Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun for the fourth

The Independence Weekend Celebration at the Farmer's Museum.

The Fourth of July celebrations for this weekend are looking awesome! Spare some time between flippin' burgers and catching the fireworks show for these Catskill farm and local food events.

July 2nd, 10 am
The Herbalist's Table: Roses
Green Spiral Herbs
166 Coons Road, Huntersland
$45 per person
Roses are more than beautiful flowers - they are tasty flowers. We'll gather and cook organic rose petals for use in savory and sweet dishes. We will also gather garlic scapes (the stinking rose)for a pesto. Contact Betty Pillsbury at BPILLS@MIDTEL.NET or 518-827-8730 for more information.

July 2nd & 3rd
10 am to 8 pm
Taste of the Catskills
Maple Shade Farm, Delhi
A family friendly foodies delight summer style. Enjoy all the tastes of our area in one location from Farm to Fork! Farmers Market, local specialty products, restaurant samples, beer and wine tasting. Sample the foods, take in the scenery, and savor the day on our beautiful farm. Wagon rides, fireworks, music, and special activities make the event fun for everyone. Included in general admission.

July 2nd, 1 to 6 pm
Customer Appreciation BBQ
Catskill Harvest
Route 52, Liberty
Join the Catskill Harvest staff for the official kick-off of our 2011 summer event series, Catskill Harvest Presents... The event present you with a very special thank you for ongoing commitment and support from customers over the past four years. The complimentary BBQ in the Garden Center, will feature grilled burgers, pork and chicken, all sourced from local Sullivan County farms. We'll also serve soda and beer. RSVP to

July 2nd, 6 pm
Delaware Youth Center
8 Creamery Road, Callicoon
$10 donation, please bring a covered dish to share
A portion of the proceeds to the Sullivan County Farmers Markets.
Haystock 2011 is a benefit for FARMHEARTS, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping our regional farmers. Haystock will be a celebration of our rural heritage, complete with live music, theatrical performances and a potluck picnic featuring dishes prepared by some of New York City’s top chefs. Farmers' Market farmer Greg Swartz of Willow Wisp Organic Farm will speak, the NACL Theatre will perform excerpts from the “The Little Farm Show”, and five live acts will provide the music: The Haunted, Kazzrie Jackson, Elizabeth Rose, Sean Zigmund and Hezekiah Loveland.

July 3rd, 10 am
A Celebration of American Favorites: Independence Weekend
The Farmers' Museum
5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown
Concert tickets $15/student; $25 adult.
Join us for an afternoon of American Favorites – ice cream, hot dogs and jazz! Free ice cream for the first 500 visitors (sponsored by Huffs Ice Cream) and $2.00 off admission for everyone! Actual ballpark franks (with all the fixings) from baseball stadiums around the country will be on sale. Try them all and vote for your favorite!At 3:00 pm, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars.

July 3rd, 12 to 3 pm
Farmstock Farm Tour
Apple Pond Farm
80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center
$6 per adult, $4 per child over 5 years old
Presented by the Sullivan County Farm Network, this ongoing series of farm tours features a diversity of working operations. At Apple Pond, guests will be able to view goat milk, learn about chickens and tour a diversity of renewable energy systems.

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