Fire Feast Shows How Delicious Summer Can Be

The Fire Feast on the Farm was everything that organizers John Sconzo and Sandy Arnold had envisioned it would be – and more. 

Built, electrified, and equipped with a carpeted plywood floor in just three weeks, our new high tunnel proved to be an extraordinary new venue for Saratoga Springs events. New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball and Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen attended, Bill and Kathy Pitney were celebrated, the entertainment was fabulous, dozens of sponsors came forward with contributions of all kinds, nearly 300 people bought tickets, and more than 30 paid extra to join the Honorary Committee

  In brief remarks, New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball congratulated PMCF on its rapid development. Still suited from a long day in Albany, he's flanked on the left here by Fire Feast Chair and PMCF Vice President John Sconzo, Mayor Joanne Yepsen, and Kathy and Bill Pitney. To the right are Fire Feast Vice Chair and PMCF Board member Sandy Arnold, PMCF Board member and Chair of Buildings & Grounds Paul Arnold, and PMCF President Katie Petronis. 

In brief remarks, New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets Richard Ball congratulated PMCF on its rapid development. Still suited from a long day in Albany, he's flanked on the left here by Fire Feast Chair and PMCF Vice President John Sconzo, Mayor Joanne Yepsen, and Kathy and Bill Pitney. To the right are Fire Feast Vice Chair and PMCF Board member Sandy Arnold, PMCF Board member and Chair of Buildings & Grounds Paul Arnold, and PMCF President Katie Petronis. 

The food was extraordinary, of course. It was prepared by “pit crews” led by nationally known chefs and bartenders who had come to Saratoga Springs from as far away as Oregon and New Orleans to support sustainable farming and education in agriculture. 

The Fire Feast was “a stunning reminder of just how delicious summer can be,” wrote Daniel Berman on his Fussy Little Blog. “It did a great job of putting this farm on the map, and getting people excited about what’s to come. I can’t wait to see what they do next.” 

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