August 26, 2019
Labor Day weekend in the village of Saranac Lake features family-friendly events, including the Farm 2 Fork Festival held on Saturday, August 31st, and a new daylong music festival Northern Current on Sunday, September 1st. Both events will be located in Riverside Park.
Farm 2 Fork is celebrating its 10th year as a community-led festival that highlights the region’s local bounty. Held at the Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market, it gives attendees a chance to taste dishes created with local ingredients. Tickets are $15; $12 for vegetarians. Vendors open at 9 am, and lunch will be served at 11 am.
The low-waste event will feature a robust local tasting menu to include pulled pork sandwiches, pesto noodles, a baked potato bar, cucumber salad, local cheese tastings and a surprise dessert. This year’s theme will be “Victory Gardens” and will feature family-friendly activities as well as live music. Festival goers will come away with recipe cards to make many of the dishes in their own kitchens.
The Farm to Fork Festival will use the proceeds of this event to give back to the community through the Adirondack North Country Association’s (ANCA) FarmShare Fund. This grant program supports a regional food system that is healthy for our communities, our farms and our environment.
Read the full article in the Adirondack Almanack.