Farm to Table Event at Riverside Maple Farms
The Farm to Table movement has thrived here north of NYC, from the iconic Blue Hill at the Stone Barns, with it’s Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in the World (2009) Chef Dan Barber, to our own Ric Orlando at the New World Bistro here in Albany. To say that understanding where our food comes from, and forging relationships with the people who grow/raise it is becoming popular is an understatement to be sure.
A great opportunity to experience that will be a family friendly event at Riverside Maple Farms with a pig roast, pie eating contest, music and activities for all ages on November 9 from 12-4 PM. The locally sourced food will be prepared by Field Notes, NY. Joan Porambo and Kyle Macpherson are a chef duo out of Troy, New York who created Field Notes NY in 2017 to raise awareness of where the food we cook with comes from and who grows it. They team up with local farms to create dinners and dining experiences, using crops from the surrounding farms and fields.
Riverside Maple Farms is a family-run maple farm started by Chris Welch. Riverside Maple Farms has grown from a family hobby to a business, having opened a production facility and visitor space in the fall of 2017. Open year-round, the farm offers free tours of the farm and production facility demonstrating how maple is made from tree to table. All tours include a tasting of the four different grades of maple syrup and a visit to the retail space.
10 am – 6 pm: Free tours of Riverside Maple Farms.
12 – 4 pm: Pig roast, $30
12 – 4 pm: Raffle to benefit Capital Roots featuring prizes from the Dilly Bean, Riverside Maple Farms, and Gatherer’s Granola. Tickets are 1 for $3, 2 for $5, and 5 for $10
12 – 6 pm: Maple-Beer Trail Open
1 pm: Pie eating contest. All ticket holders have the chance to enter their names for one of five spots for our pie eating contest. You will have 3 minutes to eat as much maple pie as you can. Jess Sims from 518 Bites & Sights will be judging. Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Riverside Maple Farms and bragging rights. Worried you will be too full to enjoy the pig roast afterwards? We will send home a box to-go for you!
1-4 pm: Make Cotton Candy with Riverside Maple Farms. For just $7 a person, learn how we make our famous cotton candy and take home a bag.
Riverside Maple Farms
7152 Amsterdam Rd
Glenville, NY 12302
Open 10 am – 6pm