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Since the 1860's, the Wadhams United Church of Christ has served strawberries with all the fixin's. Photo: Martha Cooper/TAUNY Archives
Since the 1860's, the Wadhams United Church of Christ has served strawberries with all the fixin's. Photo: Martha Cooper/TAUNY Archives

Serving up strawberry shortcake for generations in Wadhams

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

The challenge of growing fruit

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

In the garden: the cruelest month is too tough for tender transplants

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

Forget the cold ? think of strawberries!

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy take a break from the cold and snow to talk about a mid-summer garden treat -- strawberries!  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Strawberries

Martha Foley checks in with horticulturist Amy Ivy about strawberries.  Go to full article

It's Seed Catalog Season!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the plethora of spring planting catalogs and tips for growing fruit, from apples to strawberries.  Go to full article

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