farms of feast 2018

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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. Saratoga PLAN is extremely grateful for the tremendous contributions made by our local farms 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 to Feast of the Fields 2017!

Photo: Wm. H. Buckley Farm

BLG Farms is a family-run farm based in Ballston Spa. Their farm philosophy has community, family values and work ethic at its core.

Devoe’s Rainbow Orchards is a family-owned apple orchard and country store in Halfmoon, NY. The farm has acres of fields and orchards producing fresh fruits and vegetables which are sold at their general store.

Greenfield’s Forever is an organic fruit and vegetable farm and maker of Farmer T’s food products. They are supplying a local food system reducing the carbon footprint of today’s modern food business.

Highland Farm  has supplied the northeast with all natural, antibiotic and hormone free venison since 1989.  Their deer are pasture raised and fed locally grown hay and grain.

Nettle Meadow Farm is a goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman. It was originally founded in 1990 and is the home of over 300 goats, dozens of sheep and a variety of farm sanctuary animals.

9 Miles East Farm is in the town of Northumberland, nine miles east of Saratoga Springs. The 29-acre farm was started in 2004 by Gordon and Mary Sacks. Their goal is to grow very safe, very healthy vegetables and make them available directly to customers through a very short supply chain. They encourage you to make an appointment to come visit the farm yourself if you are interested in seeing how they grow and, just as important, meeting the people who do such a high-quality job preparing your food.

Old World Farm in Stillwater takes great care in producing organic homegrown vegetables, fruits and flowers. As practicing chefs, they know the difference that quality ingredients can make and have the motto, “From farm to table, we grow good health.”

Otrembiak Farm. John and Steve Otrembiak bring produce, herbs, and/or seedlings to the Saratoga Springs Farmer’s Market. Everything they grow is done with thoughtfulness, care and natural methodology.

Saratoga Apple is family owned and operated by the Darrows who have been growing apples for five generations. They offer “pick-your-own” during harvest months, and they sell a wide variety of apples, peaches, plums, pears, cider, fresh baked goods, and produce. Apple cider donuts are made daily all year round.

 

Thomas Poultry Farm started in 1873 in Northumberland, and today at least 11 of the 17 employees at the farm are direct descendants of Jared Thomas who started the egg operation in 1948 with just 200 laying hens.

West Wind Acres is located in West Charlton. Joshua and Stefanie Rockwood provide families, friends, and the region with an option for healthy food. Their products, including eggs, 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and pasture raised chicken and turkey, are raised humanely, and in a manner that is close to how they would grow and flourish naturally.

*Willow Marsh Farm in Ballston Spa is a multi-generational family farm, owned and operated by Charles and Darlene Curtiss. The farm has over 130 acres of permanently protected farmland. The farm produces beef, veal, raw milk, cheeses, and yogurt.

*Permanently conserved farm

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Argyle Brewing Company would like to welcome you to enjoy the ales of the first New York Farm Brewery in beautiful Washington County.

Artisanal Brew Works is run by two high school teachers in Saratoga Springs. They create high quality craft style beer that  appeals to consumers who are looking for local, fresh, handcrafted beers.

Common Roots Brewing Company is a family founded microbrewery, which began operating in Saratoga in December of 2014. The company is passionate about brewing delicious beer, while maintaining a strong commitment to their community and environment.

Fossil Stone Vineyard is located in Greenfield Center producing excellent local wines.

Greenfield’s Forever, Greenfied Center, is the producer of Farmer T’s Pickles.

Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe provides naturally-leavened, handmade, hearth-baked breads and biscotti, made from scratch with regional and organic ingredients since 1987. Time, intention and skill intersect to encourage a fully developed crumb encased in a magnificent flavorful crust.

R.S. Taylor & Songs Brewery is a farm-to-glass brewery located in the heart of Washington County in New York’s farm country. At their farm, Misty Bleu Farm, they brew artisanal English-style ales.  The also grow some of their own hops. So, when they say that they’re a farm brewery, they mean it!

Saratoga Courage Distillery is entirely locally sour ced; from the water it uses, to the graphic designers and artists it employs. Their mission is create locally made products that compete with the finest spirits from around the world.

Schmaltz Brewing Company opened its first production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, after 17 years of contract brewing. It is a collaboration of labor and creativity by many different talented and enthusiastic individuals.

Slyboro Ciderhouse re-introduces the lost craft of traditional American ciders. Their ciders are fermented from their own orchard-grown apples; unlocking the full potential of the apple by creatively blending a distinctive range of delicious, award-winning ciders.

Victory View Vineyard is a family-owned farm winery specializing in growing cold climate grapes and producing farm bottled wines. Their vineyard’s soils, southern exposure and temperate climate allow them to use sustainable methods to grow exceptional northern grapes.

Upstate Distilling Company is located in historic Saratoga Springs, NY, rich with culture and tradition. They distill some of the finest hand-crafted spirits from locally sourced ingredients, including world famous Saratoga Springs water.

*Permanently conserved farm

 

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