Area Activity Guide: Fall at Kettle Ridge Farm

Celebrate the Local Harvest!

The opportunity to visit beautiful local farms — especially in the Fall — is one of the perks of living in Western New York. One of our favorites, offering an abundance of delightful programming, is Kettle Ridge Farm. We’ve told you before about the annual opportunity to adopt (or gift) a maple tree. Now Kettle Ridge has expanded the invitation for members of the community to enjoy the fruits of its labors. Here are two more events where you can kick back, relax in a gorgeous outdoor setting, and savor the flavors of Fall — all while supporting local sustainable farming.

Dinner Under the Moon – Wednesday, September 12th

If pancakes aren’t your jam (or if you’d just like to try something a little more savory), Kettle Ridge has a meal for you. Dinner Under The Moon is now being held three times a year with the help of Simply Beautiful Events and Root Catering. Each dinner treats 100 guests to a family-style “showcase of the bounty of small artisanal farms” — with a touch of sweetness from Kettle Ridge’s trees and bees, of course. Come with an open mind because the menu is chef’s choice, prepared from fresh, local, just-procured ingredients. The September 12th meal will be prepared by Chef Kristin Klock and the Root Catering team, and local craft beer, wine, and cocktails are included in the ticket price.

Tickets sell out fast. To get early access to future dinners at Kettle Ridge Farm, sign up for the mailing list on their website.

KettleFest – Saturday, September 15th

KettleFest has been taking place for several years now, and some of the biggest names in Rochester have joined the party. This year’s Fest will be held Saturday, September 15th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The “One-Day Celebration of Local Sustainable Farming and Artisanship” features everything you’d expect from a fun-infused Fall festival, plus a lot more maple syrup and honey. Highlights include live music by three bands, engaging educational workshops and nature walks, tons of activities for the kids, local beer, wine & spirits, and amazing artisans displaying their wares. Don’t miss the family-friendly chicken races or the pancakes. Of course there’ll be pancakes.