Albany area chefs take to the farm for Schoharie fundraiser–slideshow
The Business Review
June 19, 2013
Barber’s Farm was one of dozens of farms in the Schoharie Valley whose crops were wiped out by flood waters when Tropical Storm Irene ravaged the region in August 2011.
The fifth-generation farmers also lost their family home when the first floor flooded. They are building a new house, this one on higher ground. “We knew that as long as we had our resources—our family and our land—we could make it,” Cindy Barber told a group of 20 Capital Region chefs who toured the farm on June 17.
There, the chefs met 15 other Schoharie farmers whose crops also were flooded out by the storm. The chefs are cooking a six-course meal for the June 29 fundraiser, Bounty of the County, being held at The Carrot Barn at Schoharie Valley Farms.
Click photo at right for a slideshow of the chefs touring Barber’s Farm. For more information on Bounty of the County click here.