We are thrilled to share that the 2021 Adirondack Harvest Festival will be a Free Range Open Farm Week! Tour farms, meet the makers, attend demonstrations, tastings, markets, you-pick and much more.
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Mon, Sept 13 - Sun, Sept 19
Blueberries have been an important food and medicine of indigenous populations in the Adirondack region for thousands of years. The first large-scale growing of blueberries was by the Wabanaki people in what is now Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, who strategically used controlled burning to increase yields and expand blueberry fields. Read more about the history of blueberries in the Adirondack region on the Adirondack Almanack.
(Photo: Wild Work Farm, Ben Stechschulte)
It can be hard to understand all of the similar and complicated food labels that allude to how something was grown or raised. It is helpful to know what different labels and certifications mean to help you make informed choices about how your food made it onto your plate. We compiled a collection of common definitions of terms used to describe how food is grown and processed.