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Branding produce, collaboration, food processors envisioned to boost farming in Adks.

For the past 80 years, agriculture has been virtually dormant in the southern Adirondacks. Recently, with the interest in building a sustainable economy and consuming fresh local high-quality foods, farming in the area has re-emerged. Making a living in agriculture here, however, has been a formidable challenge — and ideas are now being shared on how to do it.

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NY21: Walking between the rows with Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf says strengthening regional food systems and growing infrastructure are the best ways to boost the district's agricultural industry.

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Essex County Cheese Tour to highlight three small-scale local creameries

While big names like the Chateaugay-based MaCadam have put the North Country on the map when it comes to the dairy biz, three small-scale creameries have sprouted in Essex County within the past half-decade.

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Local food producer? NYS wants you

New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball encouraged companies that make food, drink, and other agricultural products in New York on Monday, Sept. 15 to consider exhibiting their products at the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Adirondack Harvest preps weeklong food and farm festival

Countywide farm booster Adirondack Harvest has planned a week of farm tours, outdoor meals and small business engagement

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Taste NY brings North Country flavor to rest of state

New York State's agriculture, beer and wine industries are thriving. A new state initiative aims to deliver these products directly onto kitchen tables.

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Senator Charles Schumer stumps in Saranac Lake for high-tech grant money

Funds would establish degree program at NCCC, fill in-demand jobs at local businesses

“Mechatronics” might be this fall’s local buzzword if North Country Community College locks in federal funds to establish a new degree program.

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Everything you need to know about the Essex County Fair

The Essex County Fair kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 13 in Westport. Click for the skinny on event highlights, local breweries and more.

Mountainside Christian names honor rolls

Mountainside Christian Academy announced its honor rolls for the final marking period of the 2013-14 school year:

Adirondack Community Action Programs to benefit from event

Thinking about running in a marathon this summer?

Honeybee Fund announces 2014 grant recipients throughout Adirondack region

The Honeybee Community Fund has awarded annual grants to the following 28 people, businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in Essex County.

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Where you can find local produce this summer

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.

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Essex cattle farm offers job hopefuls Grade-A status — if they survive the chopping block

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.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

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.

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