Saratoga PLAN’s 14th annual Feast of the Fields will return to Saratoga National Golf Club on Sept. 19.
The event, which officials said is likely to sell out to over 600 guests, features farm-fresh produce, meats, dairy products and more highlighting crops produced by local farms. Top area chefs transform the produce and meats into culinary treats.
Feast of the Fields celebrates the agriculture in the Saratoga region. Officials said it remains strong partly due to Saratoga PLAN’s farmland conservation efforts. Proceeds from the event support PLAN’s ongoing efforts to conserve farmland and open space in Saratoga County in perpetuity.
“At Feast of the Fields, guests have a chance to taste locally grown ingredients crafted by the best chefs, meet area farmers who produced the ingredients, learn about local farm businesses, and help raise funds so that Saratoga PLAN can continue helping farmland owners and municipalities permanently protect fertile soil resources and scenic views,” said Maria Trabka, Saratoga PLAN executive director.
Twelve chefs will participate at this year’s Feast.
Menu items include: brisket with sweet potato latke and green apple chutney, smoked Hudson Valley Fish Farm trout with Swiss chard and caviar dressing, Korean mushrooms with whole-grain rice and peppers, plum ginger crisps with anise shortbread and more. Vegan and vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.
This year’s lineup includes: Alissa Woods from Cakes by Alissa, Dan Spitz of FatNHappy LLC, David Britton of Siro’s Restaurant, Gordon Sacks at 9 Miles East Farm, Julian Medina of La Chula Taqueria and Latineria, Kareem NeJame from Tatu Tacos & Tequila, Kim Klopstock with Lily & the Rose, Matthew Bolton from SUNY Adirondack Community College Culinary Program, Shelley Smith of Smith’s Pies, Thomas Gulbrandsen at Courtyard Saratoga, Tracy Kwiecien from Prime at Saratoga National, and Pam Imbesi and Felecia Garrison of Two Birds.
Saratoga PLAN has permanently conserved several of the farms providing fresh ingredients. A complete listing of farm suppliers is available on the PLAN website at www.saratogaplan.org/blog/farms-of-feast-2019/.
DeCrescente Distributing Co. is providing a wide range of local fermented brews, wines, and distilled beverages. Guests can sip on a variety of drinks including local ciders and juices as well.
The Hot Club of Saratoga will be playing music into the night. A silent auction will run throughout the evening.
Purchase tickets online at www.saratogaplan.org, by calling 518-587-5554, or by stopping at the PLAN office, 112 Spring St., suite 202, Saratoga Springs. A portion of the ticket price qualifies as a tax-deductible charitable contribution.
Saratoga PLAN is a nonprofit land trust that preserves the rural character, natural habitats and scenic beauty of Saratoga County so that these irreplaceable assets are accessible to all and survive for future generations. PLAN helps landowners conserve farmland, woodlands and natural habitats.
PLAN also connects people to nature through an extensive trail network, including 10 public nature preserves open for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and kayaking. PLAN facilitates community-based conservation by partnering with municipalities to help them accomplish their community’s conservation goals.
For more information, call 518-587-5554, or visit www.saratogaplan.org.