With farmers' markets now proliferating in the southern Adirondacks, it's appropriate to review the market that lead the way and recognize the venue's founder Teresa Whalen and her tole in promoting fresh local, nutritious food for all.
With small agriculture and local produce markets flourishing throughout the North Country, Adirondack Harvest has announced the location of region farmer’s markets for the 2014 season.
In Warren, Essex and Saratoga Counties, locally-grown fatural food direct from the farm is becoming more convenient, accessible, and lower in price.
Despite the wealth of factors in favor of the Lewis Family Farm, owner Sandy Lewis is frustrated at the one commodity that has slipped through his grasp.
Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS
Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.
While other counties in New York State regionalized their recycling and composting over the last two decades, Warren County abandoned the practice, leaving its individual towns to decide how to deal with the procedures. The result has been a widespread lack of lack of simple measures that could be earning towns revenue while providing soil-enrichment products for local citizens. A group of citizen activists now are urging towns so adopt practices that have proven to make money, while providing a valuable service for their residents.
A farm located in the remote rural mountain-town of Thurman that raises goats and other creatures with humane practices — and creates world-class cheeses — was hailed recently in a new Manhattan-based webzine.
Have an interest in gardening? Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now seeking volunteers for their Master Gardener program that teaches others to grow various vegetables, flowers and plants successfully.
The horses, taken from the Wing and a Prayer Farm in Essex Sept. 18 through 20 after an investigation, led to charges against owner Shelley Wing and daughter, Emily, on counts of animal cruelty. On Oct. 9, the horses were deemed to be property of the county after Wing was unable to pay a bond for their care.
Area farmers committed to providing fresh, natural food to local residents were represented in Adirondack Harvest's display at the nationally renowned Farm Aid event in Saratoga Springs.
Festivities are set for Friday Oct. 13 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Warren County Municipal Center. In 1963, it's suburban-style campus was hailed as an innovation that other municipalities would emulate.
Thurman farmers and friends will celebrate Saturday their heritage of coaxing a living from fields and forests during the Thurman Fall Farm Tour.
Discerning diners have enjoyed the top-quality cage-free turkeys of Whitefield's Farm for years. Now, after obtaining a processing license from the state, Don and Michelle Whitefield can sell their whole turkeys as well as processed poultry products to restaurants and through retail outlets.
Paul Smith’s College will continue to allow students to hunt on college owned land.
“There’s nothing in the SAFE Act that prevents a college from allowing a student to store a firearm on a campus,” said Phil Fiacco, Director of Campus Safety at Paul Smith’s.