BALLSTON -- The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business & Professional Association has released a new brochure promoting 40 farm businesses and artisan studios located in the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District.
The first-time effort will be celebrated during a lunch being held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Ellms Farm in Charlton.
The "Shop-Taste-Tour" map is designed to help consumers become aware of working farms that have retail sales, farm stands, farm stores, homemade gourmet food purveyors, artisan workshops and other venues within the school district, which encompasses parts of Ballston, Charlton and Clifton Park.
The brochure includes a numbered map and brief descriptions of each of the businesses, which range from farms, orchards and wineries to farms offering duck and chicken eggs, herbs, bedding plants and perennials.
The brochure is available at the Ballston Town Hall, the Town of Ballston Community Library, Shank & Falvey Insurance on Route 50, Mail N More on Route 50 and at the Saturday farmers' market. A digital version is also available at www.bhblbpa.com.
The brochure was funded through the town's Farmland Preservation and Protection Committee and the business and professional association.