news & press archive: Sep 2017

  • Sold Out Feast of the Fields 2017

    A record number of Saratoga PLAN supporters joined in the 2017 celebration of farm fresh bounty at the 12th Annual Feast of the Fields, held September 21 at Saratoga National Golf Club. As always, PLAN volunteers collected fresh farm products that were prepared by local chefs, accompanied by delicious wine, spirits, beer, baked goods, fresh juices, and other delicious local products. Dishes for the tasting included everything from Fried Maple Bacon Duck Rillettes, to Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, to Butternut Squash and Sweet Onion Lasagna. Desserts included Apple Cheesecake Mousse Parfait and Spiced Maple Pecan Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream. Needless to say, nobody went home hungry. Read More 

  • Painting Live at Feast 2017

    Elisa Sheehan will be painting live at this year’s Feast of the Fields! All of Elisa’s inspiration comes from nature, and many times from walks on one of PLAN’s many trails. She paints in an abstract botanical style with lots of color and energy. In addition to her contributions of artwork to PLAN for posters and banners, Elisa will donate 20% to PLAN from all sales and orders placed at Feast. Read More 

  • Waterford to Whitehall Trail Gets $12 Million

    Andy Beers, Director, Empire State Trail, today announced that New York State will be making a $12 million investment to build new sections of the 61-mile Champlain Canalway Trail connecting Waterford, in Saratoga County, to Whitehall, New York. Saratoga PLAN has been instrumental in helping communities create and maintain trails in Saratoga County that will connect directly to the Empire State Trail. Learn more about trails in Saratoga County here. The announcement was made during a reception held on the historic Dix Bridge located near Schuylerville, NY, along part of the trail route. The full text of today’s press release announcing this funding follows: Read More 

  • Thank a volunteer

    With 10 public preserves and more than 22 miles of trails to maintain, Saratoga PLAN depends on the work of many dedicated volunteers. You may have already met some of these tireless workers clearing downed trees, building kiosks, marking trails, working on bridges, or patrolling to make sure your hike is safe, fun, and rewarding. Read More