It's time to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest!
Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several events.
Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis said, "This week-long Adirondack Harvest celebration provides consumers with opportunities to meet farmers, visit farms, taste products and become Adirondack Harvest members. Members receive our marketing and promotional support, quarterly newsletters, workshop 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 added, "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."
Farm Tours on Saturday, September 12:
•Black Watch Farm from 9 am - 4 pm at 56 Elk Inn Rd., Port Henry. The phone is 546-3035. Come visit this 1860's civil war era farm located on 60 acres. Primarily a horse farm offering riding lessons Black Watch features Connemara ponies originally from Ireland. Their vegetables garden is laden with pumpkins, gourds & cornstalks. Delicious homemade jam for sale as well. A walk through this farm will bring you many photographic opportunities.
•Adirondack Heritage Hogs from 10 am - noon at 26 Clark Lane, Lewis. Adirondack Heritage Hogs currently has 20 pigs of varying ages, sex and breed including a litter of 5 that will be two weeks old at the time of the tour. They also have some pigs on pasture, and some in the woods as well as free range turkeys, laying hens and meat chickens. In addition they are nearing completion on a custom butcher facility and operate a sawmill on the premises.