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  • 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.

  • Save the Date

    Feast of the Fields is a celebration of local farms, chefs, and conservation. Come join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-9pm, at Saratoga National Golf Club.

  • Help Save Boyhaven

    You Can Help Save Boyhaven

    Saratoga PLAN is working with Friends of the Kayaderosseras and other community members in the Town of Milton who wish to preserve Camp Boyhaven as a public recreational and natural area. The Town of Milton’s attempt to purchase and preserve Camp Boyhaven as public open space for passive recreation is in trouble following the withdrawal of a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

    If you are willing to help by pledging a donation please let us know the amount on the form below.

     

  • Protecting the Land You Love

    “Let’s go on a hike,” she said after a hectic day of work, carpool and helping kids with homework. We headed for our local “go-to” trail, where the stress drifted away on a light breeze that also lifted a hawk up into the blue sky. The only sounds were our footsteps and the rustling of trees overhead. We were walking close to home on land protected by a conservation easement and stewarded in perpetuity by Saratoga PLAN.

     

  • Yoga Along the Trail Schedule 2018

    The 2018 schedule of Yoga Along the Trail events is available. Join local yoga instructors for an energizing and meditative event hosted at a Saratoga PLAN preserve.

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