August 23, 2008
Contact: Laurie Davis, Adirondack Harvest Coordinator, 518-962-4810 x404
Note: See attached info for event details
Celebrate Adirondack Harvest! Festivals, Farm Tours, Dinners &
Events Regionwide Now through October
It’s time to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest! Activities include the
August 31 First Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival and continue
into October with farm tours, farmers’ markets, chef demonstrations,
fresh food tastings, and unique events across the North Country.
Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and food development and
promotion program, has provided funds to groups throughout the region
for celebrations of the bountiful fall season farm harvest. This effort
is made possible by a $50,000 grant to Adirondack Harvest from the
Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation, which supports agricultural development
and ecological preservation among its interest areas.
Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis says, “This season-long
Adirondack Harvest celebration provides consumers with opportunities to
meet farmers, visit farms, taste products and become Adirondack Harvest
members. Members receive special mailings, dinner invitations, and
various premiums from an Adirondack Harvest apron to our Three Farms
DVD, gift baskets and the Adirondack Harvest Cookbook with lots of great
ideas for serving local foods.”
Davis adds, “Adirondack Harvest celebrations are also opportunities for
farmers, chefs, and store managers to showcase their products and at the
same time learn about the benefits and resources such as training
programs and promotional materials that Adirondack Harvest can provide
to help them sell more products.”
A full listing of events regionwide is online at
Information is also available by calling Adirondack Harvest at
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FULL SLATE OF ADIRONDACK HARVEST ACTIVITIES SET FOR NNY REGION
Contact: Laurie Davis, Adirondack Harvest Coordinator, 518-962-4810 x404
Sunday, September 14, 1pm – Adirondack Harvest Farms Tour and Dinner –
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County has organized a farms
tour that includes Campbell’s Greenhouse in Saranac (1pm), Everett’s
Orchard Store in Plattsburgh (2pm), Black Sheep Barn and Garden in West
Chazy (3pm) and Conroy’s Organics in West Chazy (4pm tour and dinner).
Call 518-561-7450 for transportation and dinner reservations or
drive-it-yourself for tours.
September 6-14 - New I Love Local Food reusable shopping bags for sale -
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County will have the new I Love
Local Food reusable shopping bag for sale at cost at the Extension
office at 6064 State Route 22 in Plattsburgh and at September 13
Adirondack Harvest Farms Tour sites. Info: 518-561-7450
Saturday, September 6-Sunday, September 14 - Adirondack Agricultural
exhibits at Adirondack Historical Society Museum, Monday-Saturday
9am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm. Mention Adirondack Harvest to get 2 admissions
for price of 1; Court Street, Elizabethtown. Info: 518-873-6466.
Thursday, September 11, 5-9:00pm - Oil paintings & monumental sculpture
exhibits, Crooked Brook Studios Art Farm, early 20th century farm with
"bio-organic eruptions" of art appearing across farm landscape, RD2 Box
2364, Wadhams-Whallonsburg Rd., Westport (aka Sayre Rd./Cty. Rte. 55).
Thursday, September 11, 11:30am to evening - Turtle Island Caf� Trail
Farm-to-Restaurant Tour For each farm you visit your name will be
entered into drawing for $30 gift certificate to Turtle Island Caf�.
Make reservations by September 8 with 518-962-4810x404. Tour schedule is
• 11:30am Essex Farm, 2503 NYS Route 22, Essex, 963-4613. Mark and
Kristin Kimball, year-round, full food, horse powered membership farm
(CSA) on renovated tree farm near Lake Champlain; vegetables, meat,
• 1:30pm Carriage House Garden Center, 4002 NYS Rte. 22, Willsboro,
963-4330. McCauliffe family greenhouse business, bedding plants,
perennials, herbs, nursery stock, composted manure, landscape design,
hydro-seeding; fresh vegetables, salad greens, berries, Christmas trees
and wreaths in season.
• 3:30pm Ben Wever Farm, 444 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro, 963-7447.
Heart and Harvest of the Adirondacks. Working with previous owner -
"senior agricultural consultant emeritus" Ben Wever, Gillilland family
has given new life to old family farm, diversified operation
specializing in grass-fed beef as well as other meats, vegetables, and
• 5:30pm Turtle Island Caf� - Chef David Martin, a 1988 high honors
graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, promotes use of products
from local farms and small producers, 3790 Main St., Willsboro,
Friday, September 12, 9:00am to 1:00pm, Elizabethtown Farmers' Market -
Free samples of seasonal fruits & vegetables and dip for dunking at one
of the oldest Essex County markets. Peruse selections of vegetables,
flowers, baked goods, crafts, Elizabethtown. Info: 518-293-7877
Friday, September 12, 10-11:30am Cornell E.V.Baker Research Farm Tour –
Farm connects Cornell University faculty with important agricultural
issues facing Northern NY farmers, including best management practices
for perennial forages, tillage and soil health interactions, wine grape
variety evaluations, small grain variety trials and season extension
using high tunnels… 38 Farrell Road, Willsboro. Info: 518-963-7492.
Saturday, September 13, 11:30am to evening, Deers Head Inn Trail
Farm-to-Restaurant Tour - For each farm you visit your name will be
entered into drawing for $30 gift certificate to The Deers Head Inn.
Make reservations by September 10 with 518-962-4810x404. Tour schedule
is as follows:
• 11:30am Ledgetop Orchards, 177 Lake Road, Crown Point, 597-9512.
Jessica Chevalier raises bedding plants & vegetables. Hear about the
farm's evolution from an orchard to vegetable farm and its survival
through hail and floods.
• 1:30pm Swamp Sparrow Organic Farm, 143 Napper Rd., Westport, 962-8449.
Kim McLaughlin and Jo-Ann Floridia have reinvigorated the old Marsh
dairy farm, producing certified organic vegetables and milk marketed
under Organic Valley Cooperative label with 700+ farms across America.
• 3:30pm DaCy Meadow Farm, 7103 Rte 9N, Westport, 962-2350. Dave and
Cynthia Johnston family, DaCy Meadow farmstand carries locally produced
items and their own grass-fed beef, plus art gallery featuring local
• 5:30pm The Deers Head Inn, 7552 Court Street, Elizabethtown, 873-6514.
Relatively new eatery continues 200-year tradition of hospitality. Chef
Matt Baldwin, a vocal local foods proponent & longtime supporter of
region's farmers, offers selection from fall menu including Autumn
Bisque, Blackberry Cheesecake
Sunday, September 14, 9:30am-2pm, Keene Farmers' Market – 6th Annual Pie
Baking Contest benefits Keene Food Pantry, open to pie donations,
contest pies should arrive no later than 9am. Awards in three
categories, donate to food pantry to receive a slices of the pies; Marcy
Field in Keene Valley. Info: 518-561-7167.
Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7, 1-3 pm – Adirondack Alps Cooking Classes
at Hohmeyers’ Lodge on Lake Clear, 6319 State Route 30, Lake Clear, NY.
Info: www.lodgeonlakeclear.com, 518-891-1489.
Wednesday-Sunday, September 10-14 - 6-6:30 pm free harvest cooking
demonstrations prior to dinner service at Hohmeyers’ Lodge on Lake
Clear, 6319 State Route 30, Lake Clear, NY – Chef Cathy Hohmeyer will
serve a special Old World Style Harvest Dinner Menu complete with local
beef, pork, and lamb; potatoes; salads, and strudel with organic apples
and peaches - a whole, 100-mile menu of local products. Everything from
stroganoff and soups to sauerbraten will be prepared with organic and
local foods. Info: 518-891-1489, www.lodgeonlakeclear.com
August 28, 3-6pm, Long Lake Farmers' Market, Long Lake Pavilion, Long
Lake, NY - display of Adirondack Harvest materials with photos of local
members such as Neil McGovern of the Inn at Speculator, maple producer
Dave McComb, and Ann Miller of Indian Lake Restaurant. Info:
September 9, 8:30am, Indian Lake, NY - Roll out for Indian Lake Chamber
of Commerce will provide an explanation of Adirondack Harvest and what
it has the potential to do for the local tourist-based economy. Info:
September 9, 6pm, Speculator, NY - Roll out for Speculator Region
Chamber of Commerce will provide an explanation of Adirondack Harvest
and what it has the potential to do for the local tourist-based economy.
September 11, 3-6pm, Speculator Farmers' Market, Speculator Farmers’
Market, Speculator Pavilion, Speculator, NY - display of Adirondack
Harvest materials with photos of local members, such as Neil McGovern of
the Inn at Speculator, maple producer Dave McComb, and Ann Miller of
Indian Lake Restaurant. Info: 518-548-6191
October 4, 10am-4pm Fall Fest, Speculator Pavilion, Speculator, NY
Adirondack Harvest display booth and solicitation of members. Info:
Monday, September 15, 3:30pm, Monday Neighborhood Farmers’ Market, 203
N. Hamilton Street, Watertown – Celebrity chef Lori Wells of Caf� Mira
in Adams will offer a cooking demonstration using the freshest fall
produce and with the assistance of her 10-year-old daughter Madison
Wells. Info: 315-788-8450
September Mondays, 2-6pm; Saturdays, 8:30am-2pm; October Saturdays,
9am-1pm - Lowville Farmers Market - Mondays are Mini-Market days; the
first Saturday of the month is Customer Appreciation Day with free
beverages and door prizes donated by vendors with produce, meats, maple,
baked goods…The market accepts WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
food coupons; Lewis County Fairgrounds Forest Park Pavilion, Lowville.
September 20, 4th Annual Cream Cheese Festival, Lowville downtown –
World’s largest cheesecake, contests, entertainment, artists, Children’s
Discovery Park, raffles…benefits local churches’ food pantries. Kraft
Foods in Lowville is the largest cream cheese manufacturing plan in the
world. Info: 315-376-8688
September 29-October 5 – NY Harvest for NY Kids Week activities at
county schools Info: 315-376-5270
October 4, 11am-4pm, Lowville Dairy Producers Cooperative, 7396 Utica
Blvd. (Route 12), Lowville, next to the giant cow! This stop is part of
the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Fall Foliage Tour and you know at
the farmer-owned and operated Lowville Dairy Producers retail store
they’ve “got good cheese” and cheese curd made with local milk, maple
products, Croghan bologna, and many locally made goodies. Watch for
details on a local restaurant serving a meal with local products. Info:
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
Saturday, September 27, 10:30am-5pm – Harvest Festival, Cornell
Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Learning Farm, Canton –
Farmers’ market, foods, activities, pet the farm animals: sheep, goats,
pig, beef calve; tractor safety, hay rides, sorghum sudangrass maze,
pick & paint pumpkins, dog agility class, NY State Police Child Safe,
fire safety house, Dairy Princess and Maple Queen. Info: 315-379-9192
Saturday-Sunday-Monday, October 11-13 – 1st Annual Thurman Farm Tour and
Harvest Dinner at The Grist Mill on Schroon Lake – On Saturday and
Sunday learn about local agriculture at farms throughout the Town of
Thurman. On Monday, enjoy dinner a event organized by Cornell
Cooperative Extension and the local Adirondack Harvest Committee at The
Grist Mill on The Schroon, 100 River Street, Warrensburg. The mill dates
to 1824; the dinner at this landmark restaurant will feature freshly
harvested produce and other farm products from Warren County farms.
Info: 518-623-3291, 518-668-4881
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