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March, 2019

FarmShare Fund Grants Support Local Food


The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has announced they are offering grant funding to support incorporating local food into existing hunger relief and food security efforts in the region. This is the second year the regional nonprofit has administered its FarmShare Fund mini grant program. Organizers say that more than 200,000 households in the Adirondack North Country, or 41 percent of all households, do not have enough income or financial resources to cover basic household necessities. For these residents, local food options are often not affordable or accessible. ANCA announced its request for proposals at the second annual North Country >>More


March, 2019

Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour A Hit


On Friday, February 22nd, the Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour returned for the Town of Long Lake Tourism’s Winter Wonderland Week. The tour was open to anyone and guests of the tour were invited to ride the Long Lake’s community “Little Bus” and visit the local restaurants to vote for their favorite appetizer. Guests hailed from Nashville, TN, Columbia County, NY, Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, Long Lake and Albany and other locales. The participating restaurants were The Adirondack Growl and Grub, The Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge. Due to an unexpected mechanical issue the >>More


February, 2019

Tupper Lake Brew-Ski Fest Saturday


Tupper Lake is combining my love of skiing with a micro-brew experience and I don’t even have to leave the trail. It isn’t an après ski experience, but more “pendant” skiing. I’ll be experiencing sampling of various local beers during a cross-country ski or snowshoe. On Saturday, February 23, Tupper Lake Cross-Country Ski Center is grooming their trails for two events, Brew-Ski and its annual Ice Golf Tournament. Both activities sound fun, but my family is going to be hitting the Brew-ski trail. The Tupper Lake Cross-Country Ski Center is the winter transformation of the Tupper Lake Golf Club. With >>More


February, 2019

Indian Lake’s Week Long Snocade


Indian Lake has snow and is asking everyone to come make tracks for Snocade. The annual event celebrates a week’s worth of winter activities, February 15-24, from cardboard sled races to snowmobile time trials. My family does not own snowmobiles, but this week long festival is more than just riding the miles of local trails. It’s a celebration of snow.  There are so many things to do that allows us to celebrate winter while enjoying the Central Adirondacks. After enjoying a hardy breakfast, we can ice skate and sled at the Ski Hill for free. There is a » Continue >>More


February, 2019

Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Planned


Long Lake area restaurants are preparing for the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour on Friday, February 22nd, from 6 to 10 pm. Venues for 2019 are The Adirondack Growl and Grub, Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.  The Long Lake Little Bus will provide door to door transportation. The order of stops will be selected at random the day of the event. Tour participants can dine on three appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best. Voting is based on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. >>More


February, 2019

Hemp: A Valuable Crop Returning to Production


Since the 1930s, hemp, once a widely grown and important crop in the United States has been considered a controlled substance due to its similarity with the cannabis plant grown for marijuana use. Although hemp used for industrial production, is in fact the cannabis plant, the same one that produces marijuana, there is an important difference – the THC produced in the plant. THC is the main intoxicating ingredient in marijuana. Hemp cultivated for industrial purposes has much lower levels of THC than that grown for marijuana and cannot cause a drug induced high. It can however, be used to >>More


February, 2019

Adirondack Harvest Regional Meetings Planned


The Annual Regional Meetings of Adirondack Harvest is set to be held on Tuesday, February 12th and streamed live to local chapters. Adirondack Harvest’s goal is to further sustainable agriculture in the Adirondack region and surrounding areas.  Their Annual Regional Meetings via livestream provide an opportunity to learn more about the mission of the organization, its association with Cornell Cooperative Extension, and its many projects and events throughout the North Country. In addition to brief chapter reports, there will be an update on the new website metrics, an election of new board members, a financial update, and discussion of future >>More


January, 2019

Hadley’s Maple In April Festival On Tap


A “Maple in April Festival” has been set for April 27-28, from 9 am to 4 pm, in Hadley along Rockwell Street, in Hadley Smead Memorial Park and at Wilder’s Sugar Shack. The festival will include family fun activities, including french toast and pancake breakfasts served with real maple syrup, a backyard maple syrup makers tasting contest, Lil’ sugar Car & Truck Show, street vendors, music, kids activities, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides, Dogs Day at the Park, Plein-aire artists auction, and maple cotton candy. Those interested in volunteering can join the planning committee for a meeting on >>More


January, 2019

Geopolitics of Cheese


I enjoy a wide variety of dairy products. And I especially like cheese. All sorts of cheese. Hard, soft, sharp, mild, pungent, curds. Sliced, shredded, cubed, balled, spread, powdered, creamed, and whipped. A little tossed into my breakfast omelet; a slice, perhaps two, on my sandwich at lunch; a touch grated or sprinkled into my salad and/or over my pasta and/or drizzled on my veggies at supper. And then, of course, there’s pizza, cheesy burritos, mac and cheese, cheesecake, cheese Danish, wine and cheese. I » Continue Reading. View original post.


January, 2019

Farm Talk: Berry Production in the Adirondacks


The next Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Talk is “Sustainable Berry Production in the Adirondacks – Reasonable Approaches to an Unreasonable Venture.” The presentation, by Laura McDermott of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, will include sustainable methods for growing blueberries, brambles, honeyberries, and juneberries. This Farm Talk is set for Friday, January 18, 2019 at DEC’s Warrensburg office, 232 Golf Course Road, from 6 to 8 pm. Please RSVP to Nick at nrowell123@nycap.rr.com or (518)623-3119. Photo of Laura McDermott and wild blueberries provided. View original post.