Events

Ham and Lamb Market
Thurs, Apr 18, 2019
4:30-7:30pm @ Press Bay Alley off Green St in downtown Ithaca
Join Shelterbelt and dozens of other farmers for this fun Spring market! We’ll have our full range of lamb cuts, raw honey, ginger candy and syrup, and Praise the Lard balms. 

Farm Stores Opening
Saturday, May 4, 9a – 4pm @ Shelterbelt Farm, 200 Creamery Road in Brooktondale, and 2 other nearby farm stores
More details coming in mid-April! We’ll be part of a mini farm store trail that includes our neighbors at Suntrap Botanical and Small Graces Farm, as well as Brookton’s Market! Starting this day and continuing through mid-October, the Shelterbelt Farm store will be open during daylight hours – stop by anytime, and let us know if you wish to be alerted to fresh goods and new additions to the store as the season progresses.

Spring Plant Sale May 18
9a – 2pm @ Ithaca High School
Rowan, Phoenix and Erica will be under the purple canopy again, with Rowan’s succulents in upcycled mugs, and Phoenix’s purple veggie and flower transplants. We’ll have 6 varieties of purple tomatoes, 2 types of purple pepper starts, and purple peas, cauliflower, basil, kale, lettuce, and 8 kinds of purple flower transplants. Come stock up for your garden!

Forage & Feast Event
June 1, 2019, 4-7pm
@ Shelterbelt Farm in Brooktondale, NY
Join ethnobiologist and functional herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through forest and field at Shelterbelt Farm and Food Forest Farm Nursery to see the world in a way you’ve never seen before. During this walk, Hayden will teach you about common introduced and native plants, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties. Together we will harvest edible plants as we go and bring them to the kitchen where we will all prepare a multicourse vegan meal combining the harvest with other local foods. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, a couple teas and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found.

Jonathan Bates from Food Forest Farm will have perennial vegetables and other plants for sale–in addition to the usual meats and treats available at the Shelterbelt Farm store, so bring cash or check to buy these and other delicious goods! If you would like to take notes (there will be a lot of information shared), bring a notepad and pen. Wear appropriate clothing for a relaxed walk and weather, but most importantly, bring a big appetite and a curious mind. To sign up, email Hayden at haydenstebbins@gmail.com or contact him here.