The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is set to hold an on-farm field day at Fledging Crow Farm in Keeseville on Wednesday, August 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
Farmer Ian Ater and NOFA-NY Vegetable Coordinator Maryellen Sheehan will lead a farm tour and field walk, with a focus on implementation of food safety practices. Ater will demonstrate the steps of a root harvest day – including pulling, topping, washing, and packing – with an eye towards increased efficiency.
The field day will then continue on to the nearby Ausable Brewing Company, for further workshops and farmer-to-farmer discussion sessions covering farm scale, produce safety, and choosing a market mix. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Opened in 2014, Ausable Brewing Company is the first farm brewery in the Adirondack Park. Owners Dan and Dylan Badger source ingredients from their 140 acre farm and from local producers.
Fledging Crow Farm is located at 122 A. Robare Road, Keeseville.
Admission is $15. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Pre-registration and complete details available online or by calling the NOFA-NY office at (585) 271-1979.