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Behind the labels: Madison County farmers promote local, pasture-raised beef
Posted by Don Cazentre / The Post-Standard July 21, 2009 5:51PM
Walk into any food store or market these days, and you'll find labels with words like "organic," "natural'' and "local."
At the meat counter, you'll see all those and more: "grass-fed," "pasture-raised," "no hormones," etc.
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Franklin Trekker Visit Drover Hill Farm
On Monday August 3, 2009 the Franklin car enthusiasts from around the country descended on Earlville for a true “taste” of Central NY. There first stop was in the village to see the Opera House and the Quincy Square Museum. Afterwards they drove down the road to Jewett’s Cheese House to sample some of the great cheeses and dairy products of the area. Next, they stopped at Drover Hill Farm, where they had a chance to see a historic Victorian home and Hop barn plus see a modern day farm raising beef cattle and featuring a Bed & Breakfast. In addition several restaurants, food and craft producers, and the Historical society set up tents to show off there wares. The “Trekkers” enjoyed the pro active approach that Drover Hill Farm offered inviting everyone that would like to attend making it a community event. Many played corn hole, listened to mandolin music played by Randy Larkin, and enjoyed the home town welcome at the farm.
Charles Wilburn and Roger Foster of The Poolville Country Store set up a grill and served samples of Drover Hill Farm beef, a ginger and soy marinated London Broil. Sweets, cookies and lemonade were provided by Christine Glave of The Red and White Café in De Ruyter.
Mike Palmer from Madison Bounty came out to show how the program delivers area farmers bounty right to the doorsteps of local consumers. Kate Fisher of Foothill Farms brought a selection of the Hop based products that they make. Angela Murphy and Maria Euceda of Organically Hip brought their baked goods and organic mixes.
Joanne Conrad owner of The Columns on Hatch Lake (Bed and Breakfast) brought some home grown garlic and rhubarb, plus jams and punch. For those interested in the history of the area, Dot Willsey from the Madison County Historical Society set up a display in the double Kiln Hop House, one of two left in Madison County; her presentation included a video and literature on the Hop growing culture in this area.
Diane Schick owner of Madison Bed, Book and Candle (Bed and Breakfast) and others showed off the artistic side of Central NY with beautiful knitted goods and watercolor paintings. Plus Randy Larkin provided mandolin music for all to enjoy.
Franklin automobiles were manufactured between 1902 and 1932. Today, every year, Franklin car lovers from across the country meet in Cazenovia, the birthplace of the Franklin car, for a weeklong “Trek” around Central NY. The Trek brings around 100 cars plus over 300 people to the area.