Slow Food Convivium hosts Andes dinner


Andes — Pure Catskills and the Slow Food Catskills Convivium are hosting a special event dinner at the Slow Down Food Company in Andes. Six delegates from the Catskills delegation are returning with insight and stories from their recent trip to the Terra Madre Conference in Turin, Italy.  The dinner is open to the public and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will be able to browse displays from the sponsoring groups and photo collages by the Catskills Terra Madre delegation.  The delegation will share their impressions of the Piedmont region, understanding garnered from farmers from across the world and knowledge gleaned from the Terra Madre events. At 6 p.m., Northern Italian Piedmontese cuisine will be served, featuring ingredients brought back from Italy and the Terra Madre food market.   
Over dessert, farmers and chefs who attended the event will speak in a round table session.
Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Dinner costs $20 per person. Contact Leslie Deysenroth at the Watershed Agricultural Council by phone at 607 865-7017 or by e-mail at 
Pure Catskills’ six local representatives were just a few of the thousands of farmers, chefs, educators and advocates from around the world at the conference. 
Among those representing the Catskills were Lisa Wujnovich, an organic vegetable grower from Mountain Dell Farm, Deposit; Ken Jaffe, a grass-fed beef producer from Slope Farms, Meredith; Carol Clement, a livestock producer and beekeeper from Heather Ridge Farm, Preston Hollow.
Also, Peter Ferrante, a vegetable grower and retailer from Wallkill View Farm, New Paltz; Rosalie Glauser, a chef and small farmer from the Slow Down Food Company, Andes, and Challey Comer, Farm-to-Market Manager for the Watershed Agricultural Council and liaison to the Pure Catskills Buy Local campaign.