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Initiatives aim to broaden access to fresh summer produce

As crops ripen in fields across Essex County, public officials want you to know that eating healthy can be both accessible and affordable.

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Upcoming Essex vineyard aims to meld wildlife, agriculture

A local vineyard and wildlife rehabilitation center have teamed up in a pilot project to test the waters of increased cooperation between the agriculture and wildlife fields.

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Ti Police using body cameras

The town of Ticonderoga has joined a growing list of communities to use body cameras.

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Woodworking Weekend teaches 1800-1900s homesteading

Homesteading and Woodworking Weekend will take place at the Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum June 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Juicin Jar named 'Rookie of the Year'

A local health-food restaurant and smoothie bar was recently named "Rookie of the Year" by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce for opening two locations in a single year.

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TAA,TPA and TPP: Confusing package raises concerns in the North Country

Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and members of the Working Families Party are urging U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track.

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One-man North Branch Farm: from beef to heirloom figs

North Branch Farm is a 78-acre diversified farm located on the banks of Saranac River in the Adirondack Mountains. Owned and operated by Joe, the farm specializes in vegetables, pastured beef and family heirloom figs.

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Local farm to leave barn door open

To celebrate both the beginning the summer and Father's Day, Reber Rock Farm will host an open house this weekend.

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Farmers’ market in Brant Lake to host authors each Saturday

Not only an array of fresh vegetables is coming weekly to Brant Lake, but a lineup of authors, too!

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California couple brings taste of Mexico to Essex County

Meet the folks behind Poco Más Tacos, the taco truck that has been quietly bringing a taste of Mexico to Essex County throughout the spring.

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Barn dances bind communities, say participants

The Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm will host a spring barn dance, their eighth, next weekend. Participants say it’s a great way to strengthen ties in the farming community.

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Local farmers galvanized by new grant program

 A trio of local farms are pumped after receiving news that they’ve landed some $90,000 in state funds to support the growth of new farmers.

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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Making progress on sustainable tourism, one roundtable at a time

For the past six months, a core group of volunteers in the Central Champlain Valley have been tasked with assembling blueprints for sustainable tourism.

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Champlain Valley Milling finds new home in Willsboro Commerce Park

Champlain Valley Milling will move to Willsboro this summer, announced the company earlier this week, a decision that ultimately came down to affordability and zoning.

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