Why shop local?

For generations, small businesses were the principal employers in every North Country community. They were an economic engine, bringing in money from local, out-of-area...

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North Country Leaders Call for Equity in Farm to...

New York Assemblyman Billy Jones is calling on the USDA to be more equitable in its Farm to Families program after he says the north country was ultimately locked out of recent phases of the program. "The northeast was...

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HempChain Farms Property in Rensselaer County up for...

Less than three years after three 20-something entrepreneurs jumped out to an early start in New York's emerging hemp industry, the 190-acre farm where they began has been listed for sale. The HempChain Farms property, a 190-acre former Black...

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Origin Coffee to Open in Lake Placid Soon

LAKE PLACID - Saranac Lake's Origin Coffee is poised to launch a second location in Lake Placid. The new coffee shop will replace Bliss & Vinegar on Main Street, across from the...

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This Fruitworm is the Enemy of Cranberry Farmers

For cranberry farmers, autumn brings falling leaves and rising hopes. Family-owned operations, such as Deer River Cranberry Farm in Brasher Falls, cultivate their vines in meticulously manicured marshes. Droplets descended from irrigation spigots ...

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Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change

Just over a decade ago, the American Farm Bureau Federation declared war on legislation to slow down global warming. The organization, a lobbying powerhouse, argued that a "cap-and-trade" proposal making its way through Congress would make fuel...

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Tangleroot Farm

Tangleroot Farm is a 20 acre organic farm run entirely by hardworking farmers in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Essex, NY with 2 acres in intensive vegetable cultivation. Our main field abuts 1000ft of pristine Boquet River shoreline...

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Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Use goat cheese as a gourmet substitution for cream cheese in a carrot cake frosting. The sweetened cheese adds an amazing depth of flavor and complements the richness of the cake. Local apples and carrots are now available...

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Happy Holidays & New Year!

We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday, and here's to looking ahead to a brighter 2021. While we may not be able to gather with friends and family like we usually do, we hope that your holiday table is abundant with delicious local food!

Thank you,

Laurie Davis
518-962-4810 ext.404
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