Farms & Agriculture

1 Jun 20180 The Village of Lakewood is sponsoring the all new Lakewood Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at a new day, time and location with Harriet Sessler, as the Market Manager. The market will be held on Thursdays from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Terrace Avenue overlooking Hartley Park and Chautauqua Lake. The first market will be June 14th and markets will run every Thursday until August 30th. The market has expanded and is pleased to welcome over seven new vendors this year with a wide mix of wholesome foods and products. Featured will be a wide variety of locally grown and raised organic foods including: fruits, vegetables, eggs, grass-fed beef,...

5 Mar 20180 Liberty Vineyards & Winery, of Sheridan, received a number of prestigious awards recently at the  Florida State Fair International Wine Competition, including Best of Show Blush/Rosé for its “Reds, Whites & Blues” wine. “Reds, Whites & Blues” is a sweet, fruity rosé and Liberty’s most popular wine.  Besides the Best of Show honor, Liberty earned double gold for its Rufus Red wine, a semi-dry red named after owner Gary Burmaster’s great-grandfather, Sheldon “Rufus” Butler, who planted their first vineyards in the 1860s. The winery also earned gold medals for its 2016 Sparkling Riesling, a sparkling wine...

14 Feb 20180 Geneva, NY.  The farm manager of the noted Rodale Institute and beginning farmers who use social investment funds to purchase land will speak at the New York Certified Organic 2018 Winter Meeting on March 13 starting at 10 AM in Jordan Hall at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, 630 West North Street, in Geneva, NY. The free-to-attend NYCO meetings provide organic crop growers and dairy farmers the opportunity to hear speakers and network. There is no need to register. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA, has been a leading research and outreach organization...

14 Dec 20170 You can take the first step to starting your own apple orchard at “Apples All Year Long: Choosing Varieties,” a workshop offered by Audubon Community Nature Center. On Friday, January 5, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., orchardist Al Yelvington will use your sight, taste, smell, and a lesson to help you decide which apple varieties you want in your home orchard. Selecting the apple varieties you want to grow takes time, but this class will help you come up with a methodology as well as letting you taste some different types of apples. Yelvington and others will share personal knowledge as well as the common traits of apple varieties. There is...

5 Jun 20170 It was a cool and somewhat drizzly day recently when Dan and Shauna Anderson and a small group of friends gathered at their small farm on Mahanna Road in Bemus Point for Shearing Day. This annual event occurs each May at Alpacaville, as the Anderson’s continue a tradition that was started many years ago by their friend Evelyn Brumwell, a now-retired Alpaca farmer who currently lives in West Virginia. Ms. Brumwell is the connecting link between the Anderson, Eichelberger and Lynch families, who all became involved with raising Alpaca through her farm in Dewittville, NY. Shearing day is not only a time for them to get together for the...

21 Mar 20171 Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, who won the bareback bronco event at the Gerry Rodeo in August, and who then went on to win a World Championship in Las Vegas, has recently received a special honor from his home state with a day named in his honor by the Iowa State Senate. The 25-year-old O’Connell, despite his small size (5’7” and 145 pounds) has had a very fast rise to the top of the rodeo world in his event, which is rated by most rodeo competitors as the toughest event in the sport as the cowboy has only a strap with a handle attached to stay aboard a bronc for the required eight seconds. He joined the professional rodeo...
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