Farm 2 Fork Festival set in Saranac Lake

— Mark your calendar for this year’s Farm 2 Fork Festival. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Slow Food, Long Life,” and will again feature local “home cooks” using ingredients from the Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market. A $10 ticket will allow a taste at each of the eight stations plus the Pickle Bar, hand-cranked ice cream and a drink at the Artisan Beverage Bar. There will also be the “Locavore Grill,” where Jason Brill and company will be serving up grilled sausages and Eat n’ Meet pulled pork sandwiches.

Guest speakers will take the stage beginning at 9 a.m., with local author, forager and fermentation expert Dana Fast demonstrating how to take that head of Farmers’ Market cabbage and turn it into sauerkraut.

Rose Bartiss will talk about raising goats and Nutritionist Amy Kohanski and Fledging Crow Farm’s and Heart Healthy New York’s Brittany Harris will also give talks about healthy food choices and cooking from your Farmers’ Market shopping bag.

“This year’s Farm 2 Fork will be be better than ever. This event not only educates, but enhances community spirit and support of local farmers,” Gail Brill, Adirondack Green Circle’s founding director, said.

For up to the minute information on the Festival, visit “Farm 2 Fork Fest in Saranac Lake” on Facebook or email adkgreencircle@gmail.com.

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