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Farm to Kitchen: The New York Farmers Selling Directly to Consumers

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By Stephen Armstrong TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (NCC News) – for many people meat, eggs and vegetables come in packs you pick up from the the grocery store. For New York State’s farmers, it’s a much more complex relationship. Tina MacCheyne has operated High Point Farms in Trumansburg for 18 years. She raises grass-fed beef cattle and free-range chickens […]

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Central New York Offers Many Options For Christmas Tree Shopping

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations.  Businesses near Syracuse have the most important items for customers – Christmas trees. Central New York is home to many places where people can find their ideal trees, and they have the options […]

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CNY farm provides organic options for the holiday

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By Kiona Dyches PULASKI, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many people are starting to get ready but for some, preparing for the holiday takes much longer. Grindstone Farm raises “organic turkeys” that are fed an organic feed, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. They are also given access to the […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Environment , Health

Students Fearful For Future Endeavors After Trump Win

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By Emily Adelman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Students at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry are very concerned with their specific careers following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. “Fear, I’m upset I guess. Sadness really and scared. That’s all I […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Community , Environment , Health

Increased Deer Sightings Causing Residents Concern

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By Jeff Slawson DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) — Over the past year their has been a decrease in the deer population state-wide, but for Central New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation reported that the deer population is above the “desired” level. Because of this neighbors in the Salt Springs area of Syracuse are complaining […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Education , food , Health

Local School District Wants to Serve Students More Local Foods

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By Hannah Fleager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Syracuse City School District is working to incorporate more local food products into its’ meal programs. One of the primary benefits of locally sourced food products is its’ freshness. Buying products from local farmers or businesses means the food has undergone less processing. The district serves its students […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Consumer , Environment , food , Weather

Cold Winter Could be a Bounce Back for Maple Syrup Production

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The National Weather Service recently said there is a 70 percent chance of La Nina developing in Syracuse this winter, the much colder counterpart of El Nino, which developed last year. In the weather driven industry of maple syrup, Karl Wiles, owner of Cedarvale Maple Syrup, could be seeing increased production, […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Consumer , Education , food , Health

New York Crops (and Christmas Trees) will be Better Than Ever

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By Amanda Caffey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — You may have been buying the wrong Christmas trees, but a new standard will let you know which ones are the good ones. The New York State Agriculture Commissioner, Richard Ball, announced that over one million dollars will be awarded to eight projects to strengthen the state’s […]

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Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Weather

Rain, Freezing Temperatures Hurt Pumpkin Business ahead of Halloween

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By CB Garrett SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — A staple in the fall, the pumpkin business usually booms right around Halloween. But for The Pumpkin Hollow, sales have fallen due to this weekend’s rain storm and freezing temperatures. The rain was welcome for many farms in the area feeling the affects of the drought, but […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Environment , food

Baldwinsville Farm Wins Conservation Award

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda BALDWINSVILE, N.Y. (NCC News)- This year Emmi & Sons Inc. was awarded by the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District -Conservation Farm of the Year. They were nominated by Aaron Buchta, Watershed Agriculture Resource Conservation Specialist, because of their track record on environmental management at the farm. They were established in 1921 and since 2006 have […]

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Agriculture , Central New York , Community , food

Downtown Farmers Market Closes For Season

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By Brooke Taylor SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–The downtown farmers market in Clinton Square has packed up for the winter. The market that has provided Syracuse residents with locally grown fresh produce since June is closing for the season. Beth Ingersoll, owner of Ingersoll Farms, is one of the 50 vendors that sell to the market each week. Ingersoll said the […]

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