Food Artisans And Vendors (2014)


Farmer’s Market:

Coyote Hill Farms

COYOTE HILL FARMS in Johnstown is bringing many flowers, plants and summer vegetables to Buck Moon in July like these lovely foxgloves and herbs.

Rogers Family Orchards

Buck Moon’s weekend farmers market welcomes Johnstown’s ROGERS’ FAMILY ORCHARDS who will bring mid-summer fruits for sale during the festival.

Landreth Seeds

LANDRETH SEED CO. is the oldest Seed House in America, est. in 1784, with more than 900 Heirloom seed varieties, roots, onion, shallot, garlic sets, tubers, Heirloom flower bulbs and more than 50 Dahlia varieties. They also sell Classic Garden tools and equipment. Website:


A partnership, established in 2011 between FMCC and Liberty ARC in Amsterdam, has yielded a beautiful community garden on the college campus and tours will be given throughout the Buck Moon weekend. Also, Liberty’s THROUGH-THE-ARTS Program has regularly scheduled art classes and a shop selling art created by individuals, including paintings, art-themed calendars, notecards, and more. Stop by their vendor booth at the festival & also take the garden tour!

Food Artisans:


Arthur Marc’s Specialty Foods: Chef Arthur Marc will have his specialty food product line at Buck Moon. He has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and has developed and perfected these flavorful, unique foods—including a variety of specialty sauces, mushrooms, olives.  Website:

Bees Of The Woods

The sweet taste of honey! BEES OF THE WOODS APIARY is run by Keith Freeman and Jennifer Ford who started keeping bees in Altamont-NY in 2008 with 2 hives and now have 8. This apiary is chemical free, using only essential oils to prevent the loss of their bees. Visit their Buck Moon booth to learn about honey and beekeeping. They’ll have beeswax candles for sale, too. Website:


The 250-acre rolling fields and woodlands Footehills Farm in Fonda-NY is the home of family-run DANASCARA ARTISAN CHEESE—farmstead sheep’s milk cheese. Visit their booth at Buck Moon for some delicious locally made cheese.

Grandpa Garlic

Try some of GRANDPA’S GARLIC from Walton, organically grown in upstate New York. And, look for their special garlic scrape pesto at Buck Moon.


Deb Mustico of ICE DELITES is bringing all-natural, handmade fruit and flavor blends in packets that, when at home, can be added to wine and blended with ice to make delicious wine slushies. At Buck Moon, taste her non-alcoholic blends of refreshing party mixes and other products.

Mohawk Bakery

Amish-made baked goods for sale at Buck Moon from the MOHAWK BAKERY in Ft. Plain, including pies, breads, whoopie pies, cinnamon rolls and pumpkin rolls

Palatine Cheese

“We do Cheddar better,” says PALATINE CHEESE, locally made in Nelliston-NY. They make Cheddar 40 different ways, including 7 flavors of Cheese Curd, and will set up shop at Buck Moon.

Saratoga Crackers

SARATOGA CRACKERS are All Natural, Preservative Free, Homemade, Soy Free, Vegan Friendly, Hand-Shaped, Meticulously Seasoned, Delicately Baked—and available for sale at Buck Moon. Flavors include: Sea Salt, Rosemary Olive, Beer & Cheddar, Kale Crunch, Sugar & Cinnamon, Everything, and Saratoga Spice & Parmesan. Website:

Saratoga Peanut Butter

SARATOGA PEANUT BUTTER CO. owner Jessica Arceri shows their various products that will be for sale at Buck Moon. “We Started at Nuts And Then Went Crazy!!!”

Whalens Horseradish

WHALEN’S HORSERADISH was established in 1925 in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County-NY and it continues to be the best homemade, hand prepared, coarse-ground horseradish commercially available in Saratoga and the surrounding areas. Come out and try some at Buck Moon! Website:

Food Vendors:

Adirondack Kettle Corn

Made hot & fresh before your eyes, ADIRONDACK KETTLE KORN is coming to Buck Moon and bringing fresh-squeezed lemonade, too. Don’t miss it!

Arthurs II

Ready for some BBQ? ARTHUR’S “ON THE ROAD” is bringing to Buck Moon Southern-style BBQ chicken, pulled pork and ribs—smoked with homemade dry rubs and available with a choice of sauces—and much more. Owner Don Vaillancourt also runs Arthur’s, a full service restaurant on Main Street in Dolgeville-NY.


CHARTWELLS Dining Services provides delicious food for the college all year long and they will be grilling hot sausages & peppers, hot dogs, and corndogs at Buck Moon. You’ll also find homemade chips, water & soft drinks at their booth located just outside the Student Union.

Lanzis II

Ever been to the Annual Johnstown Block Party in August held at Partner’s Pub? Well, the LANZI FAMILY will be serving up those same Block Party special steak sandwiches and black bean burgers at Buck Moon in mid-July. Come get one hot off the grill!

Smoothies on wheels

Who’s ready for a smoothie? Buck Moon is pleased to announce that SMOOTHIES ON WHEELS will be whirring up some delicious and nutritious drinks at the festival.  Website:


STEWART’S SHOPS have signed on to scoop delicious ice cream during our Buck Moon weekend. Yum!


Wineries and Tastings:


AMORICI is a New York Farm Winery, engaging in sustainable farming practices. It is located in Southern Washington County; a short drive from the Capital District. Amorici produces handcrafted, naturally processed wines sourced entirely from New York State grown grapes. Amorici grows four varieties of cold, hearty grapes—Aromella, Kay Gray, Fontenac, and Marquette—others are sourced from the Finger Lakes region and Long Island. Come taste some of their wine at Buck Moon July 12-13. Website:

Hummingbird Hills Winery

“Escape from the Normal”—and they mean it at HUMMINGBIRD HILLS WINERY, mixing many unique blends and flavors to create their products. Situated on a former dairy farm in Fultonville-NY, they are the first active winery in Montgomery County, producing all their wine from their own 22,000 grape vines, and elderberries, apples and dandelions spread over 26 acres while enjoying the company of hummingbirds. Come sample their wine at Buck Moon. Website:

Lakeland Winery

LAKELAND WINERY, founded in 2005 by Syracuse resident Andy Watkins, was the first custom winemaking facility in New York. In addition to its retail sales, Lakeland sells winemaking kits for individuals or groups to make and bottle their own custom wines on the premises. Taste their wines at Buck Moon and find out how to make your own. Website:

Nine Pin

Ever tasted hard cider? Named after the 1770s Dutch form of bowling played by Henry Hudson’s sailors while exploring the upstate NY region, NINE PIN CIDERWORKS delivers the crisp refreshing taste of hard cider in the heart of Albany-NY. Using farm fresh apples from the Hudson Valley & Capital Region, including those grown from seed on the del Peral family farm, Alejandro del Peral crafts delicious NY Hard Cider. Nine Pin is offering tastings and product for sale at Buck Moon. Website:

Thousand Islands Winery

Located on a farm built in 1836, THOUSAND ISLANDS WINERY opened in 2003 in Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County-NY and they produce 22,000 cases a year. One of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, the Thousand Islands Region is an international tourism destination located along the eastern shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Winery was the first winery in the region and boasts, not only acres of vineyards, but breathtaking scenery, a unique tasting room, and award winning wines. Taste their selections at Buck Moon. Website:



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