Tag Archives: Dutchess County

A Fresh Look at Farm Fresh

The following column appeared in the October 5-11, 2o11 edition of the Hudson Valley News . Many of us who are blessed to live in the Hudson Valley especially enjoy living here because of the proximity to working farms.  We love … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Profile: Growing, graying and more…

The recent release of data from the 2010 Census offers  a spotlight with which to focus on who actually lives in our region.  While the total census count determines the state by state breakdown of the 435 seats in the … Continue reading

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Hug a Farmer — Family Farms Need You

You’ve joined a CSA (and have learned to prepare vegetables you’d never even heard of five years ago). You frequent the weekly Farmer’s Market, not just in your town, but in the surrounding towns. You know the local farms and … Continue reading

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Farm Tables: Dining in the Field

The facts about farming speak for themselves: America has been losing more than an acre of farm and ranch land every minute to development.* New York State has lost almost half a million acres of farmland to subdivisions, strip malls … Continue reading

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Fields of Dreams: Young Farmers Put Down Roots

“For every farmer under 35 in the U.S. today, there are six over 65. To keep farmers markets full of farmers, grow town economies, and continue our rich local food traditions, we must help more young people get started in farming … Continue reading

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Census and Sensibility

This is the first of what surely will be several posts on the 2010 Census and redistricting — a hot button issue if ever there was one right now. Redistricting impacts all our legislative districts, at the county level as … Continue reading

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Birth of a Blogista

Just one year ago I publicly announced my candidacy for the New York State Senate. I did not then, nor do I now, think of myself as a politician. But, having been urged to run by many thoughtful and concerned people … Continue reading

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