To me, it's the true beginning of summer – when the strawberries are rock-star sweet and juicy. I've gotten a couple pints of local strawberries from my neighborhood store already, but they haven't yet reached that utmost perfection of form...
Saranac Lake, NY, Oct 14, 2009 — This time of year, it's more than the color of the trees that is changing. When autumn arrives, many North Country businesses shift gears. For some, it is a slower season. After the tourists and second homeowners have left town, things can feel pretty sleepy. Some shops close down altogether. But for other small businesses, this is a busy time, as final harvests are brought in, shelves are restocked, and new plans are made. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Sep 12, 2003 — Many north country natives view seasonal residents, or "seasonals" as outsiders. Commentator Paul Willcott offers this three-part primer for part-time residents on how to fit in to the north country. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — Most dairy farmers in the North Country milk their cows all year long. It brings in a steady paycheck and ensures a steady flow of milk to manufacturing plants. But a small but growing number give their cows a break during the coldest months. It's a technique called seasonal dairying. Its supporters say it's gentler on the cows, easier on the environment, and gives small dairy farms a future in an industry that's growing ever bigger. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article