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LaFayette Apple Festival: Giant Fun on Columbus Day Weekend

By |2018-10-02T14:44:55+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Buy Local, Special Events|

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 (worth $5 today) to [...]

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

By |2018-09-11T13:17:42+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 |2018-09-11T13:17:07+00:00July 27th, 2018|Buy Local|

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 [...]

Where to Go Strawberry Picking in Syracuse (and 7 Picking Tips)

By |2018-06-25T13:36:50+00:00June 21st, 2018|Buy Local|

by Lindsay Ott Wilcox Want to go strawberry picking in Syracuse? You’ve got options. Many farms in Syracuse open their fields to the public for berry picking: from Pompey to Baldwinsville. (See the map of u-pick fields and get directions at the bottom of this article.) Right now, local fields in the Syracuse area [...]

Have it Your Way: A Tale of 2 Onondaga Grown CSAs

By |2018-06-27T20:16:48+00:00May 30th, 2018|Buy Local|

by Lindsay Ott WilcoxMake This the Season You Subscribe to an Onondaga Grown CSA.You subscribe to Netflix or your favorite magazine, but what about local food? There’s a subscription for that, too. It’s called a Farm CSA.CSA stands for community supported agriculture. You pay for a weekly “share” of the farm’s harvest up front, then [...]