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March 2021

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A Blossoming Business

Colorful blooms in shades of red, blue, white, and other vibrant hues are the focus of business for F.W. Battenfeld & Son – a family-run farm in Red Hook, NY. The company, which is currently helmed by Fred Battenfeld, his son Lance […]

Farming for the Future

My introduction to Hudson Hemp was at a pop-up market in the round barn at Churchtown Dairy outside of Hudson, NY. It was late fall of 2018. The round barn is a marvel in and of itself, an already magical space, and […]

A Different Kind of Rescue Mission

Winter can be tough on many folks. From the moment the first frost settles in the Northeast to the early emergence of the progeny of green flora, the interim months of winter doldrums can have an isolating effect on even the most […]

Rock Steady Farm

When they started out, D. Rooney, co-owner with Maggie Cheney of Rock Steady Farm on Kaye Road in Millerton, NY, both hoped the Millerton farm could increase food equity in the food system and create safer spaces for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

Word on the street is…

Hillsdale Hamlet Park Redesign Plan Approved by Town Board

A draft design for the renovation of Hillsdale’s Hamlet Park was approved by the Town Board on February 9, setting the stage for a fundraising effort that will seek government and foundation grants as well as individual donations to pay for the renovation. The Town Board meeting, held via Zoom, [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you

College During the Coronavirus: Juggling University Life and a Global Pandemic

-By Lindsey Clark The global pandemic has left devastating impacts on the health, safety, and general well-being of society. We have all been forced to fully adapt and reevaluate our lives in the face of the coronavirus, and organizations like schools have had to adjust to ensure the protection of their communities. The virus’ impact on the college experience is particularly noteworthy in this case. These higher education institutions, wherein students would normally interact with each other and their professors with ease, [...]

A DIY Life: Local Business Owner Inspires Other to Find their Creative Side

For two years she has toiled as a small business owner, and for two years Charlotte Sheridan, owner of Merwin Farm and Home in Millerton, NY, has come to define her own style within the small village. “I grew up here,” she says. "To not only run my own business in Millerton, but to be doing it in a field that I am so passionate about, it has really been a dream come true despite the challenges.” Undoubtedly, the key to her [...]

Jessie’s Recipe

March 2021 Recipe – Best Ever Pound Cake

Pound cake is not the sexiest of treats, I’ll give you that, but it is one of the most comforting and satisfying. Moreover, it is the perfect blank canvas and takes beautifully to being zhuzhed up with a dollop of whipped cream and a handful of berries or a scoop of your favorite ice cream. This particular pound cake calls for buttermilk, which adds a lovely tenderness to the cake, and reminds me of the Sara Lee version with which I grew [...]

Wine of the Week

A Pioneering Wine

With International Women's Day coming up on March 8, it's only fitting that this week's wine selection is from Hudson Valley's own Clinton Vineyards, run by a pioneering personality in what is now a booming Hudson Valley wine scene, Phyllis Feder. Phyllis and her late husband, Ben, recognized decades ago that the Seyval Blanc grape could flourish on their farm in Clinton Corners, NY. Today their distinctive still and sparkling Seyvals are world-renowned. Any of their wines will do, but I'm calling [...]

Deal of the Week

Cozy Ranch in East Chatham

Deal of the Week $235,000 Cozy Ranch at the intersection of the 'Tri-Villages', i.e. East Chatham, Old Chatham & Canaan. Three bedrooms/one bath, forced-air heating + woodstove, hardwood flooring, beautiful long distant views, wood shed and barn, circular driveway, full unfinished basement with additional parking, bordered by open fields and beautiful homes. Convenient to Chatham, Hudson, Albany etc. Property Features: Bedrooms: 3 Full Bathrooms: 1 Interior Features: Full Basement,Unfinished Basement,Wood Floors,Den/Office,Casement Windows,Domestic Water Heater Heating and Cooling Heating Features: [...]

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