Sunday, June 23, 2024

Caroga Lake farm store: Produce, stuffed bread, cannolis for a cause & more

Stuffed bread and cannollis.

On Saturday, June 8, my friend and I decided to make the best of a rainy day, so we drove to Caroga Lake for the grand opening of a new farm store called The Farm Store at the Ranch. As you can see on their Facebook page, they sell produce, some flowers, locally-sourced meats, and a dozen eggs for $2! I bought a cannoli and we split a 2-loaf package containing stuffed bread. Both with cheese, one with bacon, and the other with sausage. Many of the baked goods are made by the women at Haven of Hope. (I feel less guilty about the cannoli knowing the purchase goes to a good cause!)

Around 4:30 p.m., we drove to the nearby Kilts Farm in Stone Arabia which must have a lucky charm! The downpours and wind stopped, the sun came out, along with blue skies, just in time for the Bog Hollow Band. The concert was held in the Kilts Dutch barn; what a great venue.
These guys play all kinds of international music, polkas, bluegrass, Folk, Irish, Appalachian, Celtic, Quebecois, Scandinavian, and other types of traditional and original music. Each member plays multiple instruments including hammered dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, concertina, penny whistle, upright bass…I also met the renowned Rabbit Goody!
This is a great time of year to find fun local activities!
Band playing in a barn

The Bog Hollow Band inside the Kilts Dutch Barn.

The Dutch Barn

The Dutch Barn

Kilts Farm view

On a clear day, the Kilts Farm has beautiful panoramic views.

Mexican food truck at a farm

The Mexican food truck served a variety of delicious selections to the concert goers.

Photo at top: Stuffed bread and cannolis from The Farm Store at the Ranch in Caroga Lake. All photos by Laura Bellinger.

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I am a retired teacher who enjoys the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks. My parents took us camping when we were kids, then we attended 4-H Camp in Speculator (a former CCC camp). As an adult, I served on the Camp board for 8 years. I went to my friend's camp in Bloomingdale (Saranac) for 10 years. We enjoyed cross country skiing, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, etc. I still hike, cross country and downhill ski, snowshoe. I bicycle and ride a Harley. I play the organ at a 300 year old church.




One Response

  1. Linda says:

    Nice article! Read a little about the Haven of Hope. What a cool organization. Thank you for writing this.

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