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by The Staff September 19, 2013

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  Bakeries All Good Bakers, 540 Delaware Ave., Albany, 463-1349, allgoodbakers.weebly.com. Albany’s farm-to-bakery café, featuring locally sourced sandwich and specialty breads and pastries. CSA shares available. Bella-Napoli Italian Bakery, 672 New Loudon Road, Latham, 783-0196; 721 River St., ...

Not So Green Acres

by B.A. Nilsson September 19, 2013

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  Rudd Simmons’s documentary The First Season, about a Sharon Springs-based family who quit the corporate world to run a dairy farm, is being released today (Thursday) by Cinedigm Entertainment, which has partnered with Slamdance, where ...

Growing Uncertainties

by Amy Halloran May 17, 2012

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After a very warm spring, temperatures dove at the end of April and threatened grape buds at Natural Selection Farm Winery in Washington County. Ken Denberg, like other owners of orchards and vineyards, watched the ...

Farming the American Dream

by B.A. Nilsson February 1, 2012

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The documentary The First Season follows Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh and their children through a year’s worth of changes as they pursue a crazy midlife dream of operating a dairy farm. They’re slaves to ...

For The Farmers

by Amy Halloran February 1, 2012

  Two upcoming actions at the Capitol highlight the growing concern over farm issues in New York state and in the nation. Wednesday (Feb. 8) will be a statewide day of action organized by Food & Water ...

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Frack No

by Amy Halloran January 26, 2012

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  On Monday, more than 600 New Yorkers came to Albany to address their legislators and call for a ban on hydrofracking. More than that number gathered in the Legislative Office Building for a rally before ...

We Grow Our Own

by Stephen Leon June 23, 2011

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When Berkshire Co-op Market opened at its current location in Great Barrington in 2002, the store sold about $100,000 in locally grown and made products in its first year. “And we thought that was the ...