POSTPONED UNTIL 11/28: Sustainable Meat Distribution - Channels & Challenges, the Second in a Series on Distribution

 Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Food Systems Network NYC
November Open Networking Meeting
Presented by Food Systems Network NYC in conjunction with Meat Week NYC
2011 Sustainable Meat Panel at French Culinary Institute
Meat Week 2011: FSNYC panel discussion on Sustainable Meat Production
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 6:30-7:00 pm - Networking; 7:00-8:30 pm - Panel Discussion
Location: Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Program Description
Getting pastured meat products from New York State's extensive grazing lands to New York City's commercial and home kitchens presents challenges to farmers and wholesale and retail buyers. Innovations in marketing, sales, and distribution are paving the way for more consistent access to these products for interested buyers and suggest more stable economics for the producers. How are these relationships structured and maintained? What is the long-term outlook for sustaining these businesses in NY?

  • Jennifer Goggin, Co-Founder & CEO, Farmers Web
  • Paula Lukats, CSA in NYC Program Manager, Just Food
  • Sarah Teale, Marketing Coordinator, Adirondack Grazers' Cooperative
  • Dana Stafford, President, Regional Access (invited)
  • Andrew Tarlow, Owner - Diner, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, Roman's, and Reynard at the Wythe Hotel 
  • Mary Cleaver, Founder and President, Green Table + Cleaver Co. 
There is a suggested $5 donation fee to attend this event for non-members. To become a FSNYC member visit:

About Meat Week NYC
In celebration of the farmers, markets, and chefs who bring sustainable meat to our tables, Meat Week NYC (November 3rd-11th) will feature tastings, parties, butchering and cooking demos, market tours, and discussion panels. Produced by  Food Karma Projects (producers of Pig Island, Cook Out NYC, Brisket King NYC) in collaboration with Food Systems Network NYC, Slow Food NYC and  Just Food, Meat Week NYC centers on local chefs, butchers and regional farmers, including featured grass-fed beef co-op Adirondack Grazers' Cooperative, a co-op of grass-fed beef farmers in Washington County. Check out other Meat Week NYC events here.
About Brooklyn Winery
This boutique urban winery is set in the heart of Williamsburg, one of the borough's most vibrant and creative neighborhoods. Winemaker Conor McCormack works tirelessly to produce premium small batch wines, combining the quality of tradition with the freedom of innovation. And you can enjoy these artisanal wines on tap in the same building where they were made. As one of the very few wineries in New York City, Brooklyn Winery embodies the essence of local craftsmanship along with an earnest appreciation of how wine provides a sense of place: the earth where the grapes were grown.