Here are some of the local producers at the heart of Week 9 Food & Film Festival

  • Grapes at 21 Brix Winery start to ripen on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at 21 Brix Winery in Portland, NY. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Locally Sourced

Wheels of Wanderer cheese rest in the aging room on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Reverie Creamery in Mayville, NY. After the cheese is aged for 6 months it is washed in a porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company to provide a malty flavor to the brine. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

This week’s Chautauqua Food & Film Festival will bring artisan food producers from

throughout Western New York to the Institution for cooking demonstrations,

competitions and tastings. Among the participants are local artisans of the Chautauqua Lake

area. Wine and food from 21 Brix Winery, Green Heron Growers and Reverie Creamery are

just a sampling of the many gastronomic pleasures that will be around the grounds all week.

Julie Rockcastle takes a seat with her dog in the Shiitake Mushroom Yard on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Green Heron Growers in Sherman, NY. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Shiitake Mushrooms grow on logs in the Mushroom Yard on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Green Heron Growers in Sherman, NY. Green Heron prepares every piece of wood with Shiitake spawn to produce the mushrooms. HALDAN KIRSCH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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The author Haldan Kirsch

Haldan Kirsch is a staff photographer from Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. He is currently earning a master’s degree in photography from Ohio University and plans to graduate in May 2019. Haldan also loves to travel. He lived in Rome for two and a half years and has visited 14 different countries.