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Barn dances bind communities, say participants

The Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm will host a spring barn dance, their eighth, next weekend. Participants say it’s a great way to strengthen ties in the farming community.

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Local farmers galvanized by new grant program

 A trio of local farms are pumped after receiving news that they’ve landed some $90,000 in state funds to support the growth of new farmers.

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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

‘From Muscles to Motors on the Farm’ to be presented

In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, Dr. Milton Sernett will present his program, “From Muscles to Motors on the Farm: Henry Ford and the Great American Tractor Wars, 1910-1930,” Friday, May 15, in the downstairs program room at the Hancock House, at 7 p.m.

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Champlain Valley Milling finds new home in Willsboro Commerce Park

Champlain Valley Milling will move to Willsboro this summer, announced the company earlier this week, a decision that ultimately came down to affordability and zoning.

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Gardening event melds mundane with the mysterious

As the North Country struggles to slough off the rough edges of winter, volunteers across the region are giving local green thumbs a heady dose of intellectual fertilizer.

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Essex County sets benchmarks for weight loss, disease reduction

Owing to troubling obesity rates, Essex County is focusing on weight loss and chronic disease prevention as two priority public health projects for this year.

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Weird weather a nailbiter for local farmers

Conventional wisdom says it has been a brutal winter here in the North Country. How has this affected local farmers?

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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

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.

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Sweet season arrives! For a pair of local producers, that means liquid gold

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.

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“Food from the Farm” event energizes public, producers

A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.

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Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers visit Lake Placid for Winter Challenge

Hundreds of elected officials and winter sports enthusiasts descended in Lake Placid Sunday to promote tourism in the region.

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Blue Pepper Farm lands top animal welfare certification

A Jay operation has landed a top-notch designation that certifies the farm follows the most humane and environmental practices on pasture.

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Regional food hub coming to fruition with purchase of new facility

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.

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Adirondack Harvest to hold annual meeting Jan.29

A group that is devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food for all is inviting the public to their annual meeting.

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