The SCENE IN PLATTSBURGH was a busy one this past week, when we stepped out to see what was happening around downtown Plattsburgh. A quick stop into the NORTH COUNTRY FOOD CO-OP was a great treat. CAMERON BOLL of TERRA FARM was on hand, along with PAT OSTRANDER of the CO-OP, to offer samples of organic nuts and dried fruits; our favorite being the curried cashews. Cameron was on a tasting tour from his home base in Valatie, New York. We always find that when we shop locally, we get excellent products and sweet conversation with a story to tell about the experience.
EREN DAUGHERTY, a regular with us, has the best knack for buying and selling on e-bay. She has a customer base for whom she produces great results! Eren has a unique, eclectic style and talent in home décor and fashion. Where you may have the vision, Eren has the savvy to bring a vision to life. She is the consummate artist; whether buying and selling clothing on-line, painting a mural, or creating and even wiring an unusual chandelier, Eren has the ability to create art that shouts, “WOW!” You may soon see Eren painting the barriers that keep the wine tasters safe at Champlain Wine Company. Stop by and ask her about her talents!
KIM LECLAIRE is a girl on fire! Not only does Kim fire dance, teach yoga and work full time…she is also the founder and owner of the CSA, QUARRY GARDENS. A beautiful piece of land in Chazy is lovingly tended by Kim along with the help of an intern, WWOOFer, and assorted volunteers. Kim grows organic garlic and vegetables for her community supported agriculture shareholders and to supply local restaurants. She holds art exhibits and yoga classes at the Quarry Gardens, as well. Visit her website at www.quarrygardens.com to see what makes this farm buzz.