news & press archive: Aug 2019

  • a summer well spent

    Following June’s initial water chestnut pull event, impassioned PLAN volunteers continued harvesting over the duration of the summer.  Read More 

  • meet two chefs and three farms

    Alissa Woods After graduating from UNH, with a degree in Psychology, Alissa spent 7 years in Boston sampling all the amazing food the city has to offer and decided to make a change to pursue a career as a pastry chef.  Alissa returned to school and received a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Paul Smith’s College.  She... Read More  Read More 

  • meet a chef and three farms

    Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen has worked in the culinary field for more than two decades. Throughout this time, he has had hands on culinary experiences in nearly every kitchen position and facility, including fine dining, country clubs, institutional establishments, hotels and banquet settings. Using his extensive experience and skills he developed along the... Read More  Read More 

  • meet three chefs

    Chef Mathew Bolton Chef Mathew Bolton, a SUNY Adirondack alum, helps students experience what it takes to plan, prepare and serve in the fast-paced environment of a real restaurant. From cooking, prepping, baking, expediting, ordering, costing, and managing, wine/ beer pairings, bartending, serving, hosting; to taking the reservations, the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Program offers a... Read More  Read More 

  • meet four farms

    Meet the farms that chef Kim Klopstock is sourcing her food from   Pleasant Valley Farm sells over 90% of their produce directly to customers at local farmers’ markets and the rest to local outlets and renowned farm-to-table restaurants. They have been farming with organic methods for over 30 years, providing the freshest, highest quality... Read More  Read More 

  • meet two chefs and two farms

    Meet the chefs of Two Birds Marketplace!   Pam Imbesi: Pam has over 20 years of baking experience and is self-taught. As a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters, she taught herself how to make speciality cakes, breads and bagels. She went back to work making cakes at the now closed Cowan & Lobel in... Read More  Read More 

  • meet a chef and a farmer

    Meet Chef and Farmer, Gordon Sacks! Checkout our interview with Chef Sacks to learn why he supports eating local and why he is part of the Feast of the Fields team!   Chef Gordon Sacks is the proud founder of 9 Miles East Farm. The farm focuses on growing safe, healthy vegetables and preparing high... Read More  Read More 

  • meet a chef and two farms

    Chef Dan Spitz We are delighted to have Chef Dan Spitz return for this year’s Feast of the Fields. He is the private chef and owner of FatNHappy, LLC catering in the Capital Region. Chef Dan spent the majority of his early years in Portland, Oregon, where he worked for elite West Coast restaurants as... Read More  Read More