Sundays on the Farm: Caffè Lena brings culture to Agri-culture


Caffe Lena hosted Drank the Gold, a folk duo, at Pitney Meadows Community Farm July 14th. Drank the Gold is comprised of two local musicians: Oona Grady (fiddle/viola/vocals) and James Gascoyne (guitar/banjo/vocals). The musicians lent their lilting sounds to the farm setting on West Avenue in Saratoga.

Sundays on the Farm is a joint initiative of the community farm Pitney Meadows and Caffe Lena, Saratoga’s local historic listening room famed for folk and roots music. Caffe Lena has taken their show on the road to the farm location. Starting in June, the farm has hosted folk musicians in the center of the farm area. Local gardeners’ flowers and vegetables blossom in a beautiful collection of raised beds that surround the informal stage.

Pitney Meadows Community Farm has expressed a strong commitment to sustainable farming practices. The group has spent the last three years restoring the land to be safe for organic farming. Locals can claim a small garden space and grow flowers, food, herbs, or even fairie gardens. There is also a “Giving Garden” which donates food to Franklin Community Center.

Well worth the visit any time, folks who love folk and roots music should strongly consider attending one of the two upcoming feature concerts at the farm. There is something magical about watching children play, hearing bees hum, and sitting in the July sunshine while listening to live local musicians.

Sundays on the Farm also offers free lemonade and water, as well as snacks for purchase. Upcoming concerts will feature Dan Berggren (July 21st) and the Hot Club of Saratoga (July 28th).

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to visit a working community farm and enjoy some local folk music at the same time.

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