Lukas Nelson & POTR headline the Hoedown

Hootenanny diners celebrate the family farm

Fresh from the farm cuisine

Beautiful Copake Country Club hosts the Hootenanny

Live music entertains at the Hootenanny

Kids enjoy farm friendly animals

The farm fest provides a day of play for kids

Fun activities for kids

Celebrities, farms and others provide items for the benefit auctions

Celebrities & others donate items

Enjoy meeting local farmers

Meet local food producers

The Hootenanny brings the farm to the club

Enjoy the farm environment

Toast the farmer with locally produced spirits

Feast on locally sourced foods at the Hootenanny

Copake Country Club hosts the Hootenanny

Dine on the nines at Copake Country Club

Copake Lake sets the Hootenanny scene


ENDED: July 18, 2014:
John Varvatos & TasteNY present Lukas Nelson & POTR, Ruby Stinson and Special Guest Tommy Stinson. Proceeds benefit 501c3 non-profit FarmOn! Foundation.

Hoedown was a huge success and will take place again June 2015.
We hope you enjoyed the show!


ENDED: July 26, 2014:
Fork it Over! Fundraiser Dinner by host abc kitchen/abc cocina and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Catering by Liz Neumark of Great Performances.
Live Music, Live Auction and Whole Foods Golf Cart Drive-In. Proceeds benefit 501c3 non-profit FarmOn! Foundation.


Saturday, Sept 27:
4th Annual Food Lovers Festival at Empire Farm. 5-mile farm fresh grill, Little Farmers – kids & family activities and Locavore Village Farmers Market.
Live Music & Performance:
Disney – musical artist for kids. Proceeds benefit 501c3 non-profit FarmOn! Foundation.

Meet Your Farmer

PECKISH? Tessa Edick celebrates food choices that support responsible food + honest eating. She attributes her entrepreneurial expertise to all things culinary making food people love + love to eat. From recipe to retail shelves, she launches food products in proven programs with a commitment to farm fresh ingredients at Founder of Friends of the Farmer + FarmOn! Foundation, she raises funds for youth education + engages the community to support commerce at local family farms.

  • The Farmers behind Sir William Farm The Farmers behind Sir William Farm It all started with an honor box on the farm down the road — Farmer Bruce and his son Justin Conover at the Rasweiller Farm just off Copake Lake were always outdoors — rain, shine, hot or sub zero — keeping our farm friends comfortable, clean and happy.
  • A Family of Farmers A Family of Farmers “Come over on Friday morning, bring a pie plate and we will throw together a fresh peach pie. I am making some for my family,” Linda Fix told me last week.  I jumped at the chance to have pickins for the weekend to pick at! And I love peach pie.
  • A Perfect Time to try an Organic Turkey A Perfect Time to try an Organic Turkey Erich McEnroe told me this farm secret and I’ll share it with you, “The taste of our pasture-raised farm fresh organic turkey you won’t find in any store.”

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