A couple of remainders to wrap up the week. New York's State Senate passed a bill that would direct government agencies to make a list of New York farm fresh products that agencies could buy. Agriculture Committee chairwoman Patty Ritchie of St....
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...
Oct 03, 2013 — They've been serving strawberry shortcake every summer in a small Champlain Valley community since the end of the Civil War. And later this month, TAUNY will honor the Wadhams United Church of Christ with a North Country Heritage Award. Each June in the small Essex County community, hundreds gather to enjoy strawberry shortcake, music and festivities. It's been an important local tradition for 147 years. Back in 1866, a dish of fresh strawberries, cake and ice cream cost fifteen cents.
Todd Moe talks with long-time Strawberry Festival volunteer Evelyn Brant. She's 87 and has volunteered at the festival since 1946. This year, four generations of her family helped with the event. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 30, 2012 — The North Country climate isn't great for fruit trees. There are lots of apple orchards on Lake Champlain, particularly, but insuring a good apple harvest can be a challenge for the home gardener.
Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on other crops for home-grown fruit: berries. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 19, 2010 — First it's warm and rainy, then it's clear, cold and windy. Then, maybe, it snows. Gardeners know how cruel April can be, especially to tender new plants -- like those strawberries you ordered. Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she's been getting calls about when it's safe to put those transplants in. Not yet, but they DO need care, and she has some useful advice. Go to full article