketing Experiences Join NYSSFPA board member Miriam Haas to discuss your successful marketing experiences including: internet sales, home parties, farm markets, specialty stores, school sales etc. Bring ideas to share!

ADVANCED HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR ORGANIC DAIRY HERDS In this advanced session, Dr. Sheaffer will discuss using nosodes for prevention, treatment and as an alternative to vaccinations for specific conditions. He will also present on choosing the best alternative products along with homeopathy to achieve optimum results. HIGHLAND B UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT TINE WEEDERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS Bob Lefrancois, Organic Equipment Technology / Lamb & Webster, Inc., and Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC will explain several tine options, tine spacing, tine angle, application of each brand. They will also give an update on what they have learned this past season on crops, weather and soil conditions. This workshop will take place in the Trade Show area. ORGANIC TRADE SHOW

Center for Sustainable Living The Center for Sustainable Living sponsors workshops on sustainable food, energy, building, and land use issues. Genesee-Finger Lakes groups and farmers are invited to join Alison Clarke to discuss ways to build stronger regional partnerships.

Natural Gas Drilling Join Colleen Blacklock, Sue Smith-Heavenrich, and Autumn Stoscheck to discuss the discovery of the Marcellus shale and the impact of drilling pads and pipeline right-of-ways on our food system, forests, and communities.

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VEGETABLE VARIETY ROUNDTABLE This session is designed to discuss the experiences, success, and failures of growing vegetable varieties from all you vegetable farmers out there. These conference sessions are a great medium for sharing information, problem solving, and networking with each other, from the well seasoned growers to the novice. We all have the ability to teach and learn. Come and be part of this farmer-to-farmer roundtable discussion moderated by Robert Hadad. HIGHLAND C

DEVELOPING A U-PICK SMALL FRUIT CSA Kestrel Perch Berries, an innovative combination of the U-Pick and CSA models, has completed three successful picking seasons. Join CSA farmer Katie Creeger and CSA member Krys Cail to hear the story and rationale behind the development of a berries-only, entirely U-pick CSA. CASCADE D SHEEP HUSBANDRY 101 Learn about the challenges and joys of raising sheep on a 100% grass diet. Sheep are good for the soil, good for the farmer, and make healthy fiber and food for the community. Maryrose Livingston and Donn Hewes are the owners of Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, NY. HIGHLAND D HERBAL ALLIES Join Amy Gillingham from Wild Roots Farm to learn about some favorite medicinal herbs to plant in your garden, tend, and preserve for your herbal medicine chest. We will get to know these herbal friends in a variety of ways: infusions, vinegars, tinctures, footbaths, dyes, salves and household cleaners. You will walk away knowing how to let the gentle support of herbs enter your home and spirit all year long. RIVERSIDE COURT KEEPING A FAMILY MILKING COW Join natural homesteader and veterinarian Linda Tikofsky to learn the nuts and bolts for keeping a family dairy cow. She will share with you basic cow health needs and concerns, proper cow nutrition and housing, and what to do with all that milk! HIGHLAND E

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NY SMALL-SCALE FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING The Small Scale Food Processors Association formed to help maintain a vibrant NYS agriculture by fostering small-scale value-added food businesses that support local farms. The NYSSFPA markets jointly, shares regulatory information and participates in decisions about regulations, provides mentoring to new processors and start-up businesses, purchases cooperatively, advertises together, and accesses food processing and small business technical assistance. Anyone interested in small-scale food processing is invited to attend the NYSSFPA annual meeting at the NOFA-NY conference! CASCADE C HOW MANY PEOPLE COULD NEW YORK STATE FEED LOCALLY? This workshop will address the question, “What is the capacity of NYS to feed itself?” Dr. Christian Peters, Cornell University, will examine this question drawing from his research on the land requirements of different diets, the human carrying capacity of NYS agricultural land, and the development of computer models to map potential, local foodsheds. Group discussion of the implications of this research for the expansion of organic, local food systems in NYS will follow the presentation. HIGHLAND K

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PARENTING DAY-OLD MAIL ORDER CHICKS WITH EXPERIENCED HENS AND ROOSTERS — No Grain! Karl Hammer, Vermont Compost Company, raises 1,200+ hens at his Main Street Farm in Montpelier, VT. He will show a slide show of his farm and methods and discuss rearing laying hens, both bought and home laid, utilizing crops and residuals in a forage matrix — with observations about rearing as a fertility enhancing phase in greenhouse rotation. HIGHLAND A

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S AT U UR R DAY AF TERNOON 2 4 : 15 – 5 : 30 p m TROUBLE-SHOOTING WITH HOMEOPATHY: Therapies and Investigative Techniques for the Individual Animal and Herd There are many available conventional and alternative diagnostic options you can use on your dairy farm to solve the mystery of herd disease. Economics and result driven procedures will often determine the choice. Join Dr. Sheaffer to learn about these trouble-shooting strategies and bring your experiences and questions to this session! HIGHLAND B SMALL GRAINS — Agronomics, Storage, Markets For diversity on a farm, small grains offer many possibilities for grain, forage, and cover crop. Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, will discuss how to successfully grow wheat, spelt, triticale, oats, and barley and how to store them. Changing markets will also be covered. HIGHLAND A

CROP-TREES: An Underutilized Resource for Finishing Hogs on Woodland Farms Tree mast offers farmers a potentially low-cost feed for finishing hogs while simultaneously producing gourmet pork with healthier fatty-acid profiles. Woodlands are considered a permanent agricultural system which doesn’t require annual land preparation (or fossil-fuel consumption) to produce a crop. Further energy conservation is noted when the animals harvest their own feed. Join Chuck Talbott, Director of SISta (Sustainable Integrated Systems transforming agriculture) and longtime hog and agroforestry researcher for this exciting workshop. HIGHLAND D NITTY-GRITTY NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT Join growers John Gorzynski, Gorzynski’s Ornery Farm, and Paul Martin, Sweet Land Farm, and NOFA-NY scientist Elizabeth Dyck to explore strategies for nutrient management that maximize nutrient cycling to affordably produce healthy, good-yielding crops. For growers who want to refine their use of cover crops and/or compost and manure. HIGHLAND C

Stretch your legs… …with outdoor family ice skating at downtown Manhattan Square Park! Meet at the doors in the REGISTRATION LOBBY for the shuttle. Ice skate rentals $3.

ORGANIC STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION Join Gayle and Mike Thorpe, Thorpes’ Organic Family Farm, to learn how to grow organic strawberries successfully in a matted row system on a large or small scale and how to profit from them. The Thorpes have grown strawberries for 25 years — the last 18 years using organic methods. Currently they grow 12 acres of 12 different strawberry varieties. CASCADE D BASIC TRACTOR MAINTENANCE Thor Oechsner taught diesel and heavy equipment mechanics for seven years, operated his own repair shop and is now an organic field crop farmer in Newfield, NY. Join him to learn about the basics of preventative tractor maintenance. You will discuss different oils, oil change intervals, and other preventative maintenance basics that will help keep your machinery running smoothly throughout the whole growing season. This workshop will be a hands-on workshop using a tractor in the trade show area. ORGANIC TRADE SHOW GARDENING EDIBLE LANDSCAPES FOR HUMANS AND WILDLIFE What plants produce edibles for humans, birds and other wildlife? Join avid urban organic gardener, Nannett Cepero, to learn which native and non-native plants to grow that can feed all creatures great and small. Nannett’s local Rochester garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat garden through the National Wildlife Federation. HIGHLAND E

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PROCESSING LACTIC FERMENTED VEGETABLES AT THE SMALL COMMERCIAL SCALE Seth Travins is the sauerkraut guru at Hawthorne Valley Farm and currently processes four kinds of sauerkraut, dilly beans, ginger carrots, raw kim chee, and raw full sour pickles to sell at retail locations across NYS. He will demonstrate hands on with real vegetables how to make a batch of sauerkraut. He will discuss getting started, equipment, and temperatures needed, varieties of vegetables best suited for lactic acid fermentation and health code regulations. RIVERSIDE COURT

NOFA-NY CERTIFIED ORGANIC, LLC OPEN MEETING Interested in learning more about NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC? Join them for an open annual meeting. Bring your certification questions and concerns. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff! 5:45 – 6:45 pm HIGHLAND A

WHEAT WEAVING Since earliest times, every culture that has grown grains has woven the stalks into fascinating motifs and icons. Join Joyce Robards from the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center of Rochester to learn how to prepare wheat stalks for braiding and how to make small decorative items using designs from a variety of cultures and eras. These pieces make wonderful small hangings, holiday decorations, jewelry, and are a great addition to any farmers’ market stand! CASCADE C

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…on the 2nd floor in the ORGANIC TRADE SHOW and EMPIRE LOBBY at 5:30 pm for: • Wine and Cheese Social Hour • Music • Auction for Agriculture • Booksigning

BRINGING FARM FRESH FOOD TO LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES In this interactive workshop, participants will brainstorm the biggest barriers to providing low-income households with access to fresh, locally-grown and organic food. Participants will hear about two successful models, explore solutions to challenges, and leave the workshop with some specific ideas about how to increase access for low-income families in our communities. Join Paula Lukats and Abby Youngblood from Just Food, Liz Karabinakis at CCE Tompkins Co., Lucy GarrisonClauson from Stick & Stone Farm, and Mary-Howell Martens from Lakeview Organic Grain for this important discussion. HIGHLAND K

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RAW MILK RETAILING IN NEW YORK STATE Join Jerry Snyder of Sunny Cove Farm in Alfred Station, NY to gain his insider view of NYS regulations for raw milk. Jerry has sold raw milk for three years from his bulk tank and is working to change the regulations so that raw milk can be sold in retail stores. Learn about his proposal, as well as how to get started in marketing raw milk from your own dairy. Gary Cox from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund will also be present to answer questions about the legalities of marketing raw milk. HIGHLAND B IS THERE LIFE AFTER THE FEED BILL? Join organic dairy farmers Troy Sherman and Vaughn Sherman from Jerry Dell Farm and Tom Adams, owner of MaraSeed and representative for King’s AgriSeeds LLC, to discuss how growing small grains and using them in conjunction with corn and soybeans in your feed diet can make a significant difference in your feed bill, while maintaining a healthy herd and sound milk production. HIGHLAND A

GREEN TEAMSTERS AND BROKE HORSES — What to Do When You Bring Home Your First Team Join experienced teamsters for a panel discussion on draft horse topics ranging from finding the right horses to the importance of mentors, horse care and training. Presenters include: Donn Hewes, Northland Sheep Dairy, Kristin and Mark Kimball, Essex Farm, Drummond Fraser, and Jim and Linda Brown, Farmer Brown’s Plow Shop. LILAC SOUTH

RADIANT HEAT SYSTEMS IN GREENHOUSES Hear from a panel of NY farmers who are successfully using radiant heat systems in their greenhouses both for starting seedlings and for growing extended season cash crops. Seth Jacobs from Slack Hollow Farm, Nancy Grove from Old Path Farm, and Dick DeGraff from Grindstone Farm will discuss the pros and cons of their systems, as well as the challenges they have encountered and the innovations they have created to solve them. HIGHLAND C

PRESERVING THE CULINARY HERB HARVEST FOR MARKET Join Jeri Woodhouse, A Taste of the North Fork, to discuss practical tips and quick and easy techniques for extending the culinary herb harvest season and creating value-added herb products for market. CASCADE D BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR SOIL — Using Soil Maps and Soil Tests Print and web soil maps are available to help you identify your soil’s native potential. Biological and physical soil tests and nutrient analyses can guide your soil management to help you grow the healthiest plants. Join Carol MacNeil, Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program, to learn how to use these resources. HIGHLAND D KNOWING THE SOIL: Building a Healthy and Productive Garden Join Maria Grimaldi, Panther Rock Farm, and Leona Willis, Master Gardener and Composter to learn about soil structures, how soil is formed and how it is lost through weather events, climate change and human activity. You will learn how to determine essential plant nutrient deficiencies in your garden soil using soil maps, observing changes in plant growth and/or soil tests. Appropriate composting and soil reclamation techniques will also be discussed for the urban, suburban and country gardener. HIGHLAND E

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YOGA with Lisa Wujnovich Lisa Wujnovich has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years. As the owner and operator of Mountain Dell Farm for 20 years, yoga has been integral in maintaining her physicality with the soil. Her yoga style is a combination of Iyengar and Hatha. Bring a mat or towel. 6:30 –7:15 am HYATT REGENCY HOTEL: REGENCY BALLROOM A (2nd floor, above Lobby)

SIMPLE, HOME-BASED PROCESSING OF HONEY AND OTHER PRODUCTS FROM THE BEEHIVE Joel Babcock and Niechelle Wade, Sunny Hill Farm, will explore and discuss various methods of extracting and packaging honey and other hive products, while taking care to minimize the affects on taste and nutrients. Techniques demonstrated can be utilized for home use or for retail sale. CASCADE C

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THE TWO FACES OF MONEY Since the beginning of the agricultural system food and money have been inextricably linked and continues to be so today. We’ve come to understand the importance of a sustainable food system, which produces local nutrient rich produce; unfortunately this understanding hasn’t transferred over to our monetary system. We’ll look at where money comes from and how our current economic system is unsustainable. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the problems that have led to the current economic crisis as well as possible alternatives that emphasize owning rather than owing money. Philip Botwinick is the co-Executive Director of Local Energy Solutions. HIGHLAND K

ALBA ORGANICS: Distributing Local Organic Food to Wholesale and Institutional Markets ALBA Organics is a licensed produce distribution business run by the Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) in Salinas, CA. It serves as the first market channel for graduates of ALBA’s Farmer Education Program, and thus is an important learning environment for beginning farmers. ALBA Organics focuses on wholesale and institutional markets that value organic family farm products. The business also provides earned income and consistent cash flow for the parent non-profit — an important example of a mission-focused social enterprise/earned income venture. Join Brett Melone to learn more about their innovative model. LILAC NORTH

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LOCAL KIDS – LOCAL INGREDIENTS – COOKIN’! Revitalize our local foodshed? Let’s get the next generation cooking and eating locally now! Join Scarlett S. Miles to look at a variety of kitchen skills to serve up the harvest. You’ll leave empowered to help your family cultivate a fun, healthy seasonal cooking lifestyle. RIVERSIDE COURT

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PRODUCTION, HARVEST, AND STORAGE OF HIGH QUALITY FORAGES FOR ORGANIC DAIRY FARMS Tom Brown, Shiphrah Farms, and Steve Canner, CCE Agronomy and Field Crop Educator of St. Lawrence County, will explore practices for producing and storing high quality forages on your farm. With real-life examples and scientific research results, this workshop will examine how crop variety selection, soil fertility management, harvest method, and crop storage practices can impact cow performance and the bottom line. HIGHLAND B HELP MEET THE DEMAND FOR HEALTHY ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT, AND HELP YOUR FARM TOO! Organic growers can get significant value out of rotating with buckwheat. Weed suppression, soil improvement, use of late-drying ground, and low production cost are all reasons to raise this crop. NY organic farmers have the added benefit of a strong local market for the product. In this workshop, Cliff Orr will describe current demand and how to contract production with The Birkett Mills. Thomas Björkman will guide the first time buckwheat grower through the key steps to success in the first season, and some ideas for those who already have some experience. Long-time producer of organic buckwheat, Norm Wigfield will describe how buckwheat fits in his farming operation. HIGHLAND A

CHARCUTERIE: Full Circle Small Farm Meat Processing for Profit Heather Sandford and Brad Marshall, owners of The Piggery in Trumansburg, NY will share how their farm has created a profitable model by turning their pastured pigs into high-end pork products right on the farm. This workshop will include detailed information about obtaining state licensing, building a certified processing kitchen, product ideas, marketing and more. LILAC SOUTH FROM FRUITS TO FLOUR: Strategies for Providing More of What Your CSA Members Eat! Learn from two extraordinary farms that are literally feeding their communities. They will share innovative strategies for filling out your local foodshed. Gayle and Mike Thorpe, Thorpes’ Organic Family Farm, run a 350-member CSA that offers most of what their consumers eat. They offer separate fruit and vegetable shares, as well as a winter CSA and á la carte items grown on the farm such as: grains, baked goods, baking mixes, sauerkrauts, jams, fresh cider, chicken, eggs, beef, pork, and flowers. Mark and Kristin Kimball, Essex Farm, run an innovative full-food CSA program where 75 members pay $2,800 per person for a full year of all they can eat. They provide their members with vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, dairy, chicken, dry beans, grains and flours, maple syrup, and some fruits. HIGHLAND C

PLANTING, PRUNING AND MAINTAINING A SMALL FARM ORGANIC FRUIT ORCHARD In this workshop, Lou Lego, Elderberry Pond, will discuss how to procure and plant bare root trees for a small farm organic orchard, and how to maintain the trees through pruning, insect and disease control, and orchard management. Emphasis will be on apples, but some points on peaches, plums and pears will be discussed. CASCADE D TECHNIQUES FOR VEGETABLE HARVESTING AND POSTHARVEST HANDLING Longtime organic farmers Lou Johns and Robin Ostfeld, Blue Heron Farm, will talk about the efficient harvesting methods they have developed in over 25 years of growing, with an emphasis on root vegetables and greens. Post-harvest handling with the goal of longest possible storage quality will also be addressed. HIGHLAND D

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MAKING SIMPLE MEDICINAL SALVES AT HOME For centuries people made “simple salves” to sooth itches, insect bites, burns, minor bruises and muscle aches and pains. Maria Grimaldi, Panther Rock Farm, will lead participants in preparing a basic salve in a hands-on setting, using readily available ingredients from the garden or herb suppliers. Each participant will make a salve to take home and each family attending with get an instructional CD to help them through the steps on their own. RIVERSIDE COURT www.nofany.org

LEAFY GREEN REGULATIONS: A Threat to Small Farmers and Local Agriculture Mark Dunau of Mountain Dell Farm and Patty Lovera of Food & Water Watch will discuss how food safety proposals for leafy greens could affect organic and smallscale farmers. California already has standards for leafy green growers that discourage wildlife conservation practices, many retailers now require producers to use “good agricultural practices,” and there are calls to make such rules apply nationwide. USDA is already studying national standards for mandating chemicals in wash water for the purpose of disinfecting leafy greens. Find out the status of these various proposals and how to get involved to make sure food safety regulations don’t discriminate against small, sustainable or organic producers. LILAC NORTH

CHOOSING THE BEST ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEM FOR YOUR FARM Join Dick Riseling from Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Educational Center to learn how to match the attributes, capacities and affordability of several renewable energy systems to different farming practices and applications. Participants are encouraged to bring data and ideas about their current operations. HIGHLAND K RICE AS A COMMERCIAL CROP IN THE NORTHEAST Takeshi and Linda Akaogi have operated their organic farm, Akaogi Farm, since 1985 at a hilltop in SE Vermont where they have been trialing over 30 varieties of rice for seed production. Join them for a general explanation of the history and culture of rice, and to discuss the challenges and possibilities of commercially growing rice in the Northeast. They will cover basic crop management practices based on their three-years of experience growing rice in SE Vermont. CASCADE C

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CHICKENS IN THE CITY City chickens eat your kitchen and garden waste, lay the finest eggs, and improve your soil through high quality manure and soil aeration. Keeping chickens also connects you with your neighbors, your community and a vibrant movement of chicken keepers. Learn from three chicken projects throughout NYS about successes, challenges and the joys of chickens: Gregory Anderson, Just Food and Walt L. Shamel Community Garden in Brooklyn, NY, Kate Mendenhall, Rochester City Chicken Club, and Crystal Burnham, Albany-area chicken enthusiast. HIGHLAND E

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F R IDAY TRAVELING LIGHT: Getting Around The Green Way! Green transportation practically begins with the bicycle — it’s cheap, healthful and nonpolluting, and it’s the most appropriate of technologies. Bicycles are great for trips to school, around the neighborhood, and for longer rides. Join avid local biker Jack Spula to learn more about equipment, basic maintenance, riding techniques and the “rules of the road.” 9 –10:15am RIVERSIDE COURT • 10:15 –10:30 am

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• 10:30 –11am Travel to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) by bus (bring warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots)

LUNCH AND LEARNING AT THE ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER Children will explore the Rochester Museum & Science Center, which offers three floors of handson exhibitions exploring science and technology, natural science, and regional cultural heritage. Children will also visit the Strasenburgh Planetarium to see Dinosaurs Alive! — a captivating adventure of science and discovery that joins renowned paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and their graduate students in the field as they uncover new fossils, including the remarkable discovery of what may be the oldest dinosaur ever found in North America. 11am – 4:45 pm ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER • 4:45 – 5 pm Return to the Convention Center by bus

childcare All childcare is held upstairs in the Empire Lounge, near the entrance to the meals. Please check-in and check-out your child with the childcare provider. Please remember to be timely in picking up your little one for lunchtime and at the end of the day.

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• 9am –12:30pm • 9:30 –11:30am Walk one block to Rochester Central Library for Story Hour (bring warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots) • 12:30 pm Lunch with Parents • 1:30 – 5pm

• 8am –12:15pm • 9:30 –11:30am Walk one block to Rochester Central Library for Story Hour (bring warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots) • 12:15 pm Lunch with Parents • 2:30 – 5:30pm

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CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE

S AT U UR R DAY BASIC PRINTMAKING Join Gere and Bruce Link, Link’in Llama Farms, to create a unique colorful print image. Children will have fun changing color and paper to see how their image changes. They will be able to print their image many times and make it into cards, bookmarks or a picture for framing! They can also use this printing method to mark garden rows or advertise their garden produce! 8 – 9:15 am AQUEDUCT A JAPANESE PRINTED WINDSOCKS In Japan, parents fly Koinobori, or fish windsocks, every year on Children’s Day, May 5th. In this workshop, Gere and Bruce Link, Link’in Llama Farms, will teach children how to use this Japanese printing tradition to print & create beautiful windsocks from fish replicas to hang in the spring. 9:30 –11am AQUEDUCT A • 11:15 –11:45 am Walk to the Museum of Play (bring warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots)

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RAINBOW TURTLE SCULPTURE Gere and Bruce Link, Link’in Llama Farms, will teach children about the many kinds of turtles and read a Native American tale.

Then workshop participants will create a colorful turtle sculpture with recycled newspaper and decorate it with paint, glitter, and other materials. 8 – 9:15am AQUEDUCT A

HENNA TATTOOING 101 Join Dawn and Mike Ashbridge, Holistic Moms Network, to experience the ancient art of henna tattooing. We’ll do some traditional designs from India and learn about the significance and process from plant to paint. 9:45 –11am AQUEDUCT A

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LUNCH AND EXPLORING AT THE MUSEUM OF PLAY! Recognized as one of the nation’s top museums for families and children, Strong National Museum of Play (pictured at right) is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame® and the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, games and other items that celebrate play. It’s unlike anything you’ve experienced anywhere! Children will explore exciting exhibits and the special Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. They will experience a day in the life of the entomologists in a behind-thescenes tour of Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden ® and a first-hand account of what is involved in running a year-round, indoor butterfly garden. With the staff entomologists, children won’t just watch and observe, they will help release and feed butterflies, and monitor the balance of the ecosystem in which these colorful creatures live. The museum’s entomologist and staff will explain and demonstrate the life cycle of these unique and beautiful insects and the maintenance of this specially-balanced habitat. Strong National Museum of Play provides educational, entertaining, unforgettable fun! 12 – 5pm STRONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY

DREAMCATCHERS AND NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING Join Heather and TJ Tyler, Peacework Organic Farm, to learn about the origins of the dreamcatcher through Native American storytelling. Participants will create their own dreamcatcher using natural symbolic materials. 11:30am –12:45pm AQUEDUCT A www.nofany.org

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PRESENTERS

2009 CONFERENCE PRESENTERS with Workshop Titles Tom Adams King’s AgriSeeds, LLC.

Philip Botwinick Local Energy Solutions

Scott Chaskey Peconic Land Trust / Quail Hill Farm

96 Paradise Ln Ronks, PA 17572 866-687-6224 astrock@verizon.net Is There Life After the Feed Bill?

83-05 98th St Woodhaven, NY 11421 718-441-0246 phil@localenergysolutions.org www.localenergysolutions.org The Two Faces of Money

PO Box 1268 Amagansett, NY 11930-1268 631-267-8492 schaskey@peconiclandtrust.org www.peconiclandtrust.org Sharing Our CSA Resources Soil, Seeds, Spades, and Words... Poetry of the Earth

Takeshi & Linda Akaogi Akaogi Farm 27 Earthbridge Rd Putney, VT 05346 802-387-2400 akaogi@sover.net Rice as a Commercial Crop in the Northeast

Gregory Anderson Walt L Shamel Community Garden / Just Food

10809 Davis Rd Hunt, NY 14846 585-567-8158 leroyplows@yahoo.com www.farmerbrownsplowshop.com Green Teamsters & Broke Horses: What to Do When You Bring Home Your First Team

Crystal Burnham Capital District Community Gardens 40 River St Troy, NY 12180 518-274-8685 (fax: 518-272-2744) outreach@cdcg.org www.cdcg.org Chickens in the City

Jay Armour Four Wind Farms

Gary Cox Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund 8116 Arlington Blvd #263 Falls Church, VA 22042 614-233-4850 dcox@lanealton.com www.farmtoconsumer.org Raw Milk Retailing in New York State

Catherine Creeger Kestrel Perch Berries 220 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850 607-275-0272 creeger@ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us Developing a U-Pick Small Fruit CSA

158 Marabac Rd Gardiner, NY 12525-5614 845-255-3088 jarmour@bestweb.net Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse Winter Storage Vegetables: Post Harvest Handling & Root Cellar Storage for Off-Season Sales

Krys Cail

Sally Cunningham

3110 DuBois Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 607-342-5679 klc32@cornell.edu Developing a U-Pick Small Fruit CSA

1335 Blakeley Rd East Aurora, NY 14052 716-655-0656 sallylacewing@aol.com Managing Garden Pests: Changing the Paradigm

Dawn & Mike Ashbridge Holistic Moms Network

1894 State Hwy 68 Canton, NY 13617 315-379-9192 src93@cornell.edu Forage Production & Storage

PO Box 507 Liverpool, NY 13088-0507 315-706-0318 dsauchelli@juno.com Henna Tattooing

Melissa Carlson

Thomas Bjorkman NYS Agricultural Experiment Station 205 Hedrick Hall 630 W North St Geneva, NY 14456 315-787-2218 (fax: 315-787-2216) tnb1@cornell.edu www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/faculty/ bjorkman Help Meet the Demand for Healthy Organic Buckwheat, and Help Your Farm, Too!

Colleen Blacklock Matrix Eco Farm

246 Castlebar Rd Rochester, NY 14610 585-462-1364 m.carlson@frontiernet.net Sharing Our CSA Resources

Liz Carollo Greenmarket 51 Chambers St Ste 1231 New York, NY 10007 212-341-2321 (fax: 212-571-0778) lcarollo@greenmarket.cc www.cenyc.org/greenmarket Communicating About Local Foods

Nannett Cepero

46 Morgan Ave Oneonta, NY 13820 607-432-2211 colleenblacklock@verizon.net Gas Drilling Primer & Impacts on Agriculture

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Stephen Canner Cornell Cooperative Extn – St Lawrence County

109 Linden St Rochester, NY 14620 585-576-4067 beneaththelinden@yahoo.com Gardening Edible Landscapes for Humans & Wildlife

Michael Davis Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm 48 Sayward Ln Willsboro, NY 12996 518-963-7492 (fax: 518-846-8445) mhd11@cornell.edu www.organic.cornell.edu/facilities/ willsboro.html Crop Rotation Practical Crop Rotation

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208 E 51st St New York, NY 10022 646-462-0491 ganderson@qchnyc.org www.justfood.org Chickens in the City

Jim & Linda Brown Farmer Brown’s Plow Shop

Anna Dawson NY Small-Scale Food Processors’ Association PO Box 113 Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174 518-758-7342 (fax: 518-758-8452) annadawson@berk.com www.nyssfpa.com NYSSFPA Annual Meeting

Richard deGraff Grindstone Farm 780 County Rte 28 Pulaski, NY 13142-2471 315-298-4139 (fax: 315-298-2119) customerservice@grindstonefarm.com www.grindstonefarm.com Radiant Heat Systems in Greenhouses

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PRESENTERS Sean Dembrosky Cornell University

Sarah Flack Sarah Flack Consulting

Maria Grimaldi Panther Rock Farm

Agricultural Experiment Station 147D Plant Science Building Ithaca, NY 14853 607-351-3313 mam233@cornell.edu Agroforestry, Forest Farming & Permaculture Design

5455 Duffy Hill Rd Enosburg, VT 05450 802-933-6965 satoreja@gmail.com www.sarahflackconsulting.com Organic Grazing School Extending Your Pasture Growing Season

148 Hardenburgh Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758-7502 845-482-4164 pantherrock@hughes.net Knowing the Soil: Building a Healthy Productive Garden Making Simple Medicinal Salves at Home

Drummond Fraser Torhaveen Farm

Nancy Grove Old Path Farm

PO Box 299 St Eugene, ON KZB 1P0 613-674-1947 fraser.d@live.com Green Teamsters & Broke Horses: What to Do When You Bring Home Your First Team

9148 Butler Rd Sauquoit, NY 13456-2002 315-737-8947 vegetables@riseup.net Radiant Heat Systems in Greenhouses

Steve Gabriel Work With Nature Ecological Design

4487 Lake Ave Lockport, NY 14094-1139 585-739-4065 rgh26@cornell.edu Winter Storage Vegetables: Post Harvest Handling & Root Cellar Storage for Off-Season Sales Vegetable Variety Roundtable

Sharon DiLorenzo Capital District Community Gardens 40 River St Troy, NY 12180 518-274-8685 (fax: 518-272-2744) trees@cdcg.org www.cdcg.org Creating & Managing Community Gardens That Last

David Doktor

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10 Chestnut St Phelps, NY 14532 315-548-5049 chestnutforge@earthlink.net Homesteader Energy Sustainability on 1/3 Acre

Mark Dunau Mountain Dell Farm 2386 Roods Creek Rd Hancock, NY 13783-1826 607-467-4034 mldunau@hughes.net Leafy Green Regulations: A Threat to Small Farmers & Local Agriculture

Elizabeth Dyck Crimson Clover Farm 1124 County Rd 38 Bainbridge, NY 13733-3360 607-895-6566 kedyck@frontiernet.net Nitty-Gritty Nutrient Management

Alton Earnhart & Jeanine Connolly Lightning Tree Farm 132 Andrew Haight Rd Millbrook, NY 12545-5141 845-677-9507 (fax: 845-677-8352) altone1@verizon.net Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast

Julie Engel Northland Sheep Dairy 3501 Hoxie Gorge-Freetown Rd Marathon, NY 13803-2404 231-288-6112 julieengel@moose-mail.com Pastured Rabbit Is the New Chicken

Lisa Engelbert & Marilyn Murray NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. 840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905-1542 607-724-9851 (fax: 607-724-9853) dairycert@nofany.org www.nofany.org Organic Certification: Dairy

John Esslinger Penn State Cooperative Extn 200 Adams St Scranton, PA 18503 570-963-6842 cje2@psu.edu Using Organic Nutrient Source

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PO Box 54 Ithaca, NY 14850-0054 303-815-3535 steve@workwithnature.net www.workwithnature.net Agroforestry, Forest Farming & Permaculture Design

James & Nancy Gardiner East ’N’ West Farm

Robert Hadad Cornell Regional Vegetable Specialist

David Hambleton Sisters Hill Farm

2549 State Rte 26 Otselic, NY 13072 315-653-7819 horsingaround@citlink.net Healthy Foods: You Are What You Eat

PO Box 22 Stanfordville, NY 12581-0022 845-686-7048 shfarm@optonline.net www.sistershillfarm.org Sharing Our CSA Resources

Lucy Garrison Stick and Stone Farm

Karl Hammer Vermont Compost Company

1605 Trumansburg Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 607-256-9941 stickandstonefarm@gmail.com Bringing Farm Fresh Food to LowIncome Communities

1996 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-6049 (Fax: 802-223-9028) sales@vermontcompost.com www.vermontcompost.com Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse Parenting Day-Old Mail Order Chicks With Experienced Hens & Roosters: No Grain

Amy Gillingham Wild Roots Farm 669 Cattail Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758-6726 845-439-4799 weskeeper@gmail.com Herbal Allies

John Gorzynski Gorzynski Ornery Farm PO Box 113 Cochecton Center, NY 12727-0113 845-252-7570 gorzynski@citlink.net Nitty-Gritty Nutrient Management

Maggie Gosselin Local Foods Wheel 8 Hurlbut St #1 Cambridge, MA 02138 805-637-2053 maggiegosselin@gmail.com Communicating About Local Foods

Rodney Graham Oxbow Organic Farm

Chris Harp & Grai Rice HoneybeeLives 133 Plains Rd New Paltz, NY 12561 845-255-6113 honeybeelives@yahoo.com www.honeybeelives.org Intro to Honeybees & Organic Beekeeping

Elizabeth Henderson Peacework Organic Farm 2218 Welcher Rd Newark, NY 14513-9308 315-331-9029 (fax: 315-331-6873) ehendrsn@redsuspenders.com www.gvocsa.org Sharing Our CSA Resources National Organic Action Plan: Tell Us What You Think!

126 Bailey Rd Hunt, NY 14846 585-468-5853 oxbow@frontiernet.net On-Farm Organic Seed Production

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PRESENTERS Donn Hewes & Maryrose Livingston Northland Sheep Dairy 3501 Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd Marathon, NY 13803-2404 607-849-4442 tripletree@frontiernet.net Green Teamsters & Broke Horses: What to Do When You Bring Home Your First Team Sheep Husbandry 101

Liana Hoodes National Organic Coalition 3540 Route 52 Pine Bush, NY 12566 845-744-2304 liana@hvc.rr.com www.sustainableagriculture.net National Organic Action Plan: Tell Us What You Think!

Seth Jacobs & Martha Johnson Slack Hollow Farm

Lou Johns & Robin Ostfeld Blue Heron Farm 1641 Shaw Rd Lodi, NY 14860-9626 607-582-6336 bluheron@mail.empacc.net www.blueheronorganic.com Techniques for Vegetable Harvesting & Post-Harvest Handling

Liz Karabinakis Cornell Cooperative Extn – Tompkins County 615 Willow Ave Ithaca, NY 14850 607-272-2292 x190 evk4@cornell.edu www.counties.cce.cornell.edu/tompkins/ localfood Bringing Farm Fresh Food To LowIncome Communities

Mark & Kristin Kimball Essex Farm 2503 State Rte 22 Essex, NY 12936 518-963-4613 kimball7@localnet.com Green Teamsters & Broke Horses: What to Do When You Bring Home Your First Team From Fruits to Flour: Strategies for Providing More of What Your CSA Members Eat

840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905-1542 607-724-9851 (fax: 607-724-9853) certifiedorganic@nofany.org www.nofany.org Organic Certification: Vegetables, Field Crops & Non-Dairy Livestock Organic Certification: Small & Large Scale Processing/Handling

Fred Kirschenmann Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Iowa State University 209 Curtiss Hall Ames, IA 50011-1050 515-294-3711 (fax: 515-294-9696) leopold1@iastate.edu www.leopold.iastate.edu Crop Rotation Keynote Address

Paul & Maureen Knapp Cobblestone Valley Enterprises, LLC. PO Box 121 Preble, NY 13141-0121 607-749-4032 cvfarm@twcny.rr.com www.cobblestonevalley.com Processing 201...The 1000 Bird Limit & Beyond

Bennett Konesni PO Box 2029, 80 North Ferry Rd. Shelter Island, NY 11964 207-691-5997 konesni@gmail.com Exploring Music in the Fields

Jack Lazor Butterworks Farm 421 Trumpass Rd Westfield, VT 05874 802-744-6855 butterworksfarm@pshift.com www.butterworksfarm.com Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast Dairying On A Bedded Pack: A Continuous Learning Experience

3728 Center Street Rd Auburn, NY 13021-3910 315-252-3977 llego@baldcom.net www.elderberrypond.com Apples to Apples: A Comparison of New & Heirloom Varieties for Eating & Culinary Uses Planting, Pruning & Maintaining a Small Farm Organic Fruit Orchard

Don Lewis Wild Hive Farm Bakery 372 Clinton Corners Rd Clinton Corners, NY 12514-2004 845-266-5863 don541@verizon.net www.wildhivefarm.com Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast Baking With Freshly Stone Ground Whole Germ Flour

Gere & Bruce Link Link’in Llama Farms 81 River St Hobart, NY 13788 607-538-1876 gmslink2002@yahoo.com Basic Printmaking Japanese Printed Windsocks Rainbow Turtle Sculpture

Beth Linskey & Liz Beals Beth’s Farm Kitchen PO Box 113 Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174 518-799-3414 bfk@bethsfarmkitchen.com www.bethsfarmkitchen.com From Jams to Chutney: Processing the Fruit Harvest

Patty Lovera Food & Water Watch 1616 P St, NW Ste 300 Washington, DC 20036 202-683-2465 (fax: 202-683-2501) plovera@fwwatch.org www.foodandwaterwatch.org Leafy Green Regulations: A Threat to Small Farmers & Local Agriculture

Paula Lukats & Abby Youngblood Just Food

243 Tubbs Hill Rd Candor, NY 13743-1103 607-659-3469 (fax: 607-255-4457) starflower.farm@gmail.com We Say Potatoes!

208 E 51st St New York, NY 10022 212-645-9880 paula@justfood.org, abby@justfood.org www.justfood.org Bringing Farm Fresh Food to LowIncome Communities

Bob Lefrancois Organic Equipment Technology

Carol MacNeil Cornell Cooperative Extn – Ontario County

Andy Leed Starflower Farm

6900 Cockram Rd Byron, NY 14422 716-984-7442 bobl@lwemail.com Understanding Different Tine Weeders & Their Applications

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Lou Lego Elderberry Pond

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177 Gilchrist Rd Argyle, NY 12809-3026 518-638-6124 farmer@slackhollowfarm.com www.slackhollowfarm.com Winter Greens Production in the Upper Hudson Region Radiant Heat Systems in Greenhouses

Carol King & Sherrie Hastings NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.

480 N Main St Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049 585-394-3977 x406 (fax: 585-394-0377) crm6@cornell.edu Bringing Out the Best in Your Soil: Using Soil Maps & Tests

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PRESENTERS Melissa Madden & Garrett Miller The Good Life Farm

Thor Oechsner Oechsner Farm

Judson Reid Cornell Vegetable Program

PO Box 318 Freeville, NY 13068-0318 607-351-3313 mam233@cornell.edu www.thegoodlifefarm.org Agroforestry, Forest Farming & Permaculture Design

1045 Trumbulls Corners Rd Newfield, NY 14867 607-564-7701 thorfarm@hotmail.com Basic Tractor Maintenance

417 Liberty St Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-5123 (fax: 315-536-5117) jer11@cornell.edu Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse

Mary Howell & Klass Martens Lakeview Organic Grain

163 Main St Penn Yan, NY 14527-1284 315-536-3311 (fax: 315-536-6740) corr@thebirkettmills.com www.thebirkettmills.com Help Meet the Demand for Healthy Organic Buckwheat, and Help Your Farm, Too!

PO Box 361 Penn Yan, NY 14527-0361 315-531-1038 kandmhfarm@sprintmail.com Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast Cooking With Homegrown Grains Understanding Different Tine Weeders & Their Applications Small Grains: Agronomics, Storage, Markets

PRESENTERS

Paul Martin & Evangeline Sarat Sweet Land Farm 9732 State Rte 96 Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-387-3702 paulmartin23@gmail.com www.sweetlandfarm.org Farm & Business Planning for a Successful New CSA Nitty-Gritty Nutrient Management

Peter McDonald Pasture Pride Farm 5374 Rte 414 Romulus, NY 14541 607-869-9928 peter@pasturepride.com www.pasturepride.com Processing 201...The 1000 Bird Limit & Beyond

Brett Melone ALBA Agriculture & Land Based Training PO Box 6264 Salinas, CA 93912 831-758-1469 (fax: 831-758-3665) brett@albafarmers.org www.albafarmers.org Keynote Address ALBA Organics: Distributing Local Organic Food to Wholesale & Institutional Markets

Kate Mendenhall Rochester City Chicken Club 14 Menlo Pl Rochester, NY 14620-2718 585-271-1979 (fax: 585-271-7166) kate.mendenhall@gmail.com Chickens in the City

Scarlett Miles 1872 Marion Rd Palmyra, NY 14522-9349 315-235-1545 ssmileslll@hotmail.com Local Kids - Local Ingredients Cookin’!

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Clifford Orr The Birkett Mills

Joseph Ottati Glendale Farm 4590 State Rte 414 Burdett, NY 14818 607-546-8479 (fax: 607-546-5100) joe@carsophagus.com Organic Grape & Wine Production

Olga I Padilla-Zakour Cornell University NYS Food Venture Center 630 W North St Geneva, NY 14456 315-787-2259 (fax: 315-787-2397) oip1@cornell.edu Producing Value-Added Specialty Food: Formulating for Today’s Market

Keith Perry Cornell Foundation Seed Potato Program Plant Science Building Rm 334 Ithaca, NY 14853 607-254-8243 (fax: 607-255-4471) klp3@cornell.edu We Say Potatoes!

Christian Peters Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences 513 Bradfield Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-8496 (fax: 607-255-2644) cjp20@cornell.edu How Many People Could NYS Feed Locally? Examining Dietary Land Requirements & Foodsheds

Trina Pilonero Silver Heights Farm 216 Eggler Rd Cochecton Center, NY 12748-5244 845-482-3608 (fax: 845-482-3608) slvrhgts@pronetisp.net www.silverheightsfarm.com Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse

Paul Reed Hepperly Rodale Institute

Tom Richard Pennsylvania State University 103 Land and Water Res Bldg University Park, PA 16802 814-865-3722 tlr20@engr.psu.edu Using Organic Nutrient Source

Dick Riseling Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Educational Ctr PO Box 371 Callicoon Center, NY 12724 845-482-4764 renewableenergy@applepondfarm.com www.applepondfam.com Choosing the Best Alternative Energy System for Your Farm

Joyce Robards Weavers’ Guild of Rochester 101 Thorncliff Road Spencerport, NY 14559 585-352-6879 jrobards@rochester.rr.com www.weaversguildofrochester.org Wheat Weaving

Heather Sandford & Brad Marshall The Piggery at Old Crabby Orchard 5948 Sycamore Creek Dr Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-342-2245 sandfordheather@yahoo.com www.thepiggery.net Charcuterie: Full Circle Small Farm Meat Processing for Profit

Leslie Schaller Appalachia Ohio’s Food Ventures Center 94 Columbus Rd Athens, OH 45701 740-592-3854 x115 leslies@acenetworks.org www.acenetworks.org Market Opportunities for Selling Specialty Organic Food Products

Matthew Schueler Capital District Community Gardens 40 River St Troy, NY 12180 518-274-8685 (fax: 518-272-2744) trees@cdcg.org www.cdcg.org Organic Gardening through the Growing Season

611 Siegfriedale Rd Kutztown, PA 19530 610-683-1461 (fax: 610-683-8548) paul.hepperly@rodaleinst.org www.rodaleinst.org Crop Rotation

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PRESENTERS C. Edgar Sheaffer, VMD Clark Veterinary Clinic

John Sustare Empire Worm Ranch

Norman Wigfield Wigfield Farms

PO Box 353 Palmyra, PA 17078 888-327-6838 thenaturalvet@verizon.net www.clarkvetclinic.com Introductory Principles & Practices of Homeopathic Medicine for Organic Herds Advanced Homeopathic Medicine for Organic Dairy Herds Trouble Shooting with Homeopathy: Therapies & Investigative Techniques for the Individual Animal Herd

3684 Ransom Rd Jamesville, NY 13078-9688 315-469-0403 (fax: 315-469-0403) Organic Grape & Wine Production

10607 Kelsey Rd Clyde, NY 14433-9735 315-923-7954 Help Meet the Demand for Healthy Organic Buckwheat, and Help Your Farm, Too!

6909 Black Oak Rd Fraziers Bottom, WV 25082 740-709-6807 chucktalbott293@aol.com Crop-Trees: An Underutilized Resource for Finishing Hogs on a Woodland Farm

Leona Willis

Troy & Vaughn Sherman Jerry Dell Farm, Inc.

Mike & Gayle Thorpe Thorpes Organic Family Farm

Mark Winne Community Food Security Coalition

12866 Rte 78 East Aurora, NY 14052-9514 716-655-4486 thorpesfarm@verizon.net Organic Strawberry Production From Fruits to Flour: Strategies for Providing More of What Your CSA Members Eat

41 Arroyo Hondo Trail Santa Fe, NM 87508 505-983-3047 win5m@aol.com www.markwinne.com Food Policy Councils: Pathway to a Just & Sustainable Food System Keynote Address

Linda Tikofsky, DVM Wit’s End Farm

Jeri Woodhouse A Taste of the North Fork

4055 McIntyre Rd Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-255-8202 lg40@cornell.edu Keeping a Family Milking Cow

8595 Cox Ln #5 Cutchogue, NY11935 631-734-6100 jeriwood@aol.com From Jams to Chutney: Processing the Fruit Harvest Preserving the Culinary Herb Harvest for Market

2219 Gee Hill Rd Dryden, NY 13053-9405 607-844-8289 (fax: 607-844-8345) vssherman@yahoo.com Is There Life After the Feed Bill?

Christine Smart Cornell University

Aaron Smith Little Bakery 89 Charlotte St Rochester, NY 14607 585-232-4884 (fax: 585-232-8101) doughboy@littlebakery.com www.littlebakery.com Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast

Sue Smith-Heavenrich Harmony Farm 115 Hubbard Hill Rd Candor, NY 13743-2039 607-659-3022 sueheaven@frontiernet.net Gas Drilling Primer & Impacts on Agriculture

Gerald Snyder Sunny Cove Farm 1444 Randolph Rd Alfred Station, NY 14803-9781 607-587-9282 sunnycovefarm@frontiernet.net www.sunnycovefarm.com Raw Milk Retailing in New York State

Jack Spula 63 Benton St Rochester, NY 14620-2322 585-271-0255 jbspula@yahoo.com Traveling Light: Getting Around the Green Way!

Autumn Stoscheck Eve’s Cidery PO Box 158 Ithaca, NY 14851-0158 607-229-0230 autumnstoscheck@yahoo.com Gas Drilling Primer & Impacts on Agriculture

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Seth Travins Hawthorne Valley Farm 327 County Rte 21C Ghent, NY 12075 518-672-7500X258 sauerkrautseth@gmail.com www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org Processing Lactic Fermented Vegetables at the Small Commercial Scale

TJ & Heather Tyler Peacework Organic Farm

PO Box 321 Jeffersonville, NY 12748-0321 845-482-5934 Knowing the Soil: Building a Healthy Productive Garden

Lisa Wujnovich Mountain Dell Farm 2386 Roods Creek Rd Hancock, NY 13783-1826 607-467-4034 mldunau@hughes.net Soil, Seeds, Spades, and Words... Poetry of the Earth

1441 Hogan Rd Webster, NY 14580 585-872-7812, 585-943-9293 thetylers@frontiernet.net Dreamcatchers & Native American Storytelling

PRESENTERS

630 W North St Geneva, NY 14456 315-787-2441 (fax: 315-787-2389 ) cds14@cornell.edu Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse

Chuck Talbott SISTA

Niechelle Wade & Joe Babcock Sunny Hill Farm 4007 NYS Rte 26 Whitney Point, NY 13862-2711 607-692-7911 sunhfarm@hotmail.com Simple, Home-Based Processing of Honey & Other Products from the Beehive

Alan Westra Cornell University NY Seed Improvement Program Leland Lab Agronomy Room 103C Ithaca, NY 14851 607-255-9869 (fax: 607-255-9048) aaw4@cornell.edu www.seedpotato.newyork.cornell.edu On-Farm Organic Seed Production

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EXHIBITORS

TR ADE SHOW / SPONSORS

2009 SPONSORS & TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS Agri-Dynamics Inc. Jerry Brunetti

CADE, Inc. Sarah Manchester

Creative Labels of Vermont, Inc. Jim Pinsonneault

PO Box 267 Martins Creek, PA 18063 610-250-9280 jbrunetti@agridynamics.com www.agridynamics.com

25 Elm St Ste 3 Oneonta, NY 13820-1961 607-433-2545 smanchester@cadefarms.org

9 Tigan St Winiiski, VT 05404 800-639-7092 dwall@clov.com www.clov.com

Agriculture & Life Sciences Institute Monroe Community College Bob King 1000 E Henrietta Blvd Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-2065 rking@monroecc.edu

Alfred State College Center for Organic & Sustainable Ag Matthew Harbur 10 Upper College Dr Alfred, NY 14802-1137 607-587-4797 harburmm@alfredstate.edu www.alfredstate.edu

BCS America/O’Neil Associates Richard Hutton 795 Canning Parkway Victor, NY 14564 585-924-3700 john@oneilloutdoor.com www.oneilloutdoor.com

Bejo Seeds, Inc. Jan van der Heide 1088 Healey Rd Geneva, NY 14456 315-789-4155 www.bejoseeds.com

Belle Terre Irrigation & Packaging Michael Madison 8142 Champlin Rd Sodus, NY 14551 315-483-6155 m.madison@hotmail.com www.dripsupply.com

Biological Services International (BSI) Boyd Tuttle 4700 Clover St Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472 585-703-8760 bjtuttle@frontiernet.net www.biologicalservices.com

Blue River Hybrids Luke Howard 27087 Timber Rd Kelley, IA 50134 800-370-7979 cheri@blueriverorgseed.com www.blueriverorgseed.com

Bluetree Studios Christiana Kaiser PO Box 15329 Syracuse, NY 13215 315-727-6941 bluetreestudios@yahoo.com www.bluetreestudios.com 32

Center for Sustainable Living Alison Clarke 19 Jaques St Rochester, NY 14620-1909 585-244-2711 accompost@gmail.com

Chelsea Green Publishing Allison Lennox

Custom Marketing Co Travis Urbanick 16676 Shermansville Rd Linesville, PA 16424 814-573-9725 jmoellers@mchsi.com 563-380-5443 (Joel)

PO Box 428, 8 5 North Main St Ste 120 White River Junction, VT 05001-0428 800-639-4099 alennox@chelseagreen.com www.chelseagreen.com

Dairy Marketing Services Jennifer Huson

Community Markets Miriam Haas

Dairyland Books Tom Roe

17 Westview Ave Ossining, NY 10562 914-762-8515 mhaas@communitymarkets.biz www.communitymarkets.biz

RD3 Box 43 Troy, PA 16947 570-297-4128 tomroe58@gmail.com 607-742-9012 (cell)

Compostwerks, LLC. Peter Schmidt

DECCO John Holowid

487 E Main St Ste 160 Mt Kisco, NY 10549 914-273-9294 peter@compostwerks.com www.compostwerks.com

11282 Williamson Rd Meadville, PA 16335 814-720-5763 john.holowid@uniphes.com

Cornell Coop Extn – New York County Dr. Khin Mar Cho 16 E 34th St Fl 8 New York, NY 10016-4368 212-340-2918 kcy58@cornell.edu

Cornell Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Steve Miller PO Box 1209 Morrisville, NY 13408 315-684-3001 x106 sgm6@cornell.edu

Cornell Small Farms Program/NY SARE Violet Stone 135C Plant Science, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-9227 vws7@cornell.edu

Cornerstone Farm Ventures Jim McLaughlin 242 Dan Main Rd Norwich, NY, 13815 607-334-2833 jim@cornerstone-farm.com www.cornerstone-farm.com

PO Box 4844 Syracuse, NY 13221 315-433-0100 www.dairymarketingservices.com

Edible Buffalo Christa Seychew 54 Lynn Lea Williamsville, NY 14221 716-465-5704 www.ediblebrooklyn.com www.ediblebuffalo.com www.edibleeastend.com www.ediblefingerlakes.com www.ediblemanhattan.com

Empire Tractor Steve Werner & Frank Munz 5563 East Main St Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-1822 nealKK@empiretractor.com www.empiretractor.com

Equal Exchange Daniel Steinberg 50 United Dr West Bridgewater, MA 02379 774-776-7405 dsteinberg@equalexchange.com www.equalexchange.com

Farm Credit NE AgEnhancement Robert Smith 2668 State Route 7, Ste 21 Cobleskill, NY 12043 518-296-8188 AgEnhancement@FarmCreditWNY.com www.farmcreditwny.com

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EXHIBITORS Farmer Brown’s Plow Shop Jim & Linda Brown

High Mowing Organic Seeds Katie Lavin & Heather Jarrett

New York Local Food Co, LLC. Marco Negro & Richard Sorell

10809 Davis Rd Hunt, NY 14846 585-567-8158 leroyplows@yahoo.com www.farmerbrownsplowshop.com

76 Quarry Rd Wolcott, VT 05680802-472-6174 gwenael@highmowingseeds.com www.highmowingseeds.com

PO Box 386 Ithaca, NY 14851-0386 607-220-4830 tasty@nylocalfood.com www.nylocalfood.com

The Fertrell Company David Mattocks

Horizon Organic Peter Slaunwhite

NODPA Ed Maltby

PO Box 265 Bainbridge, PA 17502-0265 717-367-1566 theresia@fertrell.com www.fertrell.com

7895 Tackabury Rd Canastota, NY 13032-4508 315-272-3218 peter.slaunwhite@horizonorganic.com www.horizonorganic.com

30 Keets Rd Deerfield, MA 01342 413-772-0444 ednodpa@comcast.net www.nodpa.com

92 Ashland Ln Aurora, OH 44202 330-348-0362 gblack@dominofoods.com www.floridacrystals.com

Johnny Selected Seeds Di Cody 955 Benton Ave Winslow, ME 04901 207-861-3900 x239 dcody@johnnyseeds.com www.johnnyseeds.com

Foodlink, Inc. Jack Montague

Kreher Poultry Farms Brett Kreher

963 Exchange St Rochester, NY 14608 585-328-3380 johnmont@frontiernet.net

PO Box 410, 5411 Davison Rd Clarence, NY 14031-0410 716-759-6802 brett@krehereggs.com

Genesee Land Trust Evelyn Mills 300 East Ave Ste 200 Rochester, NY 14472 585-256-2130 gmills@geneseelandtrust.org www.geneseelandtrust.org

Greenmarket, CENYC Michael Hurwitz

Lady Moon Farms Tom Beddard 1795 Criders Church Rd Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-369-2113 tom@ladymoonfarms.com www.ladymoonfarms.com

Lakeview Organic Grain Mary-Howell & Klass Martens

51 Chambers St Ste 1231 New York, NY 10007 212-788-7476 mhurwitz@greenmarket.cc www.cenyc.org

Greenstar Cooperative Market Joe Romano 701 W Buffalo St Ithaca, NY 14850 607-273-9392 jromano@greenstar.coop www.greenstar.coop

PO Box 361, 119 Hamilton Pl Penn Yan, NY 14527-0361 315-531-1038 kandmhfarm@sprintmail.com www.lakevieworganicgrain.com

Lamb & Webster Bob Lefrancois 601 W Main St Springville, NY 14141 716-592-4924 bobl@lwemail.com

NOFA Organic Land Care Program Kathy Litchfield PO Box 264 Stevenson, CT 06491 203-888-5146 kathylitchfield29@yahoo.com www.organiclandcare.net

Northeastern IPM Center Carrie Koplinka-Loehr Cornell University The Insectary Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-8879 ckk3@cornell.edu

NY State Small Scale Food Processors Elizabeth Beals PO Box 113 Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174 518-799-3414 www.nyssfpa.com

NYCAMH James Carrabba One Atwell Rd Cooperstown, NY 13325 800-343-7527 x239 jcarrabba@nycamh.com www.nycamb.com

NYFoodTrader.org Melissa Young 621 Skytop Rd Ste 1000 Syracuse, NY 13210 315-443-8488 myoung@syracusecoe.or www.nyfoodtrader.org

Grindstone Farm Richard deGraff

LEAD New York Larry Van De Valk

780 County Route 28 Pulaski, NY 13142-2471 315-298-4139 customerservice@grindstonefarm.com www.grindstonefarm.com

114 Kennedy Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-7907 ljv4@cornell.edu www.leadny.org

GroMor Seeders Inc. Thomas & David Morin

Lori’s Natural Foods Center Mary Racinowski

PO Box 44, 281 W Mountain Rd Adams, MA 01220-0044 413-743-2064 gromor@verizon.net www.gro-morent.com

900 Jefferson Rd Rochester, NY 14623-3221 585-424-2323 mary@lorisnatural.com www.lorisnatural.com

NYS Dept of Ag & Mkts Organic Development Assistance Program Sarah Johnston & Jonathan Thompson

Harris Seeds Mark Willis

New York Farm Viability Institute Thomas Sleight

PO Box 24966 Rochester, NY 14624 585-295-3600 mwillis@harrisseeds.com www.harrisseeds.com

159 Dwight Park Circle #104 Syracuse, NY 13209 315-453-3823 tsleight@nyfvi.org www.nyfvi.org

10B Airline Dr Albany, NY 12235 518-457-4531 sarah.johnston@agmkt.state.ny.us www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AP/organic

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NYS Agricultural Mediation Program Charlotte Carter 255 River St 4th Fl Troy, NY 12180 518-687-2240 x211 charlotte@nysdra.org www.nysdra.org

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EXHIBITORS Organic Equipment Technology Bob Lefrancois PO Box 129 Byron, NY 14422 716-984-7442 bobl@lwemail.com

Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative Peter Miller & Hannah Kuhlman

TR ADE SHOW / SPONSORS

One Organic Way La Farge, WI 54639 608-625-3588 peter.miller@organicvalley.coop www.organicvalley.coop

Plant Designs, Inc. John Hudak 739 Linden Ave Rochester, NY 14625 585-586-3366 jchudak@plantdesigns.com www.plantdesigns.com

Regional Access, Inc. Jay Reville 1609 Trumansburg Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 607-319-5155 jay@regionalaccess.net www.regionalaccess.net

Restora-Life Minerals David Kunkle 2827 Swain Hill Rd Swain, NY 14884 585-476-2262 gpakunkle@frontiernet.net

Rochester Roots Jan McDonald 121 Fitzhugh St N Rochester, NY 14614-1214 585-232-1463 roch.roots@frontiernet.net www.rochesterroots.org

RRG International Edward Mikula 6949 Munson Hill Rd Bradford, NY 14815 410-310-6891 rrgintled@aol.com

SavorLife.com Michael Warren Thomas 19 Trafalgar St Rochester, NY 14619 585-328-8300 michael@savorlife.com www.savorlife.com

Seeds of Change Woody (Stephen) Woodward PO Box 611 Creston, CA 93432 505-660-6924 stephen.woodward@effem.com www.seedsofchange.com

Seeking Common Ground Deb Denome PO Box 599 Canandaigua, NY 14428-0599 303-691-2393 info@s-c-g.org www.s-c-g.org

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Syracuse Cultural Workers Stacy Crandell

Vermont Organic Plugs Walt Goodale

PO Box 6367 Syracuse, NY 13217 315-474-1132 x106 dik@syracuseculturalworkers.com www.syracuseculturalworkers.com

4818 Snake Mountain Rd Waybridge, VT 05753 802-349-9325 info@vtorganicplugs.com www.vtorganicplugs.com

Tierra Farms, Inc. Gunther Fishgold

Watershed Agricultural Council Tara Collins

424 State Route 203 Valatie, NY 12184-5904 888-392-8300 gfishgold@tierrafarm.com www.tierrafarm.com

33195 State Hwy 10 Walton, NY 13856-9751 607-865-7790 taracollins@nycwatershed.org www.nycwatershed.org

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. Bill Young

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Linda Lovejoy

700 Ellicott St Ste 2 Batavia, NY 14020-3744 585-815-6820 byoung@upstateniagara.com www.upstateniagara.com

PO Box 30844 Rochester, NY 14603 585-429-3035

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Stephen Ropel 10B Airline Dr Albany, NY 12235 518-451-5570

PMB 106-380, 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 202-363-4394 info@westonaprice.org www.westonaprice.org

Veggie Mat Louis Masi

Whole Foods Market Angela Rakis

4 Hidden Meadow Penfield, NY 14526 585-317-8676 nogardenweeds@hotmail.com www.veggiemat.com

Weston A Price Foundation Cathy Raymond

935 River Rd Edgewater, NJ 07020 201-969-0444 x231 angela.rakis@wholefoods.com www.wholefoods.com

Vermont Compost Jennifer Whitman 1996 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-6049 sales@vermontcompost.com www.vermontcompost.com

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VENDORS

2009 FOOD PURVEYORS A Taste of the North Fork Jeri Woodhouse

Birkett Mills Cliff Orr

8595A Cox Ln Unit #3 Cutchogue, NY 11935 631-734-6100 info@atasteofthenorthfork.com www.atasteofthenorthfork.com 20 Gallons Salad Dressing

163 Main St Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-3311 service@thebirkettmills.com www.thebirkettmills.com 100# Buckwheat Pancake Mix, 100# Kasha, 50# Cream of Buckwheat

Abel & Schafer Frank Priedemann

Bluetrees Studios Christiana Kaiser

20 Alexander Ct Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631-737-2220 frank@kompletusa.com www.kompletusa.com 100# Muffin Mix

62 Marshal St Rochester, NY 14607-3525 585-454-2667 info@abundance.coop www.abundance.coop 50# Brown Sugar, 4 Gallons Mayonnaise, drop point for Ice Cream

Bronson Hill Cheesery Nancy Richards 5491 Bergen Rd Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-387-3108 nancy@fingerlakescheese.com www.fingerlakescheese.com 5# Stinging Nettle Cheese

Amalgamated Produce, Inc. Richard Blackwel

Busti Cider Mill & Farm Market Bob & Judi Schultz

PO Box 2196 Bridgeport, NY 06608-0196 203-366-6919 apifarm@aol.com 20# Sprouts

1135 Southwestern Dr Jamestown, NY 14701 716-484-7300 info@busticidermill.com www.busticidermill.com 5# Garlic, 50# Potato

Amawalk Farm Larry Cross

B-W-W Farm John Wertis

42 Wood St Katonah, NY10536 914-245-4888 marian@amawalkfarm.org www.amawalkfarm.org 15# Frozen Raspberries

8144 Searsburg Rd Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-387-4331 bwwfarmtoday@aol.com 30# Goat Meat

Balsam Farm Alex Balsam

Cayuga Pure Organics Erick Smith & Dan Lathwell

PO Box 2172 Amagansett, NY 11930 631-255-9417 hamptonsfarmer@balsamfarms.com www.balsamfarms.com 150# Potatoes

18 Banks Rd Brooktondale, NY 14817 607-273-2621 info@cporganics.com www.cporganics.com 50# Navy Beans

Biophilia Organic Farm Phil & Mary Barbato

Cobblestone Valley Enterprises, LLC. Paul & Maureen Knapp

211 Manor Ln Jamesport Riverhead, NY 11901 516-769-9732 barbatop@aol.com 5# Garlic, 40# Sweet Potatoes

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PO Box 121 Preble, NY 13141-0121 607-749-4032 cvfarm@twcny.rr.com www.cobblestonevalley.com Smoked Ham

1138 Parkwood Blvd Schenectady, NY 12308 518-347-0689 divinitea@verizon.net Tea

Donovan Orchards Scott Donovan 302 Beresford Rd Rochester, NY 14610 585-944-8824 donovanorchards@aol.com 2 Bushel Apples

Eberly Poultry Farm Tom Mikus 1095 Mount Airy Rd Stevens, PA17578 717-336-6440 tmikus@eberlypoultry.com www.eberlypoultry.com Chicken

Eden Foods 701 Tecumseh Rd Clinton Corners, MI 49236 888 424-EDEN info@edenfoods.com www.edenfoods.com 18 - #10 cans Kidney Beans, 12 - #10 cans Cannellini Beans

Engelbert Farms Lisa & Kevin Engelbert 182 Sunnyside Rd Nichols, NY13812 607-699-3775 kengelbert@stny.rr.com 40# Ground Beef

Equal Exchange Wells Neal 50 United Dr West Bridgewater, MA 02379 774-776-7405 wneal@equalexchangeom www.equalexchange.com 9 cases Regular Coffee, 3 cases Decaf Coffee, 4 Cases Cocoa

FOOD PURVEYORS

Abundance Cooperative Market Jim Deluca

PO Box 15329 Syracuse, NY 13215 315-727-6941 bluetreestudios@yahoo.com www.bluetreestudios.com Peanut Brittle

Divinitea Premium Organic Loose Leaf Teas Cary Berliner

Evans Farm House Creamery Dave & Sue Evans 5037 State Hwy 23 Norwich, NY 13815 607-334-5339 10 gallons Half & Half

Evolutionary Organics Kira Kinney 283 Springtown Rd New Palz, NY 12561 845-417-1543 15-20# Pea Shoots

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VENDORS Fallow Hallow Deer Farm Martha Goodsell

Garden of Eve, LLC. Eva Kaplan & Chris Walbrecht

Horizon Organic Peter Slaunwhite

125 Williams Rd Candor, NY 13743 607-659-4635 deerfarm6@frontiernet.net 150# Venison Legs

PO Box 216 Aquebogue, NY 11931 631-523-6608 farmer@gardenofevefarm.com www.gardenofevefarm.com 50# Turnip, 50# Potato, 50# W Squash, 50# Celeriac, 50# Sweet Potato

PO Box 190 Chelsea, VT 05038-0190 888-648-8377 peter.slaunwhite@horizonorganic.com www.horizonorganic.com 8 cases 12/6oz Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, 8 cases 12/6oz Colby Jack Cheese Sticks, 3 cases 18/16oz unsalted Butter, 3 cases 12/16oz Sour Cream, 2 cases 12/160z Heavy Cream, 46 cases 18/8oz each: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry Milks

Fingerlakes Dexter Creamery Rose Marie Belforti 1853 Black Rock Rd King Ferry, NY 13081 315-364-3581 info@kefircheese.com www.kefircheese.com Artisan Cheese

FOOD PURVEYORS

Florida Crystals Gary Black 1 N Clamatis St Ste 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 330-348-0362 gblack@dominofoods.com www.dominofoods.com 150# Sugar, 60# 10x Sugar, 10,000 sugar packets

Flower City Mushrooms, LLC. John Morrelli 535 Five Points Rd Rush, NY 14543 585-314-5009 johnmorelli@rochester.rr.com 10# Shitaki Mushrooms

Four Winds Farm Jay & Polly Armour 158 Marabac Rd Gardiner, NY12525 845-225-3088 jarmour@bestweb.net www.bestweb.net/~fourwind/ 75# Carrots, 50# Celeriac

Fraser’s Garlic Farm Ed Fraser 1379 Johnson Rd Churchville, NY 14428 585-350-8295 frasergarlic@rochester.rr.com www.frasergarlic.com 30# Garlic

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Bev Lagrange PO Box 299 Norway, IA52318 319-227-7996 bev.lagrange@frontiercoop.com www.frontiercoop.com 3# Cinnamon, 1# Nutmeg, 6# Chicken Broth Powder, 20# Vegetable Broth Powder, 5# Chili Powder, 1# Curry Powder, 5# Black Pepper, 5# Italian Seasoning, 16oz Vanilla

Glendale Farm Joseph Ottati 4590 Rte 414 Burdett, NY 14818 607 546-8479 joe@carsophagus.com 3 cases Grape Juice

Greenstar Food Cooperative Market Empar Sicroff 701 W Buffalo St Ithaca, NY 14850 607-273-9392 esicroff@greenstar.coop www.greenstarcoop.com 25# Black Beans

Grindstone Farm, LLC. Richard deGraff 780 County Route 28 Pulaski, NY 13142 315-298-4139 customerservice@grindstonefarm.com www.grindstonefarm.com 60# Blueberries

Hawthorne Valley Farms Stephen Schnieder 327 Route 21C Ghent, NY 12075 518-672-7457 steffen@hawthornevalleyfarm.org www.hawthornevalleyfarm.com

Healing Spirits Herb Farm Andrea & Matthias Reisen 61247 Route 415 Avoca, NY 14809 607-566-2701 herbs@healingspiritsherbfarm.com healingspiritsherbfarm.com 2 gallons Honey & Loose Leaf Tea

Herondale Farm Jeremy Peele 90 Wiltsie Bridge Rd Ancramdale, NY 12503 518-329-3769 info@herondalefarm.com www.herondalefarm.com 50# Ground Beef

Honest Weight Food Co-op Jessica Allen 484 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206 518-482-2667 www.honestweight.coop 50# Basmati Rice, 150# Brown Rice, 4 gallons Maple Syrup

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Integrated Organics Company David & Victoria Byrnes 320 Canisteo St Cornell, NY 14843 607.324.2200 info@integratedorganics.com www.integratedorganics.com 64# Lasagna Noodles

Keith’s Farm Keith Stewart & Flavia Bacarella PO Box 297 Westtown, NY 10998 845-856-4955 keithsfarm@frontiernet.net Garlic 5#, 20# Carrots

Kingbird Farm Michael & Karma Glos 9398 W Creek Rd Berkshire, NY 13736-2611 607-657-2860 karma@kingbirdfarm.com www.kingbirdfarm.com Garlic 5#, Potato 50#

Kreher’s Poultry Farms Brett Kreher PO Box 410 Clarence, NY 14031-0410 716-759-6802 brett@krehereggs.com www.krehereggs.com All Eggs

Lento Restaurant Stephen Rees 274 N Goodman St Rochester, NY 14607 585-271-3470 lentorestaurant@gmail.com www.lentorestaurant.com Long cut Broccoli w/Goat Cheese Crostini

Lexington Co-operative Market Joanne Tomasulo 807 N Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 716-332-0693 joann@lexington.coop www.lexington.coop 10 gallons Half & Half, 10# Butter

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VENDORS Lightning Tree Farm Alton Earnhart

Peacework Organic Farm Elizabeth Henderson

Singer Farm, LLC. Jim Bittner

132 Andrew Haight Rd Millbrook, NY 12545-5141 845-677-9507 altone1@verizon.net Grain for Rolls

2218 Welcher Rd Newark, NY 14513 315-331-9029 ehenderson@redsuspenders.com www.gvocsa.org 100# Carrots

6730 East Lake Rd Appleton, NY 14008-9673 716-778-7330 bittner58@aol.com www.singerfarms.com 40# Frozen Peaches, 1000 Baking Apples

Pedersen Farm, Inc. Richard Pedersen

Slack Hallow Farm Seth Jacobs & Martha Johnson

PO Box 176 Seneca Castle, NY 14574 315-781-0482 pedersen@rochester.rr.net www.pedersenfarms.com Pickles

177 Gilchrist Rd Argyle, NY 12809-9730 518-638-6124 martha@slackhollowfarm.com www.slackhollowfarm.com 50# Yellow Onions, 75# Butternut, 50# Beets

Lori’s Natural Foods Mary Racinowski 900 Jefferson Rd Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-2323 store@lorisnatural.com www.lorisnatural.com 100# Penne Whole Wheat Pasta, 150# White Flour, 50# Oatmeal

Porter Farms Michael Porter

5810 Cleary Rd Livonia, NY 14487 585-261-9802 aludwig001@rochester.rr.com 16 - 10oz Wild Black Raspberry Jam

PO Box 416 Elba, NY 15058-0416 585-757-6823 sjporter@eznet.net 50# Turnips, 150# Green Cabbage, 200# Red Cabbage, 50# Red Onions, 75# White Onions

Mountain Dell Farm Mark Dunau 2386 Roods Creek Rd Hancock, NY 13783 607-467-4034 mldunau@ny.tds.net 50# Celeriac

Mary & Royce Racinowski

Northern Soy Norman Holland

125 Cayuga St Trumansburg, NY 14886 607-319-5150 food@regionalaccess.net www.regionslaccess.net Transportation of Product

Rochester, NY 50# Black Beans

Regional Access Dana Stafford

345 Paul Rd Rochester, NY 14624 585-235-8970 norman@soyboy.com www.soyboy.com 68# Tofu

Remembrance Farm Nathaniel Thompson

Northland Sheep Dairy Maryrose Livingston 3501 Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd Marathon, NY 13803-2404 607-849-4442 tripletree@frontiernet.net www.northlandsheepdairy.com 2 Wheels Bergere Bleue, 1 Wheel Folie Bergere

Oles Kids Farm Market Jane Oles 3105 County Line Rd Corfu, NY 14036 585-599-3462 25# Ground Beef

Organic Valley / CROPP Cooperative Colette Skundberg-Radtke One Organic Way Lafarge, WI 54639 888-444-6455 colette.radtke@organicvalley.coop www.organicvalley.coop 1600 Butter Pats, 16 boxes 2 doz String Cheese & 108# Cheddar

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84 Bruce Hill Rd #2 Spencer, NY 14883 607-227-4650 farmernathaniel@gmail.com www.rememberancefarm.org 225# Yellow Onions, 50# Red Onions, 215# Carrots

Road’s End Farm Rivka Davis 362 Smith Rd Dundee, NY 14837 607-243-5234 organic101@linkny.com 10# Garlic, 100# Butternut

Silver Thread Vineyard Richard Figiel 1401 Caywood Rd Lodi, NY 14860 607-582-6116 silverthreadwine@yahoo.com www.silverthreadwine.com 1 case Red Wine

Small World Bakery Luke Stodola 972 South Plymouth Ave Rochester, NY 14608 585-490-8829 luke@smallworldbakery.com www.smallworldbakery.com 122 Loaves Bread

Stonyfield Farm Walker Townsend 10 Burton Dr Londonberry, NH 03053 603-437-4040 mtownsend@stonyfield.com www.stonyfield.com 30 Gallons Ice Cream

Sunny Cove Farm Gerald & Dorothy Snyder 1444 Randolph Rd Alfred Station, NY 14803 607-587-9282 sunnycovefarm@frontiernet.net www.sunnycovefarm.com 20# Stew Beef

Sunshine Farm Vince Cirasole 745 Great Neck Rd Copiague, NY 11726 631-789-8232 vince@sunshinefarm.biz 10# Garlic

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The Ludwig Farm Ann Marie Ludwig

Syracuse Real Food Cooperative, Inc. Travis Hance 618 Kensington Rd Syracuse, NY 13210 315-472-1385 contactus@syracuserealfood.coop www.syracuserealfood.coop 30# Lentils, 2 gallons Cider Vinegar

Thorpes Organic Family Farm Mike & Gayle Thorpe 12866 State Route 78 East Aurora, NY 14052-1707 716-655-4486 thorpesfarm@verizon.net 420ct Orlando Tangelos, 200ct Grapefruit, 500# Red Potatoes

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VENDORS Tierra Farms Gunther Fishgold 22424 State Route 203 Valatie, NY 12184 888-674-6887 www.tierrafarm.com gfishgold@tierrafarm.com 20# Pasticcio Granola, 20# Berry Granola, 30# Thompson Raisins, 30# Dried Apricots, 25# Dried Cranberries, 25# Walnuts

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. Bill Young 700 Ellicott St Ste 2 Batavia, NY 14020 800-724-MILK (6455) byoung@upstateniagara.com www.upstateniagara.com 750 Single Serve Yogurts & 71 gallons Milk

Tilldale Farm Dan Tilley

Wake Robin Farm Bruce & Meg Shader

PO Box 77 Hoosick, NY 12089 518-686-7779 25# Ground Beef

125 Brutus Rd Jordan, NY 13080 315-684-0034 meg@wakerobinfarm.org www.wakerobinfarm.org 30# Yogurt

Tree of Life 2501 71st St North Bergen, NJ 07047 201-854-8769 www.treeoflife.com 2 cases Frozen Blueberries, 2 cases Frozen Corn

Twin Oaks Dairy, LLC. Kathie, Rick & Bob Arnold 3175 State Route 13 Truxton, NY 13158-3107 607-842-6631 randkarnold@juno.com 25# Ground Beef

Wegman’s Chris Murry PO Box 30844 Rochester, NY 14603-0844 585-464-4670 vince@sunshinefarm.biz www.wegmans.com 375# Salad Mix, 165# Fresh Spinach, 100# Celery, 5# Basil, 3# Thyme, 3# Chives

Whitney Farms Dave & Judith Whitney 3820 Fowlerville Rd Avon, NY 14414 585-226-8796 info@whitneyfarmsny.com www.whitneyfarmsny.com 10# Ham, 5# each Mild and Hot Sausage

Whole Foods Market Chris Ivers 429 N Broadway Jericho, NY 11753 516-932-1733 www.wholefoodsmarket.com 420ct Apples, 420ct Pears, Snack Items

Wild Hive Farm Don Lewis 372 Clinton Corners Rd Clinton Corners, NY 12514 845-266-5836 wildhivebakery@gmail.com www.wildhivefarm.com Baking Rolls

Too many excellent workshops to choose from? Cannot decide which workshop to attend? Wish you could attend them all? Organic Voices is recording all of the 2009 conference workshops so you can bring them home with you and listen to them again and again! Visit their booth in the Organic Trade Show opposite the coffee station. Recordings are available on CDs in two formats. You may purchase regular CD format (same as a music CD) or MP3 format. Regular CD format will have one session per CD. MP3 format will have multiple sessions per CD. MP3 will play on most computers, DVD players and newer CD players including car stereos and portable CD players. The MP3 format can also be loaded onto ipods and other MP3 devices through your computer. MP3 is the best value.

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$300 for entire conference Individual workshops available

$40 for entire conference Individual workshops available

Organic Voices Resource Express 6252 137th Ct Apple Valley, MN 55124 800-535-3830 info@organicvoices.com www.OrganicVoices.com Available online too!

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Where you’ll find an amazing collection of plants for any garden location and professional gardening wisdom with every visit! PERENNIALS (from 1” to 8’) for sun or shade (dry or damp); for the formal border or naturalizing; for rock garden or bog; for woodland or meadow; for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. COLD-HARDY ORNAMENTAL TREES and SHRUBS ROSES 5 LILACS 5 GRASSES 5 HERBS 5 SEDUM PAPYRUS 5 UNUSUAL HOUSEPLANTS 5 MORE… Many native & fruit-bearing varieties for Attracting Birds and Wildlife GARDEN CONSULTATIONS DESIGNS & PLANTINGS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS COMPOSTING WORMS & BINS WORM CASTINGS OPEN Fridays 9-1 then 3-6 at the Farmers’ Market Saturdays 9-5 and most Sundays or by appointment. Call us for hours & directions (802) 533-9836 • newleaf@vtlink.net www.downtoearthwormfarmvt.com 281 The Bend Rd • Greensboro Bend (Across from St Michael's Church)

DMS is Proud to Sponsor the 2009 Annual NOFA Conference DMS Provides: • Secure organic milk markets through relationships with major organic milk handlers • Competitive premium package • Assistance for farms making the transition to organic • Wide range of services offered to producers including health insure and workers’ compensation, leases and loans, farm inputs and supplies and herd management software

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Our members own and operate three dairy processing plants in Western New York. Our organic dairy products can be purchased throughout the Northeast.

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To learn more about becoming an organic dairy producer partner, call Eastern NY – Peter Slaunwhite at 315-272-3218 peter.slaunwhite@horizonorganic.com

Our farms produced this milk without antibiotics, added hormones, pesticides or cloning

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Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology Whether you’re seeking a college education to start your own farm, or learning groups to expand and share your farming skills, we invite you to join our organic and sustainable community. Learn humane livestock care from regional and national experts through Alfred State College’s first-in-the-nation partnership with the Animal Welfare approved certification program. Train hands-on in: t%BJSZ t(SB[JOHt%JSFDUNBSLFUJOH t7FHFUBCMFPSGSVJUQSPEVDUJPO For more information contact: Matt Harbur, Director Center for Organic and Sustainable Agripreneurship (607) 587-4714 Alfred State College 10 Upper College Drive Alfred, NY 14802

Hit the ground r u n n i n g ® . . . UU congregations support the work of NOFA-NY. We educate ourselves in the regional food system through participation in Community Supported Agriculture. We support anti-hunger and gardening programs. We advocate for farmers and farm workers to build food security for all.

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ROSS CONRAD “The so-called ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ makes it all the more imperative that local farmers and gardeners learn healthy ways to assist the honeybee. Ross has laid out the ground rules; the rest of us need to heed the buzz.”

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Wanted: Organic Buckwheat in 2009 



If you are certified organic and have a minimum of 50 acres available to grow buckwheat, we want to talk to you. We offer a highly competitive guaranteed 2009 price and will buy all of the organic buckwheat you can produce. And there are other great benefits as well: Buckwheat requires no pesticides and little fertilizers.

Buckwheat improves the soil and suppresses weeds.

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For Naturally Healthy Plants NOFA-NY Approved Soils Premium Organic Compost Premium Organic Potting Soil Premium Lite Growing Mix Perennial Blend Nursery Planting Mix McEnroe Soils are excellent for vegetable and flower gardens, house plants, lawn care and nursery stock. They can universally be used for flats, containers and gardens. For more information please write or call. 194 Coleman Station Road Millerton, NY 12546 E-mail Moohill@aol.com

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VEGETABLE GROWERS: Plan now to extend your 2009 season sales! Bejo offers a range of organic or untreated varieties for your winter and earliest spring sales. Plan ahead now to include overwintering and cool weather crops in your 2009 season lineup! In the Northeast, storage, winter harvest and overwintering can bring winter and early spring market income, with much of the labor and maintenance done the previous season. Try overwintering kale and leeks for spring harvest, store carrots mulched in the field or in storage, and harvest wintersweetened cabbage right out of the snow! Store cabbage, beets, fennel, kohlrabi and onions for winter sales. Restaurant suppliers can supply celeriac, a chef favorite, through the winter: try our variety Rowena. Want more winter income ideas? Call your local Bejo dealer or 315-789-4155 for more information. Extensive range of certified organic seed available.

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Earth Friendly. Uniquely Delicious.

Florida Crystals® products earned certification because our products’ carbon emissions are offset by our production of renewable energy. Our power plant generates clean energy and produces enough electricity to power our sugar mill and refining operations as well as tens of thousands of homes. Florida Crystals® Organic and Natural Cane Sugars are grown and harvested on our environmentally friendly farm in Florida. To learn more, visit us at www.floridacrystals.com.

©2009 Domino Foods, Inc.

Florida Crystals® is the first American sugar certified Carbonfree® by Carbonfund.org.

Florida Crystals® is a registered trademark of Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL 33402. Carbonfree® is a registered trademark of the Carbonfund.org Foundation, Inc. and is used under license by Florida Crystals.

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High Tunnels and Greenhouses Farmers Building for Farmers

*Avoid Soil Disease Buildup by Moving Tunnel *8 Foot Sides to Keep Tunnel Cool in Summer *Easy to Assemble and Disassemble *Custom Size Houses Available *Perfect for Organic Growing

NO FANCY CATALOG JUST QUALITY WORK AND LOW PRICES

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets In 2008, 510 farmers received partial reimbursement for organic certification fees NEW in 09 - Organic PROCESSOR partial Certification fee reimbursements will be available Contact NYSDAM for Farmer and Processor Reimbursement FORMS and eligibility information at our booth at the annual conference or at 1-800-554-4501 or visit the web http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AP/organic/ reimbursement.html

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Enjoy New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bounty

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Keeping You Growing! Offering Natural Fertilizers, Soil Amendments, and Environmentally Compatible Pest Controls Many of our products are Watch your business grow with ag-specific record-keeping from Farm

Bone Char 0-16-0 contains more than 16% available phosphate (P2O5) and 32% total phosphate. It is OMRI listed and can be applied without restriction on certified organic farmland.

Credit. We understand agriculture and can simplify all your financial accounting tasks, giving you more time in your day to run your business. Farm Credit. Record-keeping that keeps you growing! Farm Credit of Western New York www.FarmCreditWNY.com | 800/929-1350 First Pioneer Farm Credit www.FirstPioneer.com | 800/562-2235

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Whole Foods Market is proud to support NOFA-NY ®

At Whole Foods Market®, we believe that supporting our local vendors is good for everyone. Buying locally puts a face behind the foods we consume, it reduces the environmental impact of distributing food, preserves the character of local farms, fosters diversification in crops and empowers farmers to “green up” the local economy…to name a few. To learn more about our quality standards and Local Producer Loan Program, visit

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EQUAL EXCHANGE FAIRLY TRADED GOURMET COFFEE, TEA & CHOCOLATE

A Network for

When you choose Equal Exchange fairly traded organic coffee, tea or chocolate, you join a network that empowers farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia to: sStay on their land

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sCare for the environment

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To learn more about Equal Exchange, our products, and how you can help empower small-scale farmers, visit us at: www.equalexchange.coop

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2009 CONFERENCE SPONSORS PL ATINUM • Equal Exchange • Horizon Organic • Tierra Farms, Inc. • Watershed Agricultural Council • Whole Foods Market GOLD • Community Markets • Farm Credit • Florida Crystals Corp • Lady Mooon Farms • Lakeview Organic Grain • NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets Organic Development Assistance Program • Organic Valley / CROPP Cooperative • SARE Northeast Region • Upstate Niagara Cooperative • Wegman’s Food Markets, Inc.

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Agri-Dynamics, Inc. Alfred State College Bejo Seeds, Inc. Chelsea Green Publishing Dairy Marketing Services Organic Empire Tractor The Fertrell Company Greenstar Cooperative Market Harris Seeds, Garden Trends, Inc. High Mowing Organic Seeds Johnny’s Selected Seeds Kreher’s Poultry Farms Lori’s Natural Foods NYFoodTrader.org SavorLife.com Vermont Organic Plugs V I S IT A L L TH E TR A D E S H OW E X H I B IT S A N D S U P P O RT O U R A DV E RTI S E R S !

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AT A G L A N C E

The Schedule... F R IDAY, JA N NUA UA RY 23

S AT U UR R DAY, JA NUA RY 24

INTENSIVE SESSIONS

WORKSHOPS

7am 7:30am

Registration Breakfast

6:30 –7:15 am 7am

Yoga Session Breakfast & Registration

9 am–12:30 pm

MORNING SESSION

8 am

MORNING SESSION 1

• Sharing Our CSA Resources, Part I • Growing Our Own Bread: Wheat for the Northeast • Producing Value-Added Specialty Foods: Formulating for Today’s Market • Agroforestry, Forest Farming & Permaculture Design • Using Organic Nutrient Source • Organic Gardening Through the Growing Season • Organic Certification: Vegetables, Field Crops & Non-Dairy Livestock 10:30 –10:45 am Coffee Break 9 am–5 pm

FULL-DAY SESSIONS

• Managing a Successful Organic Greenhouse • Organic Grazing School • Food Policy Councils: A Pathway to a Just & Sustainable Food System 12:30 pm Lunch 1:30 –5 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION

• Sharing our CSA Resources, Part II • We Say Potatoes! • Crop Rotation • Market Opportunities for Selling Specialty Organic Food Products • Organic Wine Production • Healthy Foods: You Are What You Eat • Creating & Managing Community Gardens That Last • Organic Certification: Dairy • Organic Certification: Small & Large Scale Processing / Handling 3:30 –3:45 pm Coffee Break 5 pm Social Hour 6:30 pm Dinner 8:15 pm Keynote Address 9:30 pm Social Hour 9:30 pm Movie: Pollen Nation 9:30 pm Movie: Fridays at the Farm

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• Dairying on a Bedded Pack: A Continuous Learning Experience • Practical Crop Rotation • Extending Your Pasture Growing Season • Winter Storage Vegetables: Post Harvest Handling & Root Cellar Storage for Off-Season Sales • From Jams to Chutney: Processing the Fruit Harvest • Pastured Rabbit Is the New Chicken • Natural Gas Drilling • Homesteader Energy Sustainability on 1/3 Acre • Baking with Freshly Stone Ground Whole Germ Flour • Communicating About Local Foods • Farm Labor: How to Get It & Keep It 9:15 am Coffee Break in Trade Show & Registration Lobby 9:30 am

MORNING SESSION 2

• Intro to Principles & Practice of Homeopathic Medicine for Organic Herbs • On-Farm Organic Seed Production • Processing 201… The 1,000 Bird Limit & Beyond • Winter Greens Production in the Upper Hudson Region • Apples to Apples: A Comparison of New & Heirloom Varieties for Eating & Culinary Uses • Farm & Business Planning for a Successful New CSA • Managing Garden Pests: Changing the Paradigm • Soil, Seeds, Spades & Words… Poetry of the Earth • Intro to Honeybees & Organic Beekeeping • Cooking with Homegrown Grains • National Organic Action Plan: Tell Us What You Think! 11am Keynote Address 12:15 pm Lunch & Roundtable Discussions

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...at a Glance S AT U UR R DAY, JA NUA RY 24

SUNDAY, S U NDAY, JA N NUA UA RY 25

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

1:15 pm

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

2:30 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION 1

6:30–7:15 am 7am

Yoga Session Breakfast & Registration

8 am

MORNING SESSION 1

• Advanced Homeopathic Medicine for Organic Dairy Herds • Understanding Different Tine Weeders • Parenting Day-Old Mail Order Chicks with Experienced Hens & Roosters: No Grain • Vegetable Variety Roundtable • Developing a U-Pick Small Fruit CSA • Sheep Husbandry 101 • Herbal Allies • Keeping a Family Milking Cow • NYSSFPA Annual Meeting • How Many People Could NYS Feed Locally? 3:45 pm Coffee Break in Trade Show & Registration Lobby 4:15 pm

AFTERNOON SESSION 2

• Trouble Shooting with Homeopathy: Therapies & Investigative Techniques for the Individual Animal & Herd • Small Grains: Agronomics, Storage, Markets • Crop-Trees: An Underutilized Resource for Finishing Hogs on a Woodland Farm • Nitty-Gritty Nutrient Management • Organic Strawberry Production • Basic Tractor Maintenance • Gardening Edible Landscapes for Humans & Wildlife • Processing Lactic Fermented Vegetables at the Small Commercial Scale • Wheat Weaving • Bringing Farm Fresh Food to Low-Income Communities 5:30 pm Ice Skating: Meet at Registration Lobby Doors 5:30 pm Wine & Cheese Social in Trade Show 5:45– 6:45 pm NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC Open Meeting 7pm Banquet Dinner 8:30 pm Dancing with The MacGillicuddies!

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• Raw Milk Retailing in NYS • Is There Life After the Feed Bill? • Green Teamsters & Broke Horses • Radiant Heating Systems in Greenhouses • Preserving the Culinary Herb Harvest for Market • Bringing Out the Best in Your Soil: Using Soil Maps & Tests • Knowing the Soil: Building a Healthy Productive Garden • Local Kids — Local Ingredients — Cookin’! • Simple, Home-Based Processing of Honey & Other Products from the Hive • The Two Faces of Money • ALBA Organics: Distributing Local Organic Food to Wholesale & Institutional Markets 9:15 am Coffee Break in Trade Show & Registration Lobby 9:45 am

MORNING SESSION 2

• Forage Production & Storage • Help Meet the Demand for Healthy Organic Buckwheat & Help You Farm Too! • Charcuterie: Full Circle Small Farm Meat Processing for Profit • From Fruits to Flour: Strategies for Providing More of What Your CSA Members Eat • Planting, Pruning & Maintaining a Small Farm Organic Fruit Orchard • Techniques for Vegetable Harvesting & PostHarvest Handling • Chickens in the City • Making Simple Medicinal Salves at Home • Leafy Green Regulations: A Threat to Small Farmers & Local Agriculture • Choosing the Best Alternative Energy System for Your Farm • Rice as a Commercial Crop in the Northeast 11:15 am Keynote Address 12:30 pm Lunch 2 pm Trade Show Closes

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NOFA-NY 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE • JANUARY 23–25, 2009 SOUTH AVENUE Direct Drive-On Entrance

Upper Level Loading Dock 

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Escalators to Hyatt Hotel & Parking

Empire Hall Organic Trade Show

ESC

ÆMeals

South Hall

SKYWAY

North Hall

Auction for Agriculture

Childcare

Empire Lobby ESC

EMPIRE LOUNGE

SKYWAY

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EXHIBIT LEVEL

Social Hours

(2nd Floor)

To Clarion Riverside Hotel KITCHEN

Ë RAMP

Keynotes

Cascade C

Cascade D Fruits & Herbs

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Processing/ Potpourri

Ë RAMP

MAIN STREET

Í To Highland K LILAC BALLROOM Lilac North

Coats

Lilac South

Potpourri

Livestock

People & Policy

Aqueduct

Highland

K Highland

A Field Crops

D

Highland Highland Highland Highland

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C

Dairy

Veggies

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Aqueduct

Beginning Organic Farmers Gardening

Children’s Conference

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Registration Lobby ESC

Homesteading/ Practical Skills

Riverside Court

PATIO

STREET LEVEL (1st Floor)

N GENESEE RIVER

The Rochester Riverside Convention Center • Rochester, NY


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