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September, 2018

Garlic Festival: Riverfront Farmers’ Market Oct 5th


The Ninth Annual Garlic Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is planned for Friday, October 5 from 3 to 6 pm. There will be garlicky food contests, samplings, children’s activities and more. Varieties of certified organic and naturally grown garlic will be available for purchase, for planting and consumption. Horticulural information and recipes will be provided by the CCE of Warren County Master Gardener Station. There will be tastings with Amorici Vineyard & Winery and Glens Falls Distillery. Hope Valley Farm will be back demonstrating garlic tying and offering their signature pickled garlic scapes and garlic pesto. Market vendor >>More


September, 2018

Indian Lake’s Moose Festival Is This Weekend


According to the Great Adirondack Moose Festival Chairperson Brenda Valentine, it’s difficult for her to believe that it has been nine years since this celebration of everything moose took over the streets of Indian Lake. The festival celebrating New York State’s largest land mammal is back this weekend (Sept. 22-23) with more hikes, vendors, and information regarding the return on the Adirondack moose. “I’ve still never actually seen a moose,” states Valentine. “I know I will someday.” Not everyone is able to see a moose, but Valentine and her volunteer committee want to make sure that people » Continue Reading. >>More


September, 2018

Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation


Cornell Cooperative Extension have announced a Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop has been set for Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 1 pm, at Paul Smith’s College VIC; 8023 State Route 30; Paul Smiths. The workshop is designed to introduce gardeners, market growers, and woodland owners who would like to grow low-maintenance shiitake mushrooms as a home hobby or small fresh-market business venture to the principles and techniques used for successfully inoculating and cultivating delicious, healthy shiitake mushrooms on logs in outdoor environments. Attendees will learn how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home. The shiitake mushroom cultivation segment of this >>More


September, 2018

Small Farms Program Offers Online Courses


The Cornell Small Farms program, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced online courses aimed at supporting small farmers, as well as those interested in starting small farms. Courses being offered this year cover a wide range of topics including business planning, Quickbooks for farmers, vegetable production, woodlot management, commercial sheep production, getting started with pastured pigs, maple syrup production, growing mushrooms, tree fruit production, and more. Courses are suitable for everyone including those who are aspiring to farm, just beginning to farm, or even those who have been farming for years. The courses are designed to help build the technical >>More


September, 2018

It’s Town of Johnsburg History Weekend


The Town of Johnsburg is connecting its history through storytelling and activities for the third year. The annual Johnsburg History Weekend blends together a grave yard tour, live music, lectures, and children’s activities to make history come alive. “There is so much history in the North Creek area,” says North Creek Railway Preservation Society President Ellen Schaeffer. ”We approached the town three years ago to make the third weekend in September be The Town of Johnsburg History weekend. So much of our history was being forgotten.” Schaeffer explains how 25 years ago a group of concerned citizens saw » Continue >>More


September, 2018

12th Annual Lake George Restaurant Week


Lake George Restaurant Week is ready for its summer finale with a range of restaurants offering three course meals for just $20.18 (tax and gratuity is not included). Lake George Restaurant Week is offered semi-annually in June and September and is a great bookend to the summer season. Chefs create their menus and find opportunities for everyone to enjoy the perfect Adirondack meal. According to The Boathouse Restaurant general manager Dan Danahy, Lake George Restaurant Week is a great way for new customers and returning patrons to find out what they have on their menu. Some participating restaurants create a special >>More


August, 2018

Farm 2 Fork Festival Benefits Adirondack Pollinator Project


Labor Day in Saranac Lake is festival time when the annual Farm 2 Fork and Hobo Fest go back to back to bring farm to table fresh food and live music to Riverside Park. Originally the brainchild of Adirondack Green Circle founder Gail Brill, the Farm 2 Fork Festival was taken over last year by a small group of volunteers. Their goal keeps with Brill’s mission, to provide a farm to table meal and recipes to demonstrate the versatility of local Adirondack produce. According to Danielle Delaini, one of the festival organizers, the goal is to continue to » Continue >>More


August, 2018

Organic Farming Field Day in Keeseville


The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is set to hold an on-farm field day at Fledging Crow Farm in Keeseville on Wednesday, August 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Farmer Ian Ater and NOFA-NY Vegetable Coordinator Maryellen Sheehan will lead a farm tour and field walk, with a focus on implementation of food safety practices. Ater will demonstrate the steps of a root harvest day – including pulling, topping, washing, and packing – with an eye towards increased efficiency. The field day will then continue on to the nearby Ausable Brewing Company, for further workshops and farmer-to-farmer >>More


July, 2018

Riverfront Arts Fest In Warrensburgh Friday


An Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival will take place Friday, July 27 from 3 to 6 pm at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market, down by the river on State Route 418. There will be demonstrations and sales of “Made in the Adirondacks” hand-crafted work. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, rustic furniture building, paper bead making, basketry, jewelry design, spinning, painting, and more. Visitors can learn the processes used to make healing soaps and lotions and the benefits of essential oils from Darlene Gregson; visit with local author Pat Leonard who will be personalizing her books; observe the technique of Kaena Peterson as >>More


July, 2018

Richard Gast: Scream for Ice Cream


You know it’s hot outside when you stop by a friend’s home on the 4th of July, he’s got a growler of Township 7 Raspberry Haze ale and a half-gallon of Stewart’s butter pecan ice-cream on the kitchen counter, and he’s making himself a craft-beer float. “Try one!” he said. Let’s just say it’s an acquired taste. But it made me think that something similar may have been the inspiration for Butterbeer, the brisk, inebriating beverage enjoyed by the characters in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. So, I asked him what the inspiration for his craft-beer float was and he >>More