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Harvest Fair at Heather Ridge Farm, a Fundrraiser for the NY Wildlife Rescue Center

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September 25, 2019 12:26 pm

PRESTON HOLLOW — The annual Harvest Fair at Heather Ridge Farm, Saturday, Sept 28, will be raising funds for the New York Wildlife Rescue Center and Barnyard Sanctuary of Middleburgh, NY.

The Fair will run from 11am-3pm, and admission is free for everyone. Come celebrate the season’s bounty with local farmers, artisans, musicians, craftspeople, and more. An auction with professional auctioneer Peter Brouwer will start at 2 to raise money for the NY Wildlife Rescue Center and Sanctuary. There will be silent bidding as well as live bidding. The Root Beer Ice Cream Social tent will offer glasses of Patent Root Beer and root beer floats. All proceeds from the sale of the root beer drinks will be donated to the Rescue Center. Tickets for a 50-50 raffle will be available at the Root Beer tent.

Visit with Wes Laraway, director of the Wildlife Rescue Center and Barnyard Sanctuary, and meet The Birds of Prey, as featured on National Geographic TV, to learn more about everything owls, hawks, and falcons. Learn more about these two important non-profit organizations. Donations can be made directly.

Peruse local vendors including CeCe’s Wool, Wild Hudson Valley (ginseng) and Under the Nose (fudge and ceramics) and I.U. Trip Antiques. There will be sample tastings of wines from Middleburgh Winery. Help farmer John press apple cider. The Bees Knees Café will also open and be serving food from 11am-3pm.

Heather Ridge Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved livestock and poultry farm that has worked with The Wildlife Rescue Center and Barnyard Sanctuary for over a decade. Llamas and alpacas adopted from the sanctuary have been critical in the operation the farm. Injured wildlife found on the farm have been rehabilitated and released. Heather Ridge recognizes the valuable services this organization provides to the animals, the community and to local farms.

For more information about the Harvest Fair at Heather Ridge Farm visit their website at or call 518-239-6234. Vendor applications are still being taken, as well as items for donation to the fundraising auction. The NY Wildlife Rescue Center is a non-profit, and donations are tax deductible.

The Harvest Fair will be from 11am-3pm, at Heather Ridge Farm, 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow.


Wes Laraway, Farmer John Harrison pressing fresh apple cider

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Wes Laraway of the NY Wildlife Rescue Center inspecting a weak and starving Great Horned Owl that was brought in by Heather Ridge Farm. The owl was released back on the farm after being rehabilitated.

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Farmer John Harrison will be pressing apples for a sample taste of fresh apple cider.