Pelloni’s Farm Market

2018-11-16T19:07:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

HINSDALE, NH – The days might be getting colder, but there’s still wood to be cut to get ready for next spring’s maple sugaring season at Pelloni’s Farm Market. Maple syrup, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, winter and summer squash and jam are just some of the items that Greg Pelloni sells seven days a week at his family-run indoor seasonal vegetable farm market. (more…)

Former Ag Secretary urges look at new markets

2018-11-02T19:38:29+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Mid Atlantic|

by Stephen Wagner
It had been a few years shy of a decade since I had last seen and chatted with my old boss, Secretary of Agriculture Sam Hayes (R-PA). State Representative Mindy Fee holds a “farmers’ breakfast” twice a year, an occasion for her constituents to hear the state of Commonwealth and federal affairs by public officials who are in a position to know what’s going on. (more…)

Bittersweet memories mark passing of the torch

2018-10-30T05:05:42+00:00October 30th, 2018|Mid Atlantic|

by Stephen Wagner
Though I had seen Yvonne Longenecker at the Keystone International Livestock Expo, and another ag event I can’t recall, I missed her coronation at last year’s dairy pageant. At KILE she caught me up on her likes and dislikes and educational ambitions. She’s a foodie! “I love food,” she said in no uncertain terms. Jump forward to the latest edition, the 62nd Dairy Princess crowning. 

Young farmers amplify their voices on ag policy direction

2018-10-30T05:00:12+00:00October 30th, 2018|Eastern Edition|

by Troy Bishopp
TRUMANSBURG, NY — While many area farmers were tackling the corn harvest and dodging raindrops, a small, passionate group of 20- and 30-something farmers gathered at the Devon Van-Noble Farm, around a smoker full of tasty pork with all the fixin’s, and delved head-first into a policy discussion about the National Young Farmer’s Coalition direction here in New York.