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May, 2019

Ed Zahniser: Part of Your Barn Is on Me

Big John Dalaba spoke of his land as himself. A few years before he died in 1951, he and my father Howard Zahniser stood looking out at the view of Crane Mountain from our cabin that his daughter Pansy and husband Harold Allen built on the part of the family farm Big John and his wife Hester had deeded to them as a wedding gift in 1938. A corner of the cowshed built onto Pansy and Harold’s barn still sat on the Dalaba farm, not on the gifted part, which my father and mother Howard and Alice Zahniser had » >>More

May, 2019

Celebrate Mother’s Day On A Cuisine Or Beverage Trail

I’m not sure what other mothers want to do for Mother’s Day, but I just really want a hot cup of coffee in the morning and relax with a nice local meal and beverage later on in the afternoon. My family usually goes for a fun hike, but depending on where we go, spring thaw conditions may still be present. We can wait for the right conditions. We are also fortunate to have my 90-year-old mother with us so a rigorous hike is not part of this year’s program. With a nice old-fashioned Sunday drive, we can still visit part >>More

May, 2019

EAT ADK Restaurant Week Runs Through May 9

The annual ADK Restaurant Week is kicking off this weekend at fine dining establishments offering prix-fixe menu with prices of $15, $20, and $30. The special 8-day event continues through May 9 with wonderful menu options to explore. I like the ease of ordering a three-course meal at a fixed price. It gives chefs room for creativity at an affordable price-point for the customers. Organized in 2015 by Paul Smith College students under the tutelage of Professor Joe Conto, EAT ADK was purposefully designed to continue to grow and expand beyond its original community. The event name itself welcomes all >>More

April, 2019

Hands-On Market Farming Workshop at SUNY Adirondack

The Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create a demonstration market farming plot with soil health practices, and will be hosting a workshop about the topic. The District will be working with SUNY Adirondack to create a demonstration market farm plot throughout the 2019 growing season to show that these best management practices and market farming techniques can improve the overall soil health while improving farm production. The District is set to host a Soil Health on Market Farms workshop at SUNY Adirondack >>More

April, 2019

Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail Opening Event at Moody Farm

The Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail is set to launch its inaugural season with a local food and beverage tasting event at Moody Tree Farm in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, April 30 from 5 to 8 pm. The gathering is a preview event for EAT ADK, the Adirondacks’ restaurant week held May 2-9, featuring food and beverages from businesses located along the new trail. Hoping to tap into the locavore food trend, the Adirondacks Lakes Cuisine Trail is designed to highlight food and beverage producers in the region and is a way to connect local businesses with visitors. Paul Smith’s College >>More

April, 2019

Inlet Continues Adult Easter Egg Hunt Tradition

Head to Inlet on April 27th for the Adirondacks’ only adult Easter egg hunt. A traditional children’s egg hunt will also take place, but bring your own basket to hold some wonderful local prizes. Held at Inlet’s Fern Park on Loomis Road, the Inlet Youth Commission’s egg hunting tradition always coincides with the return of area school children from their two-week spring break. The children’s egg hunt starts at 1 pm and is open to all children (12 and under). All participants of the children’s egg hunt receive a goody bag and the chance to win special prizes. Fern Park >>More

April, 2019

EAT ADK Adirondack Restaurant Week is May 2-9

EAT ADK Restaurant Week, a celebration of culinary exploration, has been set for the week of May 2-9. Participating restaurants, pubs and bistros will be offering multiple course menus at fixed prices. With 45 participating dining establishments, residents and visitors can look forward to sampling the best dishes at discounted prices in the Adirondack communities of Lake Placid, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Wilmington. Restaurants will be offering prix fixe (fixed price) menus with pricing options of $15, $20 and $30. This year’s event highlights both established restaurants as well as recently-opened businesses. EAT ADK is also full >>More

April, 2019

Agriscaping: Designing an Edible Landscape

Warrensburgh Beautification is set to host its Annual Spring Membership Meeting & Presentation on Wednesday evening, May 1 at Glen Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Warrensburg. Guest speaker will be Jean Howard, a Master Gardener, beekeeper and permaculturist. Howard will discuss how to create residential landscapes using food-producing plants. The talk will focus on combining fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, edible flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs and ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs. This event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 5:30 pm. A pot luck dinner and business meeting will be held >>More

April, 2019

Industrial Hemp Production Workshop Planned

Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension is set to host a workshop to explore industrial hemp production in New York State on April 25, at the Franklin County Courthouse from 1 to 4 pm. In recent years, industrial hemp production in the United States has seen renewed interest. It is now possible to test for THC levels (THC is the main intoxicating ingredient in marijuana), to ensure that only low THC level crops are being grown legally, and hemp could once again be a profitable ag commodity. This became more of a reality with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill >>More

April, 2019

Springtime Forging: Free Range Shopping

Despite a very long winter that has not yet left this area, spring is now gracing us all with the presence of dirty snow banks and ice. It is those ugly snowbanks that are a harbinger that spring’s Free Range Shopping is coming soon. What is Free Range Shopping? It is a means of freely foraging nutritious and delicious food. By mid to late April, as top layers of soil are visible and warmed by the sun, delicious morsels will be offered. Some of the earliest available plants will include dandelion, sunchokes, and ramps. Dandelion, taraxacum officianle, roots may be >>More


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