Presenting a special evening to support sustainable farming and education in agriculture.


At least five nationally and internationally renowned farm-to-table chefs will be featured at a “fire feast” to be hosted by Pitney Meadows Community Farm (PMCF) on Tuesday, August 1. The focus of the multi-course dinner will be five live-fire pits, each of which will be directed by a celebrated guest chef.


Also in the spotlight will be PMCF’s new 42 x 148-foot Harnois “high tunnel”, which will serve as both an event space and a greenhouse for growing vegetables. With a floor one-tenth the size of a football field, it will accommodate as many as 300 people for this “farm fashionable” sit-down dinner.


“Fire Feast on the Farm will be a signature Saratoga Springs event that speaks uniquely to the values of Pitney Meadows Community Farm and makes a substantial contribution to our important initiatives in sustainable farming, education, and farmer training,” said John Sconzo, a PMCF board member who launched Slow Foods Saratoga in 2008 and now leads culinary tours around the world.


Supporting each lead chef will be a “pit crew” that includes a distinguished local chef and local culinary students. Each pit also will have its own bar directed by a mix of prominent national and local bartenders pairing a cocktail with the dish from that pit. Each station also will prepare a vegetarian/vegan dish.
All foods other than seafood will be sourced as locally as possible. Many of the vegetables will be grown on the Pitney Farm.

Favorite area musicians will perform throughout the evening, which will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $200.



Sponsorship Options Available
Tickets are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law


Guest chefs and bartenders will include:

    Victoria Blamey

    Pit Master

    Has received glowing reviews for her current work as Executive Chef at the re-born Chumley's in NYC

      Brendan Dillon

      Bar Master

      Owner and bartender of 19th century styled Hamlet & Ghost in downtown Glens Falls

        Chase White

        Bar Master

        His bartending background includes 3 Michelin-star Saison in SF and Mace and Attaboy in NYC

          Eamon Rockey

          Bar Master

          A cocktail master whose resume includes Eleven Madison Park, Atera, Aska and Betony

            Daniel Burns

            Dessert Master

            The original pastry chef of Copenhagen’s Noma and former head of R&D at The Fat Duck and Momofuku

              Joel Viehland

              Pit Master

              Former chef of the highly regarded Community Table in CT, now opening the anticipated Ore Hill and Swyft

                Jaime Young

                Pit Master

                Former chef de cuisine at Atera and in 2016 launched the critically acclaimed Sunday in Brooklyn

                  Matt Lightner

                  Pit Master

                  A 2 Michelin-star chef formerly at 2 Michelin-star Atera in New York City

                    Alex Harrell

                    Pit Master

                    His superb New Orleans restaurant, Angeline, fuses the culinary traditions of New Orleans and Alabama’s Gulf Coast

                      Francis Derby

                      Pit Master

                      Master of meat and more at such legendary NYC restaurants as WD-50, Tailor, Momofuku Ssam Bar, and The Cannibal