Generations Restaurant chef serves up a pasta dish made with all local ingredients to guests at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum last year.
There will be plenty of food at the Adirondack History Center Museum Sept. 14, including a number of people hoping their dessert will be the apple of your taste buds.
The Taste of Local Food Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, running from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Along with the festival, there will be an Apple Dessert Contest, with entries accepted at the museum before 11 a.m.
Taste of Local is the museum’s way to help kick off Adirondack Harvest Week and will feature local restaurants, chefs and culinary artists showcasing their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts and other prepared items featuring local foods and produce.
“The museum has been the site of the Elizabethtown farmers’ market for many years,” Director Margaret Gibbs said. “Farmers, food and land is strongly connected to Adirondack history and it shows the link between the past and present.”
There is no admission charge for the event, but there will be tickets sold for $1 each that can be used at each of the tasting stations.
“Last year, the tastings generally were $1 and $3 and people paid in tickets,” Gibbs said. “There is no admission fee to get into the festival and the museum does not charge an admission fee on that day.”
For the apple dessert contest, real apples, preferably local apples, are required to be used in the creation of the dish. There are three categories of entrants, with a limit of one entry per person, including child to age 12, youth age 12 to 18, and adult 18 and over.
All apple-style desserts are welcome, such as pastries, cakes, puddings, cookies and pies. Entries should be protected and enclosed in a cooler or other secure container.
The contest will be judged by a committee of local residents experienced in the preparation and appreciation of fine foods. Each entry will be given an assigned number and will be judged on aroma, apple flavor, presentation and overall taste.
During the festival, there will be plenty to do inside the museum, which will be open with free admission that day.
“The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War” exhibit continues on at the museum for the season, along with the award-winning Worked/Wild exhibition and an updated Adirondack Fire Tower exhibit. The documentary film “Small Farm Rising” will be shown in the Worked/Wild exhibition room. There will also be a display from Adirondack Harvest and other exhibitors, offering information about locally grown foods and resources.
There will be music and stories of farm and food presented by the Upstanders (Sandra Weber, David Hodges and guests).
The event is sponsored in partnership with Adirondack Harvest and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce.
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