Handcrafted Drinks From the Summer Garden

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Date(s) - 09/02/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Seed Song Farm


Slow Food Hudson Valley Presents:

Handcrafted Drinks From the Summer Garden
Shrubs, Bitters and Fizzes

On September 2, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Slow Food Hudson Valley is partnering with Seed Song Farm, offering a tasting of handcrafted shrubs and bitters, local cheese, charcuterie and bread. There will be a demonstration on how to make your own bitters. Bitters, made from infusions of aromatic and bitter botanical ingredients, are an important balancing ingredient in cocktails. A variety of infusions of locally grown and wildcrafted ingredients, including black currant bark, sassafras, and barberry, will be provided and explained by author, artist, and local food activist Maria Reidelbach, who has written on the subject for her Country Wisdom News column “The Yardavore,” and on her Stick to Local Farms blog.

For those not familiar with the term “shrub,” in our case it refers to a sweetened vinegar-based syrup, from which a spritzer or cocktail is made; the syrup is also known as drinking vinegar. The shrubs being crafted are infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices, and will include strawberry balsamic, watermelon lime, sour cherry, sun gold tomato and basil, and roasted peach. Please bring any beverages that you might want to mix with these shrubs and bitters.

In addition, there will be a tour of the Seed Song Farm with an opportunity to buy freshly harvested fruits, vegetables, and u-pick cherry tomatoes.

We have officially added baker, Jonathan Addison of Jon’s Bread, who has accepted our invitation as one of our guests who will speak about the small grains project. His bread will be there for tasting as well as using it with the charcuterie items and local cheeses that we will have. Jon will also have bread for sale to take home. Go to his website to find out more about the incredible breads he produces, www.jonsbread.com.

The charcuterie will be provided by Chef John Kowalski, author of the Art of Charcuterie. Those who have never tasted Chef Kowalski’s cured meats are in for a special treat.

Time is running out and there are still some spots available for this incredible event. You don’t want to miss this one! Everything is handcrafted by artisans, farmers and homemakers for drinking and eating. The circle is doesn’t get much smaller than this.

Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets for $15. The link is http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3058703. Please buy you tickets soon since we may have to limit the number of guests.  Don’t miss this one!