“The idea is to celebrate our locally produced food, as consumers have a chance to meet the people growing the food,” Ivy said.
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Products available for purchase will include maple syrup, jams and jellies, freezer meats, honey, cider and baked goods.
Consumers will also have a chance to review Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs) offered by area farmers. Those allow consumers to purchase a package of local products and then pick up items on a weekly basis during the growing season.
“It’s been amazing,” Ivy said of the success of CSAs regionally. “They’re on the increase, and we’d like to see even more people getting involved.
“As growers realize they are able to sell their products locally, they will be able to produce more products,” she added.
The annual fair is scheduled at this time of year to remind people that locally grown products are available even during the long North Country winter, Ivy noted.
The event will also feature kid-friendly activities, nutritional programs and recipes for preparing local food products.
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TO LEARN MORE
- For more information about locally grown food, visit www.adiron dackharvest.com.