Don’t be shy about asking for a food
sample; customers are encouraged to taste test much of the event’s
featured products, which includes all 17 varieties of Aunt Bee’s Farm’s
tomatoes and its nine flavors of basil. Owner Becky McElheny will even
be handing out comment cards to all her customers for feedback on her
produce, says Hawkins.
Other tasty samples include Drover Hill Farm’s antibiotic- and hormone-free meat topped in a zesty, mild coconut curry sauce, yogurt and cheese from Wake Robin’s Farm and beer from Utica’s Saranac and Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang.
Food demonstrations will also be prevalent at the festival. Highlights include Heamour Farm’s
Stephanie Nichols and her mozzarella “cheese pull,” in which she’ll
demonstrate the proper way to stretch and prepare the product to
onlookers curious to find alternate ways of fondling their cheese.
In addition to the festival, Green Hills
will continue to host its weekly farmer’s market from 3 to 7 p.m. every
Wednesday. For more information, call 492-1707.
Leatherstocking tale: The sudsy pride of Cooperstown, Brewer Ommegang, will
participate in Green Hills’ Homegrown
Tasting Festival this Friday. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTO