Farm to Feast: Plan Your Holiday Meals in Finger Lakes Farm Country

As the holidays draw closer, family and friends will soon gather around the table for dinners to celebrate the season. From appetizers to desserts, and even your centerpiece, you can source your holiday meal from Finger Lakes Farm Country. You can use fresh, local ingredients to bring the farm to your table this holiday season.

Before you sit down to dinner start off with a cheese board made with a selection of cheeses and meats from local producers. Parulski Farms has a variety of jack and cheddar cheeses, and cheese curds. Shtayburne Farm Creamery has a variety of artisan cheeses. Add something a little different with Mud Creek Bison Ranch bison sticks.

Shtayburne Farm Cheese

Whether your dinner choice is the classic turkey, ham, or chicken you’ll find a number of farms offering local, quality meats. My Little Farm offers pasture raised, straight from the farm turkey. For a variety of choices Bluebird Trail Farm offers different selections of pork, chicken, and turkey. Whatever farm you source from, you’ll know that you’re promised local raised, quality delicious meat.

My Little Farm

A holiday meal isn’t complete without the side dishes. Everyone has their traditional recipes that they make year after year, this year amp them up with farm fresh ingredients. Visit winter farmers markets and get products directly from the farmers to include in your recipes. From fresh produce, milk, eggs, honey, and more you’ll find everything you need. The Corning Winter Farmers Market, the Painted Post Winter Market, and The Windmill are all open through the holidays for your local shopping needs. Look for farms like Muddy Fingers Farm for seasonal vegetables.

Corning Indoor Winter Farmers Market

Every great meal ends with a delicious dessert. The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a selection of pies, cakes, and other delicious baked goods. Order your pies ahead of time from Turks Market. Choose from their selection of pumpkin, apples, and other fruit varieties. If you are baking your own sweet treats this holiday visit Fitzpatricks Farm Market for all of your baking supplies.

Turks Pies and Baked Goods

Complete your table with a beautiful floral arrangement from Chamberlain Acres. Join one of their classes to make your own Thanksgiving or Christmas centerpiece or visit their gift and florist shop to pick one of their pre-made arrangements.

Chamberlain Acres flowers
Floral Arrangement from Chamberlain Acres

Finger Lakes Farm Country makes it easy to have include local, farm fresh ingredients included in your meals. Be sure to visit winter markets or stop by the farms to pick up everything you will need for a farm to table meal to remember this holiday season. Check out Finger Lakes Farm Country to find your local ingredients.

As a reminder always call ahead before travelling to any farm to check opening times and availability.

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