Sep 01, 2014 — New York's alcoholic beverages industry is booming. According to Governor Cuomo's office, the number of businesses making beer, wine, cider, and spirits in the state has more than doubled since 2011. That's in part due to new laws making it easier to sell alcohol for takeaway at tastings, farms, and farmers markets.
Paul Smith's College in the northern Adirondacks wants to tap into the growing industry. This fall the college launches a new minor in "craft beer studies." Go to full article
Aug 28, 2014 — A lot of times when we talk about the North Country's architectural heritage we're talking about great camps in the Adirondacks, or we're celebrating the fabulous brick buildings that anchor our small town main streets.
But in Port Henry, New York, in the Champlain Valley, there's a cool little diner that dates back to the 1920s. It was a mass-produced eatery built in Rochester and shipped to the North Country by rail and then drawn by a team of horses.
For more than half a century the diner has survived, sometimes open for business, sometimes sitting empty.
Now the eatery is back in action and you can often find our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann there eating breakfast or lunch. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — It's peak harvest season in the garden and Saranac Lake is celebrating fresh food and local farm abundance with its annual "Farm 2 Fork" Festival in Riverside Park this... Go to full article
Aug 25, 2014 — SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) New vending machines featuring New York's homegrown products have been introduced at the State Fair and will soon be added at state-run highway rest areas... Go to full article
Aug 04, 2014 — The garden is now progressing faster than you can eat it. What to do with all that zucchini? When to harvest dried beans, when to plant cold season crops, what to do when the... Go to full article
Jul 30, 2014 — Farmer's markets and home gardens are bursting with fruits and vegetables. But some people can't make it to the market or have gardens of their own. A new mobile market has... Go to full article
Jul 29, 2014 — St. Lawrence county isn't a big wine destination -- at least, not yet. But a New St. Lawrence County Wine Trail could change that. Governor Cuomo signed a law last week that... Go to full article