OK, it's Super Bowl weekend. Let's talk beer. According to the New York State Brewers Association's list, there are more than a hundred breweries across New York. Two of the newest are in the North Country. Saranac Lake's Blue Line...
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 Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, Rochester's newest microbrewery is now getting national attention. Go to full article
Ian and Joe Birkett with a hops vine. Photos: Angela Evancie.
Ferrisburgh, VT, Jul 13, 2011 — "Get big or get out" is a common wisdom in the dairy industry. And many small-scale farms have gotten out. Northern New York has half the dairy farms it did 20 years ago, and the remaining farms are generally much bigger. Some are much, much bigger.
In Vermont, the number of dairy farms dropped below 1,000 in May. But not everybody getting out of dairy is leaving farming altogether. One family operation in Ferrisburgh is repurposing the farm, and starting small. Angela Evancie has this installment of our series, Farmers Under 40. Go to full article
North Creek, NY, Jun 10, 2011 — The North Creek Business Alliance organized the first annual North Creek Brew Fest on the Hudson in order to help fund a winter shuttle to Gore Mountain and make the town a destination. Sarah Harris was there to sample the festivities. Go to full article