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The Pride of New York Harvest Fest Was Great!

The Pride of New York Harvest Fest Was Great!

This year’s Pride of New York Harvest Fest, held on November 5-6, 2011, was a terrific experience. I got to meet some amazing Upstate New York entrepreneurs, and I tasted (and purchased) some delightful food and beverages, all locally grown and made. The Harvest Fest uniquely combines “agritourism” and “locavorism,” two hot issues that are […]

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State Fair 2011, Part 2

State Fair 2011, Part 2

Continuing my first NY State Fair experience (see Part 1 here), what would a fair be like without a butter sculpture, huh? So here it is, the 43rd annual Butter Sculpture: It was lifesize and was contained inside a large refrigerated room. Every year, there’s a different theme. The theme this year is “Feeding Our […]

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I Went to the New York State Fair!

I Went to the New York State Fair!

Can you believe it? I’ve lived in New York all my life, even a few miles away from the fairgrounds, and have never been. Finally, now that I am {unintelligible} years old, I went! It was a very pleasant experience. Here are some the highlights. Hands down, our favorite part of the fair was the […]

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The Erie Canal Village, Rome, NY, Part 3

The Erie Canal Village, Rome, NY, Part 3

This is a continuation of our wonderful visit. We explored the barns, fed little horses handfuls of clover, and visited the local blacksmith.

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