ADIRONDACK REGION, N.Y. September 5, 2008 - September marks the beginning of Adirondack Harvest Festivals and the kick-off of a culinary calendar of exciting events, cooking classes and demonstrations, exhibits, tastings and farm tours. From the Speculator Fall Fest to the Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville – these gastronomic adventures will satisfy all five senses.

Adirondack Harvest is a community organization formed in 2001 to maintain sustainable farmland in the region. Members strive to keep local, farm-fresh food available through farmers markets, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Adirondack Harvest Festivals. 

 

Learn about local foods and how you can get involved in the Adirondack Harvest by visiting area farms during two farms-to-restaurants tours in September. Enjoy a delicious dinner made of products from farms you visited during the day.

 

Join the folks at Crooked Brook Studios Art Farm in Westport on Sept. 11. This early 20th century farm with “bio-organic eruptions” of art appearing across the landscape will feature oil paintings and monumental sculpture exhibits.

To learn more about Adirondack Harvest activities and Crooked Brook Studios Art Farm, log onto AdirondackHarvest.com.

 

Visit the Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville Saturday, Sept. 20, for live music, food and cream cheesy fun! The free event features a cream cheese toss and plenty of cheese cake.

CreamCheeseFestival.com

 

Sept. 20-21 visit the Inlet Fall Festival for scarecrow making, pumpkin carving and pony rides. Then sample food from the region's 40 best restaurants during the Taste of the North Country in Glens Falls on Sept. 28.

Log onto InletNY.com to learn more about the Fall Festival. For tempting tidbits on the Taste of the North Country, log onto CityofGlensFalls.com to whet your appetite.

 

Celebrations continue through October at the Speculator Fall Fest on Oct. 4 and at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. The world class museum will host  the fourth annual Adirondack Harvest Festival Oct. 4-5 with hayrides and homemade apple cider.

Log onto AdirondackMuseum.org for more information For a list of activities at the Speculator Fall Festival, log onto AdirondackHarvest.com.

 

Long Lake's annual Harvest Festival kicks off Oct. 10 with seasonal delights, crafts food and fun. Don't miss this free event.

Log onto LongLake-NY.com for more information.

 

The annual Apple Folk Fest at the Penfield Museum in Crown Point, held Oct. 12th from 10 a.m. To 3:30 p.m. features a craft fair, delicious food, including amazing apple themed desserts, and live music.

Log onto PenfieldMuseum.org for more information.

 

Visit one of the many apple orchards in the Adirondacks and taste fall's sweetest fruit. At Applejacks Orchard in Peru, play in the Hay Maze, pick your own apples and pumpkins, take a hayride, feed the farm animals and learn about honey bees. This is the perfect place to bring the kids.

Log onto AppleJacks.ws for more information.

 

Stop by Chazy Orchards, the largest  McIntosh apple orchard  in the world,  in Chazy, or stop by James Cider Mill and Rulfs Orchard, both in Peru, to pick up some delicious apple cider.

Log onto NYCider.com and  RulfsOrchard.com for more information.

 

A comprehensive list of the festivities is available at VisitAdirondacks.com.

With more than six million acres, 3,000 lakes and ponds, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams along with 2,000 miles of hiking trails, northern New York’s Adirondack Region offers some of the best opportunities in America for outdoor recreation and culinary adventures.

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