Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day

Culinary Tent at Celebrate Commemorate 2024


Culinary Tent at Celebrate Commemorate 2024

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 26, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All activities take place in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Culinary Tent.


10am - Blender Bike your way to Healthy Breakfast Smoothies! 

Take a spin at Lafayette Park with our blender bike, provided by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) grant. Sample a healthy smoothie made with local products, learn new recipes from SNAP-ed, and tips to start your day right from CCE Nutrition Educators. Lafayette Park

11:30am - 1pm - Dairy! Milk, ice cream, butter, cheese, yogurt…yum!

Come taste some dairy samples, learn more about how dairy products are produced, recipes, and nutritional benefits. You may even get to practice milking a cow. We will be making homemade whipped cream and taste sampling it with locally grown strawberries. Lafayette Park

1pm - 2pm - Farm to School Recipes and Samples

CCE is working with NYS Department of Ag & Markets, and our local school districts to bring more local produce into school cafeterias. Try some Farm to School recipes and learn more about this exciting program. Lafayette Park

2pm - 3:30pm - Master Food Preservation Demonstrations

Master Food preservers will be demonstrating how to safely preserve foods in peak flavor and freshness at home, including making pickles. Recipes and food samples will be provided. Want to become a Master Food Preserver yourself? Come talk with us! Lafayette Park

3:30pm - 5:00pm - Growing and Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Learn how to grow fresh herbs at home and how to incorporate them into your food. Recipes, samples, and seed starting materials will be provided. Lafayette Park


9am - 12pm - Learn how to Rethink Your Drink with 4-H!

Sample some healthy ways to stay hydrated as the weather warms up. Lafayette Park

12pm - 4pm - 7th Annual 4-H Junior Iron Chef Competition! (EVENT)

Open to teams of Middle and/or High School Students. Watch youth repurpose vendor food from the festival into something different and compete to go on to the NYS State Fair. Celebrity judges! 


Moira Tidball
Nutrition Issue leader
315-539-9251 ext. 111


Lafayette Park
220 Main Street (Routes 5 & 20)
Waterloo, New York 13165

Last updated May 16, 2024