Monday, October 19, 2009

Buy Local

Jonathan Green published a book to make buying local easy and affordable. It's called the Local Living Guide. We talked to him at the Farmers' Market located at High Rock Park in Saratoga. In the book you receive discounts at the farmers' market, restaurants, entertainment, and other products and services from locally-owned businesses.
I went to Beverly's in downtown Saratoga the day after I bought the book and got a free breakfast with the purchase of one. I'm on a workingman's diet so I ate two breakfasts and didn't ask Justin or Adam if they wanted any.

The Farmers' Market location and schedule is:
Wednesday, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
High Rock Ave.

Winter Market: November - April
Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
Division Street Elementary School

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Farmony trailer includes clips from the Randles' family farm, Argyle Cheese Farmer in Argyle NY and the Hayes' family farm, Sap Bush Hollow located just south of Cobleskill, about 50 minutes west of Albany.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farmony trailer

Farmony (Harvest Fest trailer) from DreamBig Media Group on Vimeo.

Harvest Festival

It's past midnight and Railbird and Dream Big Media are celebrating the end of a big day. It was the first (hopefully annual) Harvest Fest at The Mouzon House in Saratoga Springs. The day started out hectic but it all worked itself out in the end. We sold 22 ticket online and about 100 showed up!! Which is a good thing... AND we've learned what to expect for next year and how to work out the kinks. Overall a great success. Many thanks to Jonathan Green of the Local-Living Guide, David De Lozier of Eco-Living Magazine, Bob Millis, and all the sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. Also a very special thanks to my family Dave, Dianne and Katie Pedinotti and Denise Desmond for volunteering their hardwork and pulling together to make it all happen.
Dream Big and Railbird showed the movie trailer three times and it stirred up a lot of great conversation which is what the Farmony project is all about! Thank you to all who attended Harvest Fest and please stay in touch!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In the making

On Saturday, September 26th from noon until 3, indie rock band Railbird and production company Dream Big Media Group announces the making of a documentary on the necessities of local farms and the health benefits of their fresh products. The announcement will be made via a raw cut preview of the beautifully-shot film-to-be, involving interviews with farmers and an original song written for The Argyle Cheese Farmer by Sarah Pedinotti of Railbird.