Conventional wisdom says it has been a brutal winter here in the North Country. How has this affected local farmers?
Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show
Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.
Maple Brook Farm in Reber has been producing maple syrup for generations. As more upstarts move to the region, Maple Brook has been lending out their expertise.
A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.
Hundreds of elected officials and winter sports enthusiasts descended in Lake Placid Sunday to promote tourism in the region.
A Jay operation has landed a top-notch designation that certifies the farm follows the most humane and environmental practices on pasture.
The new owners of a former Essex storage facility aim to repurpose the rural structure into a processing facility designed to strengthen regional food circuits.
A group that is devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food for all is inviting the public to their annual meeting.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a regional training workshop Saturday, Feb. 7, to help small livestock farmers reduce and manage the parasites that affect pastured sheep and goats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will be assisting agricultural landowners with completion of Soil Group worksheets for agricultural exemption.
The Whallonsburg Grange’s kitchen, say local entrepreneurs, provides a welcome incubator for their fledging operations.
On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the creation of a $500 million initiative that aims to deliver high speed broadband access to every state resident by 2019.
Lakes to Locks Passage plans mobile app, audio tours will bring history to life.
A regional food hub, increased legislative measures to grow the farm-to-table biz and public outreach are just some of next year's goals for the Champlain Valley's agricultural community.
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.