Fresh Summer News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-18T14:24:22+00:00June 21st, 2018|Buy Local, Fresh Summer News|

Originally Published June 21st, 2018 | Updated June 18th, 2019 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 Navarino to Baldwinsville. (See the map of u-pick fields and get directions at the bottom of this article.) Right now, [...]