The classic Thanksgiving menu of turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and root vegetables is based on New England fall harvests. In the 19th century, as the holiday spread across the country, local cooks modified the menu both by choice and by necessity. Today, families have many options for their holiday menus. For those who decide to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner featuring locally grown products, there are a number of farms in the Capital Region that raise turkeys for Thanksgiving. [...]Read More
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Halloween marked the end of the harvest season in ancient celebrations.Read More
Halloween is just around the corner - have you thought about what to do with the jack-o-lantern and extra pumpkins after October 31st? Most likely the best known use of pumpkin is for pumpkin pie, but it can be used in a variety of different recipes. Consider using it in healthy recipes like soup or roast some in the oven. Did you know that pumpkin is high in beta-carotene which is a powerful anti-oxidant? It’s also a fantastic source of fiber and contains [...]Read More
Farmers in the Northeast extend their seasons with high tunnels and store cold season crops.Read More
Ag Day National Reporter, Betsy Jibben reports on dairy farms going out of business.Read More