FARM FEATURE ARTICLES
Organic practices are better for us, and they’re also a safer alternative for the environment. Here’s some information for a crash course on the organic industry.
Within the last few decades, we have been hearing more and more about organic farming. Compared with conventional agriculture, organic farming uses fewer pesticides, reduces soil erosion, decreases nitrate leaching into groundwater and surface water, and recycles animal waste back into the farm.
Mounting evidence shows that food grown organically is rich in nutrients, such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium, […]
Local Farmers Market Gears up for New Season With Safety in Mind
With local businesses hopefully eyeing a tentative return to safe operations in the coming weeks, the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market has announced its opening day of the 2020 season while taking every precaution into account. On Saturday May 23rd, the market will reopen with its usual hours of 9am-1pm and will run through October 31st with 29 vendors currently scheduled to participate in the weekly market at this time. Given the current situation and the massive shift in how businesses operate thanks to the spread […]
Willow Brook Farm Celebrates the Season in Amazing Fashion
Popular Corn Maze returns to Willow Brook Farm. Area families looking for a bit of festive adventure this fall season won’t have to travel far to experience a memorable afternoon exploring the vast and creative corn maze at Willow Brook Farm in Millerton, NY. The farm itself is a fourth-generation dairy farm, each year the Beneke family begins planting their corn and designing the maze in May. With determined dedication to the design of the popular maze, Kenneth Beneke utilizes mowers to carve out the larger […]
The Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market announces extended season
After weeks of deliberation and careful consideration, one of the area’s most popular farmers markets has decided to extend its season into November. Earlier this month, the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market announced its season will be extended until November 16, giving locals, travellers, vendors, and artisans an additional three weeks to experience the very best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer. Traditionally, the market runs from Memorial day until Halloween each year. In 2014, the market decided to experiment with a one-time Holiday […]