Field to Loaf: Workshop on NY Grain Supply Chain & Benefit for Cayuga Pure Organics

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 (
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn While Helping Cayuga Pure Organics Rebuild 

NYS used to have dozens of grain producers, now there is just one major supplier, Cayuga Pure Organics.... Cayuga Pure Organics (CPO) is a small farm near Ithaca, New York with a BIG impact on the regional food system.  At the end of May 2013, a devastating fire destroyed the barn that contained CPO’s equipment and inventory

Help CPO rebuild after its fire and we will help you understand why that’s important!

Join Slow Money NYC for an evening filled with sharing, learning, good times and networking . . . as well as food and drink.  All net proceeds benefit Cayuga Pure Organics to replace structure and equipment lost to fire.

Location: Jimmy’s No. 43 - 43 East 7th Street (btn 2nd & 3rd Ave); Manhattan


CPO Barn on Fire

CPO Barn on Fire


CPO Barn Pre-Fire

CPO Barn Before the Fire

Workshop: ”Field to Loaf: NY Grain Supply Chain 101″ – Local food can mean so much more than a simple “made in…”. Come learn from farmer Erick Smith and from esteemed experts about the important role played by Cayuga Pure Organics, the only major supplier of locally-grown organic dry beans and grains, including several heirloom varieties.  Invited Presenters include:

  • Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
  • Bob Lewis, NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
  • Joe Holtz, Park Slope Food Coop
  • Brian Goldblatt, Greenmarket Co.
  • Brian Halweil, Edible Brooklyn/Manhattan
  • Jessamyn Rodriguez, Hot Bread Kitchen

You will learn why CPO truly occupies a unique position in the food system and plays a key role in the movement to rebuild our food system on a local, sustainable basis.

Silent Auction - On short notice, we are receiving donations from Cayuga’s friends and colleagues. Higher ticket prices entitle you to a sneak preview and first bid.  More info about auction items will be announced as we approach the event date.

Fine food and drink available at a discount from various purveyors. Free drinks with some ticket levels.

With the help of Slow Money NYC and GrowNYCCPO launched an indiegogo campaign that has already raised $50,000.  If you’d like to make an additional contribution above your ticket price, please donate here:

Thanks for helping us rebuild this important pillar of the local food system.  See you there! The event space is graciously provided free of charge by Jimmy Carbone.




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