Welcome Cheese Lovers!

SPRING CHEESE BITES
 
SPRING MEANS NEW RELEASES!

We've got many new products coming to the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail in 2014, and here are a few of the newest ones that are already out...

Sunset View Creamery: Fresh Mozzarella
Dutch Hill Creamery: Fresh Mozzarella & 100% Natural, Cream-on-Top, European Style Yogurt


SPRING MEANS EXTENDED HOURS ARE BACK


April may bring flowers, but it also brings extended hours at some of our farms. While many farms have the same hours year round, we do have a few that cut back hours in the winter, but, like a flower, open up more in the spring!

SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY
is now open Saturdays, from 10-5, through May.

SHTAYBURNE FARM is now back to their 6-day schedule --
11-4, Monday through Saturday.

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All farm store hours are as posted, to the best of our knowledge, on our HOURS page. But, as always, we recommend that you please contact the farms you want to visit before heading out.

SPRING MEANS THE RETURN OF FARM MARKET SEASON...

THE WINDMILL FARM & CRAFT MARKET in Penn Yan opens for the season Saturday, April 26 and Shtayburne Farm will be there every Saturday with their wonderful cheeses!

OTSININGO PARK FARMERS MARKET starts their outdoor season on Saturday, May 3. Both Dutch Hill Creamery and Engelbert Farms will be there every Saturday with cheeses and their other great products!

SPRING MEANS OUR SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 7 for our trail-wide Open House from 10-5! New this year, we'll have Cheese Trail Bingo, where you can win great prizes simply by visiting the farms!



WE ARE NOW TAKING VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 FINGER LAKES CHEESE FESTIVAL

The third annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival is July 26, from 10-5, and back at Sunset View Creamery in Odessa. Last year we had almost 2500 people come to this family-friendly event and enjoy cheese, games, classes, seminars, music and more. Well this year is going to be even bigger and we invite you to be a part of what's rapidly becoming one of the top summer events in the Finger Lakes!

We are accepting vendors for the Festival as of April 1. If you are a local business, food producer or artisan, we welcome you to join us! Simply download the application and fill it our and send it in to us! If you are a small produce farm, please email us directly at flxcheesetrail@gmail.com for a special application.

flcfVENDORKIT2014.pdf
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 (Sorry if you are a cheese maker but not on the Trail, this event is closed to you.
And if you're a winery or brewery, you can only participate by invitation only.)



WE ARE ACCEPTING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS TO THE TRAIL


Do you love the Cheese Trail? Does your business use or support the Trail? Do you just love our cheese?
Then, for $100 you could be an associate member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail! 
For your membership, you get mentioned and promoted on our site and Facebook, with a link.
And you are a preferred vendor when people ask. 
In addition, we will carry your literature in our shops and farms.
email us at flxcheesetrail@gmail.com for an application and more details. 
Or just download the app here and mail it back to us!


2014 FLCT Associate Membership app.pdf
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Please welcome our newest Associate Members:



Hector Wine Company
5610 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841

Lakewood Vineyards

4024 State Rte 14
Watkings Glen, NY 14891

The Little Bleu Cheese Shop
684 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Barristers Bed & Breakfast
56 Cayuga Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Rogue's Harbor Inn
2079 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, NY 14882

These wonderful supporters are located in the heart of wine and cheese country,
and perfect places to stay, eat and play while you're visiting here in the Finger Lakes.
 Please check them out and show them some love!
For a full list of and details on our current Associate Members,
go to our About Our Members page and scroll down!


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OUT AND ABOUT

Our farms often do tasting events and off-sites around the Region.
Please check our calendar of events for other off-farm appearances!

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FEATURED CHEESE RECIPE:

GAME DAY CHEVRE SPREAD
SUE MESSMER of LIVELY RUN GOAT DAIRY

Here's a great game day spread! Quick, easy and delicious!
 
INGREDIENTS:
1 lb LIVELY RUN chevre, plain
local honey
toasted almonds
 
DIRECTIONS:
Spread chevre in oven safe dish.
Cover with honey, top with almonds.
Put in oven on very low for 10 minutes, just to warm it up.
Spread on crackers, bread or shortbread cookies! 

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GOOGLE MAP IS UP
Our new interactive MAP is up with directions and products!

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Our farms are currently on winter hours.
So please check our HOURS page for everyone's hours before you go.

And remember, our cheeses are available at many stores and markets,
so you'll be able to get your favorite cheeses for your festivities!
Check the WHERE TO FIND US page for the stores near you.

Starting to plan your 2013 farm & food tours? Put our Trail Events on your schedule now!

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PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION
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  Each of our farms are WORKING FARMS
and may have to make changes to their plans at the last minute. 
Also remember that most of the farms have dirt driveways and,
depending on the weather, may have mud or dust or even snow! 
We suggest that you come to the farm in
comfortable footwear (not high heels) and jeans or slacks.

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