The upcoming event will help farmers and others learn logistics of buying and selling local food.

The New York Wine & Culinary Center will be the site of an event for farmers and others interested in the logistics of selling and buying local food.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County will offer Market Connections: Selling and Buying Local Food on Jan.10 from 5:00 p.m.-7 p.m. The event at NYWCC will feature a panel of expert local food buyers from schools, a food distributor, and restaurant who will offer insight on key points in getting started buying and selling local foods.

Panelists will include Gerald Barker and Todd Fowler, food service directors for Geneva School District and Bloomfield/Canandaigua School Districts, respectively, as well as members of Headwater Food Hub and the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Panelists will share their experiences and expectations purchasing local food with attendees able to ask questions and join in discussion. Light refreshments and networking will follow the panel talk, giving attendees the opportunity to meet local food buyers and sellers from across the Finger Lakes.

The NYWCC is at 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. The cost is $10 per farm or organization. Register in advance online at or call Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County at 585-394-3977 Ext. 427. Questions may be directed to Marie Anselm at or 585-394.-3977 Ext. 402.