By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm
Just released last week: the latest version of a new, free iPhone application called Farmshed, which delivers info about local food, farms and wineries in Central New York to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Green State Fair has the details: The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2010 - 2:08 pm
Delaware County: Tune into ABC at 8pm tomorrow to see if Stone and Thistle Farm's Denise Warren can handle life in the shoes of a TV-obsessed, diva-licious suburbanite from Oklahoma. The Daily Star reports: Denise Warren said when she got to her temporary... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 - 5:13 pm
Downy mildew on a basil plant: From the Cornell Dept. of Plant Pathology website. It's downy, it's mildew-ey, and it's out to wilt your basil, the Times Herald-Record reports: It's called downy mildew, and it's infecting basil plants across New York, as... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 - 4:41 pm
Anna and Robert Dioguardi of Catskill Retreat are looking for some enterprising caprines to help keep their lawn under control. Naturally, there's a Goat Rental directory on the Internet. Alas, it has no New York State listings. Surely it's only a matter... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 1:37 pm
The image above is a detail from a map from the USDA, showing growth and decline in farming between 2002 and 2007. Each red dot represents 20 farms lost during those five years; each blue dot is for 20 new farms. What are Massachusetts and Connecticut... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm
The Nom Nom Good food co-op in Cooperstown wants a label to reflect that their food is farmed on land that has not been leased for gas drilling. I am looking for a symbol to put on our advertising to show that we do not support gas drilling, or more... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 - 8:57 am
Last Sunday, Lissa Harris and Julia Reischel of the Watershed Post attended Farm to Market Connection, a networking conference for farmers and food buyers in Liberty, NY. It was a rare view of the local food economy: a community of farmers, foodmakers,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 - 10:03 am
March means lots of new lambs at Catskill Merino, a small sheep-raising and yarnmaking farm in Goshen--and lots of work for the farmer. Leaving, I swept the flashlight around the blackness of the yard seeing its beam reflected by many pairs of sheep... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010 - 2:13 pm
We're at the Pure Catskills Farm to Market conference in Liberty today, hobnobbing with farmers, buyers, distributors and foodies of all stripes. We'll be posting later--in the meantime, feel free to follow us on Twitter: @watershedpost.


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