adirondack farm tour – tomorrow!

posted August 7, 2013

ausable

On this outing we will explore a number of small farms and farm producers who are part of a new wave of farming in the Champlain Valley. This wave is made up of young farmers dedicated to producing the best possible, locally produced organic vegetables, meats, dairy products, and other farm-based products. We will visit a group of these farms and enterprises on the Mace Chasm Road near Keeseville and meet the people who run them. Stops will include Fledging Crow Vegetables, Mace Chasm Farm (meats and vegetables), Ausable Brewing Company (beer), the Manzini Farm (sheep), and the North Country Creamery (milk, yogurt, and cheese). Although this outing is mainly about the resurgence of small niche farming in the area, many of these operations are located on historic farmsteads. Well also enjoy their products along the way. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. The fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Small Farm Rising

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Itinerary

10:00           Meet at Fledging Crow Vegetables

Introductions and overview

Tour farm with Ian Ater and Lucas Christenson

Leave some vehicles at FCV and carpool from there

11:00           Drive (carpool) to Adirondack View Vineyards

Tour vineyards and sample wine with owner Lindsey Pashow

11:45           Drive to the Ausable Brewing Company

Tour brewery-in-progress and sample beer with Dan and Dylan Badger

12:30           Drive to Mace Chasm Farm

Eat (BYO) lunch

Tour farm with Asa Thomas-Train and Courtney Grimes-Sutton

2:00             Drive to Clover Mead Farm (North Country Creamery)

Tour farm with Ashlee Kleinhammer

Sample farm products, drink wine, etc.

3:30             Return to Fledging Crow vegetable to pick up other cars