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He woke suddenly and completely. It was four o'clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still! Fifty years ago, and his father had been dead for thirty years, and yet he waked at four o'clock in the morning. He had trained himself to turn over and go to sleep, but this morning it was Christmas, he did not try to sleep.Why did he feel so awake tonight? He slipped back in time, as he did [...]

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Engelke Farm is a family farm located just outside Troy in Brunswick, NY.  Owners, Paul and Kaylin Engelke, grow a wide variety of perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable plants in the spring and begin harvesting fruits and vegetables in the summer months to sell at their farmstand and at farmers' markets in the Capital Region.During the fall, they offer mums in a variety of colors, pick-your-own pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, corn stalks, straw bales and fresh cider donuts. [...]

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Our food supply starts with the farmers - without them food manufacturing and distribution as well as restaurants and grocery stores would not exist.  All of the people who make it possible to get food from the farm to the grocery stores are integral to the food system.  These include farmers as well as the workers in food manufacturing, food service and food distribution. Over 43 million jobs across the United States are tied to food and agriculture.  In New York State, 1.9 [...]

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The Lovenduski family has been farming for four generations in two different states and two different regions of New York State.  They got their start in the early 1900s when Joseph Lovenduski arrived in the United States and started farming in New Jersey.  Joseph's son, Austin, expanded the farm in New Jersey and raised laying hens, beef cows and vegetables to sell at his roadside stand and the regional market.  Two of Austin's sons, Paul and Mark, established a farm in [...]

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