Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Adirondack Cuisine Trail – Open Farm Weekend

Essex Farm tour

Farm Tours, Workshops, Local Eats and More

Lewis, NY – Farm tours, workshops, farm-to-table food, and more are scheduled for the second annual  Adirondack Cuisine Trail Open Farm Weekend. Events will be held August 4 to 6 highlighting farms and small businesses along the North Country, Champ’s and Boquet Valley Cuisine Trails, three of the six distinct cuisine trails that highlight agriculture in the Adirondacks.

After the success of the 2022 Open Farm Weekend that drew 1,000+ people to farms along the Boquet Valley Cuisine Trail, the event has expanded this year with new events. Attend one, a few, or all Open Farm Weekend events listed below. More information about each event can be found online at AdirondackHarvest.com.

2023 Open Farm Weekend Events 

Friday, August 4 & Sunday, August 6 from 10am-2pm

Sugar House Tour & Maple Samples

Bechard’s Sugar House in Chazy, NY

Visit Bechard’s Sugar House to learn more about how they harvest and make pure maple syrup and other maple products from their 9,200-tap sugar bush. Visit for sugar house tours, maple samples, and maple coffee. Free to attend.

Friday, August 4 from 11am-2pm

Make Your Own Jam Jar Flower Bouquet

Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm & Florist in Keeseville, NY

Learn to make a flower bouquet at Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm and Florist’s Keeseville location at their “bouquet bar” stocked with their fresh farm-grown flowers. Participants are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and blanket to enjoy on the farm. $12 per DIY bouquet, jar included.

Mossbrook Roots


Saturday, August 5 from 12-5pm

Craft Fair, Live Music & Food Truck at Ovalcraft Brewing

Ovalcraft Brewing in Plattsburgh, NY

Join Ovalcraft for an afternoon of fun! Craft fair by Old Soul Design Shop, Twisted Pita by Aleka’s food truck, live music by Marcus Meadow, and craft beer on tap. Admission is free, food and drink will be available for purchase.

Oval Craft brewery

Sunday, August 6 from 10-11:30am

Dairy Farm Tour & Cheese Samples

North Country Creamery in Keeseville, NY

Join Ashlee Kleinhammer, co-owner and farmer at North Country Creamery to learn how cheese is made, from pasture to plate. Meet the cows, check out the cheese cave, walk around the farm, and enjoy cheese samples. Free to attend.

Sunday, August 6 from 12-4pm

Farm Tour & Local BBQ Lunch

Triple Green Jade Farm in Willsboro, NY

Join Triple Green Jade Farm for a farm and breadery tour followed by a BBQ luncheon. The chicken BBQ (and vegetarian options!) lunch will be sourced almost entirely from fellow farms along the Bouquet Valley Cuisine Trail. Registration is required at triplegreenjadefarm.com and the cost is $50 per person.

Other fun things to do in the area:

Giveaway for Open Farm Weekend Event Attendees

As a thank you to participants, we are giving away a $100 credit to be spent at any Adirondack Harvest member business. To enter, attend an Open Farm Weekend event, post a photo of the event on social media, and tag Adirondack Harvest. The more Open Farm Weekend events you attend, the more entries attendees can earn. The drawing will be held on August 10, 2023. The winner will be contacted by social media.

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