New York Farm Day 2015

CALS associate communications officer Chloe Starr with Sen. Gillibrand and sons at the Cornell table.

Now in its 13th year, New York Farm Day brought the bounty of New York’s farms, vineyards and orchards to Capitol Hill.  The annual event, started by former Sen. Hillary Clinton and hosted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), introduced hundreds of guests to the Empire State’s products and the people who make them. Cornell offered samples of artisanal cheese, including the university’s signature Big Red Cheddar and three cheeses from the Cornell-Wegman’s partnership for training in artisan cheese: Nettle Meadow’s Nettle Peaks and Consider Bardwell’s Pawlet and Dorset.