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Farmers' Market

Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause

Sunday, February 5, 2023
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

101 Main Street, Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Otsego County

Come to Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause! This community fundraiser for the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soup and desserts by local chefs, and local beer, wine and cider.

Local chefs participating include Tim Searles of Doubleday Café, Brian Wrubleski of Mel’s at 22, Elizabeth Schula and Kyle Morris of Origins Café, Jesse Pascale of Rock Hill Farm, Michelle Iannelli-Rubin of Social Eats Café, Cheryl Zamelis of the Sunflower Café, and Alex Webster of Alex’s Picnic. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will be made with Painted Goat Farm Chevre, Mountain View Dairy Swiss, Byebrook Gouda, and Harpersfield Farmstead Tilsit. In addition, Doubleday Café, Sunflower Café, Mel‘s at 22, and Alex’s Picnic will make soups and the Otsega will make desserts.

The Stoddard Hollow String Band will perform traditional American music and feature Marvin Zachow (fiddle & vocals), Ed McGee (banjo), and Frank Frazzitta (guitar & vocals), and Tom Ives (bass).

“We are delighted to be able to offer Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause and to cap off the Cooperstown Winter Carnival,” said Ellen Pope, executive director of Otsego 2000, which started the Farmers’ Market in 1991. “This event is a fun and delicious way for the community to come together to support the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market.”
Tickets to the event are $30/adult and $15/child 6 – 12 years. Children under six are admitted free of charge. Admission includes tastes of each chef’s grilled cheese creation, a bowl of soup, dessert, and one free beer, wine, or cider. Additional beverages available for suggested $5 donation. Space is limited.

Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, by calling 607/547 8881, or by stopping in between 9 am and 5 pm at the Otsego 2000 offices located at 101 Main Street, down Pioneer Alley, in Cooperstown.

This event is held during Cooperstown Winter Carnival.