Canton, NY, Dec 11, 2013 — The holidays are a very big time for charitable giving, and that means when you're out shopping, you may be called upon to donate at the register. But if you're feeling charitable and you make that donation, where exactly does the money go - and just how local is "local?" Not surprisingly, it depends on where you drop your coins.
Price Chopper and Stewart's Shops are two major chains in our area that do holiday charitable drives, and they offer very different takes on how your local donation stays local. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — New York's biggest lobbying group for agriculture, the New York Farm Bureau, is holding its annual meeting in Syracuse this week. And they kicked off the session with an impressive announcement: Farmers across the state donated 8.4 million pounds of food to food banks this year. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2013 — Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and the U.S.
In Canada,Thanksgiving comes in October and is more of a harvest festival, without any stories about pilgrims and Indians sitting down to feast together. Even so, across North America, early European settlers improved their chances of survival by learning about native foods and techniques.
Last month Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario where she visited Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. The historic site re-creates a Jesuit mission established in 1639, as an outpost of New France. She spoke with costumed interpreter JoŽl Mayotte while he served "three sisters" soup to visitors on Canada's Thanksgiving weekend. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2013 — On November 1st, a boost to food stamps from the 2009 federal stimulus expired. For the millions of Americans who rely on food stamps, that meant a hole in their monthly food... Go to full article
Nov 27, 2013 — Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch last week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes,... Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — It can be expensive and time-consuming for farmers, especially small farmers, to go through the organic certification process. But there's another option. It's called... Go to full article
Nov 05, 2013 — Vermont farmer Eric Andrus just completed a major voyage. Andrus built a sail-powered, carbon-neutral cargo barge called the Ceres. He filled it with produce, and sailed it... Go to full article
Oct 31, 2013 — The Third Annual North Country Department Store will be on Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, at the Indian River Middle School. The event showcases locally made and available products... Go to full article