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Sweet season arrives! For a pair of local producers, that means liquid gold

Maple Brook Farm in Reber has been producing maple syrup for generations. As more upstarts move to the region, Maple Brook has been lending out their expertise.

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Warren County leaders endorse marijuana-growing plans

A proposal to establish a facility to grow and process medical marijuana took a step forward as Warren County supervisors embraced the plan with enthusiasm and praise.

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CCE readies Spring Beef Week schedule

Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold 2015 NNY Spring Beef Week programs across the North Country next week designed to help farmers better understand the supply and demand behind the cattle trade.

Local fire departments continue to combat fire at Giroux's Poultry Farm

A fire broke out Thursday morning in a barn at a Chazy farm.

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“Food from the Farm” event energizes public, producers

A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.

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Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers visit Lake Placid for Winter Challenge

Hundreds of elected officials and winter sports enthusiasts descended in Lake Placid Sunday to promote tourism in the region.

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Blue Pepper Farm lands top animal welfare certification

A Jay operation has landed a top-notch designation that certifies the farm follows the most humane and environmental practices on pasture.

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Regional food hub coming to fruition with purchase of new facility

The new owners of a former Essex storage facility aim to repurpose the rural structure into a processing facility designed to strengthen regional food circuits.

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Adirondack Harvest to hold annual meeting Jan.29

A group that is devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food for all is inviting the public to their annual meeting.

County soil and water to assist landowners

The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will be assisting agricultural landowners with completion of Soil Group worksheets for agricultural exemption.

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Saranac Lake farm seeks agricultural district designation

The HiBar Ranch in Saranac Lake has applied for inclusion in the county’s agricultural district, a measure that will provide protection as they continue to grow their organic farming operation.

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W’Burg Grange kitchen gives start-up businesses wings

The Whallonsburg Grange’s kitchen, say local entrepreneurs, provides a welcome incubator for their fledging operations.

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Lieutenant Gov. reveals $500m statewide broadband initiative in Lake Placid

On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the creation of a $500 million initiative that aims to deliver high speed broadband access to every state resident by 2019.

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Lakes to Locks Passage prep mobile apps, audio tours for 2015

Lakes to Locks Passage plans mobile app, audio tours will bring history to life.

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Essex County agricultural community reflects on past year, offers 2015 wish list

A regional food hub, increased legislative measures to grow the farm-to-table biz and public outreach are just some of next year's goals for the Champlain Valley's agricultural community.

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