Agriculture

Red Hook’s Winter Market still blazing hot

A kernel of an idea bloomed with time

In 1817, the Historic Elmendorph Inn was the location of the combined Dutchess County and Columbia County Agricultural Fair. Following in that tradition, the current Red Hook Winter Market provides a wonderful variety of local products, live music, and warm vittles.

Gardening classes available at Bard

The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College has partnered with the New York Botanical Garden to offer offer noncredit continuing education classes on gardening at Bard this winter and spring.

New market at Greig farm skirts zoning law

Red Hook ZEO sends cease-and-desist order; Greig calls law ‘unfair’

Last week, Greig submitted his application for planners’ approval. But he has continued operating the market despite the order to close. He explained that he began the application process several months before the market was to open but withdrew his application because he wanted to “create a forum” to discuss what he considers unfair zoning.

The farm dynasty that is Migliorelli

Though the business flourishes, the hard work has remained the same for 3 generations

As the story goes, the roots of Migliorelli Farm can be traced to the 1930s when Angelo and Concetti Migliorelli broke ground on land in the Bronx. They started selling from a push cart; by the end of the first day carting produce, they went home with $8 in their pocket.

A small plot to connect town and gown

Bard College Farm works to feed student diners as well as the community at large

Through the work of farm manager John-Paul Sliva and a handful of dedicated students, Bard College Farm has built a one-and-a-quarter acre plot that was a meadow last spring into a thriving landscape of permanent beds, drip irrigation, hops, cranberries, and annual vegetables.

An apple a day keeps them smiling away

Montgomery Place farmstand is one family's labor of love

For 25 years, Talea and Doug Fincke have been managing Montgomery Place Orchards and Farm, where they grow 60 varieties of apples, along with berries, grapes, an array of other stone fruits, and vegetables, cultivating altogether 40 acres of produce sold locally to the Red Hook community.

A Field of dreams coming true

Farm couple offers medicinal CSA, will launch apothecary on wheels

As I tour Field Apothecary and Herb Farm with farmers Dana and Michael Eudy and their spirited daughter, Frances, I sip a cold tea of Lemon Verbena, Rosehip and Yarrow, modestly sweetened with the nectar of the bees. Dana and Michael moved their family to this three-acre plot of land in the center of Germantown in July 2011 and opened ground for Field Farm this past October.