Join us for Glynwood’s fifth annual Food + Farm Day, an immersive celebration of everything that is awesome about being on a farm: the food, the people, the landscape and, of course, the animals!
Tastings, tours, demonstrations and workshops for all ages are scheduled throughout the day. Food, beverages and pantry items are for sale at our marketplace and in our farm store.
Food + Farm Day will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Please note that admission is free but registration is required.
Come see our animals grazing, our vegetables growing, and have a taste of what Glynwood has to offer at the peak of growing season. Learn about the impacts of a changing climate on food production, how it relates to our work, and how we're addressing this on the farm, to managing the growing season for the bounty we produce.
Come walk the property and learn about the rich history of Glynwood, the families that have lived here, worked the land, contributed to the community in ways great and small. Tour several of our historic houses, as well as the property and learn how Glynwood’s work evolved out of a legacy of love for agriculture and this special place.
Have you always wanted to know how to can? Want to give it a shot, but want to make sure you’re doing it safely? Canning is a wonderful way to preserve your harvest, stock your winter pantry, and create delicious, personal gifts.
In this workshop, Michaela Hayes of Rise & Root Farm will show you how to can easily and safely using the hot water bath method. We will focus on two different types of canning: sweet fruit preserves and savory tomatoes. Though the process for preserving is similar, there are key differences to pay attention to. We’ll discuss the science behind the process and then get hands-on, helping you make your own jars to take home!
About Michaela: Michaela Hayes is a co-owner and farmer at Rise & Root Farm, a food stylist, and the founder of Crock & Jar, a food preservation company with the mission to support local farmers by preserving the seasons to eat locally year-round. Using classic preservation methods such as canning and fermentation, and incorporating her fine dining expertise, Michaela created bold new flavor combinations in her products, including two Good Food Award Finalists. She also taught preservation methods around the country and region for organizations such as The Natural Gourmet Institute, Farm School NYC and Whole Foods Market. Michaela was classically trained at the French Culinary Institute and cooked for years in NYC restaurants such as Tabla, Public and Gramercy Tavern, where she developed the pickling station.
Farm side by side with your Farmer while you learn everything you never knew you wanted to know about growing onions. Learn about storing crops and Glynwood's systems for crop storage and drying. Talk through harvesting by hand on a small scale operation like Glynwood.
Join us on September 19th for a special screening of Modified: A Food Lover's Journey Into GMOs, followed by a Q&A session with writer, director and producer, Aube Giroux.
In the award-winning documentary, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film explores the impacts of genetically engineering our food, exposing the cozy relationship between the agribusiness industry and our governments. The film is anchored in the intimate story of the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener, seed saver, and food activist who battled cancer while the film’s production was underway. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family video, animations, and mouth-watering vignettes from the filmmaker’s award-winning PBS cooking show to create a visual celebration of homegrown food and family legacy. The film recently received the 2019 James Beard Foundation award for best documentary, and it has been shown at over 60 film festivals and received 13 festival awards.
Aube Giroux (writer, director, producer) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, organic gardener, and food blogger. Aube is the creator of “Kitchen Vignettes”, an online farm-to-table cooking show on PBS which received the 2012 Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Award and is a two-time James Beard Award nominee. Aube holds an MFA in Film Production from York University. Modified is her first feature-length documentary.
Ryan Bass, an accomplished birder from Garrison and member of the Putnam Highlands Audubon board, will lead a walk to explore some of Glynwood’s fields, ponds, and woods for fall migratory birds. No experience is necessary. Bring your own binoculars; Ryan will also have several pair of binoculars to lend. Meet at 8:30 am in the Glynwood parking lot. This free exploration is co-sponsored by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society.
Farm alongside your farm crew as they haul in the sweet potato harvest. Talk root vegetables with them, learn about cover cropping for the winter, and as always pick your farmer's brain about all things home garden related.
Learn from local farmers Leon Vehaba of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and Jessica Clark as they teach about how they utilize their current harvest to make a variety of delicious dishes. Learn how to maximize your CSA share or make the most of the veggies you have on hand, and prepare a delicious meal on-the spot to enjoy. You'll go home with some new recipes, a full belly and great memories. This event is BYOB and best suited for adults.
As the leaves change, walk the farm and see how or vegetable crew and livestock crew prep the farm for the upcoming winter season. Find out where the animals go, where the vegetables go, and where your farmers go when the cold months come.