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Events planned to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest

Generations Restaurant chef serves up a pasta dish made with all local ingredients to guests at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum last year.

Generations Restaurant chef serves up a pasta dish made with all local ingredients to guests at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum last year. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events in Essex County.

“These Adirondack Harvest celebrations provide consumers with opportunities to meet farmers, visit farms, taste products and become Adirondack Harvest members,” Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis said.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, A Taste of Local will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown. Restaurants will showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other items featuring local foods. An apple dessert cooking contest is open to the public. The museum will be open with no admission fee. Other fun activities include kitten adoption, music, demonstrations and information booths. No admission fee to the festival, however $1 tickets will be sold for purchase of samples at food booths. Prices for food samples will vary by restaurant. For more information contact the Museum at 873-6466 or visit adkhistorycenter.org.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, there will be a Reber Rock farm tour from 3 to 5 p.m. The farm is located at 1699 Jersey St., Essex (phone 572-7377). Join farm managers Racey Bingham, Nathan Henderson and Chad Vogel for a farm tour starting at 3 p.m. at their farm store. Visitors will walk the farm to learn about the blooming sunflowers, rotationally grazed laying hens, beef cows, broiler chickens, pigs, turkeys, black beans, vegetable garden, maple sugar bush, seven draft horses and examples of draftwood logging in their woods. Visit their website reberrockfarm.com to see more.

On Sept. 14, 15, 21 and 22, Green Point Foods will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1888 NYS Rte. 73, Keene Valley (phone 576-9717). Luke and Leslie Ayers’ café/market provides the community with homemade, delicious food. Visit Green Point Foods on the Harvest Festival weekends to enjoy their specially created hot grilled sandwich made with Asgaard Farm cheese and fresh veggies from Juniper Hill Farm and Fledging Crow Farm on homemade bread.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, there will be a bulk farmer’s market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Route 22 in Willsboro, across from Johnny’s Smokehouse. Stop by this one-time market and stock up on ingredients for preserving the harvest. Farmers will be selling their overstock in bulk so you can fill your jars, freezers and root cellars.

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