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Looking for a sweet snack that doubles as a good source of fiber? This pumpkin pudding can fill you up without costing you too many calories. This snack is easy to make and tastes just like a pumpkin pie

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New York is the nation’s second-largest apple producing state. With more than 10 million trees, our roughly 600 commercial apple growers produce, on average, 29.5 million bushels of apples annually. And they grow more varieties than producers in any other state –– among them: McIntosh (the n…

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One of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes is to roast them. Roasting gives them a nice crispy texture on the outside, with a soft inside. The rosemary and salt combination provides a burst of flavor and will keep you wanting more.

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Are you looking for a dish that is balanced and covers the protein, vegetables, dairy and grains for a meal? Look no further. These stuffed peppers with turkey and vegetables provide lean protein, delicious vegetables, low-fat or fat-free cheese, and a whole grain.

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Couscous is an amazing option that counts towards the “grain” portion of your plate. You can find couscous in both whole wheat or refined forms, rice or pasta aisle.

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Do you love the fall weather as much as I do? With autumn here, it brings changing leaves, hot coffee, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin spice smells.

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According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, 37,227,000 Americans, of which 11,174,000 are children, are currently grappling with hunger. In other words, more than 11% of Americans are, at this moment, food insecure (lacking reliable access to a suf…

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Local 4-H member Adyson Miller, was recently crowned the 2020-21 New York state Guernsey princess at the New York Guernsey Golden Showcase held in Cortland.

Here in the North Country, our growing season is coming to its end. The first killing frosts have already hit the higher elevations, making it time to harvest all the tender plants and prepare vegetable garden beds for winter.

We’re always looking for new ways to prepare the same vegetables. These zesty orange carrots provide a colorful burst of flavor that will leave you craving more. The combination of honey, orange, and cinnamon makes for a delicious and nutritious side dish.

The Chateaugay Adventurers 4-H Club has been very busy over the course of this summer. Even though we have been apart, we still have been working hard on making sure we make the best of this year.

It’s starting to feel very much like fall around here. Days are getting shorter, leaves are changing color, temperatures are cooler (some of us have already seen a frost or two; even a freeze), air conditioners are silent, pumpkin-spiced food and beverages are available at several coffee sho…

It’s that time of year again –– corn harvesting season is here! There are many methods by which farmers harvest their corn. These various harvest methods result in various forms of corn. The forms of corn include high moisture shelled corn, snaplage, dried ear corn and corn silage.

As the days get colder and the daylight time shortens, soup season approaches.

Adding more vegetables to your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle. This quick and easy recipe for a broccoli-cauliflower salad recipe includes dried cranberries, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, red onion and a homemade dressing.

4-H and county fairs are as much a part of Americana as country songs and denim jeans. 4-H youth work on a host of hands-on projects, gardens, community service programs, raising and training animals of all sorts, and a slew of science discovery programs throughout the year –– all with the h…

LEWIS –– Adirondack Harvest and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County are excited to announce this year’s Free Range Adirondack Harvest Festival. By this we mean exploding beyond our traditional festival at the Essex County Fairgrounds and scattering the fun throughout the community …

The 2020 growing season has brought plenty of stress and challenges. I guess this is keeping with the general tone that 2020 has taken on, right?

September has begun and it is the start of school for many people. Going back to school means all sorts of things, such as waking up early, doing homework, studying for quizzes and exams, participating in sports, and many other activities. But what about dairy? How does dairy fit into a busy…

Puffball is the generic name for a large group of mushrooms with similar characteristics. They come in many sizes and are usually spherical or globular in shape.

Kale is a polarizing vegetable, people either love it or hate it.

We all have favorite ingredients or ways of preparing food that have been passed down through our families. But some of those ingredients and methods may not always be the best for you.

With gardens reaching their peak of productiveness, the amount of fresh produce abounds. Spaghetti squash, delicious on its own, is made even better with tomatoes and zucchini.

Eggplants are a wonderful vegetable that are not only tasty, but high in fiber and low in calories.

You may have heard that farmers are stewards of their land, but what does that really mean and how does it impact you?

I love the summer. It’s the time of year when animals are most active; when the sun is warm and plants of all kinds are thriving; and when the first harvests start to ripen.

In March, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ executive order, which mandated that all nonessential businesses in New York state had to close, farmers markets were exempted as essential retail businesses and, as such, allowed to open or remain open.

In a normal summer, 4-H Camp Overlook in Mountain View sees over 800 campers come through its red gates. Generations of North Country families can credit Overlook with learning how to swim, for lifelong friendships and outdoor skills. While our programs change annually, the spirit of making …

During the summertime, I always try to use the kitchen appliances as little as possible. During a hot summer day, starting up the oven or stove creates way too much heat in the household for my liking.

I’ve heard it said that, “You can’t call yourself a local until you’ve been to the Franklin County Fair.” It’s the area’s longest-running tradition and one of the oldest county fairs in New York state. Unfortunately, there won’t be a Franklin County Fair this year. In fact, there won’t be an…

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Lactose intolerance occurs because of the body’s inability to digest the naturally occurring lactose, a milk carbohydrate (aka the sugar found in milk and milk products). It’s important to note that this is different from a milk allergy – a milk allergy is the body’s immune system response t…

We ended June Dairy Month by celebrating a baby born in June. I delivered a baby basket full of baby items such as shampoo, diapers, clothes and toys to Brittany and Curtis Helm of Bangor, who had a baby boy named Brayden Jay Helm on June 17. He weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces. It was great to me…

Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile vegetable. Cauliflower can be mashed to mimic mashed potatoes, grated to have a texture similar to rice, prepared to use as an alternative to pizza crust, and now with this recipe, baked to resemble a tater tot with fewer calories.

I love cherries! Especially sweet cherries. They’re delicious fresh, high in fiber and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and beneficial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which may lower your risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and/or obesity.

One of our main goals as 4-H educators is to help foster the youth’s interests in a positive way that can help lead the youth to a career path they will excel in. It is my great honor to join these long term 4-H members in celebrating their achievements throughout their time in Franklin County 4-H.

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a vinegar or fruit fly native to Southeast Asia. It’s been in Hawaii since the 1980s and was first detected in North America in 2008 in California. In 2010, it was discovered in Florida, the Carolinas, Michigan and Utah; eventually tu…

A free three-part webinar series discussing the identification, safety recommendations, historical usage and sustainability of wild edibles will be available both as a recorded series or a live presentation by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators Pat Banker, John Bowe and MB Mitchumon Thu…

We have a small herd of Nigerian dwarf goats. They are a breed of dairy goats that originated in Africa and are a lot smaller than the other dairy breeds.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in this country in 2017 (the most recent information available) was 267.8 million tons. That’s the equivalent of just over 4.5 pounds of waste per person per day.

Carrots can prepared in a ton of different ways and can make for a quick and healthy snack, or a delicious side dish for your favorite meal.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County (CCE) would like to provide a response and some additional context to an article recently published on our behalf, titled “Rethinking meat – from farm to table,” published in these pages on May 30 and in subsequent Facebook posts. The article …

Hello, my name is Amy Gokey and on June 5, I was crowned the 2020-2021 Franklin County dairy princess. I am the 16-year-old daughter of Steve and Marsha Gokey and I live in Burke on my family’s 350-cow dairy farm, where I feed calves. In the fall I will be a senior at Franklin Academy High S…