Adirondack Harvest Festival returns next month for whole week

Over 75 farm tours, activities, markets, demonstrations, and more planned across the region, starting Sept. 13

A customer makes her selections at a local vegetable grower’s farm stand at the 2017 Adirondack Harvest Festival in Westport. (Photo provided)

This year, rather than a large one-day event, the Adirondack Harvest Festival will instead celebrate a week filled with events at farms, businesses, and community organizations around the Adirondacks.

The open farm week, slated Sept. 13 to 19, is designed to give folks a chance to see for themselves how agriculture, wilderness, and community can work together toward a sustainable local food system in the Adirondacks.

The open farm week includes over 75 events ranging from free family-friendly farm visits early in the day to fine dining and spirit tastings in the evening. A few examples include:

¯ Wine tastings and guided vineyard tours at Four Maples Vineyard in Champlain

¯ Pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, wagon rides, and petting zoo at Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh

¯ Birding hikes with Champlain Area Trails at Barred Owl Brook Farm in Essex and at Ben Wever Farm in Willsboro

¯ Hot air balloon tether rides and Bouquet Bar at Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm in Keeseville

¯ Medicinal plant workshop and plant sale at the Plattsburgh Botanical Sanctuary

¯ “Featured chef” long table dinner in the garden at DaCy Meadow Farm in Westport

¯ “How to compost” workshop at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing

¯ Victory garden tours at the Adirondack Experience: Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

¯ 4-H youth horse, rabbit, and poultry shows at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport

A full list of events is available at adirondackharvest.com/festival.

At each event, there will be an opportunity to enter a raffle to win $200 to spend at an Adirondack Harvest business. The more events a person attends and participates in, the more entries they earn. Entry details will be provided at event locations. Visitors will be asked to follow the current New York State COVID-19 safety recommendations.


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