Imagine a city with a community farm within the city limits, where people can experience the tranquility of nature and learn how to grow their own food. Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs became a reality when the Pitney family turned the 166-acre farm that had been theirs since 1862 - the last working farm in the city - into a farm that will benefit the whole community.
From 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, you can help support the project and enjoy a feast from renowned farm-to-table chefs at the same time. "Fire Feast on the Farm" is a fundraiser and "farm fashionable" multi-course dinner with live fire pits, each directed by a celebrated guest chef. Area musicians will perform throughout the evening. Supporting each lead chef will be a "pit crew" that includes a distinguished local chef and local culinary students. Each pit will have its own bar and cocktails paired with the dish from that pit. Vegetarian and vegan dishes will be available, and all foods will be sourced as locally as possible. Many of the vegetables will be grown on the Pitney Farm. Tickets are $200, with an option of joining the honorary committee at $300, $400 and $500 giving levels.
For more information, call 290-0008 or visit pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org. S