March 2015
2015 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date: Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location: Waterloo Holiday Inn, Waterloo, NY, 13165 

Do you manage or are you planning to open a Brewery, Cidery or Distillery? Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 2015 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will be on March 27th and 28th at the Waterloo Holiday Inn in Waterloo, NY. 

Friday March 27th - Day one - will feature multiple tracks with sessions geared towards starting up a brewery, cidery or distillery and advanced sessions for people managing existing breweries, cideries or distilleries. Speakers will include Kent ‘Battle’ Martin and Demaris Brown – Label Specialists – Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and Randy Lacey- Hopshire Brewery. Friday will also feature a trade show and a post-session social hour for networking. Friday evening, join us for a local craft beverage pairing dinner at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, featuring beverages from Bellwether Cider, Myer Farm Distillers and Wagner Valley Brewing.

Registration for day one at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/FLCraftBeverageDay1_245

 Saturday, March 28th - Day two - will feature production-oriented sessions for beer, cider and distilling. Beer-oriented sessions will include hops production in NYS, Malting barley production in NYS, hops supply-chain panel discussion and a malting barley supply-chain panel discussion. Cidery sessions will focus on cider apple varieties, cider orchard management and a cider apple panel discussion. On Saturday afternoon, we’ll visit the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. There we will visit the Vinification and Brewing Laboratory, various apple plantings and the variety trial and research hopyard. Among the speakers for the field trip will be Susan Brown, Cornell Apple Breeder and Chris Gerling, Manager of the Vinification and Brewing Laboratory. Space is limited for the field trip, so register early.

Registration for day two at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/FLCraftBeverageDay2_245 

For registration and more information, go to www.senecacountycce.org. If you have questions, call 315-539-9251 or email Derek Simmonds, dcs285@cornell.edu.

Seneca County Career Fair
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
SFSS 6th Annual Mom-to-Mom Sale
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

6th Annual St. Francis St. Stephen Mom-to-Mom Sale.

Saturday April 25th from 9:30am-12:30pm at DeSales High School Gym, 90 Pulteney Street and High Street.  Families come sell your children's outgrown and gently used clothes, toys, games, furniture, sports equipment, baby equipment and more...

Call (315)789-1828 to register and reserve your tables, $20/table. Asking $1 adult adminssion to the sale.

For more information:
Beth Bulkley
(585) 905-9515
Local Craft Beverage Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: The Gould Hotel, 108 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Cost: $40 per person. Reservations and pre-payment are required.  Call 315-539-9251 or go to www.senecacountycce.org to reserve tickets. 

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Gould Hotel to present a Local Craft Beverage Dinner featuring dishes prepared with Seneca County hard cider, beer, and distilled spirits on Friday, March 27th at 6:30 PM at the Gould Hotel, 108 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, NY.  The three course meal prepared by Chef Benjamin Bird will feature Bellwether Hard Cider in the appetizer, a Wagner Valley IPA or Oatmeal Stout in the entrée and a Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Bourbon Whiskey in the dessert.  Tickets, which include gratuity and a donation to Seneca County CCE, are $40 per person and need to be purchased in advance by contacting the office at 315-539-9251 or through the website, www.senecacountycce.org

 The first course will be a Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Red Onion, Candied Walnuts and a Crispy Ricotta Fritter dressed in a Bellwether Original Hard Cider Vinaigrette.  The second course is a choice of either Wagner Valley Brewing IPA Beer Battered Haddock with a Spicy Remoulade or Pan Seared Chicken Breast in a Wagner Valley Brewing Oatmeal Stout and Braised Mushroom Sauce.  Both entrees will be served with Roasted Red Potatoes and a Sauté Vegetable Medley.  The third course is an Apple Flambé with Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Bourbon Whiskey over Vanilla ice cream and Sweet Tortilla Crisp.  The meal price includes all fees and the gratuity, as well as a donation to support the programs of Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension.  The featured beverages will be available for separate purchase from the bar.

For further information please contact Christie Brewer at 315-539-9251.

Local Craft Beverage Dinner
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Gould Hotel to present a Local Craft Beverage Dinner featuring dishes prepared with Seneca County hard cider, beer, and distilled spirits on Friday, March 27th at 6:30 PM at the Gould Hotel, 108 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, NY.  The three course meal prepared by Chef Benjamin Bird will feature Bellwether Hard Cider in the appetizer, a Wagner Valley IPA or Oatmeal Stout in the entrée and a Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Bourbon Whiskey in the dessert.  Tickets, which include gratuity and a donation to Seneca County CCE, are $40 per person and need to be purchased in advance by contacting the office at 315-539-9251 or through the website, www.senecacountycce.org

 The first course will be a Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Red Onion, Candied Walnuts and a Crispy Ricotta Fritter dressed in a Bellwether Original Hard Cider Vinaigrette.  The second course is a choice of either Wagner Valley Brewing IPA Beer Battered Haddock with a Spicy Remoulade or Pan Seared Chicken Breast in a Wagner Valley Brewing Oatmeal Stout and Braised Mushroom Sauce.  Both entrees will be served with Roasted Red Potatoes and a Sauté Vegetable Medley.  The third course is an Apple Flambé with Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Bourbon Whiskey over Vanilla ice cream and Sweet Tortilla Crisp.  The meal price includes all fees and the gratuity, as well as a donation to support the programs of Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension.  The featured beverages will be available for separate purchase from the bar.

 “We are excited to feature some of our Seneca County craft beverage products as ingredients in what we know will be a wonderful dinner and hope many people come out to enjoy it with us.” said Seneca County CCE Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Derek Simmonds.  “Bellwether, Wagner, and Myer Farm Distillers have been great partners with us in our programming and it is a pleasure to showcase them in this way.  They are just the tip of the iceberg of the superior wines, ciders, beers, and distilled spirits we produce in Seneca County.”

For further information please contact Christie Brewer at 315-539-9251.

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
(315) 539-9251