Friday, January 30, 2015

Thank You Cobblestone Valley!

We have an organic, pasture-raised turkey for our Feb. 8th dinner, thanks to a generous donation from Maureen and Paul Knapp of Cobblestone Valley Farm!

Cobblestone Valley is a certified organic farm in Preble, NY. Their primary focus is on dairy, selling milk to the nationally recognized farmer-owned and operated co-op Organic Valley. The farm also offers organic pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pick-your-own strawberries and more!

To learn more about the farm and their products, click HERE!

Thursday, January 29, 2015


We're happy to announce that our February 8th dinner, like all the DISHES events before it, is officially sold out! Thank you, Syracuse, for the support!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Buy Your DISHES Tickets Today!


They are advance sale only and are $15 - $25 each, sliding scale.  

Come on out and eat, listen, and vote for your favorite community project.  There will be five great projects to choose from this year. Hope you can make it! Thanks in advance for your generous support.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Soliciting In-Kind Donations!

DISHES is currently soliciting in-kind donations of goods from local farms! Know of someone who would be a good fit, or want to apply yourself? Send a message to and we'll shoot back our sponsorship proposal document. Or, you can fill out the attached sponsorship form HERE.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meet Carli, the DISHES Videographer!

We're very excited to introduce you to the 2015 DISHES Videographer, Carli Cichocki! Carli is originally from Ohio, and moved to Syracuse in June to pursue her Master's degree in Multimedia, Photography and Design at Syracuse University. Back home, she regularly films the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs and loves all things that build community. This will be Carli's first DISHES and we can't wait to see her in action.

Thank you, Carli! And welcome to the team!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

And the selected projects for the February 8th DISHES are...

We've selected five projects to present at our February 8th event! Here's a peek at what you've got to look forward to:

  • Second Line Syracuse! is a New Orleans style brass band with a Central NY flare. This project aims to improve Syracuse by energizing the streets with live music and bringing neighbors together with spontaneous celebration.
  • Her Village Day, a gathering of women from many nations sharing crafting, art, ethnic cooking lessons, and more to experience the beautiful diversity of our community.
  • Yoga for everyone! pitches the concept of free yoga for community members that would not otherwise be able to afford classes or have the means to travel to a class outside their neighborhood.
  • The Songambele Cultural & Edalt Education Foundation seeks to assist refugees with reading and writing skills while allowing them to share their culture with the Syracuse community.
  • The Cooperative Federal Student Cash Stash Pilot presents a new financial capability program at three Syracuse high schools, where students will use a smart phone app to connect with mentors and create and reach savings goals.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Check out our gorgeous poster!

This year's gorgeous design was created by our team's Graphic Designer Tommy Lincoln: Artist/Designer/Kid. Tickets will go on sale online in a little over a week! Mark your calendars.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Menu Sneak Peek: Fermented Foods

Last Tuesday, members of the DISHES team gathered in the kitchen of our new Co-Chef, Abigail Henson*, to get a head start on the menu for February’s dinner. In honor of this time of year and the history of preserving food to help us through the cold winter months, we will have a selection of fermented vegetables to taste at the February 8th event. We look forward to seeing you there!

We also want to give a big Thank You to Main Street Farms for generously donating produce in advance to make this possible! 

*More to come soon about our new Co-Chef Abigail Henson and her involvement in Syracuse’s local food scene