By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013 - 11:53 am
Photo from Hudson Valley Foie Gras website. The campaign against foie gras just got a lot more personal.  In the U.S., just two farms produce the fatty delicacy, both in Sullivan County. Last week, a group of anonymous animal-rights activists affiliated... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2013 - 1:23 pm
Above: Garlic from Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden -- a hot commodity in New York City, where the demand for local food is huge and growing.  Farmers who would like to tap into the lucrative New York City wholesale market are invited to Lucky Dog Farm in Hamden... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Apr. 5, 2013 - 10:42 am
Above: The girls and boys of Dirty Girl Farm, on a recent visit to Main Street Farm in Livingston Manor. Left to right: Cyndi Wright, Jesse Wright-Bourke and Lester Bourke, and Dexter, a 1-month-old Lamancha buck. Photo shared on Dirty Girl's Facebook... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm
We found the pot of gold: It's at Roxbury Mountain Maple. (And a dozen-plus other syrupmakers around the Catskills, all celebrating Maple Weekend on March 16-17 and 23-24.) Photo from Roxbury Mountain Maple's Facebook page. Editor's note: We have added... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 - 9:06 pm
Six-year-old Lucas Lemos gets a taste of fresh maple sap at Brook Farm in New Paltz. Photo by Dawn M. Cservak. Three bundled-up boys huddled in the morning mist to catch drops of sap as it trickled out of a freshly drilled 1-inch deep hole in the bark of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 - 2:21 pm
Above: Wilfred settles into his new home at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of WFAS. News flash: Yet another kinda-famous Brooklynite makes an escape to the Catskills. (He's got the obligatory goatee and piercings, too.) Meet the... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 11:56 am
Officially, TED stands for "Technology, Education, Design." But the growing video talk series is much more than an acronym. It's a movement of smart ideas, fascinating thinkers, and free access to innovation -- and this weekend, a Manhattan TED event... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 - 3:38 pm
Photo published under Creative Commons license. For decades, small dairy farms have been disappearing from the rural upstate New York landscape, as rising costs outpace milk prices and farmers struggle to stay in business. Last week, in a column published... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 - 9:16 am
Traffic jam on New Kingston Mountain Road. Local crime writer and Blues Maneuver frontman David Krajicek got this shot of a few of the Manhattan Country School's year-round residents on New Kingston Mountain Road in Roxbury last week. Shared with... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 - 2:26 pm
The Hudson Valley Harvest Festival is new this year but seems destined to become a perennial, with bushels of star quality, uh, cropping up among performers, vendors and sponsors alike. Combining a couple of centuries of expertise, some of Ulster County's... Read more


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