Join us on Saturday August 30th at 11:00 for a tour of Old Ford Farm in New Paltz and a potluck lunch to follow at a nearby park (TBA). Old Ford is one of the few small family farms in the Hudson Valley that is licensed by NYS to sell raw milk. The farmer/owners, Becky and Joe Fullam, keep their Jersey cows healthy and happy by rotationally grazing the small herd through pastures of lush grasses and plants. The cow’s diet is also supplemented with certified non-GMO grain to meet the demand put on dairy animals. Milk is sold by the half gallon at the Farm as well as chicken, turkey, eggs, pork products and organically grown vegetables. Becky and Joe run a vegetable CSA throughout the season for which shares are still available. Call 845-220-7819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information from them about joining their CSA or buying product before the farm tour. Stayed tuned for more information about the tour itself or other Slow food Hudson Valley events coming up.
Rich Vergili, began the evening by briefly discussing Slow Food’s mission of good, clean and fair food (and beverage), after which he introduced our host and main speaker, Michael Drapkin, co-owner of the Kingston Wine Company. Michael enlightened us on the connection between good, clean and fair as it applies to his passion of heritage wines. He connected his trinity of terroir, family and artisanality to Slow Food’s good, clean and fair as he spun the story of 4 different wines during the course of the evening. Those wines are listed below and are available at the Kingston Wine Company. These wines are modestly priced and represent the principles promoted by Michael.
2012 Broc Cellars Carignan Sonoma County, California
2013 Domaine de Fenouillet VDP Vaucluse Southern Rhone, France
2012 Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Pfalz, Germany
2012 Eric Chevalier Muscadet Cotes de Grand Lieu
In addition, local cheeses, bread and some special charcuterie items prepared by Chef John Kowalski were a perfect foil for the wines. Everyone was thrilled with the evening’s informal gathering and tasting. Please join us next time as we plan to have more events with the Kingston Wine Company.