Local foods dinner hosted by PACES dining service, supporter of local growers, to be held Sept. 20
POTSDAM -- Lehman Dining Center, PACES Dining Service, is hosting a local foods dinner Sept. 20 for students and the campus community.PACES has a long-standing history of supporting and working with local growers throughout the region, said a press release from the organization.
The dinner at Lehman Dining Center will feature locally grown and produced products from a variety of area farmers and growers including: Donahue Farms Martin’s Farm Stand, Moses Keim, Picken’s Country Store, S & B Maple Products, Glazier Meats, Norfolk Bakery, Snell Orchards (Parishville), Three Bears Bakery (Potsdam), and Fobare’s Fruits.
Lehman will serve the buffet style dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Lehman Dining Center is located on Barrington Drive, adjacent to the SUNY Potsdam entrance onto Pierrepont Avenue.
Students may use their meal plan or guest passes, Meal Plan Flex ($10), Bear Express and community members may use cash, credit or debit ($12.50, plus tax.)
The menu features local beef from Donahue Farms in Bangor, and sausage from Tri-Town Packing (Winthrop) and Glaziers (Potsdam), cheese curds from Picken’s Country Store (Heuvelton) fruit desserts made from produce from Snell’s Orchards (Parishville) and Fobare’s Fruits (Renesselear Falls), vegetables and green produce from Martin’s Farmstand and Moses Keim (Potsdam, Nichoville/Hopkington) and maple products from S & B Maple Creations, Lisbon.
PACES is a supporter of local businesses, seeking business collaborations with regional and NYS producers and suppliers. PACES purchases as much as feasibly possible from local vendors.
Donahue Beef is a major supplier of beef to PACES. Donahue’s beef is locally raised, processed, chemical and hormone free, grain finished angus beef.
In addition to working directly with local producers, PACES has direct access to a host of NYS producers and growers through Renzi Foodservice of Watertown. PACES purchased over $482,000 worth of NYS goods through Renzi Foodservice in 2016-17.
Purchases supported 18 small businesses and 14 large businesses in the state.
In addition, PACES purchased locally over $38,000 worth of products from Fobare’s Fruits, Donahue Farms, Purple Rice, The Bagelry, Three Bears Bakery, Kaneb Orchards, Martin’s Farms, S&B Maple Creations, Mose Keim, and the Potsdam Consumer Cooperative.