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Savor the Season

SAVOR THE SEASON: What’s in season in the Adirondack Region?

LAKE PLACID — When it comes to spring eats, we naturally lean toward maple syrup. That’s because — in our haste for warmer weather as we try to shake off winter’s grip and cabin fever — the onset of maple season means that the days are getting warmer, even though the nights may still ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Life is sweet on Alstead Hill

KEENE — It all runs in the family for Ned and Wade Whitney — the sap, that is. And right now, the sugary stuff is flowing at the Whitney's Maple Spring Farm here on Alstead Hill Road. Wade Whitney has been sugaring since he was a teenager in the 1960s, sharing taps with some cousins ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Mushrooms a passion for Red Oak Food Company owner

JAY — Jordan and Sarah Sauter’s mushroom garden was still asleep on Tuesday, March 29, tucked in soundly by frosty spring temperatures. But soon, their backyard will be teeming with oyster, shiitake and wine cap mushrooms. Mushrooms aren’t everyone’s thing, and the fact that a ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Preserving Placidmere

LAKE PLACID — A woman who used to live in the Janet and Tim Smith house on Averyville Road would look out the window while washing dishes in her kitchen sink. “And there was not a tree to be seen,” said Nancy Beattie, whose family has owned a farm on Averyville since the early ...

SAVOR THE SEASON: Maple: Glazed burger ‘nests’ and shortbread cookies

It’s spring in the North Country, and once again, sugarhouses are welcoming visitors for tastings, demonstrations and workshops. It’s an encouraging sign that we are able to gather together to enjoy this annual ritual. To celebrate maple and savor this season, I’d first like to ...

UP CLOSE: In season

LAKE PLACID — Prescott Doyle works as a field grower at the Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm in Keeseville. He starts his day by opening up the high tunnels and keeping a close eye on the various factors that could affect how the flowers grow. He makes sure all the plants have enough water, ...