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October, 2018

Food and Farms Business Expo Planned


Taste NY is set to host the Capital District Food and Farms Business Expo, a business-to-business trade show supporting New York agriculture and agriculture products, on Tuesday, October 30th from 10 am to 2 pm, at The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany. The event is an opportunity for vendors and buyers to cultivate new, local business relationships. This is a free event for both vendors and buyers, but registration is required. To register, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County at (518) 765-3500 or email Sydney Joy at sij23@cornell.edu Buyers will have the opportunity to network with regional farmers, >>More


October, 2018

High Peaks Happy Hour: Valcour Brewing Company, Plattsburgh


Ulysses S. Grant drank here. Maybe. Originally built in 1838 as an army barracks for enlisted men, known as Old Stone Barracks, the grand building on Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh is now home to Valcour Brewing Company. Though Grant is reported to have stayed in the officers’ barracks that once stood adjacent in the mid 1800s, it’s possible he may have sat on the porch of the Old Stone Barracks swilling beer and swapping stories with the enlisted men. Even if Grant didn’t drink here, Valcour Brewing Company can openly boast that Kim and Pam Ladd drank here – twice >>More


October, 2018

Drinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The owners of Adirondack Winery are making sure that everyone has an opportunity to Drink Pink for the remainder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the sixth year, Adirondack Winery donates a certain amount from each specially marked bottle of their Drink Pink Berry Breeze blush wine for the American Cancer Society’s Marking Strides Breast Cancer Adirondack Chapter. According to Adirondack Winery co-owner Sasha Pardy, last year’s fundraising goal was exceeded and they have high hopes that this year’s $6,500 goal will be met as well. The semi-sweet, fruit-infused wine is just one way people can contribute » Continue Reading. >>More


September, 2018

Thurman Fall Farm Tour Set for Oct 6th


The Annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour has been set for Saturday, October 6th from 9 am to 4 pm. This year nine Thurman farms will open their doors. Their wares are varied and the self-guided tour offers something for everyone. This free event is a day of sales and samples, animals and activities. Corner post signs and a passport/map (available around the region or at Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road) will lead the public. A pancake breakfast will take place from 9 am to 1 pm, and a benefit buffet luncheon will be held from noon to 3 pm. >>More


September, 2018

Annual Cheese Tour Highlights Three Adirondack Farms


The leaves are just starting to change colors, which always gets my family thinking about autumn activities and ways to share the Adirondacks with visitors, family, and friends. One of our favorite things about those cool nights and crisp days is making comfort food, which usually means cheese. For the fifth year, three local cheese farms are welcoming cheese lovers, cheese likers, or even those (gasp) who have never tried cheese, for a self-guided local tour of the farmstead operations into the daily cheese. The Essex County Cheese Tour takes place on October 7, from 10 am to » Continue >>More


September, 2018

Garlic Festival: Riverfront Farmers’ Market Oct 5th


The Ninth Annual Garlic Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is planned for Friday, October 5 from 3 to 6 pm. There will be garlicky food contests, samplings, children’s activities and more. Varieties of certified organic and naturally grown garlic will be available for purchase, for planting and consumption. Horticulural information and recipes will be provided by the CCE of Warren County Master Gardener Station. There will be tastings with Amorici Vineyard & Winery and Glens Falls Distillery. Hope Valley Farm will be back demonstrating garlic tying and offering their signature pickled garlic scapes and garlic pesto. Market vendor >>More


September, 2018

Indian Lake’s Moose Festival Is This Weekend


According to the Great Adirondack Moose Festival Chairperson Brenda Valentine, it’s difficult for her to believe that it has been nine years since this celebration of everything moose took over the streets of Indian Lake. The festival celebrating New York State’s largest land mammal is back this weekend (Sept. 22-23) with more hikes, vendors, and information regarding the return on the Adirondack moose. “I’ve still never actually seen a moose,” states Valentine. “I know I will someday.” Not everyone is able to see a moose, but Valentine and her volunteer committee want to make sure that people » Continue Reading. >>More


September, 2018

Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation


Cornell Cooperative Extension have announced a Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop has been set for Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 1 pm, at Paul Smith’s College VIC; 8023 State Route 30; Paul Smiths. The workshop is designed to introduce gardeners, market growers, and woodland owners who would like to grow low-maintenance shiitake mushrooms as a home hobby or small fresh-market business venture to the principles and techniques used for successfully inoculating and cultivating delicious, healthy shiitake mushrooms on logs in outdoor environments. Attendees will learn how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home. The shiitake mushroom cultivation segment of this >>More


September, 2018

Small Farms Program Offers Online Courses


The Cornell Small Farms program, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced online courses aimed at supporting small farmers, as well as those interested in starting small farms. Courses being offered this year cover a wide range of topics including business planning, Quickbooks for farmers, vegetable production, woodlot management, commercial sheep production, getting started with pastured pigs, maple syrup production, growing mushrooms, tree fruit production, and more. Courses are suitable for everyone including those who are aspiring to farm, just beginning to farm, or even those who have been farming for years. The courses are designed to help build the technical >>More


September, 2018

It’s Town of Johnsburg History Weekend


The Town of Johnsburg is connecting its history through storytelling and activities for the third year. The annual Johnsburg History Weekend blends together a grave yard tour, live music, lectures, and children’s activities to make history come alive. “There is so much history in the North Creek area,” says North Creek Railway Preservation Society President Ellen Schaeffer. ”We approached the town three years ago to make the third weekend in September be The Town of Johnsburg History weekend. So much of our history was being forgotten.” Schaeffer explains how 25 years ago a group of concerned citizens saw » Continue >>More