Causes for Celebration
Sunday, April 22nd, in addition to being Earth Day, is a very big day for Wild Hive Farm. In the morning, Don will be in Manhattan at Eataly making Earth Day presentations about a sustainable grain based food system.
He then will magically reappear in the Hudson Valley at Vassar College by 4:30pm to receive the 2012 Glynwood Harvest Award along with our fellow winners: Farm to Table Co-Packers in Kingston, who are a full service contract packaging facility that produces everything from frozen vegetables and soups to jarred pickles and sauces, much of it made with Hudson Valley produce; Hudson Valley Fresh, a dairy farm cooperative whose milk is produced on Hudson Valley Fresh farms located in Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster Counties and whose products we use and sell at Wild Hive Farm Store and Café Bakery; and North East Livestock Processing Service, an organization of farmers who help their members process and sell their locally grown meat.
The event, which consists of a panel discussion, awards presentation and is followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the winners is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. To RSVP go to: localfoodpioneers.eventbrite.com
If all that wasn’t enough, Wild Hive is also hosting a second regional beer tasting – back by popular demand – that same afternoon. Our last beer tasting sold out, so be sure to reserve your spot early by emailing email@example.com.
It’s pretty exciting at Wild Hive these days, but we never forget that our friends/customers are at the heart of it all. Thanks, as always, for your support.
Upcoming Music Events
Thursday, April 12th, 6:00-9:00pm
Hot Club of Clinton Corners—Gypsy Jazz
Friday, April 13th, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30-9:30pm
Bob Stump and the Mountain Boys
Thursday, April 19th, 6:00-9:00pm
John Scanlon Duo–Jazz
Friday, April 20th, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, April 21st, 6:30-9:30pm
Too Blue—Bluegrass & Swing
Thursday, April 26th, 6:00-9:00pm
Susie Dean Trio—Jazz
Friday, April 27th, 6:00-9:00pm
Grass Fed Bluegrass Band
Saturday, April 28th, 6:30-9:30pm
Hot Club of Clinton Corners—Gypsy Jazz
Come support local beer and wine, local food and local music!
Upcoming Sunday Events
Swing Dancing with Crazy Feet Pete Band
Sunday, April 15th, 1:30pm-5pm
Crazy Feet is a hot swing dance band from Poughkeepsie, NY.
All the band members have been playing various types of music for decades,
and we all agree that playing swing for dancers is just the best!
Crazy Feet Pete leads the band, and his fifteen years of experience swing dancing ensures that when the band plays, the dancers wanna dance. John Scanlon, who plays keyboards and helps on vocals, is a seasoned musician from Long Island who has playedblues, pop, and jazz with bands too numerous to mention. Ron Knittle plays tenorand barritone sax, and man, can he play – smokin! Rob Snyder does much more than simply keep the beat on
drums. His inspired playing keeps lindy hoppers hoppin!
Music begins at 1:30pm and Dancing at 2pm. (Beginners lesson FREE with dance admission) Light Wild Hive menu available—Always fresh, local & seasonal! $10.00 Cover Charge; No partner necessary; Non-Smoking; Wood dance floor; Plenty of parking available.
Beer Tasting Event
Sunday, April 22st 5:00pm-6:30pm
Back by popular demand, a Beer Tasting featuring Local, Regional and European Micro-Brews hosted by Christopher Leach, former Keegan Ales brewer, experienced home brewer and local beer distributor. (Read More)
Tonight’s tasting, “Ale Vs’ Lager” will feature Stoudts Pilsner and Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale, Saratoga Lager and Otter Creek Copper Ale followed by Paulaner Salvator and Ommegang Abbey Ale. You will also have the opportunity to sample a superb selection of Chef Sylvan Perez’s delicious finger foods prepared specifically to pair with each brew.
Class Fee $20.00 Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cajun Dancing with ZydeGroove
Sunday, May6th 3:00pm-6:00pm
Easy going, fun, layed back, warm, romantic, fresh, melodic, and retro — ZydeGroove promises a great dance experience above all else. We’re a friendly band of folks from the Hudson Valley and nearby. ZydeGroove has a great repertoire culled from years of immersion in Zydeco — it’s a mix of good old zydeco and fun you can really groove to.
Music and dancing begins at 3:00pm. (Beginners lesson FREE with dance admission) Light Wild Hive menu available—Always fresh, local & seasonal! $10.00 Cover Charge; No partner necessary; Non-Smoking; Wood dance floor; Plenty of parking available.
Wild Hive Gardening Series
Saturday, May 5th, 10:00-11:00am
Location – Wild Hive Mill/Granary
Whether you are downsizing your garden, have limited space or just want to add a touch of color to your home, containers are the perfect solution. Explore the possibilities of creating gardens in these small spaces. Choosing containers and plants, design, potting and care will be demonstrated.
Instructor: Michelle Keeley is a freelance garden designer in Clinton Corners providing garden design and installation, consulting and coaching. She has taught garden design and ecological landscape design at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies. A lifelong gardener, Michelle has certificates in landscape design and gardening from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She is a Master Gardener Volunteer with the Cornell Cooperative Extension where she has worked on designs for the Bird and Butterfly garden, various display gardens, lectures and information desks. Class Fee: $20
Additional Gardening Topics Include:
Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Organic Garden Pest Control
Organic Gardening 365 Days of the Year
Summer Cooking Classes
Kids Can Like Vegetables
Weds, 6/20 & 6/27 6:30-8:30pm
Vegetables are good for children, but getting kids to eat their veggies is not always easy. This course will give you recipes that kids will eat. Some recipes will hide the vegetables so kids won’t even know they’re eating them (Black Bean Brownies and Squash Pancakes) and others will make them so delicious kids will eat vegetables they can recognize (Apple-Glazed Carrot Coins). The recipes will include main dishes, side dishes and dessert. Everyone will have a chance to sample what is cooked, and go home with the recipes. Students do not need advanced cooking skills to take this course. Instructor: Jay Levine
Two Wednesdays, $45 plus $15 materials fee
Introduction to Food Preservation
Saturday, 7/21 9:00-1:00pm
Are you concerned about the ingredients in the food you eat, a CSA share or vegetable garden and don’t know what to do with all those veggies? Learn the equipment and methods to preserve vegetables and fruits by canning, freezing, and drying. Recipes will include low-sugar jam, butternut squash pancakes and salsa (time permitting). Students will have a chance to try new techniques and go home with the recipes and samples. Students do not need advanced cooking skills to take this course.
Instructor: Jay Levine
1 session (4 hrs) , $45 plus $15 materials fee
Register for all classes and events by emailing email@example.com. Reserve your space and pay at the door!
Farm Partner Spotlight – Meadowland Farm
Meadowland Farm produces all natural grass fed Angus beef, lamb, goat, rabbit and poultry. They sell breeding stock as well as freezer meats by the piece as well as by the whole half and quarter. They also have traditional and heritage breed turkeys for sale around thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as ‘cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees (Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Fraser Fir). All of Meadowland Farm’s products are raised healthfully, on a small scale, by family members. What could be better?
You are welcome to visit the farm at any time to purchase Meadowland products. They ask that you call first to make sure someone will be at the farm to assist you.
Wild Hive Catering Brings the Local Touch to Your Celebration!
Wild Hive Catering brings a fresh approach to catering. Everything is made from scratch with top quality local ingredients. We source from our fellow local farmers who are as committed as we are to raising food that is primarily organic, and is respectfully and humanely raised here in the Hudson River Valley. The care and integrity that goes into our food enhances any occasion at which it is served. Let Wild Hive Make Your Spring Party or Celebration Wildly Successful! To plan your menu Call Chef Sylvan Perez at 845-266-5863.