The Friends of the Farmer Festival got some love in the NY Daily News recently. As did my favorite sausage-maker Pigasso Farm. As did the beloved Columbia Land Conservancy, whose efforts to protect local farmland from development has apparently produced a bumper crop of second homes in the area. I don’t know that “Attract Second Home Owners” fits anywhere into CLC’s mission, but I do know that their work is a big part of what drew Anuj and I to Columbia County.
That and the food.
The Friends of the Farmer Festival goes from 11am-11pm on Saturday, July 30 and includes an antique tractor parade, a libations tent (beginning at 11am – hooray!), an egg toss, WDST live broadcast, food tastings, product demos, panel discussions, a square dance and a Mexican BBQ.
Proceeds from the event will go to establishing the “Friends of the Farmer Scholarship” – a fund aimed at assisting Hudson Valley students studying agricultural sciences.
If you’re in the area, join us at the Festival. You’ll find me at the libations tent soaking up the farm fresh fruit cocktails.