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Fresh Lunches

by Ali Hibbs October 1, 2015

  Hundreds of thousands of dollars have just become available for school districts across the state to use to provide local, fresh and healthy food to their students. On Monday (Sept. 28), Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ...


Family-Style Farming

by B.A. Nilsson September 18, 2014


  “Jenny is a watch-donkey,” Kirsten Fredericks explains as the large, angry animal approaches. Woolly brown fur makes the donkey look like a plush doll, but her ears are up in a wary V, and she ...

Farming the American Dream

by B.A. Nilsson February 1, 2012


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 ...