Friday, September 16, 2011

Adirondack Harvest Events Saturday

Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with two major food events in Essex County tomorrow Saturday, September 17th.

These events are hoped to provide consumers with opportunities to meet farmers, visit farms, taste products and become Adirondack Harvest members. Members receive marketing and promotional support, quarterly newsletters, workshop invitations, and various premiums from Adirondack Harvest hats and aprons to our Three Farms DVD, Small Farm Rising DVD, gift baskets and the Adirondack Harvest Cookbook with lots of great ideas for serving local foods.

In northern Essex County at Ben Wever Farm: “Farmers, Friends & Food”. 4:30pm to evening. 444 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro. 518-963-7447. This farm, run by the Gillilland family and featuring grass-fed beef, poultry, eggs, honey and more, is presenting a farm tour and potluck dinner, in the field and under the stars, featuring food from local farmers and live music by local talent Joan Crane. Farm tour begins at 4:30, dinner and music at 6:00. Event is free and open to the public, but please bring a dish to share. BYOB. Call 962-4810 x404 for more information or to RSVP. Reservations appreciated.

In southern Essex County at Sugarbush Farm: “Annual Pig Roast”. 3:00pm to evening. 40 Continental Drive, Schroon Lake. 518-532-9539. The Otruba family, owners of Sugarbush Farm, invites you to participate in their annual pig roast. At 3:00 join them for a farm tour, horse rides for the kids, horseshoes, lawn darts, badminton and volleyball. Dinner begins at 6:00 with a mouth-watering, farm-fresh menu including pasture-raised pork and chicken, home-grown slaw, grilled potatoes, family recipe beans and other fresh vegetables. Admission is free, but space is limited so you must call the number above for a reservation.

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