With the Kentucky Derby behind us and the summer show, competition, polo, racing schedule ahead -- including the third jewel (Belmont) in the Triple Crown, which will be happening here in New York -- and, not to forget, agriculture and leisure...it is not surprising that our curiosity has turned to a big part of New York culture: Horses. Belmont Racetrack. Photo: Al Bello, Getty Images. Truth is, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to get a handle on the state’s horse population and breeds. Overall, there are over 350 different breeds of horses and ponies. In New York, the New York State...
MAY 15, 2017 | BY: SILDA WALL SPITZER
It’s prime asparagus season in the Northeast! There are many ways you can eat asparagus, as well as many reasons why you should. And so here is our recipe of the month — a healthy side that pairs nicely with main courses at Memorial Day Weekend barbecues (and other celebratory events this month!) Follow these instructions: Step 1. Infuse olive oil with red pepper flakes and garlic. Marinate asparagus in this mixture. Step 2. Place asparagus on hot grill. Sprinkle with hand-harvested North Fork Sea Salt. Sea Salt Duo Set, “Plain” Sea Salt & Herb Sea Salt, by North Fork...
MAY 12, 2017 | BY: NEW YORK MAKERS
The future is blooming at Hawthorne Valley Farm. A 900-acre biodynamic farm-school hybrid aims to transform soil and spirit through its holistic approach to agriculture and education.
MAY 09, 2017 | BY: KATHLEEN WILLCOX
Nothing sweeter — literally — than preparing a homemade (using local-to-NY-sourced ingredients), colorful and delicious Catskill Provisions pancake breakfast to surprise mom with next Sunday, May 14, on Mother’s Day. It’s easy. And we have just the New York Maker’s products you need! Follow these simple instructions: Step 1. Add this Catskill Provisions set to your cart on New York Makers and complete the purchase. Use code “MOM” at checkout for 15% off. Organic Pancake Mix & Maple Syrup Set, $36. Step 2. Follow the instructions on the Organic Pancake Mix, but add in ½ cup of rainbow sprinkles, too! Step...
MAY 05, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
We made (and make) it easy, so you can spend that extra time with mom. Here are my Mother’s Day picks, paired with sweet (and silly) cards, for every kind-of-gifter! Daughter (or son!) to Mom Give this card: “Don’t Worry I Won’t Tell Anyone I Am Your Favorite” Mother’s Day Foil Card, $7. -- Give this gift: Mother’s Day Tea Sampler Box and Infuser, $47.50. -- -- Son (or daughter!) to Mom Give this card: “Mom, I <3 you” Letterpress and Foil Card, $7. -- Give this gift: “Mom” Engraved Women’s Bracelet, $61.95. -- -- Family to Mom Give this...
MAY 03, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
In cities, train and bus lines, taxis, and sidewalks connect neighborhoods. And in suburbia, you can say it’s mostly single lane residential streets and highways lined with business centers. So in rural landscapes, defined by the preservation of land, communities have long-since remained united — by nature. Those inhabitants have experienced a different kind of passage, metaphorically speaking (but sometimes literally, think dirt roads!). For them, generation after generation, traditions are passed down, all seemingly having to do being outdoors. Ranching in the West, rock-climbing in the mountains, farming in the Great Plains, fly fishing in the Northeast. Some of...
APR 29, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
New York company Ecovative is revolutionizing the global industrial sector — with mushrooms. The founders of Ecovative aim for nothing less than that eco-detrimental materials, like plastic and styrofoam, that are destroying our oceans and overloading our landfills, will soon be obsolete.
APR 27, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
In New York City, a plethora of well-regarded restaurants is devoted to delivering healthy dishes to sustainably-minded customers who wish to satisfy their appetites and their consciences. Here are two very different options — one vegan, one very meaty.
APR 25, 2017 | BY: KATHLEEN WILLCOX
Well...at the end of the day nothing will take the Orange out of Syracuse, especially when it comes to The Syracuse Orange. That said, Syracuse has blazed a particularly impressive “green” trail in the past couple decades through a number of public and private initiatives, some even recognized far beyond our borders. Photo Credit: Ryan Delaney, WRVO Perhaps sensitivity to environmentally related topics grew early in Syracuse out of the need to clean up Onondaga Lake, once designated a SuperFund site and frequently referenced as America’s most polluted lake. When scientist Steve Effler (founder of the Upstate Freshwater Institute) was...
APR 23, 2017 | BY: SILDA WALL SPITZER
Whip up a quick, as-green-as-it-gets dish using local and seasonal ingredient fiddlehead ferns and our Sfoglini organic pasta.
APR 23, 2017 | BY: NEW YORK MAKERS