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This Friday night’s summer barbeque marks the grand finale to Sustainable Table’s Eat Well Guided Tour of America, a 38 day, coast-to-coast, tour of farms, farmers’ markets, and other sustainable outlets en route to the Farm Aid Concert, Sept. 9, 2007 at Randall’s Island in NYC.

Friday’s special event 6:30-9:30p at Gigi’s Market, Greig Farm in Red Hook promises to be an unforgettable night: a gathering of upstate New York’s local farmers, artisans, and musicians. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ with homegrown ingredients and local brews, art installations, and live music.

Admission Fee is only $20 but if you bring a homemade pie, made from local, sustainable ingredients, you don’t have to pay the fee. Enter your pie in the tasting contest, and you could win a pair of tickets to Farm Aid 2007 Concert on 9/9 in NYC.

This soiree looks like a lot of fun, and good eats — highlights of Friday’s celebration include:

Berry Marinated Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork, Heirloom Vegetables, and Local Fruits and Cheeses
Wilfredo Morel’s Steel Imaginations exhibit
World renowned chef Laura Pensiero
Video clips from the Eat Well Guided Tour of America
Tune in on-line at 6:30p.m. EST on 9/7 and watch the live event from anywhere in the world

Directions :
Gigi Market at Greig Farm, 227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY 12571, map it. Drive or take the train, Amtrak to Rhinecliff or the Metro-North Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie. Free shuttle from train to event, must reserve seats by calling (212) 991-1859 or emailing info@eatwellguide.org.

Everyone is invited and it’s only 90 minutes from New York City!
To RSVP, purchase tickets in advance, or for more information, please contact Gigi Market at (845) 758-1999 or info@gigitrattoria.com. Read more about the Eat Well Guided Tour of America at www.sustainabletable.org/roadtrip. Tune in to view the live event from your computer on the eve of 9/7 at www.sustainabletable.org/roadtrip.

Hope to see you there!

Related: Farm Aid 2007 Concert on 9/9, Randall’s Island, NYC. Rain or Shine, beginning at 12noon this SUNDAY — don’t miss this “HOME GROWN FESTIVAL.”