Clinton County, NYadirondackalmanack.com

Mobile Farmers Market kicks off 2021 Season

The Mobile Farmers Market has returned for the 2021 season, with community-based stops set across Franklin and Clinton counties. A program of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) and the Heart Network, the Mobile Market provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar; the market made its debut in 2018 and has since expanded its stops and offerings. The Mobile Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with the additional bonus of the Double Up Food Bucks Program that doubles the amount of produce SNAP recipients can purchase; customers can also use farmers market vouchers.
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Burlington, VTWCAX

Echo Center plants seeds for future generations

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain hosted a learning activity to highlight Black farming in Vermont. Kids and adults had the opportunity to plant seeds of black-eyed peas or collard greens and learn about the Clemmons Family Farm, one of the largest black-owned farms in Vermont owned by Jack and Lydia Clemmons. They are both 95 years old.
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Burlington, VTmynbc5.com

Agri-Mark facility breaks ground on $30M expansion

CHATEAUGAY, N.Y. — Agri-Mark has broken ground on its $30 million expansion to its cheese production operation. Agri-Mark CEO, Bill Beaton, said this expansion helps the future of the region. “It's investing in the North Country. It's investing in our employees and in our co-op. It's a very exciting day...
Chittenden County, VTvermontbiz.com

Salvation Farms receives $77,550 from the Chittenden Solid Waste District

Vermont Business Magazine The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD(link is external)) is pleased to announce that Salvation Farms(link is external) will be receiving $77,550 for the second Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) awarded by CSWD and approved by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Salvation Farms(link is external) is a federally...
Lake Placid, NYlakeplacidnews.com

UP CLOSE: In season

LAKE PLACID — Prescott Doyle works as a field grower at the Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm in Keeseville. He starts his day by opening up the high tunnels and keeping a close eye on the various factors that could affect how the flowers grow. He makes sure all the plants have enough water, that there’s not too much sunlight on them, and there are no pests around. He tries to cut the flowers at the right time, just before they open, so they can be put in the cooler at the right time and last longer for customers.
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Middlebury, VTAddison Independent

Culinary collective serves flavor & hope

MIDDLEBURY — “El Sabor” translated from Spanish means “flavor.”. But it’s a word that has taken on many more definitions for 14 Central American women, many of them the trailing spouses of migrant farm workers, now living in Addison County. Thirteen of them hail from Mexico, one is from Guatemala.
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Chicken Keepers Design Stylish, Functional Coops for Their Flocks

2020 was the year of the chicken. Specifically, it was the year of the baby chicken, purchased in late March by people who suddenly found themselves with more time on their hands, newfound concern about food security and a need to focus on something other than the deadly pandemic sweeping through the country. Chicks, like vegetable seeds and baking yeast, quickly became difficult to find as Americans sought activities and food sources they could control.
Essex, VTWCAX

Leahy questions ag secretary on timeline of dairy relief

Police say it all happened Tuesday afternoon on Railroad Street near Troy School. Essex-Westford School District adopts racial equity policy. Board votes 8 to 1 in favor in implementing it into the curriculum. Salinger’s widow gifting building for new library. Updated: 21 hours ago. Cornish, New Hampshire, may be getting...
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Clinton County, NYAdirondack Daily Enterprise

Mobile Farmers Market ready for more stops

SARANAC LAKE — The Mobile Farmers Market has returned, with community-based stops set across Franklin and Clinton counties. A program of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity and the Heart Network, the Mobile Market provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar. The market made its debut in 2018 and has since expanded its stops and offerings. The Mobile Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits with the additional bonus of the Double Up Food Bucks Program that doubles the amount of produce SNAP recipients can purchase. Customers can also use farmers market vouchers.
Shelburne, VTWCAX

Shelburne Farms cuts back on mowing to help the environment

SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) - While Vermont is looking to continue efforts toward its overall climate goals, local communities are also playing their own part. For Shelburne Farms, it was a budgetary issue that just so happened to fit in with their mission. They are now committed to a new look.
Vermont StateColchester Sun

Polly Whitcomb McEwing, of Essex Junction, to be inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame

ESSEX JUNCTION — This September, Essex Junction resident Polly Whitcomb McEwing will be inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame. Whitcomb McEwing will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years of dedicated service to her family’s dairy farm in Williston. From accountant to silage truck driver, she does it all to ensure the next generation is set up for success.
Essex, VTWCAX

Strawberry farms reopen for the season

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) - If you’re looking for something fun and sweet to do with your friends and family this summer, you can swing by one of Vermont’s many strawberry farms. Paul Mazza’s in Essex officially opened up for you to pick your own berries this weekend. It’s only...
Vermont StateThe Valley Reporter

Millions of pounds of Vermont vegetables and berries are not harvested

According to Theresa Snow, founder and director of Salvations Farms, an estimated 14.3 million pounds of Vermont vegetables and berries were left in the fields in 2016. That figure does not include orchards or proteins or surplus milk she noted. Camp Meade, Middlesex, will host Salvation Farms Aid on June...
Burlington, VTWCAX

What led to poor maple production this year?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - New statistics show that maple syrup production across the country was off just under 17% this year while in Vermont, the nation’s top maple producer, production was off by just over 21%. On Thursday, the United States Department of Agriculture released this year’s maple production for...