Farms and Vendors of Feast 2019

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Feast of the Fields is an event celebrating the farm-fresh bounty available in Saratoga County and surrounding areas.

Volunteer chefs partner with wonderful area farms to create unique, delicious, and healthy dishes. Local vendors supply a wide range of products for your sampling pleasure.  Saratoga PLAN is extremely grateful for community effort and the contributions made by our local farms and vendors.

We hope that, like us, your appreciation for what they do grows with every bite you take.

Featured Farms

9 Miles East Farm, Schuylerville. 9 Miles East 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.

Anderson Acres, Charlton. Located in Charlton, this family-owned farm proudly offers beef, tomatoes, melons, corn, potatoes, other produce, hay and more. Their motto is Real Quality, Real Honest, Real Local.

Anna Mae’s Homemade Jams, Ballston Spa. Anna Mae Clark makes 84 kinds of preserves, jams, jellies, and spreads! To purchase her fruit jams, look for the lady with the hat brimmed with fruit at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market or visit her farm store in Ballston Spa.

BLG Farms Ballston Spa. Having grown up in the country, Peter Solberg quickly realized as an adult that suburban life didn’t bring him the fulfillment he wanted. He returned to the country with his wife and they began farming. BLG Farm in Ballston maintains that strong family values, work ethic, and sense of community are the foundational tenets of their family farm. Because of this focus, what is grown is naturally exceptional.

Bowman Orchards, Rexford. Bowman invites you to enjoy nature’s beauty on 98 tree-filled acres with over 46 varieties of apples. The Bowman Family also grows strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, pears, peaches, blackberries, and much more! Bowman Orchards features pick your own apples, berry picking, and so many more seasonal activities.

Bulich Mushroom Farm, Catskill. Mike and Joe have been farming their entire lives. Bulich Mushroom Farm has been in operation for 69 years, and is one of the last remaining large mushroom farms in New York State. They plant many successions of each variety, so they always have a constant supply, as most mushrooms take typically 3-5 weeks to develop. They do not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides, as all of their items are organically grown.

Butternut Ridge Farm, Argyle. grows local fruits and vegetables along with various bedding plants. Butternut Ridge has a farm stand located on Route 40 in Argyle, and attends several farmers markets each week within the capital district.

Cabot Creamery, Waitsfield. Cabot Farms is a cooperative made up of 1,200 farm families throughout New York and New England. More than half of their membership, over 600 farm families, is based in Upstate NY and one of their four Plants, a Creamery is in Chateaugay, NY.

Cliff’s Vegetables, Ballston Spa. Cliff’s was established in the last decade and has now become a popular producer of seasonal vegetables. Their fresh squash, tomatoes, kale, potatoes and other healthy produce can be found at the Green Market in Burnt Hills and Galway Farmers Market. They also have a roadside stand right at their farm.

Denison Farm, Schaghticoke is committed to organic agriculture and is “Certified Naturally Grown.” The 164-acre Schaghticoke, NY farm is comprised of rich bottomland, wooded ridges, pasture, hayfields, marshes, and streams. The farm has a 21-year history of organic management and CSA marketing.

Elihu Farm*, Valley Falls is passionate about pasture. Bob and Mary Pratt use their 150 scenic south Washington County farm to raise healthy and happy sheep and chickens. Through sustainable husbandry practices they are able to yield healthful meat with wonderful flavor and texture, and tasty eggs with improved nutritional value. They supply hormone and antibiotic free lamb and eggs year round.

Featherbed Lane Farm*, Ballston Spa. Farmer Tim Biello strives to run a successful farm business on 63 acres of mixed woods, wetlands, and fields that produces nutritious foods while building soils, caring for livestock, stewarding the land, respecting employees and contributing to the community. Biello says the main reason why he farms with draft horses is he enjoys the process of working, learning, communicating and growing with them, and he loves doing it!

Gardenworks Farm, Charlton, is a country destination where agriculture meets the arts – 100% fresh and exciting! Gardenworks’ 12 acres has a greenhouse full of annuals & perennials and a dairy barn that hosts a market place offering local cheeses, meats, organic vegetables, and baked goods from the farm kitchen.

Gibson Family Farm, Valley Falls. This is a pasture-based farm focusing on sustainable agriculture and offering quality, pasture-raised, grass-fed goods. They’re bringing farming back to its roots!

Gifford Farm, Gansevoort. The Giffords have been running this dairy and vegetable farm for four generations. Gifford Farm has been a fixture at Washington, Warren and Saratoga counties’ farmers markets for nearly 40 years.

Greenfield’s Forever LLC/Farmer T’s, Greenfield Center. This organic fruit and vegetable farm is the maker of Farmer T’s food products, including preserves and pickles. They supply a local food system, reducing the carbon footprint of today’s modern food business.

Goode Farm, Ballston Spa, is a woman-run farm offering a variety of niche, specialty vegetables, focusing on cut flowers. Their style has been described as seasonal, organic, ethereal, magical, and witty. Goode Farm delivers locally grown flower bunches and heirloom and heritage vegetables daily.

Green Jeans Market Farm, Saratoga Springs, is a certified Naturally Grown farm located in Saratoga Springs. All crops are grown by hand, without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms and with attention to the natural processes of the cultivated land.

Hand Melon Farm, Greenwich, is a 425-acre working farm in Greenwich, NY.  They are always busy with over 20 crops that are raised for market, and pick-your-own crops including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, and fall squash

Hanehan Family Dairy, LLC*, Saratoga Springs. This farm has been in operation since 1947.  It was one of the first farms in Saratoga County to participate in New York’s Farmland Protection Program. As a member of the Agri-Mark/Cabot Farms Cooperative, a farm family owned cooperative, Hanehan Family Farms supply milk that is turned into award winning dairy products.

Hanehan Family Farm, Saratoga Springs, is a locally owned and operated dairy farm with seasonal sweet corn and fall harvest. This year, they are growing over 90 varieties of squash, gourds, stackers and jack-o-lanterns.

Hanehan Family Farmstand, LLC, Saratoga Springs ,offers a wide variety of pumpkins, squash and other fall produce for sale at their farm stand. Their idyllic country setting is just minutes outside of downtown Saratoga Springs. The Hanehan family loves engaging with the public and teaching about agriculture.

Hudson Valley Fisheries New York Steelhead from Hudson Valley Fisheries | Local, Sustainable, Traceable, was inspired by commitment to food security and environmental stewardship.  They pair expert husbandry with groundbreaking technology to provide the best growing environment for NY steelhead from egg to harvest. They dub their Hudson, NY raised fish “salmon’s tastier cousin”.

King Brothers Dairy, Schuyerville, is a long-time supporter of Feast of the Fields. With a long tradition of family farming, King Brothers supplies farm fresh wholesome foods and goods delivered to your door. P.S. Happy 80th birthday Edgar!

Lewis Waite Farm, Greenwich. Alan and Nancy Brown are big believers in keeping things as close to nature as possible. Along with Colin Brown, they raise grass-fed and grass-finished beef and pasture raised, GMO free pork on land that is Certified Organic by NOFA-NY. In addition to selling their meats at Farmer’s Markets in Dorset, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY each weekend, they also sell to CSA groups and Buying Clubs in the NYC Metro Area and the Hudson Valley.

Lucky Bee Apiary, Greenwich. This apiary produces local raw honey and a variety of all-natural beauty products. Their honey, soaps, scrubs, and lotions are good for your body and soul!

Mack Brin Farms, Ballston Spa, grows and produces pastured roaster chickens, free range brown eggs, pastured pork and heritage meat rabbits. They are one of New York’s only conservation breeders of the critically endangered San Clemente Island Goats.

Mack Brook, Argyle, raises their cattle humanely with feed of grass and hay from Mack Brook’s pastures and fields. No antibiotics, hormones or GMO feed are used. This pasture-based farming is environmentally sustainable, reducing fossil fuel and chemical use, soil erosion and enhancing soil composition.

Mariaville Mushroom Men, Schenectady. This a unique farm cultivates gourmet mushrooms. They promote the health benefits of many varieties of edible mushrooms, and aim to educate the community on cultivating and identifying these special fungi. They also make special and tasty mushroom teas, as well as raise livestock. Their wide selection is available in several farmers markets around Saratoga and Albany County.

Native Farm Flowers, Greenfield Center, is a farm florist, offering arrangements, wreaths, hand-painted oil cloth and unusual garden creations in Greenfield Center.

Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese, Warrensburg, is a goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, NY just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek and Warrensburg. It was originally founded in 1990 and is the home of over 300 goats, dozens of sheep, and a variety of farm sanctuary animals.

Old Saratoga Mercantile, Schuylerville. Harkening to the days when every community had a general store, OSM brings you the same goods you would have found in those times — free from additives, preservatives, dyes or chemicals, with minimal processing. Located in the beautiful agricultural stretch of Route 29, just outside of Schuylerville, Old Saratoga Mercantile offers a variety of fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy products, fruit, honey, syrup and baked goods, all brought to you from more than 100 local farmers and producers

Old World Farm, 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, Saratoga Springs.  Brothers John and Steve bring produce, herbs, and/or seedlings to the Saratoga Farmer’s Market. They also have a small apiary as well as chickens and ducks for egg production. Everything they grow is done with thoughtfulness, care and natural methodology.

Owl Wood Farm, Salem plants a wide variety of vegetables for local farmer’s markets, CSA, restaurants, and co-ops. They grow using small-scale intensive methods using hand tools on 1 acre and have transitioned to a no-till system, which means that they don’t plow or roto-till their soil. By never inverting or mixing the soil layers they’re allowing the soil biology to build a healthy ecosystem that is undisturbed. They focus on creating highly fertile soils by using lots of compost to feed the soil biology, which ultimately feeds their plants.

Peckhaven Farm, Saratoga Springs, has been in the Peck family nearly 200 years. They crop 250 acres of corn and alfalfa for their herd of 115 milkers and 80 young stock, all registered Holsteins. David Peck farms in partnership with his father, Joe Peck, who purchased the farm from his parents, Schuyler and Viola in 1960, and so on back to Amos Peck. While David is now responsible for management of the spread, Joe still works eight to ten hours a day side-by-side with his son.

Pitney Meadow Community Farm*, Saratoga Springs, is a community farm whose mission it is to celebrate and explore agricultural education, healthy food production and recreation on a preserved working farm.

Pleasant Valley Farm, Argyle. This small, family-run farm sell 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 and tastiest vegetables, herbs and fruits.

Ramble Creek Farm, Greenwich, manages pastures organically and do not use herbicides or pesticides. They are working to develop regenerative systems, where each aspect helps the next. The cows eat the grass, the grass grows a better root system, the chickens follow the cows to eat the bugs and so on. The pigs forage the forest and make room for new wild plants to grow. All of them help with weed control and add nutrients.

Saratoga Apple, Schuylerville, 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.

Saratoga Olive Oil Co., Saratoga Springs is a family business, formed in 2011, and owned and operated by Chad, Barbara and Clint Braidwood. Saratoga Olive Oil Company’s mission is to provide the consumer with the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  At SaratogaOlive Oil Co., their motto is “The best olive oil is the freshest olive oil!”

Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop, Ballston Spa. Shelley Smith started Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop in 1999 to sell her delicious home-baked pies and to provide a store for the goods produced by the Smith Brothers Farm. Each year they convert over 2,500 bushels of the farm’s apples into approximately 80,000 pies.

Squashville Farm, Porter Corners. This farm grows amazing greens, seasonal vegetables, eggs, chicken, goat meat, ducks, and their all-time favorite: garlic. It all started almost a decade ago when Jim and Himanee Gupta-Carlson began growing garlic in their backyard – now they’re harvesting over 600 bulbs a year!

St. Croix Farm, Valley Falls, operated by the Moores since 1932. They raise pasture-based beef cattle, poultry and rabbit offered for sale year-round to individuals and restaurants. St. Croix Farm is also a licensed pheasant shooting preserve.

Stewart’s, Ballston Spa. In 1945 the Dake brothers purchased a small dairy and ice cream business in Ballston Spa, this was the first Stewart’s ice cream shop. Today, Stewart’s Shops employs over 4,500 people and operates over 335 shops across New York and southern Vermont. Their rich, nearly 75-year history and success stems from their vertical integration, employee ownership and strong company values.

Sundaes Best, Saratoga Springs. Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce is a product of Greenfield’s Greatest Food Company, Inc. located in the hills overlooking Saratoga Springs. They use only the very best ingredients including real chocolate and cocoa.  They also use wholesome milk, cream and sweet butter from a local dairy. Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce is great on ice cream, fruit, cake, in recipes or just grab a spoon and dig in!

Thomas Poultry Farm, Northumberland, 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.

Underwood’s Greenhouse & Shushan Valley Hydro Farm, Shushan is an all-natural, hydroponic greenhouse based in small hamlet named Shushan in Salem NY. They grow fresh, hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs.

Waterville Farm, Schuylerville, is a certified organic family farm specializing in organic produce and organic flowers. They grow heirloom tomatoes, hybrid tomatoes, and eggplant.

Welcome Stock Farm, Schuylerville. Brothers Bill and Neil Peck grew up on their family’s farm just 10 miles from the famous Saratoga horse track where Pecks have farmed since 1836. Kristen Talbot-Peck, Neil’s wife, an Olympic speed skater, befriended five-time Olympian and three-time medalist Amy Peterson of Minnesota and introduced her to her brother in-law, Bill. Now they are all a big farming family.

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

Willow Marsh Farm*, 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.

Wm. H. Buckley Farm*, Ballston Spa is proud to offer 100% all-natural products. Their beef is 100% grass fed, their pork, chicken and eggs are all non-soy, and non-GMO. They raise all of their animals without hormones or antibiotics and they are all free range animals. Wm. H. Buckley Farm is committed to using sustainable agricultural practices while raising their animals.

* Permanently conserved farm

We suggest you come  thirsty…

Albany Distilling, Co., Albany. The Albany Distilling Company makes whiskey and rum, as well as a range of spirits including products created in collaboration with other small local businesses.

Adirondack Brewery, Lake George. Since opening in 1999, the Adirondack Pub has created hand-crafted lagers and ales, brewed and bottled on-site in Lake George, featuring local ingredients to the extent possible.

Argyle Brewing Company, Greenwich. From the brewing equipment used, to the ingredients, Argyle Brewing is dedicated to increasing opportunities for artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs by using locally sourced hops and barleys, and carrying locally made goods.

Artisinal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs. Artisinal Brew Works is proudly owned and operated by Kurt Borchardt and Colin Quinn, teachers at Saratoga Springs High School. They create craft fresh artisanal ales that appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

Death Wish Coffee, Ballston Spa. Death Wish Coffee strives for the best tasting and highest quality organic and fair trade beans in every bag. Their processes are USDA certified and they have committed to sustainability throughout their products.

DeCrescente Distributing, Mechanicville, is one of the region’s most respected family businesses. They are a full-service distributor, providing a unique and exceptional array of beverages to Feast.

Heron Hill Winery, Canandaigua. Heron Hill has won many awards for its distinctive, elegant wines and continues to be at the forefront of Finger Lakes winemaking.

Old Tavern Farm Winery, Saratoga Springs. An extension of Old Tavern farm, every bottle tells a story of life on the farm. All wines are vented and bottled on the site at Old Tavern Farm.

One with Life Tequila, Saratoga Springs. One with Life Tequila is produced by organic farming, which sustains the health of our environment, its interconnected ecosystems and people.

RS Taylor & Sons Brewery, Saratoga Springs. Their brewery is located on a farm in Hebron, where you can visit the beautiful farm brewery and tap room, or stop by their Saratoga Springs brew pub for on tap beers and live music.

Saratoga Courage Distillery, Greenfield Center, creates locally made products that compete with the finest spirits from around the world.

 

Saratoga Winery, Saratoga Springs, carefully selects the finest grapes from local NY State growers, and offers a wide selection of high quality wines.

Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery, Queensbury. They produce unique, high quality spirits using local grains and fruits in a natural and innovative process.

Unified Beerworks, Malta. Husband and wife team, Jeff Mannion and Erika Anderson have create d aspace where the community can relax, talk, laugh and become unified through the magic of craft beer.

 

Upstate Distilling, Saratoga Springs. Using NY-based organic ingredients, a German-made still, and sophisticated distilling techniques, Upstate creates delicious spirits in Saratoga Springs with a year-round tasting room.

Urban Roots, Saratoga Springs. This juice, smoothie, and avocado bar uses organic, non-gmo, raw, and plant-based products using a cold-press process.

 

 

 

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