news & press archive: Jun 2018

  • Chefs of Feast – Dan Spitz

    We are delighted to have Chef Dan Spitz bring his unique cuisine crafting to this year’s Feast of the Fields. He is the private chef and owner of FatNHappy, LLC catering in the Capital Region. He is also the Chef de Cuisine of Max London’s, and works as a chef at the Beekman Street Bistro.   Read More 

  • Chefs of Feast – Julian Medina

    Saratoga PLAN is very lucky to welcome Chef Julian Medina for our 2018 Feast of the Fields! Chef Julian is the owner of Toloache, Coppelia, Tacuba Mexican Cantina, La Chula NYC, TQS, and continues to open new restaurants throughout New York City. Meghan Manzi, daughter of local resident John Colley (Colley Asset Management, Inc.), partners with Chef Medina on La Chula. Meghan was born and raised in Saratoga and she and Chef Medina have Saratoga on their radar for potential expansion of La Chula in the next couple of years. Read More 

  • 3M Eco-Grant Supports Bog Meadow Trail Improvements

    The 3M Company has awarded Saratoga PLAN an $11,250 Eco-Grant for environmental work related to the ongoing Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail improvement project in Saratoga Springs, New York. The funds will be used to improve trail access by creating a new route linking the Meadowbrook Road trailhead and the main trail, for boardwalk leveling and repairs, and to raise and smooth the trailbed from the northern Route 29 entrance. Read More 

  • Farms and Vendors of Feast 2018

    Feast of the Fields is an event celebrating the farm-fresh bounty available in Saratoga County and surrounding areas, and our volunteer chefs get to partner with many wonderful area farms to create unique, tasty, and healthy dishes. In addition, local vendors supply a wide range of products that make the great food you’ll eat at Feast. Donated items include dairy products of all sorts, wines, beer, liquors, cider, fruits, jams, honey, flowers, natural decorations, and so much more. Saratoga PLAN is extremely grateful for the tremendous contributions made by our local farms and vendors to the quality of life in this region, and we hope that you learn to appreciate them even more after tasting what they produce. Please welcome the following farms and vendors to Feast of the Fields 2018! Read More 

  • Fish Creek Water Chestnut Pull

    We are recruiting volunteers to help remove invasive Water Chestnut plants from Fish Creek. Water Chestnut is an aquatic invasive plant that forms dense floating mats that can negatively impact the environment, economy, and recreational use of the area. This event is weather dependent. Participants should bring their kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rowboats, waders, life jackets, protective gloves and 5-gallon buckets. For those who don’t have, Kayak Shak will be providing boats and life jackets free of charge for the event. Read More 

  • Champlain Canalway Trail Progress

    The Champlain Canalway Working Group held an early celebration of National Trails Day with a picnic lunch today for elected officials, trail volunteers and planners. The gathering of 40 trail advocates met in beautiful Lighthouse Park on the Hudson River, located on Route 4 in Halfmoon, NY, to share news on local progress towards the long-held vision of a complete 62-mile trail along the Champlain Canal and Hudson River extending from Waterford to Whitehall. The Town of Halfmoon provided a barbeque luncheon and Saratoga PLAN and trail volunteers contributed homemade side dishes for the picnic, after which the group toured a completed section of the Champlain Canalway Trail in the town of Halfmoon. Read More