On September 18, from 5:30-7:30, join our friends Josh and Brent as well as Farmer John and all the goats for an evening of celebration on the grounds of the Beekman Farm. The celebration includes:
-- Tour the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Garden and learn the history behind every vegetable that was planted.
-- Be a Top Chef judge and help choose the team of culinary students from SUNY Delhi who create the most interesting canape's from the Landreth heirloom vegetables.
-- Learn how to evaluate wines with a guided tasting of NYS Rieslings.
-- Meet Brent, Josh, Farmer John and all the goats.
On September 18, celebrate the local farmers and their hard work with the first annual all day Harvest Festival. The festival will be held in the village of Sharon Springs for the entire day and will feature special tastings of heirloom vegetables, NYS wines and beers, maple syrup and other regional delights. All of the local farms have been invited to bring in their harvests for a wonderful market.
Inspiring local artists and craftspeople will also be on hand, sharing their work.The day long event will conclude with a very special Harvest Feast at the historic American Hotel.
Inspired by the Beekman 1802 heirloom garden, the feast will celebrate the best of what upstate New York has to offer. Every primary ingredient on the menu for the evening will be locally sourced. Over 30 farms and providers will be represented.
Chef Lee Woolver has created a menu for the evening with recipes that the Beekman's would have served in their own home back in 1802. The menu for the feast makes your mouth water just reading it: