Summer Arrives: Farm News and Tastes of Summer
The Black Creek Valley is lush and green as we welcome summer. The clusters of berries will soon be turning blue and there will be delicious summer raspberries by mid-July. We hope you’ll save time to pick!
The array of local vegetables continues to expand with great organic lettuce, beets and summer squashes. Rob has the cheese coolers filled to the brim and he is hosting a Cheese Pairing on Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. and will continue to share the farm stories and his favorite cheeses.
On July 25, we will host a very special Book Workshop, Pop-up Heirloom Vegetables as part of a Book Arts Summer in Salem Event, Veggies, Bugs & Seeds. For more information, call 518-854-3406.
The new art show, Down to Earth, in the Barn Gallery highlights the art of 6 local artists. You may view rural landscapes, pastel barns, fuzzy sheep and chickens with personality. Join us for the Artists’ Reception, Sunday, July 28 from 2-4 p.m. when you’ll meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Our Theater Farm to Table Dinners (July 20 & August 3 ) keep us testing recipes and featuring local food in season. Rob loves the challenge and they are a perfect way to celebrate the summer harvest under the arbor followed by a wonderful show at The Fort Salem Theater.
For another very special summer event, attend The Al Fresco Dinner on Saturday, July 27 at The Salem Courthouse to feast on local foods and enjoy live music. Call 518-854-7053 for ticket information.
Then on September 1, the BIG RED BARN will be the site of an End of Summer BBQ! Chef Dan Spitz will serve an amazing pork barbeque dinner at 5 p.m. and we hope you’ll get your cowboy boots & hat and join us for a delicious dinner with live music. Call 518-854-3250 for more information.
Of course, we’re dreaming of the Washington County Fair and the big, beautiful fall raspberry as summer fades! We’re always looking ahead on the farm! And, we hope you’ll spend time with us this summer at Gardenworks!