The 2019 Fire Feast is Coming

June 21, 2019
Photo Courtesy of Arthur Gonick,

Three years ago, I attended the first Fire Feast at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, and it honestly changed my life.

I walked into the event and couldn’t believe how secluded it felt once I drove down the property, even though West Ave was right there. There were moments I actually forgot where I was, because it just didn’t seem possible that we were still right in the heart of Saratoga Springs.

But we were. And this community garden has grown tremendously over the last three years.

When I got engaged in October, the very first place that came to mind to get married was Pitney Meadows, and even though they had never done a wedding, the fire feast was all I wanted.

Yeah, a fire feast themed wedding. You’ll see next year when I bring it to life. Just wait!

Until then, you have another chance this year to see the amazing community farm and support their growth by attending the Pitney Meadows Fire Feast on Tuesday, July 30th. Tickets are on sale NOW, and if you purchase them before June 30th, there’s a discount applied to the cost: Buy them HERE!

All proceeds from the Fire Feast support their programs, including:

  • Children’s Greenhouse and Educational Programs
  • Community Gardens
  • Farm to School Program providing fresh, healthy produce for the entire Saratoga Springs City School District 
  • Our Giving Garden, which helps provide produce to 20,000 food insecure households in
    our community through our partnership with Franklin Community Center

Please note: *Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization actively involved in preserving the Pitney Farm and creating an agricultural community resource for all. Your contribution, ticket purchase or sponsorship, is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.*

Photo Courtesy of Arthur Gonick,

Okay so you might be wondering… what is a fire feast? Well, it’s quite simple. It’s a dinner cooked over open fire, where attendees can meet the chefs cooking their food, learn about where the food came from and find out exactly how it was prepared before eating it.

Can you see why I fell in love three years ago?

The event features five open-fire pits, each manned by two regional guest chefs.

Here’s the layout of the event:

Cocktail Hour/Registration

Assorted passed hors d’oeuvres from local chefs including Jim Gold, Druthers, Kim Klopstock, Airstream Catering, others. Elihu Lamb prepared chef Michael Blake. A collection of regional cheeses with pickles, spreads, and preserves as well as various breads fired over the pits.

Main Event

Vegetable Pit:

Rory Moran and Didi Emmons

Producer—Pitney Meadows Community Farm and various market growers

Seafood Pit:

Alex Baker and Michel Hunter

Producer – Moby Rick’s seafood

Beef Pit:

Dan Spitz and Josh Colletto

Producer – Mack Brook Farm

Poultry Pit:

Nathan Gould Chris Bonniver


Mushroom Pit:

Tara Norvell and Michael Lapi



Kevin London

Producer – Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Dessert Pit:

Michael Blake and Kim Klopstock


Besides the cooking, there will be live entertainment by Richie Ortiz during cocktail hour, followed by the Garland Nelson Ensemble providing entertainment during dinner and dancing after!

Guys…. this event is going to be epic. The BEST food, the BEST entertainment, and the prettiest venue you never knew we had in Saratoga. I truly hope to see you all there!

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