{Weekend} Reading: LOCAL EDITION

{FALL} is Coming

I’m going all local this week…..or is that loco? -Chris

LOCAL EVENTS

First, I should mention that U Pick apples has started at many local orchards, including Altamont, Indian Ladders (No Spray), Saratoga Apple, Bowmans and Goold. This is far from complete, for a complete list of orchards in our area visit All About Apple’s here.

This weekend, Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, September 18th:  Saratoga Farmers Market will host the 3rd Annual “Iron Chef” Cookoff between Max London (Max London’s) and JT Baker (Black Watch Steak House) who returns to defend his 2009 & 2008 wins. Cooking starts at 10:30am, Judging at 11:30am.

Sunday, September 19th 1-6pm. This is a don’t miss event! Honest Weight Food Coop’s Local Harvest Festival at the Washington Park Lake House.

From HWFC’s blog, Flipoverthe518 (link above):
“Honest Weight Food Co-op is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Local Harvest Festival on September 19th from 1-6pm at Albany’s beautiful Washington Park Lake House.  Come enjoy a farmer’s market style event with local vendors, restaurants & artisans, live local bands,  farm Animals & fun activities for the entire family.  This year’s event is sponsored by Metroland, WEXT, All Over Albany, EcoLocal Living and Capital District Local First.”

September 25 & 26th: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. Chef demos, children’s area, music and GARLIC!

September 25-26th will bring Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival at the Washington County Fair Grounds.

September 24- October 3 Self-Guided Garden of Eating Tour in Columbia County.

Williams College’s Museum of Art will be hosting an all-day (FREE) conference on The Place of Taste: A Symposium of Taste: A Symposium on Food, Culture and Community.

From the website: “This delectable daylong event features chefs, writers, scholars, and artists. Organized by the Williams College Museum of Art and Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture in celebration of the journal’s 10th anniversary.”

October 16th: Troy Chowderfest, around 30 vendors, samples for $1.

Fall Cooking Classes

Waterford Museum’s Franco American Cooking Series

Spoon & Whisk in Clifton Park

Different Drummer in Albany, NY – I will be signing up for the Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Thanksgiving Class! Please note, the class list is in PDF format.

A multi-week wine class at Yono’s in Albany.

Food Recalls

A very local food recall notice from the FDA this week: Midland Farms in Menands has recalled milk for improper pasteurization. Please click on the link to read all the detail- like the “sell by” date. The brand names are listed below.

From the FDA Press Release (link is above):

“September 8, 2010 – New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain milk products due to the potential of improper pasteurization. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.The recalled milk products are all sold in plastic containers and are marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium. They all possess the plant code 36-1661. The products also possess a black ink date code near the top of the container. The recalled products were sold in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.”

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Chuckers says:

    I’ll have to drag the fam to Chowder fest on 10/16 with a pocket of $1 bills, if we’re not in the Finger Lakes that weekend!

  2. Sarah F says:

    Great stuff here! We have hit up the Garlic Festival for the last two years. If nothing else, we always buy garlic!!!!!!!! Yum. And Chowederfest. Please don’t get me started. I love to bring some $1 bills and walk around sampling garlic while drinking some great beer from Brown’s. There are so many great things that are local. Thanks for the weekend round-up’s Chris. They are super helpful. 🙂

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