Labor Day weekend events

Main Street Farm in Livingston Manor. Hey, nice mural!

We can hardly believe it as we type it but Labor Day is here!

September 3, 10 to 11 am
Latin for Gardeners
Catskill Native Nursery
607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson
Phone: (845) 626-2758
We all know that once you get started, Latin names offer a surefire, easy way to identify specific plants and quickly find related ones. But how do you get started? Writer, former Latin teacher, and nursery employee John Kuhner will give a brief introductory class on Latin pronunciation, the most useful botanical Latin terms, the fun botanists have at plants' expense, and the books you need to investigate further. Bring your Latin questions, your unpronounceable plant names, and general curiosity. Suggested contribution of $5 when we pass the basket. If it rains we will hold the session in our barn.

September 3, 12 to 3 pm
Farmstock Tour - final tour of the year!
Bridle Hill Farm
190 Hemmer Road, Jeffersonville
Phone: (845) 482-3993
Western trail ride, grooming, saddling demonstrations. Presented by the Sullivan County Farm Network. Admission fee: adults $6, kids $4.

September 4, 10 am to 5 p m
Bovina Farm Day
Weber Road, Bovina
Phone: (607) 832-4418
A day of ‘down on the farm’ fun for everyone. Come and meet your local farmers. Gathering for locally grown producers to display their products. $5 per car.

September 4, 11 am to 5 pm
Tunes 'n' Tomatoes 2011!
West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith
Live music all day! Kids activities throughout from the Oneonta World of Learning and the Dirtmeister; Uncle Rock and the Playthings’ Dance Party; hear and join in with the Delaware County Complaints Choir; the Homegrown String Band will play their acoustic roots music with step-dancing demonstrations; Story Laurie & Ira McIntosh provide music and storytelling; Jesse's Backyard Orchestra will play a mash-up of blues, Brazilian, Americana & jazz,Rob Hunt Swing Band plays favorites. Fabulous baked goods! Scrumptious food — locally grown and prepared meats by NYFarm2Door & delicious vegetarian dishes. Jam-packed silent auctions of fine art, antiques, recycled treasures, and goods! Antique appraiser on-site. $15 adults/$5 under 19/free 5 and under. Rain or shine.

September 4, 11 am to 4 pm
Bethel Woods Harvest Festival: Alpaca Festival
200 Hurd Road, Bethel
Phone: (845) 295-2448
La Mantequilla Alpaca Fashions and Friends bring live alpacas, exhibits, spinners and weavers to the festival. A boutique will offer diverse products. Complimented by music, food and wine this event is a festival favorite to kick off the harvest season. The Sullivan County SPCA will also be on site offering information and adoption opportunities. $2.00 Parking; Free Admission.

September 4, 1 pm
'When Cauliflower was King'
Morgan Outdoors
Main Street, Livingston Manor
Join Morgan Outdoors and Main Street Farm in the village of Livingston Manor for an author discussion with local writer Diane Galusha. Her book on the cauliflower-growing industry in the Catskills will be discussed followed by local food tastings across the street at Main Street Farm.