The 11th Annual Farm 2 Fork Festival will be held on Saturday, September 5 at the San in Saranac Lake. This year’s theme is “Community is the Cure,” with a nod to the historical healing properties of Saranac Lake.
The festival will feature online ordering that will be open August 26 – September 2 at www.Farm2ForkFestival.com. Visitors will fill their picnic baskets online and collect them on Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 1 pm via a drive-thru contactless pick-up at the San, located at 600 Ama Way.
“Gail Brill of Adirondack Green Circle founded the festival 11 years ago and it’s been run by a group of dedicated volunteers since 2017. This has been a difficult time for many people who have been hit hard by the economic impacts of COVID-19, and so we thought it was crucial that we work with local restaurants using ingredients grown on North Country farms for the festival,” said Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, a member of the festival’s organizing committee.
“We’re also thrilled that proceeds will benefit AdkAction, which immediately stepped up to create Emergency Food Packages for local individuals and families facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, we need to pull together as a community and support our neighbors,” added Nick Delaini of the festival organizing committee.
“We are fortunate in this region to have access to a wealth of nutritious food grown by hard-working local farmers. Since the pandemic hit New York State in March, our Emergency Food Packages project has provided over 40,000 meals to our neighbors in need and purchased over $126,000 worth of ingredients from area farmers. When we work together, we can spread the region’s bounty around to make sure that all people in our communities, especially those who have been hit hard by the pandemic, have a seat at the table of good health and community connection,” said Brittany Christenson, Executive Director of AdkAction.
For more information about the festival and to access online ordering, please visit www.Farm2ForkFestival.com.
About Farm 2 Fork Festival
Farm 2 Fork is an annual festival that celebrates the region’s local bounty. We are committed advocates for our local farm community and are actively engaged on many levels to make consumers aware of the importance of supporting our local agriculture. In the tradition of the Adirondack Green Circle who started the festival, we continue to strive to “leave no trace” in all our endeavors.
Since its inception, the Festival has grown and is partnered with TasteNY, which has allowed local distillers, vintners, and brewers to join us. It’s a great way to celebrate all the local goodness that surrounds our region.
AdkAction is a member-driven nonprofit that’s creates projects to address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. Learn more at AdkAction.org.