For 15 years, area residents and visitors have enjoyed shopping for fresh local produce as well as specialty goods at the Warrensburg Farmers’ Market. Next week’s installment, to be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 16 and titled the Bountiful Harvest Festival, features live music, an expanded roster of vendors as well as special displays and offerings.
The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market will be celebrating the abundance of our land during the annual Bountiful Harvest Festival set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
The themed event will feature locally raised and prepared foods, maple syrup and candy, wine, iced organic teas, herbs, perennials and cut flowers; goat’s milk soaps, lotions and balms; as well as hand-woven fiber and beaded crafts. To be offered at this special edition of the local farmers’ market will be freshly picked corn, tomatoes, melons, free-range eggs and chickens, whey-fed pork, grass-fed beef, sausage, kielbasa, artisan cheeses, bread baked in nearby ovens, jams, pickled garlic scapes, fresh garlic and salsas, pesto and hummus, homemade pies, brownies, cookies and more.
Sweet and savory crepes will be made to order. Samplings and recipe giveaways are anticipated. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are to offer their expertise. Canning demonstrations are to be held.
The event is to include live acoustic music. Non-profit groups are encouraged to bring information to share. Area artists are welcome to set up and paint the scenic setting. For details, contact Teresa Whalen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-5497.