October 26, 2021

Ready for ‘whatever happens’

April 27, 2021

When Ithaca Organics owner Trever Sherman learned that this spring had been projected to be warmer than average, he laughed, considering last spring was hot and dry. “We’re pretty much prepared for whatever happens,” the […]

Growers feeling the heat

June 26, 2020

Even with Tuesday night’s showers and a quickly evaporated cloudburst on Thursday, June has been an abnormally dry month for Cortland County. You can see it in the lawns going brown, the gardeners taking a […]

New farm laws in effect

January 14, 2020

Emmet Karn turned the plow-like end of the skid steer toward the cow feed spread across the barn floor and began moving the feed closer to the cows. Karn is one of nine employees at […]

Harvest time for hemp farmers

October 24, 2019

If you’ve made the drive between Cortland and Dryden recently, you may have noticed that a certain fragrant something has disappeared: a big field of green stuff that looks and smells like marijuana — but […]

It’s time for the bean picker reunion

August 22, 2019

When Josephine Mironti was a kid in the summer time, she wasn’t lolling around the streets, playing jump rope or dolls. The Cortland girl, from age 7 until the year she graduated from high school, […]

Feeling sapped by the weather

February 28, 2019

Tim Custer began tapping trees around Jan. 15 in preparation of a snow storm. Two weeks later, he was finished with the 14,500 taps. The payoff — around 600 gallons of syrup, boiled in four […]

Apple harvest underway

September 13, 2018

Apple season for the state is underway and some orchards are seeing a good crop. “We had a great winter for apples,” said Reenie Sandsted, a co-owner of Baker’s Acres in Lansing. The orchard at […]

Say ‘cheese’ in Groton

June 29, 2018

GROTON — Here’s what you’ll see shortly at the Groton Industrial Park on Route 222: 14,000 square feet of new refrigerated space; perhaps 500,000 or 600,000 tubs of yogurt; maybe 35 tons of cheese — […]