• Chef Gulbrandsen Anchors Feast Again

    Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen has worked in the culinary field for more than two decades, and he will be returning to Feast of the Fields for the sixth time in September 2018. Many in the Saratoga Springs area know him well as the Executive Chef at the Courtyard Marriott Saratoga Springs & Excelsior Springs Banquet Hall and Event Venue.

  • Mack Brook Farm Joins the Feast

    Mack Brook Farm is a beautiful 300-acre farm, nestled in the town of Argyle, New York. The property was purchased in 1928 and has since become the family home to four generations. Initially, Mack Brook was primarily a dairy farm. However in 2003, the family decided to begin raising Angus cattle, as Argyle has an environment naturally suited to that breed. A sophisticated understanding of genetics has allowed Mack Brook Farm to breed the very best cattle, producing extremely fine meat with superior flavor.

  • BLG Farm Joins the Feast

    Saratoga Plan is delighted to welcome BLG Farm to this year’s Feast of the Fields event. BLG Farm’s mission is to provide exceptional products to their customers and to promote development of the local farming community.  With the decline of available farmland and struggles in financial sustainability, it is essential to share knowledge and resources with others who have like-minded intent. The revolution to bring back locally grown, healthy, natural alternatives is growing. We are delighted to share in BLG’s support of the local community!

  • Summer Newsletter

    Saratoga PLAN’s Summer 2018 newsletter is now available. If you haven’t already received one in the mail you can download it here.

  • Chefs of Feast – Chris Bonnivier

    Meet Chef Chris Bonnivier, of the Adelphi Hospitality Group, our newest Chef for Feast of the Fields. Originally from Dalton, Massachusetts, his first experience working in a kitchen was at age fourteen, when he worked with Maître Cuisinier Jean Morel at the Hostellerie Bressane in Hillsdale, New York. Though he was hired as a dishwasher, he became inspired by Morel’s French cooking, falling in love with the “farm-to-table” practices used there.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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