Labor Day has now passed and students are back to school and most vacations have now concluded. September usually signals a lull in the action but not at Yorktown’s .
An array of activities continues to be available. Join the “Couples Cooking” on Friday evenings on Oct. 19 and Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.. The cost is $40 per couple. For the younger generation the Farm is offering “Tween Cuisine Cooking Classes” for children 12-15. Learn about good cooking techniques and healthy eating habits with chef and nutrition educator Mary Opfer. The cost for this 3-session series (Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20, and 27 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) is $45. The class is limited to 15 so register online now.
Another intriguing event for adults is “Consciouswine” on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.Hilltop Hanover Farm will host an incredible wine and food experience. The “Farm 2 Table Wine Dinner” features three wines from Oregon’s Youngberg Hill Vineyard paired with Hilltop Hanover Farm produce prepared by Lesley Sutter, Flying Pig chef.
Another interesting program is the “Certificate in Sustainable Vegetable Production,” offered through Westchester Community College at Hilltop Hanover Farm. Also, fall school field visits are now being scheduled. To register for an event, either call the Farm at 962-2368 or visit its website at HilltopHanoverFarm.org
Hilltop Hanover Farm continues to participate in the Yorktown Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9 to 2 through Oct. 27. Enter by way of Veterans’ Road (opposite the track). Just follow the signs. Hilltop Hanover Farm continues to sell the freshest produce there as well as at the Farm itself. To find out more, just call 962-2368 or visit the Farm’s website at HilltopHanoverFarm.org
By Tom McLoughlin, Hilltop Hanover Farm volunteer