Our series on Maple Days Host Farms…Nettle Meadow Farm

I checked in with Sheila Flanagan recently, to see what preps are in progress for Maple Days, and what visitors should expect. It has been a crazy few weeks for Nettle Meadow, with marketing trips and shows, but plans are firming up. They will be featuring their newly-awarded cheeses at Maple Days: Sappy Ewe, a […]

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Continuing our Series on the Maple Days Host Farms

Valley Road Maple Farm Mike Hill, who partners with Ralph Senecal to run Valley Road Maple Farm, took time out from his sugaring to get in touch a few days ago. When I asked how their sugaring preps were going, he groaned and said the weather has created real problems for them (as it has […]

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Suddenly, It’s Fall!

Summer teases us with its curtain calls, but you know it is fall when hot air balloons polka-dot the sky, as they are this weekend at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Queensbury.  The festival draws to a close tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, 9/23). But before the last balloon is packed up  tomorrow night, acres and acres […]

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Anticipating Thurman Fall Farm Tour

It seemed (for about two days) that the heat of summer had abated, and the first frost might be just around the corner. Those are the days that make our Thurman gardeners scramble. How much can be saved of the tender crops? Is this the beginning of the end? They look then with gratitude to […]

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Hit the Thurman Farm Trail!

Thurman Farm Trail Days, August 18 – 19 If you love vegetables kissed by the summer sun, still radiating heat when you carry them to the kitchen and savor the sounds and smells of farm animals as they forage for grass and twitch their tales at pesky deer flies, then this is the place to […]

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