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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


July, 2019

Vegan Festival Set for Glens Falls


The first Roots Vegan Festival is set to take place in Downtown Glens Falls’ City Park on Sunday, August 4th, from 1 to 5 pm. The highlight of the festival will be food vendors offering all plant-based and vegan food options. The festival will also include like-minded crafters, producers, and organizations. Eco-friendly, vegan diet choices are a growing trend on a national level and the Glens Falls area has recently seen an increase in plant-based and vegan menu items in local restaurants. Currently signed up vendors include Birch Bark Eatery, [farmacy], [forged], Rock Hill Bakehouse, Primo Dolce Baking, Esthetician Soap >>More


July, 2019

Adirondack Harvest: Farmers Markets Support Local Growers


Farmers Markets (marketplaces where people gather to buy and trade goods and services, exchange news, and share stories with one another) can be traced back 5000-years, to Egyptian villages and towns along the Nile. They have deep roots in American history too; enduring as a part of our society, business, and trade since 1634, when the first Farmers’ Market in the ‘New World’ opened for business in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout much of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, outdoor marketplaces remained vital centers of commerce in both American cities and rural communities. The Central Market, » Continue Reading. View original >>More


July, 2019

Specialty Fruit Trials On Research Farm Tour


The Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House has been set for Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 to 4 pm. Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots available for touring during the open house. The tour of the farm facilities and research fields is free and open to the public. It will leave the main office at 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, at 2 pm. NNYADP grants to the Willsboro farm support the research aimed at developing new specialty fruit crops suited to » Continue Reading. >>More


June, 2019

Chilson Fire Dept Annual Chicken BBQ July 13th


This year’s Annual Chilson Volunteer Fire Department Chicken Barbecue has been set for Saturday, July 13th from noon until 5 pm at the fire department’s Chilson Community House, 60 Putts Pond Road. The Chilson BBQ Chicken dinner with all the fixins will be served from 2 to 4 pm, at a cost of $12. There will be entertainment all day by local musicians, and of course raffles for prizes. The department’s newest fire apparatus will be on display, too: the 3,000-gallon Tanker 135. It’s a workhorse of a truck that can bring lifesaving water power to fire scenes where » >>More