Long Lake, NY, Nov 28, 2012 — Long Lake Central School's community garden has been growing fresh food for the cafeteria for eight years. It's been such a success that surplus produce from the garden this year has gone to the local food pantry. As part of the project, students and staff are composting waste from meals, and veggies are incorporated into school lunches as much as possible.
Teacher Becky Pelton works with local farmers, like Chris Thompson, to manage the school's community garden. She says the students and Long Lake gardeners grow a variety of veggies in the schoolyard garden, which has become a learning experience for the school. Go to full article
Utica, NY, Jul 19, 2012 — New York's small craft brewers, and the farmers who grow hops and barley for them, are all raising a glass to a new law signed by Governor Cuomo yesterday. The law provides tax breaks for brewers. It allows breweries to have on-site beer tastings, and to sell their products at stores and restaurants. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, May 16, 2012 — Those who love edible wild mushrooms, cousins of the grocery store variety, also enjoy the annual spring hunt for one of the most elusive -- the morel. May is morel month in the North Country.
Todd Moe joined an outing of mushroom collectors at Paul Smiths College last spring. The group held a friendly contest to see who could find and pick the largest quantity of morels. By the end of the hunt it was clear you don't have to have to go out looking for morels with a meal in mind. Just learning to identify each mycological species is a challenge.
A reminder about looking for edible mushrooms: even distinctive yellow morels have look-a-likes that are poisonous. The slightest doubt about a mushroom is warning enough not to eat it.Go to full article
Norwood, NY, Dec 26, 2011 — This week, we're listening again to a series we produced this summer titled, "Farmers Under 40", a look at the new generation of young farmers in the North Country. The... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 01, 2011 — The harvest seems like a long time ago. But lots of people are still savoring the fruits of the garden with a technique as old as their great-grandparents. ... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Dec 01, 2011 — The Potsdam Food Co-op will hold its 14th annual Baking Contest and Silent Auction this Sunday in the Co-op's Carriage House Bakery. You can sample some of the homemade... Go to full article
Rochester, NY, Nov 25, 2011 — Craft beer has proven recession-proof. With sales climbing as the overall beer market remains flat, a pair of friends decided to turn a hobby into a business. As the... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Feb 15, 2011 — The cancellation of two chili cook-offs in St. Lawrence County this month is prompting a clash with local health officials. Many community groups rely on food-related events... Go to full article
Elgin, ON, Jan 31, 2011 — Mention skating the Rideau Canal and it's hard to not think of Beavertails. But there are other comfort foods associated with outdoor skating. In the Netherlands one would be... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jan 03, 2011 — The harvest seems like a long time ago. But lots of people are still savoring the fruits of the garden with a technique as old as their great-grandparents. ... Go to full article