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July, 2019

Adirondack Harvest: Farmers Markets Support Local Growers


Farmers Markets (marketplaces where people gather to buy and trade goods and services, exchange news, and share stories with one another) can be traced back 5000-years, to Egyptian villages and towns along the Nile. They have deep roots in American history too; enduring as a part of our society, business, and trade since 1634, when the first Farmers’ Market in the ‘New World’ opened for business in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout much of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, outdoor marketplaces remained vital centers of commerce in both American cities and rural communities. The Central Market, » Continue Reading. View original >>More


July, 2019

Specialty Fruit Trials On Research Farm Tour


The Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House has been set for Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 to 4 pm. Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots available for touring during the open house. The tour of the farm facilities and research fields is free and open to the public. It will leave the main office at 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, at 2 pm. NNYADP grants to the Willsboro farm support the research aimed at developing new specialty fruit crops suited to » Continue Reading. >>More


June, 2019

Chilson Fire Dept Annual Chicken BBQ July 13th


This year’s Annual Chilson Volunteer Fire Department Chicken Barbecue has been set for Saturday, July 13th from noon until 5 pm at the fire department’s Chilson Community House, 60 Putts Pond Road. The Chilson BBQ Chicken dinner with all the fixins will be served from 2 to 4 pm, at a cost of $12. There will be entertainment all day by local musicians, and of course raffles for prizes. The department’s newest fire apparatus will be on display, too: the 3,000-gallon Tanker 135. It’s a workhorse of a truck that can bring lifesaving water power to fire scenes where » >>More


June, 2019

Questions Remain In Controlling Spotted Lantern Fly


Have you seen a spotted lanternfly? If you live in New England, and answered “no,” that’s good. But we’ll have to check back with you next year. The lanternfly is one of the latest foreign invasive insect pests to become established in North America. And it isn’t a picky eater. Dozens of crops and native trees are go-to foods for this destructive bug. While it apparently hasn’t made it to this region yet, it is entrenched farther south. Entomologists are watching nervously. “For landowners and orchards they’re a nightmare … a total menace to society,” said Judy Rosovsky, the Vermont >>More


June, 2019

5th Annual Adirondack Food and Wine Festival


It finally feels like summer, and with that comes festivities celebrating the season. The 5th annual Adirondack Food and Wine Festival at the Charles Wood Festival Commons in Lake George is just the place to taste the flavors of summer. Once again, the Festival is bringing together over 120 New York State distilleries, wineries, breweries, artisan crafts, New York made food vendors, food trucks, and more. Samples, cooking demonstrations, and a commemorative wine glass are just a few of the add-ons that make this a summer tradition. One aspect of this festival I enjoy is the opportunity to mix » >>More


June, 2019

Local Food & Craft Beverage Festival in Warrensburg


The fourth annual Southern Adirondack Local Food & Craft Beverage Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market will be held Friday, June 21st from 3 to 6 pm. Warrensburgh Beautification Inc., in partnership with the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, will be offering samplings of locally grown and prepared foods by area restaurants and farms to compliment tastings of wine, beer and spirits. This festival showcases local restaurants, farms, processors and craft beverage producers. The market will be selling fresh produce, maple products, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, local honey, organically grown vegetables and herbs; organically raised chicken, turkey and eggs; non-GMO >>More


June, 2019

Grant To Make Purchasing Local Food Easier


Locating and purchasing local food will become easier for North Country grocers, restaurants, schools and institutions when a new ordering platform goes online. The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has been awarded a $10,000 grant through Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program to help develop and promote a web-based ordering system that will more easily connect wholesale buyers with locally grown and processed foods such as vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy and value-added products. Since 2016, ANCA has been working to improve the North Country region’s farm-to-school value chain, connecting farmers with school districts and providing over » Continue Reading. View original >>More


June, 2019

Warrensburgh Community Garden Spots Available


Applications are now available for a raised bed plot in the Warrensburgh Community Garden. The garden is the first element of the Paper Mill Park to be completed this year by the Town Parks & Recreation Department on the Schroon River. The garden has twenty-six raised beds ready for adoption by individuals, youth groups, civic organizations and businesses who would like to grow their own fresh produce for themselves or others. On site composting is available and water is supplied by the town. Free soil testing and beginners’ workshops are planned on an as needed basis. Deer fencing has been >>More


June, 2019

AuSable Valley Grange Farmers’ Markets Schedules


The AuSable Valley Grange producer-only Farmers’ Markets feature fresh no-spray vegetables and herbs; farmstead goat cheese; fresh apples and pears; artisanal cheese and fresh yogurt from grass-fed cows; free-range chicken and egg; grass-fed beef and pork; fresh-baked breads and pastries; ready-to-eat soups, snacks, and beverages; maple syrup; hand-carved bowls and utensils; artwork and crafts. The Saranac Lake market is located at Riverside Park, at the corner of Route 3 and Main Street, and is held every Saturday at 9 am to 2 pm from June 1-October 12, 2019. The Lake Placid market is located in Jewtraw Park on Station Street >>More


May, 2019

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home Workshop


The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) is set to offer a workshop – Gourmet Mushrooms at Home with Andy LeBlanc – on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm. The class will be presented in three parts: 1) What is a mushroom? A discussion about the life cycle and characteristics of edible mushrooms; 2) Inoculating hardwood logs (provided) to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms at home, outdoors. Each participant will take two inoculated logs home to monitor the processes that logs go through to produce mushrooms and they will continue to produce for 2 >>More