Farmers, musicians, chefs and food vendors will gather to educate, entertain and feed attendees at the eighth annual Harvest Fest to take place this Saturday, Oct. 1, at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills.
Admission to all Harvest Fest activities including hayrides and parking is included in the price of admission. Kids can munch on free snacks while waiting to go on a hayride.
Food will be available for purchase all day at the marketplace with about 20 farmers, bakers and other food vendors offering their wares. The grounds include a picnic area.
Tickets are selling fast for Harvest Fest and a spokesperson said it is likely the Fest will sell out before Saturday. Admission tickets and raffle chances (optionally available) can be ordered at the event’s ticket website (see below).
Many activities are offered all day long such as hayrides leaving from the greenhouse area, fiddling by Henry Chapin & Friends, pig roasting by Jeremy Stanton (for Heritage roast pork sandwiches available at the market) and a farm olympics open to attendees having an egg-carrying competition, three-legged races and other challenges.
Ongoing food and farming workshops will include chef Adam Kaye cooking one of his favorite chicken recipes.
Key events include:
- 10 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil. Music. Main stage
- 10:30 a.m. Egg collecting demonstration. Farm
- 11 a.m. Dan Zane & Friends. Music. Main stage
- 11 a.m. Biochar 101. Farm
- 11 a.m. Pirates performance. Courtyard
- 11:30 a.m. Harvesting demonstration. Farm
- Noon. Spuyten Duyvil. Music. Main stage
- Noon. Sheep moving demonstration. Farm
- 12:30 p.m. Greenhouse demonstration. Greenhouse
- 1 p.m. Emilie Cardinaux and Luca Scoppetta-Stern of Outer Child. Music. Main stage
- 1 p.m. Dooryard gardening demonstration. Farm
- 1:30 p.m. Egg collecting demonstration. Farm
- 1:45 p.m. Raffle winners announcement. Main stage
- 2 p.m. Dan Zane & Friends. Music. Main stage
- 2 p.m. Pig feeding. Farm
- 2 p.m. Pirates performance. Courtyard
- 2:30 p.m. Composting demonstration. Farm
Farmers Market Vendors
Be sure to bring cash to pay for food and beverages. The participating vendors include:
- Balthazar Bakery. Pastries, breads, tarts and cookies
- Bark Hot Dogs. Also sausages, baked beans, cole slaw and soda
- Big Picture Farm. Goat milk caramels and confections
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Baked goods and Blue Hill Cafe products
- BobbySue’s Nuts. Mixed nuts
- Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. At beer tent
- Defiant Brewing Company. At beer tent
- Irving Farm Coffee. Coffee and coffee beans
- Kelso of Brooklyn
- Ladle of Love. Soup and mac and cheese
- Luke’s Lobster. Lobster, crab and shrimp rolls
- Mast Brothers. Chocolate, chocolate and cookies
- Mile End Deli. Smoked and cured meats, bread, pickled vegetables
- Organic Valley. Milk
- Rick’s Picks. Pickles
- Bedford’s Red Barn Bakery. Cookies, pies and savory tarts
- Red Jacket Orchards. Juice, apples, jams and applesauce
- Saxelby Cheesemongers. Grilled cheese sandwiches
- Skinny Pines Pizza and S’mores. Fruit soda. Truck
- Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. Also will offer pastries and coffee
- Whole Foods Market. Truck with pumpkin muffins and hot apple cider
Harvest Fest raffle prizes ($10 per ticket)
The proceeds from the raffle will be used to support educational programs for students and beginning farmers; the prizes range from free air flight tickets to a Thanksgiving Day turkey.
- Dinner for two at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
- A Stone Barns pastured Thanksgiving turkey
- Ingredients for a farm-to-table feast from Whole Foods Market
- Organic Valley Milk for a Year
- Two JetBlue travel certificates valid for a roundtrip flight on JetBlue
- Two tickets to an event at Tarrytown Music Hall
- A gift basket courtesy of King Arthur Flour
- Four tickets to the Brooklyn Historical Society’s fall cocktail class
The Harvest Fest committee includes Laureen Barber, Rebeca Ford, Amy Gallen, Susie Lopez, Debbie Samberg, Catherine Spain, and Yonni Wattenmaker.
Tickets cost $35 (adults), $25 (ages 6-14), $15 (ages 2-5).
Food and beverage costs are additional to the entrance fee and can be paid for by cash only.
To purchase tickets for the Harvest Fest, click here.
Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY. 914-366-6200. www.stonebarnscenter.org