Celebrate Adirondack Harvest with Farm Tours and Harvest Events!

• DaCy Meadow Farm from 10 am - 2 pm at 7103 Rte 9N, Westport. The phone number is 962-2350. The Johnston family at DaCy Meadow Farm raises British heritage livestock, sells natural pork and beef, and has an agricultural themed art gallery. They also host special events, business meetings, educational groups, and serve farm to table meals.

•Uihlein Maple Research Station, with the tour at 1 pm sharp until about 2:30 pm. at 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid. 523-9337. The core of the Cornell Sugar Maple Program, the Uihlein Field station's sugar bush of 4000 taps is used to demonstrate the merits of new technology and proper forest stewardship to visiting maple producers and landowners.

•Ben Wever Farm from 2 - 4 pm at 444 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro. The number is 963-7447. Heart and Harvest of the Adirondacks. Working with previous owner and "senior agricultural consultant emeritus" Ben Wever, the Gillilland family has given new life to an old family farm creating a diversified operation specializing in grassfed beef, pork, chicken, and turkeys. They also sell eggs and honey and have a picturesque farmscape scattered with beautiful horses.

•Crooked Brook Farm & Studios from 4 - 8 pm at 2364 Sayre Rd., Wadhams. The phone number is 962-4386. Come experience the famous Mongolian barbeque! Bring your own veggies and meat to throw on an original hand-forged grill. View oil paintings and monumental sculpture by Edward Cornell.

•The Adirondack History Center Museum on September 12 & 13, daily from 10 am to 5 pm. at Court Street, Elizabethtown. The telephone number is 873-6466. During a year filled with celebratory events, the 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission has inaugurated the state's first Heritage Weekend on September 12 and 13. Visitors are welcomed free, or at a reduced rate, to many museums, historical societies, and heritage areas in the Champlain Valley, the Hudson River Valley, and New York City. The Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown is offering free admission on Sunday, Sept. 13 for Heritage Weekend and in celebration of Harvest Festival week sponsored by Adirondack Harvest and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County.

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