2013 Friends of the Farmer Festival

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The Friends of the Farmer Festival is a two-day food lover’s dream, and it’s all for a great cause.

First, there’s the fundraising “Hootenanny!” dinner on July 19, and the Food Lovers Festival on July 20!

Say it Loud! Say it again! HOOT! FeastOn! July 19 at 6.30 p.m. in the field at sunset over looking Copake Lake at the Copake Country Club to Celebrate Farming in a benefit for the FarmOn! Foundation, which funds educational programs and scholarships in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension for Hudson Valley Students to continue studies in Agriculture Education.

This Farm Fresh Fundraising Event in year three is hosted by Chef Zakary Pelaccio of Fish & Game in Hudson. It celebrates food from our local farms. Eat with your farmer, indulge in Hudson Valley gastronomy and spirits all locally sourced within 5 miles from where we eat it!

Friends of the Farmer Fest ad.jpegJoin local farmers, AG students, celebrities, politicians and HV folk have a blast raising funds and awareness for the FarmOn! Foundation mission of Succession, Community, Commerce + Sustainability.

Tickets are available online at $150 for dinner, drinks, music and golf cart drive-in with local ice cream sundae bar! Can’t come? Sponsor an Agriculture Student for $100 in your name.

Don’t miss out on the best night of the summer in the Hudson Valley for a cause we all love – farming! For more info on the dinner contact tessa@friendsofthefarmer.com or 518.325.9437. Twitter: @FarmonFarmon Stand up for your farming community + food choices!

Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival

Don’t miss out on the Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday July 20 at Copake Country Club, Copake Lake, Columbia County.

It makes sense to eat local. Everyone benefits from the barn-to-belly movement. This festival celebrates our farmers, brings awareness to our food choices and benefits the FarmOn! Foundation, funding educational programs and scholarships for education in agriculture in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Shop and buy from local artisinal producers, farms and restaurants. Meet your farmers and learn about CSA and Ag-focused non-profits. Connect with your community.

There will be live music headlined by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

We all become friends of the farmer and celebrate the food that makes the Hudson Valley special + delicious while giving back to the next generation who heed the calling to the farm. Stand up for your farming community + food choices. Succession. Community, Commerce, Sustainability. Tickets and info online www.friendsofthefarmer.com $20 advance purchase entry. Inquiries: tessa@friendsofthefarmer.com or 518.325.9437 Twitter: @FarmonFarmon


Dinner $150, Festival $20 online tickets available

Phone: 518-325-9437

When: Jul 19, 2013-6:30PM-11:30PM; Jul 20, 2013-11:00AM-6:00PM

Where: Copake Country Club 44 Golf Course Road Copake Lake in Columbia County Copake Lake, NY

Website: http://www.friendsofthefarmer.com/

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