Farm 2 Fork is an annual festival that celebrates the region's local bounty. We are committed advocates for our local farm community and are actively engaged on many levels to make consumers aware of the importance of supporting our local agriculture. In the tradition of the Adirondack Green Circle who started the festival, we continue to strive to “leave no trace” in all our endeavors.
Since its inception, the Festival has grown and is partnered with TasteNY, which has allowed local distillers, vintners, and brewers to join us. It's a great way to celebrate all the local goodness that surrounds our region.
Now in its 11th year, this year’s theme is “Community is the Cure,” with a nod to the historical healing properties of Saranac Lake. In an effort to help those who have been hit hard by the economic impacts of COVID-19, the festival is working with local restaurants to create take-home picnic baskets using ingredients grown on North Country farms.
Online ordering will be open August 26 - September 2, and visitors will collect their baskets on Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 1 pm via a drive-thru contactless pick-up at the San, located at 600 Ama Way in Saranac Lake.
Each year, Farm 2 Fork partners with organizations doing important work in North Country communities. This year, proceeds from the Festival will benefit AdkAction, which immediately stepped up to create Emergency Food Packages for local individuals and families facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis. As festival organizing committee member Nick Delaini says, "Now more than ever, we need to pull together as a community and support our neighbors."
ABOUT ADK ACTION
AdkAction emerged during the summer of 2007 when a group of more than 30 Adirondack residents held meetings in their living rooms to discuss environmental and community challenges. The idea of forming an action committee to make progress for the Adirondacks arose at the earliest meetings. The group concluded that such a committee, with its ability to raise money, and support important issues, was needed to advocate for the specific interests of the Adirondacks.
AdkAction creates projects to address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks.