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June Jamboree Attracts Hundreds

Our Two-Day Festival Draws
Hundreds in Damp Weather

Despite ominous skies, fans of the sanctuary came out Saturday and Sunday and enjoyed amazing food, music and quality one-on-one farm animal time.

SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM THE EVENT

Special thanks to head chef Ella Nemcova of The Regal Vegan

Many thanks to our dedicated staff:

Phil Deyman, Julie Goodloe, Sophie Keel, Dawnell Kilborne, Rebecca Moore, Deborah DeGraffenreid… and Board Members Dawn Ladd, Dan Piraro and Ashley Lou Smith… and her extra-spicy dehydrated onion rings!

And these noble volunteers: Joshua Katcher, Lindsay Wolf, Stevie Jones and her friend Haley, Jean Rhode, Sheri Silver, Kirsti Gholson, Eva Orlowski, Jen Davis and her mom Gwen, Joanne Ehret, Rachel Kay-Platoni, Nancy Andreassi, David Karopkin, Cassie Karopkin, Dawn Ellsworth, Bob Esposito, Anne Sullivan, Sandy and Sharon, Dawn’s friend Nancy, Eric, Doug Cullen, David Schiller and Melissa Iacono, Steve Stehwein, Nemo Hoffman, Matt Rice and his team of volunteers from Mercy For Animals (list coming soon!)

FOOD! Fabulously inventive food by Ella Nemcova of NYC’s The Regal Veganlike her Curried Tofu “Egg” Salad,Quinoa Black Bean Chimmichurri, Dijon Potatos, Dehydrated Onion Rings. Plus Grilled Corn on the cob with Chipotle Lime “Butter” AND MORE!


Featuring the Hudson Valley’s own Arm of the Sea Mask and Puppet theater troupe performing their legendary Turtle Island Medicine Show. The show is an environmental parable and suitable for kids and adults too.

Original Good with James Mongan oriented the farm’s vibrations properly with their roots n’ reggae jam. James has performed at many of our events, so we weren’t surprised to see the turkeys sportin’ dreads.
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower. Well known as part of the group Ida and more recently Ziggy Marley’s band, Elizabeth and her husband/partner Dan Littleton have made a series of childrens CD’s that are unusual in that adults can actually enjoy them!
Cutleri is an all-female trio from Brooklyn, NY, who play a blend of experimental and folk music. Cutleri is very chameleon-like, and these ladies have also been known to veer off into sea shanties, chamber music, and raucous rhythms.
Not Waving But Drowning – Pinky Weitzman met Mason Brown while fighting over the last known phonofiddle tuning peg at a dusty antiquities market in Damascus. A scuffle broke out, blood was drawn, visas were cancelled, and a lifelong musical bond was forged. What’s not to like?
Mystic Ritual‘s roots go back to Hoboken, N.J. in the early 1990s. This quartet performed around the NYC area at clubs such as the Knitting Factory, The Elbow Room, McGovern’s, Maxwell’s, etc. Members moved to Woodstock in 2003, and recently they performed in the Woodstock area and recorded a new CD.

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS FOOD AND BEVERAGE DONORS:

Coconut Bliss

Made from a base of naturally rich coconut milk and sweetened with agave syrup, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is certified organic, 100% vegan, kosher pareve, and made with certified fair trade ingredients.

Made with 70% real fruit juice and no refined sugars or artificial ingredients.

Soyboy

Dandies Air Puffed Marshmallows

Sunflower Natural Foods Market

Hurley Ridge Market

Bread Alone

Bob’s Red Mill

Chatham Brewing

Mother Earth

Hanover Farms

Adams Fairacre Farms

Bridge Tofu

Migliorelli Farms

Less sweet than typical flavored sodas, GuS has distinctive, dry flavors for discriminating taste buds