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By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   There’s no question in Linda VanApeldoorn’s mind that she’s a farmer. “Flowers are a commodity crop for beauty and enjoyment,” she explained. “You start the seeds … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   David Tregaskis, owner of Deer Run Farms in Groton, prides himself on raising beef cattle the way that they’ve been raised for centuries. “I raise our cattle like our … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   Local residents frequently drive past the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Though many know the campus buildings are affiliated with Cornell University … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly   For Mark Ramos, the seed of an idea was planted when his airline flight was delayed at the Detroit airport. Waiting patiently, he happened to catch an interview with … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly October is traditionally a month many associate with beer. Hopshire Farm & Brewery in Freeville aims to give both beer novices and aficionados an authentic taste of how beer-to-table … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Paula Wedemeyer is passionate about horses. There’s an empathic and emotional connection that people form with the animal that gradually evolves into a shared language, she asserted. … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly A wide range of Tompkins County farmers will be opening their farms up to visitors this weekend, helping educate people about what the local agriculture scene has to offer. Hint: It’s a lot! … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly When John Dedrick started his small fruit and vegetable stand in Dryden four decades ago, his great-nephew Kody Hatch hadn’t even been born yet! Over the years, Dedrick expanded his business … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly At age 31, Devon Van Noble has already managed to pack a lot of ag-related education and experience into his life. A Florida native, he attended Cornell University (graduating with a degree … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly A “full plate” means different things to different people. For farmers Chaw Chang and his wife and business partner, Lucy Garrison, not only does the term describe the Full Plate … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly “Everyone told me I was crazy,” Thor Oechsner said cheerfully. “I was hell-bent to be a farmer. I was comfortable in that environment. I never felt at home in the suburbs.” Seeing his … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly LANSING – Pete Larson grew up in Lansing, on the land that he and his wife, Hilarie Larson, now farm full-time. Though he left home to attend college and become an architect, Pete always dreamed of … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly Owen Raymond comes from a long family tradition of maple sugaring. When he and his wife, Donna, purchased their home on Knoll Tree Road in Ithaca, he put a few taps in the maple trees on the property. In … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly FREEVILLE – Growing up in the South Bronx, Rafael Aponte recalls that most of the green in his surroundings came from his mother’s houseplants. However, when his experiences in education and … more
By Sue Henninger Tompkins Weekly TRUMANSBURG – Amanda Shenstone spends almost as much time on her computer as she does with the plants she and her husband Mark raise in their Trumansburg nursery, Graceful Gardens. As so often seems to … more
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