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Meet Your (Wine) Maker: Paul Brock of Silver Thread Vineyards

This month we throw a spotlight on Paul Brock, the co-owner and winemaker for Silver Thread Vineyard in Lodi. With a significant background in wine and wine education, Paul and his wife Shannon purchased the winery in 2011 and have focused their portfolio on terroir-driven wines that accentuate the styles that can be made best in the Finger Lakes.

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From the Hive: Local honey delivering on taste

Think of a recent chance you had to taste honey. Maybe it was plain by the spoonful, smothered on a warm biscuit, or swirled into a mug of hot tea. Was it transparent white or an opaque amber? Did you purchase it from a local beekeeper or store? What was in the bouquet of flavors? How easy is it for you to discern your tasting experience?

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9 Favorite New Books about Families Cooking Together

This fall there seem to be more new books about food and cooking for children than ever before. We’re especially excited about the many different family and cultural traditions celebrated in these books. Here are some of our favorite new picture books (recommended for children 2-6 & their grownups). Happy reading and cooking!

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Cabbage Re-Imagined

Welcoming the possibilities of new plants in our garden can change the way we experience the world. When we resist classification and embrace diversity we reshape our plates as well as our perspectives, feeding our capacity to see and dismantle the systems of oppression that imprison us all.

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What’s in Season: Leeks

This time of year in the Finger Lakes is perfect for sourcing leeks for your fall dishes. When choosing them at the farmer’s market or at the CSA, keep these tips in mind.

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The 4-H Experience: Learn By Doing

As the county and state fair season comes to a close across New York, many 4-H Youth across the state are looking forward to next year’s program and have already started planning their projects for the upcoming year. For many 4-H Youth, their county and state fair experiences are the highlight of their summer as they offer an opportunity for the youth to showcase their hard work and dedication they’ve put into their various projects through the year. One program in particular is helping build life skills as well as feeding the community.

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Meet Your (Wine) Maker: The Stamp team at Lakewood Vineyards

This month we interviewed the Stamp family from Lakewood Vineyards on Seneca Lake- Siblings Abby and Ben, and their father Chris. The Stamps have managed vineyards and made wine in the Finger Lakes for over 30 years and are one of the most highly respected families in the region. We hope you enjoy learning more about them!

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