Support local agriculture, farm-to-table initiatives, and educational programs while enjoying a night of locally-sourced fine cuisine. Chefs from around the Northeast and local businesses will converge at Pitney Meadows Community Farm for their third annual Fire Feast on the Farm on Tuesday, July 30 from 5 pm to 10 pm.
The night features five fire pits around which guest chefs will prepare their signature farm-to-table fare. There will be local chefs, such as Yaddo’s Michael Blake and Nighthawks’ Josh Colletto, as well as chefs from across the wider region, including Nathan Gould from O Ya in Boston and Tara Novell from Honey’s in Brooklyn.
“The Pitney Farm Fire Feast is a great way to enjoy the regional agricultural bounty and culinary talent while also celebrating this unique community resource and all the food and agricultural programs happening on Pitney Farm,” Farmhouse’s Kevin London, event chair, said in a statement. “Come and enjoy a uniquely beautiful night with delicious local food and drinks, great music and friends all while supporting Saratoga Springs’ Community Farm.”
While there, sample the products of local farms, wineries, and breweries. Enjoy a cocktail hour with music by Rich Ortiz and special concoctions from Upstate Distillery, Tito’s Vodka, Albany Distilling, and One Life Organic Tequila. After dinner, dance the night away with music from the Garland Nelson Ensemble.
Guests can also enjoy an art exhibition featuring the agricultural landscapes of local painters. “Forever Farmland” will be on display in Bill’s Barn in collaboration with the Agricultural Stewardship Association.
Proceeds from the night of food and fun support the farm, which has been serving the Saratoga Springs area since 2016. The non-profit supplies produce to Saratoga Springs City Schools and the Franklin Community Center, offers educational programs, and hosts a community garden.
The event is capped at 300 guests. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Pitney Meadows’s website, and attendees also have the option of reserving tables and taking advantage of a young professional rate.
References: Pitney Meadows Community Farm press release.