Adirondack Harvest Festival week begins Sept. 13

Adirondack Harvest

It’s time to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest! 
Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program of Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events. Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis says, “We hope to see support for our local farmers through great community turnout for these events.  The goal is to celebrate the fall harvest season while educating the public about local food and helping them to get to know their farmers.”


Saturday, September 13: 

Ben Wever Farm Dinner.  4:30pm to 7:30pm.  444 Mountain View Dr., Willsboro.  963-7447. Adirondack Harvest festival week kicks off with an evening of delicious farm fare cooked up and served by Papa Dukes BBQ.  Hosts Shaun and Linda Gillilland operate this family farm which specializes in grassfed beef & lamb, pork, poultry, eggs, honey, seasonal veggies, hay and trout.  Farm tour begins at 4:30, dinner at 5:30.  $25 per plate, RSVP required.


Saturday, September 13 through Saturday, September 20 (all week):

Deers Head Inn’s Local Food Week. 7552 Court St., Elizabethtown. 873-6514. Matt & JoAnne Baldwin invite you to dine at their restaurant during Harvest Festival Week.  Each day they will feature a different locally produced food on their menu.  Plan to stop by and partake of their always delicious dishes, this week with a local focus!  For information about the Deers Head and their hours visit


Wednesday, September 17:

Reber Rock Farm Tour.  3:00pm to 5:00pm.  1699 Jersey St., Essex.  572-7377. Join farm managers Racey Bingham, Nathan Henderson and Chad Vogel for a farm tour starting at 3:00 at their farm store.  Visitors will walk the farm to learn about this diversified, horse powered farm on the edge of the Reber Valley in the Adirondacks producing grassfed beef, pastured pork and poultry, maple syrup, draft wood, sunflower oil and assorted value added products. The farm also sells working draft horses, and provides training for all levels of drafts.  Visit their website to see more.


Saturday, September 20:

A Taste of Local.  11:00am to 2:30pm.  Adirondack History Center Museum, 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. As a finale to Adirondack Harvest's Festival Week, the Museum is hosting the third annual “A Taste of Local”.  Restaurants will showcase their favorite appetizers, entrees, desserts or other items featuring local foods.  An apple dessert cooking contest is open to the public.  The museum will be open with no admission fee.  Other fun activities include kitten adoption, music, demonstrations and information booths.  No admission fee to the festival, however $1 tickets will be sold for purchase of samples at food booths.  Prices for food samples will vary by restaurant.  For more information contact the Museum at 873-6466 or visit

For more information about Adirondack Harvest, visit