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FESTIVALS, FAIRS, HARVEST DINNERS AND CONFERENCES

In the I’m-embarrassed-I-can’t-believe-I’ve-left-this-off-the-weekly-event-listings department: Kilpatrick Family Farm will have their last farm tour of the season on Saturday at 3pm. It’s not too late to sign up, do it here. In addition, read about the club’s experience on the farm tour this past July here.

On Saturday from noon-5:30pm, celebrate Albany’s 19th Annual Columbus Italian Festival. Italian cuisine, kids stuff, bands performing, the works. Festival in my old neighborhood, Washington Park.

UAlbany is celebrating its homecoming weekend with a Fall Festival. The festival includes a farmers market with local produce and products where the proceeds will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York. (WOW)

In Hudson, famous food writer and former Editor of the now-defunct Gourmet, Ruth Reichl, will be giving a talk on October 9th. The information can be found on Steven Barnes’ Table Hopping blog for the Times Union.

Saratoga County Tour of Farms is October 9th from 10-5pm.

The biggest fiber fair all year is just a few weeks away! NYS Sheep & Wool Festival, October 16th & 17th, Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 10AM-5PM. The huge fair will be at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck.

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

Don’t forget it’s U-Pick apple season– get out and join the fun!

LOCAL NEWS

Pioneer Troy Community Food Co-op has opened its doors. Bye bye food desert! Open everyday 8am-8pm. Here’s a review of the place on All Over Albany, written by a fellow local food blogger, Daniel at FussyLittleBlog. Congrats!

There are a few more weeks of outdoor farmers markets, once November hits its inside at various sites. Troy will be in the Atrium.  Saratoga Farmers Market has announced that they will continue into a 2nd year of being at Saratoga City School District’s Division Street Elementary on SATURDAYS ONLY 9am-1pm.

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