Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District Thanks Supporters at Annual Luncheon

Diners are pictured enjoying the bounty of local food.

Pictured from left are Shawn Payne and Mike Mullenax of Payne Construction and Madison County Technician Jerry Boyd.

Standing is Carl Bartlett, Madison County SWCD, pictured with Everett Stone and Eli Stone of DeRuyter.

White Eagle Conference Chefs and staff served up a wonderful luncheon event.


Empire Buffalo to hold Open House

(Town of Fenner, NY – Oct. 2012) Empire Buffalo is holding an open house on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come by and meet the owners, Joe Lazarsky and his wife Aileen Randolph. They now have 22 animals including four spring calves.

Joe will be available to answer questions about the […]

The Education of ‘Empire Buffalo’

City Slicker

By Linda J. Haley

(Town of Fenner, NY – Sept. 2012) Did you know Falls Road in Fenner is Buffalo country? That’s right: buffalo, huge animals of western lore. The last time I saw a buffalo was on the back of a nickel. It clearly says Empire Buffalo Farm on my list for […]

2012: An Open Farm Day Odyssey

By Linda J. Haley

(Madison County, NY) Open Farm Day is my favorite annual assignment. It’s fun, rewarding, and I always learn new things to share. This year’s victim, er, co-pilot was my friend Sonia (a/k/a “Sonny”) from Dewitt, another city dweller. New folks bring new perspectives and energy.

Sonny was dressed for battle and […]

Farmshed 2.0 named Open Farm Day’s Official Local Farm Finder

(Madison County, NY – July 2012) Farmshed 2.0, an web application with over 1,200 local farms and food producers, has been named the official Local Food Finder for Madison County’s 2012 Open Farm Day.

Farmshed 2.0 has been updated to provide detailed information and directions to the 39 farms and four farmers markets participating in […]