Cocktails + Sales // FREE // Friday, November 28, 5-9 PM


Kicking off the Farm + Flea weekend with spirits and fun will be the Black Friday Soirée, from 5 ­ 9 PM.

Admission is free and open to the public. The soirée is an opportunity for shoppers to celebrate and peruse selected food and beverage purveyors in advance of the weekend. The array of tastings and offerings includes craft cider, beer and bourbon; fresh oysters; tonics, elixirs, bitters, and potions, local pork belly sandwiches, impeccable cheeses, witchy wreaths and garlands; lacto­fermented hot sauces; and more by the likes of Nine Pin Cider, Chatham Brewing, Hillrock Distillery, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Raven and Boar, Poor Devil Pepper Co., Chaseholm Farm, Good Fight Herb Co., and Farmhand Flowers.

A signature cocktail will be created for the event with all­local ingredients from Hudson Standard, Harvest Spirits, Lady Jayne’s Alchemy and Comb Gin. Music will be provided by DJ Dan Bunny of John Doe Records and Georgia & Co.

Friday night also features a book signing by Tessa Edick, the Founder and Executive Director of FarmOn! Foundation, who will be selling and signing copies of her newest book “Hudson Valley Food and Farming.” There will also be a chance to preview “For The Record”, a “newsletter­format compendium of ridiculousness” described as if “The Farmer’s Almanac, the Whole Earth Catalog, and a Garbage Pail Kid had a baby and no one knew who the father OR the mother was by local collector and purveyor of thoughts Johnny Misheff!”