2014-09-23 Poughkeepsie Journal


Food briefs: Alice Waters at Copake farm fest Saturday

POU 4:49 p.m. EDT September 23, 2014

Chef Alice Waters in Copake Saturday for fundraiser

COPAKE, Columbia County – Renowned chef, restauranteur and early proponent of the farm-to-table movement Alice Waters will be in Columbia County Saturday for a food and farming festival.

The fourth annual FarmOn! Hudson Valley Food Lovers Farm Festival to benefit the FarmOn! Foundation takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., organizers said.

Waters will be present for a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting for a victory garden at the foundation’s new site, Empire Farm, at 556 Empire Road in Copake, where the event takes place.

She is also scheduled to attend a “meet your farmer,” mixer at 5 p.m. said FarmOn! Founder and executive director Tessa Edick.

The event is open to the public.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and free for children 16 and under.

For tickets or information, visit friendsofthefarmer.com or call 518-329-3276

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