How would you like to help raise funds for the Regional Food Bank of the Northeastern New York which supports and supplies all the food pantries of the region while enjoying a Catskill Mountain Harvest Fair? What a crazy question! Everyone wants to enjoy a pleasant afternoon of good family fun while helping to feed hungry members of our community. Join your friends and neighbors this Saturday (Oct 22) at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow, NY, for a fun-filled day of good food and family activities.
Farmer John Harrison will show you how to press your own apples
Come celebrate the season’s bounty with local farmers, artisans, musicians, craftspeople, and more, from 11am-3pm. Renowned children’s book author/illustrator Hudson Talbott will be signing copies of his award winning books throughout the day. Meet Wes Laraway and The Birds of Prey of the New York Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, as featured on National Geographic TV, to learn more about everything owls, hawks, and falcons. There will be sample tastings of 1857 Spirits, the new potato vodka from Barbers Farm Distillery.
Bring your own apples and Farmer John Harrison will show you how to press them on the farm’s cider press. Enjoy live music by Hilary Schrauf and Daniel Pearse. Peruse local vendors including I.U. Tripp Antiques, Cluckin’ A Critter Farm, Smyth-Cid Pottery, Cotton Hill Creamery, and The Cheese and Dairy Society of NYS. Enjoy fresh, farm made treats like apple cider doughnuts and maple bacon popcorn.
Visit the Root Beer Social tent for glasses of Patent Root Beer and root beer floats with farm-made ice cream. All proceeds from the sale of the root beer drinks will be donated to the Food Bank.
Patent Root Beer is created by Chef Rob Handel of the Bees Knees Café, on the farm, and consists of 19 natural ingredients to make an outstanding soda. It is the new house drink of the Bees Knees Café. Admission is free for everyone. In addition to the Root Beer Social tent with drinks and food, The Bees Knees Café will also open and be serving food from 11am-3pm.
For more information about the Harvest Fair at Heather Ridge Farm visit their website at www.heather-ridge-farm.com or call 518-239-6234. The Harvest Fair will be from 11am-3pm, on the farm at 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow.