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California couple brings taste of Mexico to Essex County

Meet the folks behind Poco Más Tacos, the taco truck that has been quietly bringing a taste of Mexico to Essex County throughout the spring.

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Barn dances bind communities, say participants

The Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm will host a spring barn dance, their eighth, next weekend. Participants say it’s a great way to strengthen ties in the farming community.

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Local farmers galvanized by new grant program

 A trio of local farms are pumped after receiving news that they’ve landed some $90,000 in state funds to support the growth of new farmers.

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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Making progress on sustainable tourism, one roundtable at a time

For the past six months, a core group of volunteers in the Central Champlain Valley have been tasked with assembling blueprints for sustainable tourism.

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Champlain Valley Milling finds new home in Willsboro Commerce Park

Champlain Valley Milling will move to Willsboro this summer, announced the company earlier this week, a decision that ultimately came down to affordability and zoning.

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Essex County sets benchmarks for weight loss, disease reduction

Owing to troubling obesity rates, Essex County is focusing on weight loss and chronic disease prevention as two priority public health projects for this year.

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Weird weather a nailbiter for local farmers

Conventional wisdom says it has been a brutal winter here in the North Country. How has this affected local farmers?

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Ward Lumber in Jay to host two-part meat bird seminar

Ward Lumber is hosting a two-part seminar, Meat Bird 101 & 102, for anyone who is interested in raising meat birds.

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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show

Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.

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Applications now available for Jay community garden plots

It’s that time of year again! The Town of Jay Community Garden is waking up from a long winter.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension readies NNY Spring Sheep and Goat Week Programs

This week, Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold NNY Spring Sheep and Goat Week programs in Jay, Canton, Rutland Center and Watertown.

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Sweet season arrives! For a pair of local producers, that means liquid gold

Maple Brook Farm in Reber has been producing maple syrup for generations. As more upstarts move to the region, Maple Brook has been lending out their expertise.

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CCE readies Spring Beef Week schedule

Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold 2015 NNY Spring Beef Week programs across the North Country next week designed to help farmers better understand the supply and demand behind the cattle trade.

Local fire departments continue to combat fire at Giroux's Poultry Farm

A fire broke out Thursday morning in a barn at a Chazy farm.

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