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November, 2019

Winter Farmers Markets in the Adirondack Region


With the fresh snow on the ground, perhaps making sure you get your servings of local vegetables, meat, and dairy isn’t at the top of your list. But there are ways to enjoy that farm fresh flavor at various locations around the Adirondacks, while still enjoying the new snow – winter farmers markets. Adirondack shops like Lake Placid’s Green Goddess Natural Market, Saranac Lake’s Nori’s Village Market, or Keeseville Farmacy provide wonderful year-round local produce. You can also stop by the farms and buy directly from our local farmers. The region’s indoor farmers markets offer a variety of vendors, one-stop >>More


November, 2019

Growing Berries in the North Country


There are several types of cultivated berries grown in Northern New York. Among the most popular are strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, although several other minor fruits (e.g. currants, gooseberries) are grown, as well. Starter plants are relatively inexpensive and, once established, the plantings are reasonably easy to maintain. They last for years and the fruit is incredibly flavorful when picked fresh. What’s more, you can make some pretty good money growing berries. In fact, berries can return the highest dollar value per square foot » Continue Reading. View original post.


October, 2019

Year-Round Farmers’ Market Hopes For Saranac Lake


The AuSable Valley Grange Farmers’ Market, a producer-only farmers’ market, has partnered once again with Hotel Saranac for its annual harvest market in Saranac Lake. At producer-only markets, vendors can sell only items that they or their employees produce. Vendors cannot buy in bulk and then resell to you. This year, the market will extend through the winter season with the goal of establishing a year-round farmers’ market. The market will be held every Saturday at Hotel Saranac on October 19-March 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, with the exception of Saturdays following Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Winter Carnival >>More


October, 2019

Seriously Supersized Prize-Winning Pumpkins


Growing giant pumpkins may be a lot like baseball. After all, both are traditional, competitive sports that require hard work, determination, discipline, attentiveness, patience, and the ability to anticipate. Both continue to grow in appreciation; not just in this country, but internationally. The season starts in the spring. And fall is the time of final defeat for most; victory for a lucky few. During the final weeks of September and throughout the month of October, millions of people around the world take in fall festivals featuring giant pumpkin weigh-offs. Many also showcase pumpkin parades, pumpkin carving contests, pumpkin sculpture, pumpkin >>More


October, 2019

New Research Evaluating Nutrient Runoff From Farms


Field-level research funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is responding to the need to better understand how tile drainage influences nutrient efficiency, water quality, crop production, farm economics, and environmental stewardship. Results from the most recent data collection from tiles installed at the Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area in Chazy, and on a working farm in Clinton County are adding to a database designed to quantify surface and underground movement of nutrients beyond field boundaries. The work has also begun identifying opportunities to develop best practices for nutrient conservation to support both crop production and environmental stewardship. >>More


October, 2019

10th Annual Garlic Festival Set For Warrensburg


Tenth Annual Garlic Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is set for Friday, October 11th, from 3 to 6 pm. Certified organic and naturally grown garlic will be sampled and sold for planting and consumption. Horticultural information and recipes will be provided at the CCE of Warren County Master Gardener Station. Other activities include: Garlicky Food Contest and Samplings; Children’s Activities by Casey Beal with Stony Creek Free Library’s ARTirondacks; Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, ADK Grown, Ryan’s Country Farm, Nettle Meadow Cheese Farm and Mama G’s Gluten Free Goodies and more; Tastings with Glens Falls Distillery and » Continue >>More


September, 2019

Franklin County Farm Trail Event October 5th


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County has announced a Franklin County Farm Trail event, set for Saturday, October 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Attendees will be able to travel the self-guided trail across northern Franklin County to explore some beautiful farms producing a variety of products. Featured stops include: Merry Den Alpaca Farm The McElwain Family 806 County Rt. 53, North Bangor (518) 483-4881 Watch the Alpacas graze on pasture and learn about the production process. End your tour by browsing through the farm’s shop. Prairie’s Orchard Dan and Brandyn Prairie and Family 111 County Rt. » Continue >>More


September, 2019

It’s Apple Season!


There’s little in life more pleasing than biting into a crisp, juicy, slightly sweet, slightly tart, fresh-off-the-tree apple. And what could be healthier? Apples contain vitamins A and C, antioxidants, potassium, pectin, fiber, and no cholesterol. They can be eaten fresh, baked, or stewed; turned into juice or cider; made into sauce, butter, jelly, vinegar, wine, and delightful confections when coated with candy (sugar syrup), caramel, or toffee and nuts; or cooked into pies, crisps, crumbles, cakes, doughnuts; even meat dishes. New York’s apple harvest is underway. And it’s shaping up to be a good one. Early season varieties are >>More


September, 2019

All About Teddy at Newcomb’s TR Weekend


After or before you’re witnessing the heroic efforts of all the participants of the annual Adirondack Canoe Classic “90-Miler,” take time to visit Newcomb. The Adirondack Park plays an important part in the history of the United States, from the Great Camp culture to its land preservation. Newcomb is the area that began Teddy Roosevelt’s historic ride from Mount Marcy to the Tahawus Club to the North Creek Depot. You can’t host Teddy Roosevelt Weekend without a visit with TR.  Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand will once again be on hand to meet visitors and talk about the » Continue Reading. >>More


August, 2019

Cover Crops Workshop Planned For Queensbury


This summer the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District installed a demonstration market farm plot at SUNY Adirondack to promote soil conservation practices in the Lake Champlain Watershed. The District was awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create the demonstration plot and to host a series of workshops on market farms and soil health. In conjunction with the series, the District is hosting a workshop on cover crops with SUNY Adirondack and the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York. The workshop will focus on cover crop practices for increased soil >>More




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