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News stories tagged with "seasonal"

Kim Hall at Hall's Apple Market in Ontario (Photo:  J. Brown)
Kim Hall at Hall's Apple Market in Ontario (Photo: J. Brown)

As autumn deepens, some North Country businesses hibernate, others create

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

Commentary: How To Be A North Country Seasonal: A Primer

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
Kevin Sullivan's greener pastures.
Kevin Sullivan's greener pastures.

Seasonal Dairying: A Viable Alternative

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

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