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Meet The Farmer Series Continues.

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There are free chef-prepared samples of farm fresh food, free recipe card packets and a lot of history and information in this popular series.  Mark your calendar for August 8! 
Cambridge Hotel chef Rich Wilson will be using summer farm vegetables in his imaginative preparations at GardenWorks, and Seth Jacobs of Slack Hollow Farm will be presenting his farm story raising organic vegetables for almost 25 years (before they were in vogue!).  You'll learn about growing year-round, learn how to grow organic, and taste the results for yourself!  It's all happening at Gardenworks, Saturday, August 8 from 3pm - 5pm, Rte. 30, 5 miles from the traffic light in Salem.  Come, taste, learn and explore!

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Al Budde

40 minutes East of Saratoga and a world away; the Battenkill Valley is a Cornucopia of Cool. No Interstates. No noise. No hurry. Called "The Tuscany of New York", the region abounds in farm-crafted cheeses, creameries, heirloom vegetables and specialty meats you can buy right off the farm. Art galleries that will amaze you. Scenery that will inspire you. And through it all runs the Battenkill River, an astonishingly clear and gentle water playground that also happens to be the toughest trout fishery in the U.S.A Like touring? There's a reason the largest pro-am bike race in America happens here. And don't get me started on the Revolutionary war history, or the “you won't believe what I found: antiques and shops.

AL BUDDE has a lot of interests in fly fishing, playwriting, canoeing (and tubing), history, shopping, dining, friendships and he counts himself among the fortunate few who have found a place where all of those things collide: The Battenkill Valley. He knows (almost) everyone here, and will be your personal guide to all of those hidden places, activities, sights and scenery it would take you years to discover on your own. Discover the Battenkill Valley. Have fun. Make new discoveries. Renew your soul. And start here!



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