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Awards Luncheon


The Barn at Nettle Meadow Farm, Town of Thurman

2017 Preservation Awards Luncheon  | Nettle Meadow Farm, Thurman
Monday, September 18

AARCH is delighted to announce that our 2017 Preservation Awards Luncheon will be held at Nettle Meadow Farm in Thurman, where we will honor the best preservation projects of the year and the people and organizations behind them! Please join us for an afternoon full of the stories of buildings, projects, people, and the communities that collectively exemplify the 2017’s best-of preservation in the Adirondacks.

The Nettle Meadow Farm won a 2016 Preservation Award for their restoration of the 1903 barn for public and agricultural use. Sheila Flanagan and Lorraine Lambiasi bought the property in 2005, by which time the old barn was already sagging badly. They had their friend and local contractor shore up the structure to keep it from collapsing. They then set to work establishing Nettle Meadow Farm as a goat and sheep dairy and creamery, producing a wide variety of award-winning cheeses, including: chevres, Fromage Blanc, Kunik, Nettle Peaks, Three Sisters, Partridge Mountain Reserve, and Penny’s Pride. Their production has grown from 25,000 to 100,000 pounds of cheese in 2014 and their products are widely available in major supermarket chains, through distributors, and in scores of small gourmet and specialty shops. At the same time, they established the Joseph F. Kemp Memorial Animal Sanctuary on the farm to care for animals too old or disabled to be productive. Recently, several of their cheeses won prestigious U.S. Cheese Championships.

The awards program is a highlight of our year and is truly inspirational.  You won’t want to miss it!

Tickets are $50 per person and includes a multi-course farm-fresh lunch prepared by Nettle Meadow Farm (sample menu shown above).  Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE or by calling AARCH at 518-834-9328.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

See the list of the 2016 Preservation Award winners HERE.

Learn more about the AARCH Preservation Awards HERE.

 Thank You to Last Year’s Sponsors:


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