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Schenectady congregation continues Carrot Fest tradition

Robin Scharf, of Niskayuna, serving carrot cake at the Congregation Agudat Achim 33rd Annual Carrot Festival in Niskayuna on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Robin Scharf, of Niskayuna, serving carrot cake at the Congregation Agudat Achim 33rd Annual Carrot Festival in Niskayuna on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
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Congregation Agudat Achim at 2117 Union St., and its annual Carrot Festival will never be wanting for carrots, or just about any other kind of produce. It was 34 years ago that Agudat Achim members Paul and Rose Westheimer began hauling in carrots from their Schoharie County farm to help make the congregation’s first ever Carrot Festival a smashing success. While the Westheimers sold the farm to Richard and Susan Ball in 1993, the carrots ...


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