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2019 Local Hero Winner: Red Jacket Orchards

During his junior year at Cornell, Brian Nicholson had what he considers to be the toughest conversation he’s ever had with his father, Joseph: Brian told him that he would never, ever return to work on the family farm, which happened to be Red Jacket Orchards.

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A Little Green

Maggie’s Greens Puts Microgreens Front and Center Story by Erin Scherer Photos by Jan Regan Given the number organic farms

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Eat Bing is Back!

Binghamton’s Restaurant Week is back in action this year, with 28 participating vendors! Eat Bing runs from March 26th through

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Home Sweet Homestead

When you read The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How by Andrea Chesman, a few things become apparent quite immediately: 1) This woman knows what she’s talking about; 2) Homesteading is a lot of work; and 3) This is the only book I’ll ever need, maybe ever again.

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2019 Local Hero: Red Feet Wine Market

In 2001, Dewi Rainey decided she wanted to learn more about wine. She was two years into running her very popular restaurant Maxie’s Supper Club & Oyster Bar. While most people might start with a popular wine book, Dewi took a different approach.

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Local Foods Where You Least Expect Them

Like a lot of couples who work long hours, Rick and Laura Pedersen appreciate home-cooked meals at the end of a busy day, but time is not always on their side. Even though the couple’s Seneca Castle farm business cultivates hundreds of acres of vegetable crops, they sometimes rely on Blue Apron, the national meal kit service that ships pre-measured ingredients, to get work-night dinners on the table at a reasonable hour.

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