women chefs are gathering to plan the menu and make preparations for
elegant seasonal dinner – Through Women’s Hands IV – they will present
year on Monday, October 2, at the Italian American Community Center
Washington Avenue Ext.) in Albany.
Enthusiasm is on the rise as the chefs
anticipate the camaraderie of
cooking together, with all the main ingredients coming from the hands
farming women who are widespread throughout out region.
program starts at 6 p.m. with a social hour to meet women farmers,
hors d’oeuvres from women’s hands.
Libations from the bar will also be
available. Dinner is planned for 7 p.m.
with a procession of foods –
vegetarian fare, as well – appetizers, soup, salads, a variety of
desserts, special teas and coffee. Even
the entertainment for the evening will be provided by area women. A silent auction of valuable and unique
gifts from many regional women artisans and business will be featured
proceeds go to the work of the Regional Farm and Food Project (RFFP), a
10-county non-profit organization supporting local sustainable
agriculture. Directed by Tracy Frisch,
RFFP has developed and assisted farmers markets and community supported
(CSA) farms, and presents all manner of educational programs. And farmers – both new and long established
– have found new hope in their quest to keep local small and
farming alive through the programs and connections provided by the
Farm and Food Project.
for the dinner are $40 each in advance, at the Book House of Stuyvesant
the Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady, the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
Columbia County, and Celtic Treasures in Saratoga Springs.
For further information or mail-order
call Louise Frazier, organizer of this year’s event, at 465-1553 in
Albany. Since the dinner is usually
sold out, it is best to obtain tickets ahead.
If any are available at the door, they
will be $45 each.