Apr 29, 2013 — Agriculture in the North Country is changing - and the evidence is everywhere. For the Goodmans, a longtime dairy family in Fort Ann, in Washington County, it's time to get out of the business. But Erica and Les Goodman are trying something new on their land: growing hops. And they're using social media to do it. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Oct 09, 2012 — It is absolutely cider season, from big operations to small. Martha Foley and her neighbors usually gather at this time of year for "cider day." The hand-cranked press lives in an old milk house. It's a barrel-shaped contraption, with heavy slatted sides.
Whole apples, mostly wild, are washed, chopped and packed into the press. The cranking starts, squeezing the apples tighter and tighter, and eventually, the cider flows.
The whole process is a team effort, starting outside with a bath for the apples. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 12, 2012 — Tuesday was the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh. In 1814, British and American forces clashed on Lake Champlain and in the city of Plattsburgh. The Americans... Go to full article
Middlesex, VT, Aug 27, 2012 — Tropical Storm Irene devastated mountain villages across the Northeast a year ago. Vermont was particularly hard hit. Major flooding downed bridges, tore houses off their... Go to full article
Morrisonville, NY, Jul 24, 2012 — The North Country has its own special take on the hotdog: michigans. They're a beef or pork hot dog, or sometimes a Malone-made Glazier, slathered in mustard, onions, and a... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 11, 2012 — Last spring downtown Plattsburgh got a new restaurant: a Himalayan restaurant. It's owned and operated by Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee, a Tibetan couple who moved to northern... Go to full article
Croghan, NY, Apr 05, 2012 — At one time, there were four mills located at the Croghan Dam, on each side of the Beaver River. John Martin is owner and operator of the last remaining, the Croghan Island... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 04, 2012 — Plattsburgh is a city in transition. There's a lot of effort to attract new families and businesses and rebrand the lakeside city as a destination. As Sarah Harris reports, a... Go to full article
Mar 21, 2012 — The unusually warm weather this March hasn't been great for sugar makers. Maple syrup yields across northern New York and Vermont have been low, and a lot of producers are... Go to full article