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Of Smoke and Mirrors

Nearly every time we plan to open our beehives we bring a smoker along, just in case. We use this fire-toting canister, equipped with bellows and spout, to puff smoke into the colonies to calm them.

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Fresh Faces 2019: Plowbreak Farm

In this feature, we gathered 16 young business owners in the food, farm or beverage industry that are establishing a brand in the FLX. We sent each one the same list of 10 questions. Below are their answers. We hope you enjoy learning about and supporting these local entrepreneurs!

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When the Garden Beckons

I was 20 years old when I finally got my green thumb. I grew up in a home with plants at every window sill while the yard was full with thick beds of Hosta, concord grapevines and a significant vegetable garden my mother maintained every year. Unable to keep a green thing alive myself, I thought I was destined to never follow in her footsteps.

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Fresh Faces 2019: Emmy’s Organics

is feature, we gathered 16 young business owners in the food, farm or beverage industry that are establishing a brand in the FLX. We sent each one the same list of 10 questions. Below are their answers. We hope you enjoy learning about and supporting these local entrepreneurs!

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Red Gate Grocer

A kinder, gentler middleman for our local livestock farmers Writer Elaine Springer, Photographer Laura Mortelliti The team at Red Gate

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Curating a Local Cheese and Charcuterie Board

A culinary choose-your-own-adventure story, grazing boards are an excellent way to enjoy local cheeses, meats and fruits and showcase Finger Lakes wines and ciders. We’ve made it easy for you with this approach. See our recommendations below for local sources.

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From Buttons to Bourbon

Black Button Distilling Bespoke Bourbon Cream Writen by Amelia Sauter Rochester’s first distillery since Prohibition, Black Button Distilling is located

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