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Savor the Season

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Paulette Peduzzi, North Country School, head of kitchen

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn stopped by North Country School/Camp Treetops on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to speak with Paulette Peduzzi, of Jay. She is the head of kitchen and will be retiring at the end of September after working at the school for 26 years. She talked about the ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: A connection to sun and soil amid a pandemic

ESSEX — Essex Farm co-owner Mark Kimball sees himself as something akin to an evangelical. Connecting people with sun and soil, the fundamental stuff of life, is a mission that gives him joy while working in an industry that’s no easy feat to survive in. “If you called me next ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: North Hudson: Where the buffalo roam … or is it bison?

NORTH HUDSON — The bison, their fur colored a rich dark brown, lay on a vast range filled with rocks and greenery. Watching the herd from a wooden overlook on a nearby hill was Dorreen Ossenkop, co-owner of the Adirondack Buffalo Company. She and her husband, Steve, built this business on ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: North Country School head of kitchen reflects on local food

LAKE PLACID — It’s hard to find an institution around the region more dedicated to producing its own food than North Country School/Camp Treetops on state Route 73. This boarding school for grades 4 through 9 includes students from around the globe. And they get to eat the freshest ...

ON THE SCENE: Local food a staple at Bark Eater Inn breakfast

The Bark Eater Inn — founded by former winter Olympian, polo promoter and raconteur Joe Pete Wilson Sr. — is in good hands. Like Wilson, current managers Meghan Kirkpatrick and Tyler Nichols love the land, serving good food and making their guests feel welcome. They also like to ...

Local agriculture industry will survive the pandemic

We continue our Savor the Season series this week in the Lake Placid News— as we have at the beginning of every season since the summer solstice of 2018 — and if there’s one word to describe agriculture in Essex County during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s “resilience.” When a ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Forest Farmers acquires Parker’s Maple brand

LAKE PLACID — Three years ago, Mike Farrell left his job as director of Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple Forest, a 200-acre research and extension field station on Bear Cub Lane. Now he’s making big news working for the company he co-founded, The Forest Farmers. Based in Lyon ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Try summer eats to beat the COVID blues

LAKE PLACID — Summer is the most exciting time to eat in Essex County, and more people are looking for locally produced food as the nation continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Not only can consumers find locally grown and produced food that’s in season, but they can find it ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: New York maple production down slightly this year

LAKE PLACID — Maple production was down slightly this spring compared to 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Released on June 11, the maple production report shows that New York’s maple production decreased from 820,000 ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Try my mother’s 3-bean salad this summer

If you stocked your pantry with an abundance of canned beans in the past few months, you may be looking for a fresh, cool way to bring those to the table in the summer season. You’ve added them to soups, stews, chili and more. What’s next? My mother’s 3-bean salad has always been a ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Farmers, food producers not on pause

The coronavirus outbreak has dramatically altered how many people are living their lives, and that includes how they get their local food. At the Sugar House Creamery in Upper Jay, as the pandemic rages on, daily operations have changed little. The cows are still roaming the barns, still ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Small town produce in Small Town Cultures

KEENE — Cori Deans started her business with a few recipes she enjoyed. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, the Lake Placid native said she decided to incorporate more fermented foods into her diet to try to flush out bad bacteria. What started as a lifestyle change snowballed into Small ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: One crop shop

WILMINGTON — Click on the online map on the Adirondack Harvest website, and you’ll find a new farm off the Springfield Road — a garlic farm. “Semi-retired” and looking for a way to make some extra money, Wilmington town board member and longtime resident Rarilee Conway decided to ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Maple sugar house tour

LAKE PLACID — Since the New York State Maple Producers’ Association canceled New York State Maple Weekends — March 21-22 and March 28-29 — and the state government has issued public assembly restrictions and social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents and ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Winter eats

SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake's Winter Farmers Market was abuzz with Christmas shoppers on Saturday, Dec. 21.Residents and guests intermingled around the lobby of the Hotel Saranac. They walked from one vendor to the next, sampling cheeses, smelling handmade soaps, and eyeing baskets filled with ...