By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 - 11:32 am
Liza de Guia, a New York City food blogger who shoots mini-documentaries on food from farm to table at Food Curated, traveled to the Catskills recently to make a film about small-scale slaughterhouses. Here, in Part 1, she interviews Chris Harmon, the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011 - 1:05 pm
Photo of organic seed packets by Flickr user LollyKnit. Reuters reports that the Public Patent Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at Cardozo School of Law and dedicated to preserving "freedom in the patent system," has filed suit against the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011 - 10:15 am
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced yesterday that she had been named chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security. From the press release (via the Catskill Chronicle): Senator Gillibrand will... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011 - 1:08 pm
Sullivan County farmer Bob Franklin has been making headlines lately -- for expanding his dairy operation at a time when many dairy farmers are in dire straits. (And for getting a visit from Congressman Maurice Hinchey, seen above admiring one of Franklin... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 - 11:33 am
While the sugar maple sap is running, weather has a dramatic effect on the end product. Above: Maple syrup made on different days, from warmest to coldest. Photo by Flickr user astanleyjones; published under Creative Commons license. It might not be as... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 11, 2011 - 3:53 pm
Proof that it really is "two rocks for every dirt." Photo of workers digging up rocks on the Taylor farm in Stamford, circa 1950. The Delaware County New York Geneaology and History website has just re-published, free of charge, the entire text of "These... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 - 4:30 pm
Stone & Thistle Farm in East Meredith is knee-deep in baby goats these days, as its latest blog post shows with lots of adorable pictures (including the one above). This means that, because many of the farm's goats aren't exactly the best mothers, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 - 9:20 am
Bovina historian Ray LaFever digs up a book of earmarks -- the kind you put on sheep, not bills. With so many farmers in Bovina, no wonder they had a hard time keeping the sheep straight: These earmarks were registered with the town clerk. In the records... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 - 10:28 am
If you're one of those people who just can't get enough of cows, barns, fresh eggs and homegrown tomatoes -- and, let's face it, you probably wouldn't live here if you didn't have an endless capacity for these things -- you might want to tune into WJFF... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 - 12:50 pm
A meeting of the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency's board got heated last week when a local dairy farmer chastised the IDA for not doing more to help struggling farmers. The Sullivan County Democrat reports: [Sullivan County Farm Network] co-... Read more


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