Books to Inspire You to Shop Local

As we enter the cold, dark days of wintertime, many of us are snuggling up by the woodstove with a good book. We are sharing a few of our favorites, that may just inspire you to eat and live well from the land in your community.

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Plattsburgh Farmers & Crafters Market's New Building...

It became clear in 2019 that the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market would need a new home. The market's current home at the Durkee Street parking lot will be demolished as part of the Lake City's Downtown...

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Malone Dairy Farm Takes Top Prize for Creative Decorations

A home on Elm Street and a dairy farm on County Route 24 took top honors in this year's holiday decoration contest sponsored by the Malone Chamber of Commerce and Northern Adirondack Reality. The business award in this year's decoration...

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4 Thurman Farms To Visit In The Lake George Area

These 4 Thurman Farms to visit in The Lake George Area will allow you to experience, fresh, artisan-crafted products that will impress and satisfy your appetite for hand-crafted, and homemade.

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Adirondack Emergency Food Packages Program Shifts to...

Emergency Food Packages, put together by the Hub on the Hill and AdkAction early this year to help local families in need, are now for sale as Farm Fresh Packages. For qualifying households, the packages cost $5 each.

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Cows And A Clean Lake? Champlain Advisory Committee...

A committee devoted to cleaning up Lake Champlain is asking some tough questions about Vermont's signature dairy industry. The Lake Champlain Citizen Advisory Committee is looking at the future of dairy farming, and if Vermont can have both a...

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Judge Penalizes State for Salt Pollution

For years, Jan and John Frederick, the owners of a farm near the Finger Lakes, were fighting the state for polluting their water supply. A week ago, a judge handed them a rare victory over state transportation officials for...

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Amazon Is Now America's Favorite Grocer, Annual Survey Says

"COVID has led to record highs and lows in economic metrics, along with huge shifts in where and how consumers shop food retail, changing the competitive trajectories of retailers who were winning and those who were struggling before the pandemic.

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Adirondack View Vineyard & Lavender Farm

Adirondack View Vineyard is a 13-acre diversified farm in Keeseville, NY. We have a variety of products available including grapes, lavender, sunflowers, garlic, pumpkins, and berries (black raspberries, blueberries, and red currants). Products...

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Sweet Potato Hummus

This is a quick and easy dip or spread that can make eating more veggies a breeze. You can find locally grown sweet potatoes right now and they are high in fiber and vitamin C and vitamin B6.

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What are your hopes for 2021?

While things in the world around us are undeniably chaotic, we want to know what your hopes are for your community this year. We hope to see farmers, farmworkers, and food producers make fair wages, expand the projects they are most passionate about, and we hope to see more people in our communities gain access to local food. We wish you a happy and healthy 2021!

Thank you,

Laurie Davis
518-962-4810 ext.404
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