Farming remains a defining staple for over 200 years in the Champlain Valley. In this outing, we will explore a number of small farms and producers who are part of a new wave of farming here. Local food production is transforming the landscape and revitalizing the industry. We will visit a group of these farms and enterprises on Mace Chasm Road near Keeseville and meet the people who run them. Stops will include Mace Chasm Farm (meats and vegetables), Ausable Brewing Company (beer), and North Country Creamery (milk, yogurt, and cheese). Although this outing focuses on the resurgence of small farming in the area, many operations are also located on historic or long-used farmsteads, like at our starting point just outside of Keeseville at Rehoboth Homestead. Explore how the Keeseville Pharmacy and Adirondack Action pioneered a way to bring underserved communities farm-fresh vegetables and ingredients through the unique “Farmacy” project. We will enjoy samples and a farm-fresh lunch generously provided by Northern Feast Catering.
This tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 3 PM. The fee is $50 for AARCH members and $60 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Pack your grocery tote-bag to purchase delicious farm-fresh meats, cheeses, and vegetables!
Photos courtesy of North Country Creamery and Mace Chasm Farm.