What is an “Heirloom” Tomato? “Heirloom” tomatoes are from plants grown from seeds that have been passed down from season to season for 50 years or more. They are “open-pollinated” […]
Have You Heard the Buzz About the Power of Produce Club?
By, Oliva Swanson and Rebecca Williams, AmeriCorps Vista Volunteers Attendees of the June 26th Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market likely ran into excited children buzzing around the market like the bumblebee puppets […]
Four Ways to Enjoy Fresh Herbs This Summer
Fresh herbs can add flavor, color, and nutrients to pretty much any dish and drink. Fresh herbs transform any meal from something ordinary into something special. Next time you visit […]
The Village Meat Market: Boon for a Small Community
By Carly Summers After driving by Lake Champlain along forest-lined roads, then through the village of Willsboro in Essex County, NY, you stop at one of the only gas stations […]
How Farms and Fine Dining Grow Together
By Tim Rowland “Green shoots” has come to be synonymous with new beginnings, and for chef Jarrad Lang it was figuratively and literally how he introduced locally grown foods to […]
What Makes Eggs Different Colors?
Why do some chickens lay different color eggs?The color of an eggshell is determined by the breed of chicken that laid it. As an egg travels through the chicken’s oviduct, the shell […]