Celebrate the Harvest Dinners

Host a Celebrate the Harvest Dinner- Win Great Prizes while Raising Money to Support the Work of NOFA-NY

Sign up to host a Celebrate the Harvest Dinner during the last weekend of September.  You choose the date and the amount to ask your guests to donate.  The challenge is to make at least half the ingredients local and organic. To register, click here.

Best Menu Category

Best-selling cookbook author Deborah Madison will be determining who has created the “best” menu for their Celebrate the Harvest Dinner.  The winner in this category will receive her newly-released cookbook Vegetable Literacy personally inscribed by Ms. Madison.

Most Guests Attending Category

Silver Thread Vineyard, a sustainably-managed winery in the Finger Lakes, has donated 4 bottles of wine to be given to the winner who has the most guests attending their Celebrate the Harvest Dinner.

Most Money Raised Category

 The host that raises the most money to support the work of NOFA-NY will receive the Cuisinart Greenware Eco-Friendly Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set.

If you would like to receive more information about our Celebrate the Harvest Dinners, please e-mail us at Locavore Challenge Dinners.

Treat Yourself to Dinner: Help Raise Money for NOFA-NY

We are inviting restaurants across the state who source from regionally-based, organic and sustainable farmers to participate in our Locavore Challenge.  Each restaurant that participates has chosen one evening during the last weekend in September in which to donate a percentage of its net revenue for that evening to NOFA-NY to support it’s work to promote local, organic food and farming.

Note: While these restaurants source from local farms for their ingredients, they are not all organic and/or NOFA-NY Certified Organic or Farmers Pledge farms. For information on the farms’ practices, visit their website through the links below or our 2013 Food and Farm Guide.

If you are a restaurateur and would like to participate in the Locavore Challenge and help raise money for NOFA-NY, please fill out the sign-up form by clicking here.

New York City

Angelica Kitchen

300 East 12th Street, New York, 10003
Friday dinner, September 27 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Mountain DellBlooming Hill, Blue Heron

applewood Restaurant

501 11th St., Brooklyn 1230
Saturday dinner, September 28 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Farm at Miller’s CrossingLittle Seed GardensHepworth FarmsApplewood Farm

Candle Café

2427 Broadway, New York, 10024
Friday dinner, September 27 – 10% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Mountain DellBlooming Hill

Orwashers Bakery

308 East 78th Street, New York, 10075
Saturday September 28 – 10% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Channing Daughters WineryCayuga Pure OrganicsNorth Country Farms

Adirondack Region

Green Goddess Natural Market

2051 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, 12946
Friday dinner September 27 – 10% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Fledging CrowRivermede FarmLedge Top FarmSnowslip Farm 

Turtle Island Café

3790 Main St., Willsboro, 12996
Sunday dinner September 29 – 10% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Juniper HillEssex Farm, Ben Weaver Farm, Sunset Farm, Fledging CrowAsgaard Farm and DairyNortheast Family Farms

Central New York

Brick House Café

Driver’s Village – 5885 E. Circle Dr., Suite 115, Cicero, 13039
Friday lunch September 27 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Grindstone FarmOld Goat FoodsRegional Access

Fifty South

2128 Doubleday Ave., Ballston Spa, 10202
Sunday dinner September 29 – 20% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Pleasant Valley FarmKilpatrick Family FarmArgyle Cheese FarmerBattenkill Valley CreameryLewis Waite FarmLong Lesson FarmMinglewood Farm

One Caroline Street Bistro

1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 12866
Sunday dinner September 29 – 20% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Meadow Brook FarmsPadgett FarmPleasant Valley FarmKilpatrick Family FarmMisty Knoll Farms, Gomer Family Farms, Lewis Waite FarmDenison FarmSweet Spring FarmDancing Ewe Farm

Restaurant at Elderberry Pond

3712 Center Street Rd., Auburn, 13021
Sunday dinner September 29 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: The Farm at Elderberry Pond

Felicia’s Atomic Lounge

508 West State Street, Ithaca NY, 14850
Sunday brunch September 29- All proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources:Tree Gate Farm, The Piggery, West Haven Farm, Wide Awake Bakery, Kingbird Farm, and more


Western New York


439 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, 14202
Saturday dinner September 28 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Ole’s FarmThunder Mountain FoodsArden FarmFirst Light Creamery

Southern New York

The Heron

40 Main St., Narrowsburg, 12764
Saturday dinner September 28 – 15% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: The Anthill FarmCalkins CreameryTwin Brook FarmQuails ‘R’ UsBeach Lake Bakery, Augusta Acres, Sugar Street 

Matthew’s on Main

19 Upper Main St., Callicoon, 12723
Saturday dinner September 28 – 10% of proceeds to NOFA-NY
Local and organic sources: Willow WispHeller’s FarmCalkins Creamery, Sherman Hill, Tonjes Farm Dairy

W. Rogowski Farm

329 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island, 10969
Friday dinner September 27 – 20% of proceeds to NOFA-NY

One Response to “Celebrate the Harvest Dinners”


  1. Huge Locavore Potluck! | Binghamton Local Food - September 27, 2011

    […] Sunday, we Binghamton folks decided to put on a nice big locavore potluck as part of NOFA-NY’s Locavore Challenge Potluck Across NY. I was a bit too busy and hurried to take many photos of the food including anything fancy of my […]

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