Thursday, July 31, 2014

Curious, Scared, Running Cows


OK, everyone. Check this out. 

Hilarious. Thanks to the New York Center for Agricultural Health and Medicine for posting on FB.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blueberry Festival Coming at Abbotts

From Abbotts Farms in Lysander:

BlueBerry Festival coming Aug. 9 and 10!
Festival Hours   Saturday  Store 8 am - 9 pm   Fields   8 am - 6 pm 
                                     Sunday   Store & Fields 11 am - 5 pm
  
Blueberry Fest Times & Info: 
Saturday - 8/9: 
Pancakes -  8 am - ?.  pancakes available all day (blueberry, plain). Syrups made with our own blueberries,  After breakfast, enjoy them with ice cream 
Barbecue - 11am  - Abbott's hamburgers & cheeseburgers, Hofmann's dogs, 
Live Music TBA - noon - 3:15 pm.  Bring a chair & stay for awhile!
Wagon Rides - free, start at 10 on Saturday
Face Painting - free all day
Bounce House - free all day
Super Tunnel Slides - free all day
Barnyard Animals - help us welcome our new baby goats!
Kids Activity Table by our own "Art on the Farm" team - free all day

Sunday - 8/10: 
Pancakes -  8 am - ?.  pancakes available all day (blueberry, plain). Syrups made with our own blueberries,  After breakfast, enjoy them with ice cream 
Barbecue - 11am  - Abbott's hamburgers & cheeseburgers, Hofmann's dogs, 
Live Music TBA - noon - 3:15 pm. Bring a chair & stay for awhile! 
Wagon Rides - free 11-4 
Face Painting - free all day
Bounce House - free all day
Super Tunnel Slides - free all day
Barnyard Animals - help us welcome our new baby goats!
Kids Activity Table - free all day
 
  
Crops in Season
Blueberries lots and lots
Raspberries - Red, Purple & Black  the season is winding down so don't miss those Raspberries!
Cherries - lots available but only in the store, u-pick is done for the season
  
U-pick Field Hours (varies by crop)
Call 638-7783 or check facebook before you come to make 
sure we are picking that day 
  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Buy Tickets to State Fair Online


The state is making it easier to buy tickets for the Great New York State Fair.

For the first time ever, people can buy tickets online to attend the fair, which runs from Aug. 21 ot Sept. 1.

The fair has debuted a new online purchasing page on its website at nysfair.org/buy-tickets that offers tickets at a 40 percent discount over the price at the gate.

The secure website sells five products including the single-day ticket, which will be mailed free of charge to buyers:

  • A single-day advance sale ticket, for $6. That’s a 40 percent savings over the $10 charge for admission at the gate during the Fair.

  • A Frequent Fairgoer ticket book, which contains 6 days’ worth of tickets, for $30. That’s a 50 percent savings over the full general admission price.

  • A single-day rides wristband voucher, for $20. The voucher saves $5 over the weekday price and $10 over the weekend price. The wristband allows a fairgoer to ride the all-new Wade Shows Midway rides all day.

  • A voucher for the Mega Pass, for $70, which allows a fairgoer to ride Midway rides all day every day of the Fair.

  • A daily parking pass for $5.​

This is the first time that the Frequent Fairgoer ticket book and parking passes have been available beyond the State Fair Box Office. The online site joins a massive network of grocery and drug stores, including nearly every Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops, and Kinney Drug, that last year sold more than 300,000 advance sale tickets. Select stores also sell ​one-day ride wristbands.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Apple Association Unveils New Website

Right before the apple harvest in September, the New York Apple Association has revamped its website at NYAppleCountry.com

The refreshed site features:

** profiles on 24 of New York state's top apple varieties, including Honeycrisp, Gala, and McIntosh
** almost 100 recipes using apples or apple products
** facts about the New York apple industry and apples in general as well as frequently asked questions
** a large nutrition section, including apple Nutrition Facts, health and weight benefits of eating apples and research updates from New York Apple Association Consulting Dietitian Linda Quinn, of Syracuse.

"Our goal is to be New York state apple fans' 'go to' resource for apple information," said Jim Allen, apple association president. "So we've provided everything we think they'll want in one attractive, easy-to-use site."
  




St. Lawrence Wine Trail OKed by Governor

State Sen. Patty Ritchie just announced that her St. Lawrence Wine Trail has become a reality.

Here is what she had to say on Facebook: "The governor has just signed my bill created the St. Lawrence Wine Trail. The 80-mile path connects the big county's three wineries and craft brewer, helping us show off our good taste to tourists and area residents alike, while supporting new jobs, farmers and small businesses along the way."

Here is a map of the wine trail: