Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events in Essex County. The events provide consumers with opportunities to meet farmers, visit farms, taste local food products and become Adirondack Harvest members.
Saturday, September 14th: A Taste of Local. 11:00am to 2:30pm. Adirondack History Center Museum, 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. As a kick-off to Adirondack Harvest’s Festival Week, the Museum is hosting the second annual “A Taste of Local”. Restaurants will showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other items featuring local foods. An apple dessert cooking contest is open to the public. The museum will be open with no admission fee. Other fun activities include kitten adoption, music, demonstrations and information booths. No admission fee to the festival, however $1 tickets will be sold for purchase of samples at food booths. Prices for food samples will vary by restaurant. For more information contact the Museum at 873-6466 or visit www.adkhistorycenter.
Thursday, September 19th: Reber Rock Farm Tour. 3:00pm to 5:00pm. 1699 Jersey St., Essex. 572-7377. Join farm managers Racey Bingham, Nathan Henderson and Chad Vogel for a farm tour starting at 3:00 at their farm store. Visitors will walk the farm to learn about the blooming sunflowers, rotationally grazed laying hens, beef cows, broiler chickens, pigs, turkeys, black beans, vegetable garden, maple sugar bush, seven draft horses, and examples of draftwood logging in their woods. Visit their website www.reberrockfarm.com to see more.
Saturdays & Sundays, September 14, 15, 21, 22: Green Point Foods. 8:00am to 5:00pm. 1888 NYS Rte. 73, Keene Valley. 576-9717. Luke and Leslie Ayers café/market provides the community with homemade, delicious food. Visit Green Point Foods on the Harvest Festival weekends to enjoy their specially created hot grilled sandwich made with Asgaard Farm cheese and fresh veggies from Juniper Hill Farm and Fledging Crow Farm on homemade bread.
Saturday, September 21: Bulk Farmers’ Market. 9:00am to 1:00pm. Rte. 22, Willsboro (across from Johnny’s Smokehouse). Stop by this one-time market and stock up on ingredients for preserving the harvest. Farmers will be selling their overstock in bulk so you can fill your jars, freezers and root cellars.