This is part of our annual review of the top stories of 2015.
Following a period of French Huguenot persecution during the 17th century, the family of Omie de LaGrange fled their home country before opting to settle in the Capital District in 1665. Centuries later, his descendants are honoring their patriarch with a historical marker at the family farm in Slingerlands.
Free salads, a week long produce drive and the chance to win a gift certificate to the farmer’s market. Making healthy eating fun is this week’s Farm to You Fest, held across all Bethlehem Central Schools.
Farm fresh meats and veggies right to your table. At this weekend’s Bethlehem Farm to Table Festival, that happy, leafy-green dream could be a reality for your family.
Third-generation owner Gregory Bennett Jackson celebrated the 100th anniversary of his family’s full-service home remodeling company, Bennett Contracting, Inc., by helping families in Albany’s South End build strong roots.
Another Slingerlands family will be eating fresh eggs after the town granted approval for them to raise chickens in their backyard.
Delmar Farmers Market named to best-of list
The Daily Meal has again named the Delmar Farmers Market to their yearly list of the 101 Best Farmers Markets in America.
Local officials in talks to relocate Hilton Barn within New Scotland
Preserving the Hilton barn through relocation appeared to be an unreachable solution, but tying it to another regional development could be the historic building’s savior.
Money will enhance outdoor education initiatives
Two local schools will be making outdoor education improvements after receiving funding from the Bethlehem Garden Club.
Mayes family has been providing the town tree for the past five years
For the past five years, Majestic Tree Farm has provided the Town of Bethlehem’s Christmas tree. Nanette Mayes, who owns the tree farm with her husband, believes they were originally contacted about providing the town tree because they had provided the town with wreaths for around a decade.
Cornell Cooperative Extension unveils online ‘Ag Exchange’ service
Finding a buyer for an “Amish modified” New Holland 273 mini baler might not be done easily through traditional advertisements, but a new online service aims to fill that niche.
New Scotland officials are eyeing town employees to complete a portion of the New Salem Water District project after one contract garnered no interest.
Village officials to pursue funding options; county sets goal to pave pathway
Voorheesville isn’t receiving funding local officials sought to enhance its end of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, but their vision is still in focus.
For the second year in a row, Delmar Farmers Market has been selected as one of the top in the nation.
Old favorites and new attractions showcased at weeklong event
Alongside fair food favorites, the Altamont Fair is offering up something new to taste with some local flavor.