Where can I Pick Blueberries near Saratoga NY, Albany NY

July 7th, 2014 by

Blueberry Slide 3You pick Blueberry picking near Albany NY, You pick Blueberry picking near Saratoga NY at Liberty Ridge Farm.

Ah yes, that plump little berry with that sweet, yet tart, bursting flavor that takes over your mouth and has you yearning for more…..

July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s perfect blueberry picking time here in Upstate NY at Liberty Ridge Farm. Picking wild blueberries is a great way to enjoy being outdoors, and you get to take home lots of blueberries to eat. Did you know that blueberries are really good for you? The total antioxidant capacity of blueberries is twice that of spinach and 3 times that of oranges.

Fresh blueberries are in their prime from mid July through August. When picking, select berries that are firm dry, plump, smooth skinned and completely blue, with no hint of red. They’re often coated with a light white coating called “bloom” which actually helps prevent deterioration. Water on the fruit accelerates rotting, so don’t wash them until you are ready to use them. If you store your freshly picked berries in the refrigerator, unwashed and covered, they should last up to two weeks.

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush. At Liberty Ridge Farm you can bring your own bucket or we supply one for you:)  !

Saratoga Barn Wedding venues in Upstate NY

June 12th, 2014 by

Saratoga Barn-themed wedding venues are at the top of today’s wedding trends, featuring rustic charm such as hay bales Barn Wedding Reception Saratoga NYcovered in burlap and mason jars wrapped in twine. Even couples who didn’t grow up in the country are jumping on the “Saratoga barn Wedding-wagon” and adding a bit of Southern charm to their nuptials.

Barn Weddings SaratogaSaratoga Brides and Grooms to be want more than the standard cookie-cutter glitz and glamour. Instead, couples are opting for a more casual way to celebrate their union. Liberty Ridge Farm is known as the Capital Region’s best kept secret when it comes to Barn Weddings in Upstate NY. Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm said she is excited to see the rustic-style trend getting more recognition and growing in popularity.

Saratoga barn weddingsRustic weddings appeal to a broad age range,” Gifford said. “They appeal to anyone who wants to step outside the norm.”

Saratoga Barn weddings showcase a type of simplicity that can only be found in the country. The barn atmosphere at Liberty Ridge Farm allows guests to disconnect from their busy lives and focus on the natural beauty around them.

“I think couples are looking for something that lends itself to a more fun party atmosphere, rather than a reception hall,” Gifford said.

What better place to create this fun, unplugged atmosphere than in the beautiful countryside surrounding Rensselaer County?

Where can I find a Saratoga Barn wedding venue?

June 10th, 2014 by

Saratoga Barn Wedding  Gifford barnWhere can I find a Saratoga Barn wedding venue in upstate NY ?

Did you know Liberty Ridge Farm is the Capital Region’s Best kept secret?
If you are looking for Rustic Barn Wedding, or Country Farm Charm for a unique wedding venue near Saratoga NY, take a peak at the farm.

Some typical questions we are asked;
Can I have my own catering?
Our answer is YES call to discuss options :).  We have a professional kitchen that is available for your caterer.

Do you do outdoor weddings?
Our Answer is Absolutely, We have an event tent up to 4000 square feet with lighting, dance floor and seating for all your guests.

Can we have a campfire?
Our answer is YES, we will build the fire and have it ready for you!

Can we get married on the farm and have our reception too ?
Our answer is Yes we can create the perfect setting for your ceremony & reception!

Call us today, We are willing to answer any of your questions and schedule a tour of the farm for you.
We can be reached at 518-664-1515

Easter Bunny Breakfast Capital Region 2014

March 5th, 2014 by

Hop! Hop! Hop on over to Liberty Ridge Farm for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Breakfast will be held at Liberty Ridge Farm on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. In response to overwhelming Easter Bunny Breakfast Capital Regiondemand for our Easter Bunny Adventure we have continued with scheduled reservation times for 5 breakfast seatings of 8am, 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am & 1pm in the Gifford Barn. After each scheduled breakfast seating is complete, children will commence on their Easter Egg hunts and the farm adventure continues til 2:30pm to allow for leisurely fun visits with the baby farm animals, Pony Rides for $3, photos with the Easter Bunny, cozying around the crackling campfire and more.

Breakfast with the easter bunnyLiberty Ridge Farm is pleased to announce that this is their 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This spring event has become a welcome addition to the festival style fun at Liberty Ridge Farm. All Attendees of the Easter Bunny Adventure will enjoy a buffet breakfast, Children attendees will enjoy an age appropriate Easter Egg Hunt and receive a Liberty Ridge Farm bag with a Golden Ticket, The golden ticket is good for a Single Fall Admission Pass.

This year the Buffet breakfast includes: pancakes, French toast sticks, waffles, scrambled eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast potatoes, sausage patty, bacon, fruit salad, hardboiled eggs and beverages including Coffee, Tea, milk, Orange Juice, Pink Lemonade & Water.

The cost will be $16.95 for kids, $19.95 for adults, with children under 2 admitted for free. Liberty Ridge Farm asks for advance event reservation. Tickets will not be available at the door. If you have questions pertaining to this event please call us 518-664-1515.

2014 Easter Bunny Breakfast Saratoga, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 2014

March 3rd, 2014 by

Easter Bunny 2Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 8am til 2:30pm. Liberty Ridge Farm is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt and this spring event has become a welcome addition to the festival style fun at Liberty Ridge Farm.

IMAG0046All Attendees of the Easter Bunny Breakfast Adventure will enjoy a buffet breakfast, Children attendees will enjoy an age appropriate Easter Egg Hunt leisurely fun visits with the baby farm animals, Pony Rides for $3, photos with the Easter Bunny, cozying around the crackling campfire and more. Each child will receive a Liberty Ridge Farm bag with a Golden Ticket, The golden ticket is good for a Single Fall Admission Pass.

In response to overwhelming demand for our Easter Bunny Adventure we have continued with scheduled reservation times for 5 breakfast seatings of 8am, 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am & 1pm in the Gifford Barn. After each scheduled breakfast seating is complete, children will commence on their Easter Egg hunts and the farm adventure continues til 2:30pm to allow for

This year the Buffet breakfast includes: pancakes, French toast sticks, waffles, scrambled eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Easter Bunny Breakfast 2014Breakfast potatoes, sausage patty, bacon, fruit salad, hardboiled eggs and beverages including Coffee, Tea, milk, Orange Juice, Pink Lemonade & Water.

The cost will be $16.95 for kids, $19.95 for adults, with children under 2 admitted for free. Liberty Ridge Farm asks for advance event reservation. Tickets will not be available at the door. If you have questions pertaining to this event please call us 518-664-1515.

Saratoga Country Barn Wedding, Saratoga Wedding Venue, Barn Wedding Venue

January 20th, 2014 by
Barn Weddings Near Saratoga NY

Barn Weddings Near Saratoga NY

Planning your Saratoga Wedding that is a little rustic, a little high end, and a little southern hospitality can be as easy as call Liberty Ridge Farm. Saratoga Wedding venues with a picture perfect location down a country road in Schaghticoke, NY.

Today Liberty Ridge Farm is an all-in-one wedding location that diligently delivers a unique and unforgettable experience. The farm amenities include the Gifford Barn Facilities that can host your event; from breakfasts to banquets, from meetings to matrimony. An event at the Gifford Barn will create memories that will last a lifetime! Panoramic views, fresh air, and acres of picturesque countryside make Liberty Ridge Farm an ideal location. The Gifford Barn is open year-round for parties, business meetings, holiday gatherings, retreats and weddings.

LIberty Ridge Farm wedding planners allow brides to choose their own vendors or work with some of their favorites, and if Wedding venues Saratoga NYdecorating isn’t quite your thing, let the talented staff create the table displays and ambiance you’ve always imagined.

Even if your not exactly a country wedding kind of girl? Consider having an elegant outdoor Tent wedding that brings you closer the the elements. A tent wedding at LIberty Ridge Farm is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list. From elegance to rustic charm, it serves as a perfect setting for receptions. Outdoor receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in the festive event tent that boasts a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choices of elegant or casual seating options. Call us today to schedule your tour 518-664-1515

Planning your Saratoga Wedding, Rustic Charm Wedding or Blue Jean wedding in the Capital Region of NY

January 15th, 2014 by

Country Wedding Venues UpstatePlanning your Saratoga, NY wedding and choosing your Saratoga, NY Wedding venue doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.  The Staff at Liberty Ridge Farm know planning a wedding in the Capital Region of NY takes alot of steps.  We help brides and grooms to be with alot of choices by making choosing a wedding venue, reception options and catering near Saratoga.  Wedding planning  is the first step to all the joy you will experience on your special day.

When choosing a Saratoga, NY wedding venue it is important to know what kind of atmosphere you desire.  Are you thinking about a Rustic wedding? Or do you want it to be Elegant?  Have you thought about a relaxed wedding with a Barbecue and Blue Jeans? Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, NY has all of the above, with convenient choices that the wedding staff and planners can assist you with in one location.

Barn Wedding Capital ReigonLiberty Ridge Farm helps you plan your wedding with options for your ceremony, reception and cocktails, decorations and more.  Liberty Ridge Farm has outdoor wedding options and indoor wedding options that cater to all tastes ?

To schedule a tour of Liberty Ridge Farm,  just 20 minutes outside Saratoga call 518-664-1515 to see what the areas best kept wedding secret has to offer you and your guests.

Plan your Saratoga Barn Wedding, Saratoga Country Wedding, Saratoga Farm Weddings

January 13th, 2014 by

Saratoga Wedding aerialSaratoga Barn Weddings, Saratoga Country Chic weddings and Saratoga Wedding venues.  Are you planning a Saratoga wedding and looking for something completey different?  Want to have a Saratoga Barn wedding ?  Are you looking for a Saratoga wedding where you can kick back and relax in blue jeans or a chic event with refined elegance and bow ties.  Stop looking and start planning with a visit to Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke NY.  At Liberty Ridge Farm you will find the Capital Region’s best kept wedding secret just 20 minutes from Saratoga.

The Gifford Barn at Liberty Ridge Farm is a Dutch style barn that hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme.  The Gifford Barn features high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables.  The Gifford Barn offers guests the ultimate in country elegance with rustic beauty and picturesque settings for weddings all year round!

The Liberty Ridge Farm Event Tent is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list.  The Event tent can be decorated from Wedding venues Saratoga NYelegance to rustic charm and serves as a perfect setting for receptions.  Saratoga Outdoor Wedding receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in festive atmosphere that boasts a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choices of elegant or casual seating options.   Saratoga Weddings from blue jeans to bow ties, or Saratoga Outdoor wedding celebrations at Liberty Ridge Farm are one of a kind.

Saratoga Rustic Weddings, Barn Weddings Saratoga NY, Country Weddings Saratoga

January 10th, 2014 by

Country Wedding Corn maze PanoramicSaratoga Country Barn Weddings from Blue Jeans to Bow Ties in the Capital Region.  Do you want to get married in a barn?  How about a Country Chic Wedding with a treat?  Liberty Ridge has something unique! Something that makes your guests say wow! Planning your Saratoga Wedding and reception can be all the rage.

Liberty Ridge Farm With a Saratoga Farm Wedding, Barn Wedding or Country venue choice you can only find all of these at one location, your just minutes from a treat at Liberty Ridge Farm.  When looking for a Saratoga Wedding venue that offers something out of the box, located in the rolling hills of Rensselaer, nestled along the scenic Hoosic River, the areas best kept secret has everything your looking for.

Call Liberty Ridge Farm to schedule your tour today – call 518-664-1515

 

 

Fall fun Capital Region , kids Fall Fun , Family Fall Fun Capital Region

September 11th, 2013 by

Capital Region Fall Fun for Families, Friends, Children, Grandparents and all more at Liberty Ridge Farm’s Fall Festival which opens September 21st 2013 and runs until November 11th, 2013.

The Fall Festival begins- With a chill in the fall air, crackling campfires that warm the soul, the smell of Apple Cider donuts and agricultural adventures that include getting lost in the area’s largest and originals cornfield mazes.   Its that time again when the mornings are crisp and we are looking for fall things to do.  Liberty Ridge Farm opens the farm of over 100 acres up to friends, families and guests to enjoy wonderously farm-tastic fall days and nights.

Cornfield maze fall festival 2013Fall days have never been so much fun,filled with a barnyard full of games, activities, shows, and the area’s largest and original cornfield mazes.  Fun , Food and Adventures will wow the kiddos, teens and adults. Liberty Ridge Farm is set on 100 acres of farmland with over 20 hands on agricultural outdoor activities that will engage and entertain all ages.  The apple cider donuts are rolling out of the farm kitchen by the dozens, the pumpkin patch is ready for little feet to find the perfect pumpkin.  Looking for some amazing shows, watch as the pumpkin cannon launches each unfortunate pumpkin up to a 1/4 mile away.  Do you love to see the those little pigs run, come out and see them run their hardest for the pig racing show.

Capital Region Fall fun begins with Liberty Ridge Farm’s shows, attractions, food & adventures filling the fall days.