agriculture

A zoning review committee that  submitted its report last month put the town's new comprehensive plan to use in a major way for the first time.

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Learning as they go and using the latest cold-climate grape varieties, Ernest Cupernall and Victoria Vattimo are planning to produce wine from a vineyard on their Knox property.

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The clean fleece at the Applewood Acre sheep farm in Wright is pristine this time of year as new lambs are born.

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Visitors to the Hilltowns for the past two weekends have sopped up the season as the muddy month of March is also when the sap runs and syrup producers start their boilers.

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HILLTOWNS — Several hundred cars will pass through the Hilltowns in the next two weekends, searching for a taste of locally made maple syrup and a look at its life before the bottle.

To the Editor:

The Helderberg Hilltowns Association has a remedy for your wintertime blahs: pick-your-own blueberries, fresh tomatoes and basil, or handcrafted rustic bread. It’s CSA (community supported agriculture) season, a time to support local agriculture by buying a share in a farm’s food production.

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The snowstorm Tuesday brought just a few inches to the Hilltowns, but the school buses and beef cattle weathered its visit in the middle of the day.

Scenes of cattle in different seasons show off the natural light of the countryside.

The Carey Institute for Global Good has matured into an important resource for regional brewers and farmers and will soon start residency programs in journalism and arts.

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Started as an online gateway to local foods, FarmieMarket was Sarah Avery Gordon’s way for small, local farmers like her father to reach customers who increasingly shop online.

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