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September, 2019

All About Teddy at Newcomb’s TR Weekend


After or before you’re witnessing the heroic efforts of all the participants of the annual Adirondack Canoe Classic “90-Miler,” take time to visit Newcomb. The Adirondack Park plays an important part in the history of the United States, from the Great Camp culture to its land preservation. Newcomb is the area that began Teddy Roosevelt’s historic ride from Mount Marcy to the Tahawus Club to the North Creek Depot. You can’t host Teddy Roosevelt Weekend without a visit with TR.  Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand will once again be on hand to meet visitors and talk about the » Continue Reading. >>More


August, 2019

Cover Crops Workshop Planned For Queensbury


This summer the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District installed a demonstration market farm plot at SUNY Adirondack to promote soil conservation practices in the Lake Champlain Watershed. The District was awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create the demonstration plot and to host a series of workshops on market farms and soil health. In conjunction with the series, the District is hosting a workshop on cover crops with SUNY Adirondack and the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York. The workshop will focus on cover crop practices for increased soil >>More


August, 2019

Kids Farm Festival at Babbie Farm Museum


The 9th annual Kids Fair and Festival at Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY, is a fun educational way to keep families interested in the importance of rural farming traditions. The Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum has set up a weekend with everything from old-fashioned games to hands-on learning displays to provide an entertaining way to explore farming traditions. The September 14-15 festival will include plenty of activities, including traditional games such as sack races, egg races, corn box, hopscotch, a beanbag toss, apple bobbing, horseshoes, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Also included are stagecoach and Thomas the >>More


August, 2019

Saranac Lake Music Fest, Farm to Fork This Weekend


Labor Day weekend in the village of Saranac Lake features family-friendly events, including the Farm 2 Fork Festival held on Saturday, August 31st, and a new daylong music festival Northern Current on Sunday, September 1st. Both events will be located in Riverside Park. Farm 2 Fork is celebrating its 10th year as a community-led festival that highlights the region’s local bounty. Held at the Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market, it gives attendees a chance to taste dishes created with local ingredients. Tickets are $15; $12 for vegetarians. Vendors open at 9 am, and lunch will be served at 11 am. The >>More


August, 2019

Adirondack Harvest Festival Set For Sept 21


The 4th Annual Adirondack Harvest Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, from noon to 6 pm, with a pre-festival hike at 10 am. The Harvest Festival is a regional event celebrating agriculture and the harvest in the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley. Planned festival activities include a large farmers’ market, live music, local food and craft brews, displays, educational workshops, demonstrations, activities and talks. There are plenty of kids’ activities including face painting, pony rides, sack races, beet printing and more. Parking and event entry are free. This year, the festival » >>More


August, 2019

Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival Friday


The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is set to hold their annual Bountiful Harvest Festival this Friday, August 16 from 3 to 6 pm, featuring locally grown, raised and prepared foods and sampling from recipes available for simple dishes using the bounty of the market. The festival includes live music, children’s crafts, complimentary coffee in the gazebo, a local business table, an Adirondack Harvest exhibit, and a CCE of Warren County Master Gardener station. Attendees will be able to sample dishes made from fresh, seasonal produce and local venison, and have a chance to win $20 in Farmers’ Market Bucks. This >>More


August, 2019

Managing Fruit Trees Class Planned


Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced a class on managing Fruit Trees has been set for Thursday, August 22nd, from 4 to 6 pm. Market growers as well as the general public are invited. The class will be led by Michael Basedow, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tree Fruit Specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program. Attendees can learn how to grow better-quality apples, pears, or cherries without breaking the bank or using toxic chemicals. Integrated Pest Management incorporates cultural and biological strategies for longer-lasting control, as well as pesticides as a last resort. Topics will include monitoring for key pests >>More


August, 2019

Postdam Chamber To Host Fall Celebration


The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has announced Fall Celebration, a new event to take place in Potsdam on Saturday, September 21st. Fall Celebration and will feature activities for all ages to help promote local businesses and welcome the new season. The event will feature contests, a Taste of Oktoberfest, and business participation throughout Potsdam. On this day, the Potsdam AMVETS Post 282 will host their Family and Freedom Festival, the Potsdam Food Co-op will host their Fall Food Festival and SLC Arts will finish their Ives Park Concert Series. The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce is located at 24 Market Street, >>More


July, 2019

Hex & Hop Brewery Hosting Grand Opening


Bloomingdale is now more than just a stop for Teddy’s Ice Cream and Grill or a quick visit to Moonstone Farm, it is the new home of Hex & Hop Brewery. After deciding to make the old Bloomin’ Market its home base, the owners of Hex & Hop spent the past winter and spring meeting with local officials and farms to produce a local product that extends beyond just local brewing. The beer is a blending of farm to table in an Adirondack craft beer establishment. For all those craft beer aficionados, the Grand Pouring is » Continue Reading. View >>More


July, 2019

Farm Stops Announced for 2019 Bike the Barns


Six area farmers are set to share their experiences at this year’s Bike the Barns, an annual farm-by-bike event hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA). The one-day recreational cycling tour is planned for Sunday, September 29th. The tour begins and ends at Tucker Farms in Gabriels and offers four route options to suit riders’ preferences. Farm tours at six area farms will give Bike the Barns participants the opportunity to learn about the region’s agricultural history, its diversity of farms, and the local food movement. Participating farms include Dandelion Farms in Saranac Lake; Iron Rooster Farm » Continue >>More