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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

May, 2019

Adirondack Coast Brew Festival June First

More than 20 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries from throughout New York State and Vermont will be coming together at the Brew Force Craft Festival on June 1st outside on the historic Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Supporting law enforcement through the Tour de Force and veterans through the Clinton County Veterans Assistance Fund, this event combines craft beverages, food trucks and live music. General admission tickets are still available and include a Brew Force souvenir glass and unlimited sampling from 1 to 5 pm. For more information, contact Bruce Martin at (518) 726-0231 or email bmartin924@gmail.com. View original post.

May, 2019

Pollinator Garden Plant Sale Underway

If your community was recently treated to a bit of Adirondack snow, planning your summer garden is just the thing to get the focus back on spring. It’s interesting to hear the “ole timers” refer to late seasonal snow as “poor man’s fertilizer.” Even if that spring snow helps add nutrients to my garden soil,  I want all my seasons to have an end. So while I wait, I plan my garden. Truth is, I’m a lackadaisical gardener. I plant native plants for the most part, but in the spring I cross my fingers that I’m pulling the weeds and >>More

May, 2019

ANCA Announces 2019 FarmShare Fund Recipients

In an effort to address food insecurity in the North Country region the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is awarding five grants as part of its 2019 FarmShare Fund Mini Grant Program. The initiative augments existing hunger relief and food security efforts in the region. Grant awards ranging from $675 to $1,500 will fund local food access projects led by the following organizations: Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Hamilton County, CCE of Oneida County, the Essex County Public Health Department, GardenShare and the North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council. CCE of Hamilton County is expected to use its mini grant to develop >>More


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