This past weekend found the Keeper Springs Tour at the beautiful Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. Their 9th Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday brought families and farm-lovers to Pocantico Hills, NY for a day of live music, workshops and demonstrations, hayrides, and a market featuring some of the best local eats. The weather was warm and wonderful, so as Fest-goers arrived with their Stone Barns maps looking for the chicken coop or the gardening class or the Farm Olympics, we supplied them with bottles of Keeper Springs to make sure they stayed hydrated throughout the day.
The first hundred people who stopped by our Farmer’s Market table were able to grab one of our tote bags, which definitely came in handy if they were buying fresh produce and fruit or fare from local vendors. Stone Barns also set up water jugs around the area to encourage attendees to refill their water bottles, which we thought was a great way to reduce-reuse-recycle! We were glad to tell people who didn’t know about our cause that our profits were going right to their backyard–many of the Harvest Fest-goers were from New York City and agreed that preserving the Hudson River is an important issue for New Yorkers to be aware of. Around 3 in the afternoon, just as the event was winding down, the clouds started rolling in to tell everyone it was time to go home. The sun was out for just the right time! We had so much fun at Harvest Fest and were so glad to bring the tour to such a gorgeous location. If you missed Harvest Fest, don’t worry—Stone Barns is open to the public year round, just check their site for exact days and hours!
The Keeper Springs Tour will be heading to Boston this weekend to help out at Massachusetts Baykeeper’s Nickerson Beach Clean-Up on Saturday the 13th. If you are going to be in the area and want to lend a hand too, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to see you there!