Mackenzie Martin checks out the mushroom clam chowder served by the Turtle Island Cafe in Willsboro during the Adirondack Harvest Festival in Elizabethtown. Right, a local band plays.
Residents and visitors came together for an afternoon of good local eats at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum on Sept. 15.
Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists from around the area showcased their specialty recipes for appetizers, chowders, homemade ice cream, hard apple cider, salads and maple-infused cotton candy for visitors to try in exchange for tickets. The variety and creativity of each dish had only one thing in common, they were all made with local ingredients.
Head Start also had a booth to highlight some of their early gardening classes
The Adirondack Harvest Festival is presented in memory of Elizabeth H.W. Lawrence in honor of her enthusiasm for food. A Taste of Local was presented in partnership with Adirondack Harvest, Adirondack Community Action Program (ACAP), the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce.