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Gardening in the North Country and Local Food Sources: Eat Local

Do you want to grow your own food, or find locally grown food in our northern New York region? Or do you want to beautify your landscape or help the environment? We have resources for you!

Regional Food Events

Here are some of the local festivals where you can sample and enjoy local food:

Saranac Lake Farm 2 Fork Festival

This event attracts hundreds of visitors and features local food, music, workshops, and lots of tasting opportunities. In 2019, the event will be on August 31, from 9-2 in Saranac Lake's Riverside Park.

Adirondack Harvest Festival

This event features live music, a farmer's market, prepared food vendors, and special workshops. It is usually held in Mid September.

Essex County Cheese Tour Tour three of the finest small batch creameries in the Adirondacks.This event usually occurs in early October.

Food From the FarmFOOD FROM THE FARM 

This farmer's market style event ushers in the Spring season, and includes samples, delicious prepared foods, door prizes, and a chance to meet area farmers. It is usually held in early March. Watch for it on the Clinton County Cooperative Extension Facebook page.  In 2019, the date was March 2. 

Maple Weekend

Maple Weekend is most commonly held the last two full weekends in March. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Tours and samples are free of charge. Pancake breakfasts, where offered, incur a per plate charge. Visit to find a participating sugarhouse in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.

Did You Know?

We live in an area that is blessed with local farms and food processors who make their products available to the public.

Here are some websites to help you find and enjoy local food!

Some of Our Local Growers/Producers


Books from Your Library on Eating Local