Friday, June 17, 2011

June event round up

Whew, good thing the long days are upon us because the coming weeks are packed with a great round up of events!

Lee Reich's New Paltz garden. Part of the Garden Conservancy's
Ulster County Open Garden Day. Photo courtesy Lee Reich.

June 17th
7 to 10 pm
Screening of "The Greenhorns" followed by discussion with local Hudson Valley farmers, including Aileah Kvashay, Clove Valley CSA; Chris Kelder, Kelder's Farm, Dana Gentile, Darlin' Doe Farm; Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seed Library; Jacob Diaz, Esopus Creek Farm. Tea and coffee included; muffins, scones, and cookies for sale. Suggested donation $10, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

June 18th
7 to 9 pm
Screening of "The Greenhorns," a film about young farmers in America. Followed by Q &A with the filmmaker and introduced by Delaware County farmer Ken Jaffe of Slope Farms. Dinner and tavern menu available along with special featuring local ingredients. For reservations, call (845) 676-3980. Suggestion donation of $10 to benefit the National Young Farmer's Coalition.

June 19th
Silver Heights Nursery & Gorzynski Farm, Cochecton Center
7460 State Rte 52
Narrowsburg, NY 12727 (use this address for driving directions)
This bimonthly farm tour series kicks off at a location that houses two farm operations. Silver Heights Nursery, an organic nursery specializing in heirloom fruit and vegetables and Gorzynski Ornery Farm, a diversified fruit and vegetable farm. Organized by the Sullivan County Farm Network. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tours run from 12 to 3 pm.

June 20th
2:30 to 5 pm
Gorzynski Ornery Farm, 7460 State Rte 52
Narrowsburg, NY 12727
Part of the NOFA-NY summer field day series, this event will cover the essential use of beneficial insects at this diversified farm with over 60 varieties of apples, 12 varieties of pear and a large mix of berries. Freefor NOFA-NY & PASA Members / $15 All Others.
To register for this event, please call the office at (585)271-1979 ext 512 or visit NOFA's Online Shopping page.

June 21st
4 to 8 pm
Celebrate Summer
The farm will open up their barn as well as a few bottles of wine and share what their process is all about. There will be food and wine pairings, food and dog pairings, barrel samples, tank samples, long explanations, vineyard walks, pumpkin taunting, horseshoes and more. Drop by and find out firsthand why 2009 cabernet franc is the only wine to consider when lamb sliders are on the menu. And do all this while simultaneously supporting the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance as 10 percent of all sales will go towards their Arts Alive Drive.

June 25th
8 am to about 11:30 am
Calkins Creamery, Honesdale
In the first of two walking tours of the farm and creamery operation, the Mongomery family will lead visitors through the full farm operation from the pastures to the aging caves. The tour commences with a wine and cheese tasting couple with a brown bag lunch. $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased online. Please contact us at or call (570) 729-8103, with any questions.

June 25th
10 am to 4 pm
Four of the best private gardens in Ulster County will be open to the public. Unlike pre-programmed garden tours, Open Days garden tours are self-guided and flexible. You can shape your itinerary and set the pace to suit your interests. Admission to each participating private garden is $5 per person; children 12 and under are admitted free. Admission may be paid in cash or check. Tickets are not required to attend Open Days.

June 25th
12 to 3 pm
Neversink Farm, Claryville
Join us for a day at the farm. Take a tour, see the animals, vegetable fields, and then we will all dine riverside at a communal table. Chef Patrick Connolly of Bobo NYC will be creating unique dishes with organic produce from the farm. All ages welcome. Tickets Available by calling (212) 488-2626.

June 25th
5 to 8 pm
You’re invited to a Garden Party!
Enjoy the garden while helping the DVAA to reach its goal. Wear your best garden party outfit if you like, and enter our contests for The Best Party Hat, The Best Gardening Hat and the Most Unique Hat. Prizes, Punch, and Plates with Party Food will abound. Proceeds with benefit for the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance - Arts Alive Drive.

June 25th
7 pm
Join local chefs Amy Miller and Henning Nordanger for seasonally driven, farm fresh four-course dinners throughout the summer. We will offer dinners in the last Saturday of June, July and August at the beautiful Hill's Country Inn in the village of Callicoon Center. $50 per person, reservations required. Call (845) 932-7994.

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