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Local Farmers Union

March 07, 2019

For Cortland 'veggie-folk' band The Local Farmers Union, 'It all comes back to food'

Eat Local CNY Podcast

March 04, 2019

This is the podcast for all you supporters of the local culinary and restaurant scene here in Central New York. We sit down with chefs, owners, influencers, and producers in the local scene to find out who they are and what they're doing. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @EatLocalCNY and online at

Farm To Fork 101 Connecting Consumers to Local Farmers and Chefs

February 11, 2019

Central New York is no stranger to the growing farm to fork movement aimed at creating sustainable local-based food communities. With the idea to connect chefs, farmers and consumers, owner of Farm To Fork 101, Mark Pawliw, decided to host a series of events to bring all three together. 

The events include dinner cooked by local chefs, using locally-sourced ingredients. Farmers providing the ingredients are also invited, giving the consumers the opportunity to engage with both the chefs and the farmers. 

Attendees learn where the ingredients come from, who they are coming from, how to source them and how to cook them. "there's a lot of people intimidated by local ingredients because they've never worked with it, never seen it, never used it." says Mark Pawliw. He recommends the Regional Market as a great place to find local ingredients. 

Participants also receive recipes for them to try at home. 

There are several Farm To Fork 101 events happening around the community. For more information on events and restaurants visit

NYS Fair demo kitchen: New farm-to-table emphasis

August 14, 2018

Mark Pawliw, the founder of Farm to Fork 101, is behind the change. With Farm to Fork, Pawliw connects area farmers and chefs with diners, hosting monthly meals that encourage people to learn more about who is growing food and what to do with it in the kitchen.

Long Table Syracuse: A meal cooked by 5 chefs for 80 guests seated at 1 table

August 04, 2018

The city's first Long Table Syracuse meal will be next weekend next to Armory Square's newest art collaboration, Wildflowers Armory.

Chobani Cooking Competition at the 2018 Onondaga Cup & Lakefest

July 14, 2018

Seven chefs from Central New York competed at the Chobani Culinary Competition at the 2018 Onondaga Cup & Lakefest.

Meet the Foraging Chef and get tips from Syracuse-area experts on edible, wild foods

May 14, 2018

The foraging chefs: How to turn ramps, wild onions and other 'weeds' into dinner.

We Eat CNY Podcast

April 18, 2018

We talk with local chefs, restaurateurs, and other food artisans to promote and share their passions for food and for you to get an inside look into the minds of who might be part of making that next great dish you're about to try!

FOOD New Foodie Ideas For The New Year, by Margaret McCormick

January 17, 2018

That resolution you made a couple weeks ago to savor some new experiences in the year ahead? Don’t break it. Stick with it! Here are some local food- and adult beverage-related ideas.

Chef at Strada Mia takes the cooking crown at Onondaga Cup and Lakefest

July 23, 2017

The chefs were all given a surprise ingredient in each timed elimination round and the final round's ingredient was black beans. Ellinger took the competition by cooking up tostadas with a black bean flour paste and other ingredients including bananas he caramelized, corn, and Chobani yogurt.

Smock Sidewalk Sale, Madison Bouckville Antique Week: 13 things to do this weekend in CNY

August 17, 2016

Did you think Central New York was taking it easy until the New York State Fair begins? Think again


Catch Fish. Eat Whole. Write About It. BY LELA NIEMETZ

April 21, 2016

As FoodFeasible takes physical form, I find myself crossing paths with all sorts of intriguing people and events. I sometimes cannot differentiate between overpowering feelings of excitement, anticipation, and anxiety. Usually all overtaking me at once and I find myself at an aquaponics house or walking across a freshly plowed field ready for planting once our Upstate winter flare ups subside. Blustery winds blow my hair around and bite at my cheeks. I turn to look at the landscape and view. I feel fortunate.

At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction, By LAURA REILEY

April 13, 2016

This is a story we are all being fed. A story about overalls, rich soil and John Deere tractors scattering broods of busy chickens. A story about healthy animals living happy lives, heirloom tomatoes hanging heavy and earnest artisans rolling wheels of cheese into aging caves nearby.

More often than not, those things are fairy tales. A long list of Tampa Bay restaurants are willing to capitalize on our hunger for the story.

Is Cooking the Future of Medicine? by Jasleena Grewal

February 08, 2016

At Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care—and other schools are catching on.

The food movement is small? Not from where we sit, it isn’t. By Chellie Pingree and Anna Lappé

February 04, 2016

In her latest column for The Washington Post, “The surprising truth about the ‘food movement,’ ” Tamar Haspel argues that the number of people who really care about where their food comes from, how it is grown and its impact on our health and the environment is surprisingly small.

A Taste of Jazz Society Gurl by Society Gurl

January 12, 2016

Blogger, vintage lover and cocktail shaker The Society Gurl (Jamie Ann Owens) listened to some local music from CNY Jazz Central at Sitrus inside the Syracuse Sheraton hotel. She then took to Farm 2 Fork 101 to learn some new recipes and techniques from community members using locally-grown produce.

Chef at The York to put on a show and a spread in his kitchen today, by Melinda Johnson |

October 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Farm to Fork 101 invites food lovers into the kitchen of John D'Amore, head chef of The York Restaurant Lounge, from 6 to 9 p.m. today at 247 W. Fayette St. The food event will be a combination of food demonstration and question-and-answers. D'Amore will prepare five courses of tapas. The theme is autumn harvest and the chef will use seasonal vegetables from farmers in the area.

Talk to the chefs during Farm to Fork 101 cooking event in Syracuse

August 20, 2015

 What you don't know in the kitchen could be a little or a lot. If you're curious, Mark Pawliw's Farm to Fork 101 cooking class from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Francesca's Cucina, 545 N. Salina St., Syracuse, could answer that question.

Local farmers connect with chefs and consumers in new dining experience

July 24, 2015

WRVO account of our first event at Sky Armory.

Brandon Roth Live Previewing Farm to Fork

July 08, 2015

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Farm to Fork 101 lets guests watch, learn from chefs using local produce

July 08, 2015

Participating chefs are Jason Jessmore, executive chef at Sky Armory, Chance Bear, executive chef at the Lincklaen House and Elton Ellinger, executive chef at Strada Mia. Menus have not been finalized, said organizer Mark Pawliw. But, the chefs have requested chicken, pork, heirloom tomatoes, red baby bok choy, beets, radishes and rainbow chard.

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