The Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M) will host their Hop Harvest Festival, which looks at the journey of hops, one of New York States original cash crops, from field, to brewery, to pint glass, on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th from 10 am to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Hops Festival At Early 19th-Century Brewery Sept 6th
A century ago, Corinth, in Saratoga County, was home to some of the top Rhode Island Red chickens in the state. Backyard hens have become popular in recent years but poultry breeding was a big business in the earlier 1900s. [Read more…] about Adirondack Poultry Yards: King of the Rhode Island Reds
AdkAction is currently enrolling households in a program designed to help subsidize the cost of locally produced food for families in Northern New York.
Households who enroll in the Fair Food Pricing program receive 30% off at participating vendors. In times of personal or collective crisis, the discount can temporarily be increased to 90% to provide even more support to households in need. [Read more…] about Eat Local for Less with AdkAction’s Fair Food Pricing
One of the first crops to emerge from the ground in New York State is asparagus (scientific name: asparagus officinalis). The vegetable is an integral part of America’s colonial history. It must have been a taste of nostalgia that prompted New Netherland settlers to try and cultivate asparagus in unfamiliar surroundings. [Read more…] about Asparagus Officinalis: A Spear of Transatlantic History
TAUNY in Blue Mountain Lake will host a Grow and Tell Project garden tour, highlighting the local food and food traditions that help sustain us, through a series of garden tours, kitchen demonstrations, video and digital features, and more, on Tuesday, August 17th. [Read more…] about Blue Mountain Lake Garden Tour August 17th
With their marvelous interpretive-dance routines, complex social life, and delicious honey, honeybees are widely respected, but they’re anything but sweet to wild pollinators. In fact, a surfeit of honeybees is a big threat to our native bees and butterflies. [Read more…] about Honey Bee Keepers, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Starks Desivigna Dake was born May 9,1852. He died on November 10, 1937, at the family homestead in Middle Grove after a long illness. The Saratogian reported on November 11, 1937 that he was “Courageous to the last, he voted in the November 2 election at a polling place near his home.”
Starks was a member of one of the oldest families to settle in Saratoga County. He was the son of Benjamin C. and Mary Jane Carmen Dake. He attended school in Daketown and, in the winter of 1869-70, attended the prominent Fort Edward Collegiate Institute. In 1870 he won a scholarship to Cornell University, where he studied civil engineering. He left college early to teach school in Eddy’s Corners, South Corinth, Greenfield Center, Middle Grove, and Chatfield Corners in Saratoga County. In 1872 the enterprising Starks took up land surveying while still teaching. He would continue that occupation for the next 60 years. [Read more…] about Stewart’s Shops 19th Century Patriarch Starks Dake’s Saratoga Lake Canal Plan
In 1959 a fire completely destroyed a home in the hamlet of Chilson before fire trucks from Ticonderoga, in Essex County, NY, could make the long, steep climb up Chilson Hill. A group of Chilson neighbors decided that something needed to be done.
For a dollar, they were able to buy a 1932 LaFrance truck that the Ticonderoga department was retiring; then they set about building a firehouse – on donated land, with donated labor.
The first Chilson Chicken Barbecue was held in 1962 as a fundraiser for the new firehouse. They’ll sell about 300 chicken dinners again this summer after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. [Read more…] about Chilson Volunteers Holding Old Fashioned Fire Dept BBQ Aug 14th
Perhaps the largest apple producer in Sullivan County at the height of the industry here was Martin A. Smith of Fremont Center. [Read more…] about Apple Orchards Are Returning Again to Sullivan County
The Glens Falls Collaborative has announced the summer food festival Take a Bite will begin on Wednesday, July 7th, and will run every Wednesday through August 25th, from 5 to 7 pm in Downtown Glens Falls. [Read more…] about Take A Bite: Glens Falls Weekly Food Fest Returns