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June 28, 2013

'Bounty of the County' to aid Schoharie relief efforts

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The Artisan Market, a free event sponsored by The Apple Barrel Country Store and Café, Hessian Hill Farms and Hive, will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 20 local artists and producers will showcase products local to Schoharie County, including hand-crafted fine cheeses and other dairy products, pasture-raised meats, homemade fudge, cookies and candy, locally produced wine, beer and spirits, and herbs, as well as locally made candles, soaps, lip balm, lotions and salves, handspun yarn, felted items, wool blankets, quilts, handmade jewelry, pottery, hand-woven baskets and photographs.

In addition, live music and a petting zoo will make this a family-friendly event. Various county restaurants will also be offering food produced from local, seasonal ingredients.

Many farms and businesses are still recovering from losses caused by Irene, organizers said. 

“The need is even greater now after the flash flooding of last weekend,” SALT Executive Director Sarah Goodrich said in a media release. “Morale is very low among the many folks who were hit again.”

SALT has raised $1 million dollars to assist in recovery efforts, but returning to a state of normalcy from this history-making natural disaster still requires considerable support. 

“We really need funds to keep the effort moving ahead, as we are supported primarily by private donations,” Goodrich continues.

To purchase tickets for the dinner, or for more information, visit www.saltrecovery.org or call (518) 702-5017.

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