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Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7815007@N07/5412521212/">Ken Whytock</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: Ken Whytock, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario: farmers' market can sell wines made with local grapes

Ontario is joining British Columbia in relaxing provincial liquor laws to allow homegrown wines to be sold at farmers' markets.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says VQA wines -- which are made only with Ontario grapes -- will be available alongside seasonal vegetables and fruits.  Go to full article
The new pavilion shelters vendors and shoppers from rain and sun at the Saturday farmers market. Photo: Joanna Richards
The new pavilion shelters vendors and shoppers from rain and sun at the Saturday farmers market. Photo: Joanna Richards

New pavilion houses farmers market in Watertown

The city of Watertown has built a new pavilion as part of its downtown revitalization project. It's meant to house outdoor activities, including the Saturday farmers market. Recently, the farmers market held an appreciation ceremony to thank the city for its new digs.

But the ceremony may not have been the main attraction: The market was bustling, with shoppers perusing stands offering everything from vegetables and flowers to honey and baked goods.  Go to full article

Cooking something new from the farm market: kohlrabi

The growing season is in full swing, and tables at the local farm market are getting more crowded with vegetables and fruits. A few weeks ago, nearly every table had peas for sale: snap peas, snow peas, and other varieties. Last week, blueberries started showing up.

Julie Grant has been loving it all, but she wanted to add something new to the dinner table. So she picked up a space-age looking veggie, a kohlrabi, at the Canton market, and set out to find some recipes.  Go to full article

Farmers Market opens in Old Forge

Eating healthy and locally just got easier in the Old Forge area. A brand new Farmers' Market opens this afternoon. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

On a harvest holiday, shopping a farmer's market

Thanksgiving is a harvest holiday and this season more farmers' markets around the North Country are staying open into the early winter. Brian Mann was out shopping for his family's dinner and sent this audio postcard from the market in Lake Placid. He spoke with Beth Spaugh a vegetable farmer from Peru, and Sam Hendren, who makes cheeses in Port Kent. Lake Placid's farmers' market is located at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and stays open until mid-December.  Go to full article
The Boucher family at their booth at the Burlington farmers market.
The Boucher family at their booth at the Burlington farmers market.

Dairy farmers branch out

Yesterday, we heard from sociologist Douglas Harper, who wrote a book about North Country dairy farmers called "Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture". The title refers to the rural practice of neighbors pooling their labor to get big projects done, like harvesting or barn-raising. Harper will speak tomorrow night at SUNY Potsdam. In the North Country and nationwide, "changing works" has mostly ceded to big tractors and computerized milk parlors as dairy farms have ballooned in size. But Dan Boucher of Highgate, Vermont hasn't given the practice up. Boucher represents a still small, but growing group: dairy farmers who are resisting the "get big or get out" trend. Instead, they're getting smaller, investing in new products, and relying less on the price of milk. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A Trip To The Farmers' Market

It's Farmers' Market Day in Canton -- a weekly ritual for many shoppers.  Go to full article

Niche Markets Work for NY Farms

New York farmers got some positive news. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in Buffalo released a report saying that so-called 'value-added' products have given a boon to New York agriculture. Gregory Warner has more.  Go to full article
Cathy and Frank Stepnoski at the Malone farmers' market
Cathy and Frank Stepnoski at the Malone farmers' market

Making a Living at the Farmers' Market

Farmers markets, roadside stands, and U-picks give us fresh produce and a unique relationship with the people who grow the food we eat. They're also a growing part of agriculture in the North Country and statewide. In 2000, local markets and stands sold more than $230 million in products in New York. Today, there are 30 farmers markets just in the North Country. But making a living on the land by selling locally isn't easy. David Sommerstein visited a family farm north of Malone to see how the business works.  Go to full article

Day of Remembrance: A Visit to Albany's Farmers' Market

Yesterday, during a day of remembrance, many people tried to go about their lives as normally as possible, but the atmosphere at many workplaces was somber. Even at the Farmer' Market held at the Empire State plaza in Albany, the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables was not enough to cheer people up. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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