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Garlic festival this Friday in Warrensburg

Both garlic and the fall harvest will be celebrated 3 to 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 7 as the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market holds its annual Garlic Festival. The event not only features savory varieties for purchase, but also handouts detailing growing tips and recipes, as well as musical entertainment — all in a historic riverside setting.

Both garlic and the fall harvest will be celebrated 3 to 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 7 as the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market holds its annual Garlic Festival. The event not only features savory varieties for purchase, but also handouts detailing growing tips and recipes, as well as musical entertainment — all in a historic riverside setting.

— The pungent bulb that’s been a staple in savory cooking and treasured over millenniums for its medicinal value will be celebrated in Warrensburg Friday Oct. 7.

The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers' Market is hosting its second annual Garlic Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 7.

Vendors will be selling many varieties of locally grown garlic both to grow and for seasoning.

Information on how to grow garlic will be provided by Master Gardeners of Warren County Cooperative Extension.

Available will be recipe handouts using garlic scapes, whole bulbs and cloves. Also, samples of dishes using garlic as the key ingredient will be offered. Information on the mystique, folklore and medicinal traditions of garlic will be offered, as will demonstrations on how to decoratively display garlic.

Contests will be held with prizes awarded for the best foods featuring garlic in the following categories: appetizer, soups, pasta, entrees, vegetables, and dessert.

Entertainment is to include live music in the Gazebo. Details are available at 466-5497 or via e-mail: taawhalen@yahoo.com

The garlic-related items are joined by the weekly offerings of locally grown produce, maple syrup, flowers, herbs, wine, baked goods, cheese, organic meats, poultry, plants, crafts, specialty goods, and more.

Warrensburg’s Riverfront Farmers’ Market is at 173 River St. in Warrensburg. Take I-87 Northway to Exit 23, follow Rte. 9 into town, take a left on Rte. 418 over the Schroon River, then take an immediate right and continue down Rte. 418 for a half mile.

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