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FlavorFest offers local treats in Tupper Lake

A flavor tasting station at the FlavorFest in Tupper Lake.

A flavor tasting station at the FlavorFest in Tupper Lake. Photo by Alan Belford.

— “I liked all the information,” said Will Garifal, 14, of Queens, NY. “And the food was a nice break from walking around. It was great.”

“I liked the farm video,” said his twin brother Alexander. “It taught me something about the joy of farming.”

“I love the idea of growing food on a small scale – of going organic,” added their father William. “We’ve lost something in quality in the mass production of food, and we’ve lost an appreciation for what I guess you could call a simpler life.”

“FlavorFest is a celebration of creating and eating Adirondack foods,” concluded Ziemann. “We want to make people aware of the food that comes from the land, as well as the people and businesses which produce them. It is a celebration of Adirondack food.”

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