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33 Things to Do at ON Farm Fest on September 21st 2019

By |2019-09-17T20:11:16+00:00September 13th, 2019|Buy Local, Special Events, Virtual Farm Tour|

Who's ready to go on the farm? Soon, 11 farms across Onondaga County will open their barn doors and welcome in thousands of visitors for the 4th annual ON Farm Fest event. We hope you're one of them! September 21st is coming up fast, and you only have 5 hours to visit the farms from [...]

How Can I Buy Local in Onondaga County? 5 Tips

By |2019-09-03T20:48:57+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Buy Local|

Buy local. For the past decade, it’s been a rallying cry across the nation – and right here in Central New York. The phrase is even at the heart of the Onondaga County Agriculture Council’s “Buy Local. Buy Onondaga Grown” initiative. However, we’ve heard from many people that actually buying local products can be [...]

Farmland Forever: Sharon & Gary Slate Protect Clover Hill Farm

By |2019-07-18T01:52:05+00:00July 17th, 2019|CNY People in Agriculture, Fresh Summer News, Virtual Farm Tour|

The Sunday afternoon drive was once a great American tradition. The purpose was simple: ride into the countryside to enjoy views of rolling fields, grazing cows, and bright red barns.“I grew up just outside of Liverpool, NY. Every Sunday, my parents drove us along Route 370 to Baldwinsville. It was absolutely breathtaking. Now, much of [...]

How Tully FFA and Leann Jordan Help Youth Find the Field of Their Dreams

By |2019-06-25T17:36:41+00:00June 25th, 2019|CNY People in Agriculture, Fresh Summer News|

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. A little girl jumps out of bed and rushes to do her farm chores. The herd of Holstein cows need to be fed and milked. Hay fields are ready for first cutting. It’s going to be a busy day for Leann Jordan…on her imaginary dairy farm.“Yes, I used [...]

LaFayette Apple Festival: Giant Fun on Columbus Day Weekend

By |2019-10-10T18:24:08+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Buy Local, Special Events|

Updated October 10th, 2019 In 1869, the small hamlet of Cardiff in LaFayette, New York captured the world’s attention. One October day, a worker was digging a well when his shovel hit something hard. It wasn’t a rock…it was a petrified giant man over 10 feet long! Thousands flocked to Cardiff and paid a quarter [...]

The Insider’s Guide to ON Farm Fest | Sep. 22

By |2019-06-16T23:58:31+00:00September 17th, 2018|Special Events, Virtual Farm Tour|

On Saturday, September 22nd, 11 farms in Onondaga County open their barn doors for free tours from 10am-3pm. We recommend visiting 3-4 farms. Need help deciding which farms to visit? First, check out the map of all 11 locations. Then scroll down for highlights from each farm to help guide your selections. Let’s go…ON the [...]

Bridle Path Manor: A Lifelong Love of Horses and the Lessons They Teach

By |2018-09-11T13:44:48+00:00August 30th, 2018|Virtual Farm Tour|

It’s a hot August morning and the air is hazy with humidity. But inside the stables of Bridle Path Manor in Onondaga Hill, it’s cool and comfortable. The team of caretakers – lead by owner Kathy Zimmer – are busy with chores indoors, while most of the farm’s 14 horses graze and gallop in the [...]

To Beef Up Business, Dairy Farm Diversifies to Camping and a Different Kind of Cow

By |2019-06-25T17:39:38+00:00August 7th, 2018|Buy Local, Virtual Farm Tour|

Picture this. You’re camping with friends next to a tranquil pond stocked with fish. You smell steak cooking on the campfire. The breeze in the giant pines creates a soothing sound as you sway in the hammock. Then you hear…a cow mooing softly in the distance? Yes, that’s because you’re camping in a forest at [...]

4 Reasons to Think Farmers Markets First

By |2019-06-18T14:24:31+00:00July 27th, 2018|Buy Local, Fresh Summer News|

Ever visit the Fayetteville Towne Center on a Thursday afternoon? You may have noticed a different kind of shopping experience in the parking lot outside of Target. Over two dozen brightly colored tents are set up in a square formation…yes, it’s a farmers market in the center of “Towne.” The Fayetteville Farmers Market is one [...]

Landry Farms: Eggs Came First, Chicken Soon Followed

By |2019-06-02T16:32:10+00:00June 27th, 2018|Buy Local, Virtual Farm Tour|

It all started 6 years ago. Casey Koehle purchased a few layer hens so her family could enjoy fresh eggs daily.“We couldn’t get enough of the rich flavor, texture, and even the bright orange yolk color of those eggs. It was unlike anything we’d ever tasted,” said Casey.Casey wanted to share the “real egg” experience [...]

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