By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 4, 2011 - 11:46 am
Earth to cheese-eaters: Cows have to have babies to make milk. (Shocking, right?) NYC food videoblogger Liza de Guia shot this little educational video on a recent visit to Calkins Creamery, an artisanal cheese producer in the Upper Delaware River Valley... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011 - 10:15 am
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced yesterday that she had been named chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security. From the press release (via the Catskill Chronicle): Senator Gillibrand will... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011 - 1:08 pm
Sullivan County farmer Bob Franklin has been making headlines lately -- for expanding his dairy operation at a time when many dairy farmers are in dire straits. (And for getting a visit from Congressman Maurice Hinchey, seen above admiring one of Franklin... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 - 6:13 am
Down in Orange County, the last dairy cows in New Windsor went up on the auction block Friday. The Times Herald-Record was there to record another step in the long death march of New York State dairy farming: The result has been the closing of 207 dairy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jul. 10, 2010 - 12:45 pm
A tour group gets a close-up look at a manure storage barn, on a Watershed Agricultural Council bus tour of farms in the New York City watershed. On June 3, a few dozen curious people boarded a chartered bus in Delhi, donned plastic booties, and set out... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 - 12:42 am
Sullivan County planners have been looking into building a small creamery, hoping to help the county's few dozen remaining dairy farms survive. Not so fast, says local economic consultant Marc Baez. The Sullivan County Democrat reported last week:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 7, 2010 - 1:58 pm
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010 - 10:20 pm
Aspiring locavore Akira Ohiso at Zinc Plate Press recently ditched Dannon in an effort to eat closer to home. Lucky for him, there's Tonjes Farm yogurt from Callicoon, made within 25 miles of his house.
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Apr. 24, 2010 - 10:06 am
For folks in search of sources for raw cow and goat milk, Pure Catskills helpfully posts a list of local farms. Photo of raw milk being skimmed by Flickr user Chiot's Run. Posted under a Creative Commons license.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 11:19 am
Many New Yorkers are looking to halt the march of natural-gas drilling in their vast watershed. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer has the support of dozens of NYC organizations for his "Kill the Drill" campaign. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been... Read more


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