Sustainability Café on February 18th will explore the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, February 18th will feature Kit Kalfs discussing “The Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty: Promoting the Seen and Un-seen Food Networks.”  The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2013 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on our local food system. 

Kit Kalfs’ story is that of tourist turned professional, having visited Finger Lakes wineries over a dozen times in the 1990s. In 2000, Kit moved to the Finger Lakes and over the next dozen years, he worked at different wineries. In 2006, he and his life partner opened Bet the Farm, a winery and gourmet food market in Aurora. Kit is current chair of the board of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty and a ten-year member of that organization’s board of directors. Kit has worked to make that board representative of all 14 counties and the diverse enterprises that comprise the Finger Lakes region's agricultural economy.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Spring 2013 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.