Farmers Market http://wrvo.org en Wet weather straining farmers, but season not a washout yet http://wrvo.org/post/wet-weather-straining-farmers-season-not-washout-yet <p>Brian Reeves is plucking dead leaves off of pepper plants on his farm in Baldwinsville.</p><p>"If it keeps up, they will lose more and more leaves and you come back here in two weeks and it's like a stem with no leaves," he says. "It's just gone."</p><p>Low-lying spots in his fields are wetter than they should be with large puddles collecting in some areas. Crops trying to grow in those areas are showing signs of too much moisture - like dead leaves and disease.</p><p>It's a result of the wetter-than-average summer so far in upstate New York.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:19:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40736 at http://wrvo.org Wet weather straining farmers, but season not a washout yet To the farmers market you go http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-market-you-go <p>According to Ben Vitale, the secret to successfully shopping at a farmers market comes down to one simple statement: “Know your farmer, know your food.”</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Ben Vitale.</strong></p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 22:59:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38322 at http://wrvo.org To the farmers market you go Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-farmers-get-innovative-access-major-food-markets <p>Most of the time, Eric Andrus is a beef and rice farmer. But lately, he’s learning to be a boat builder. On this day, he’s in the barn, sanding the hull of a big wooden barge.</p><p>“We’re about to apply the second layer of plywood,”&nbsp;Andrus&nbsp;says.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:09:30 +0000 Sarah Harris 38383 at http://wrvo.org Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets Looking for healthy food choices at farmers markets http://wrvo.org/post/looking-healthy-food-choices-farmers-markets <p>As more and more people become interested in trying to eat locally produced foods, New York state's farmers markets are also becoming more popular. But how can you make sure what you buy at the farmers market is really healthier than what you might get at the supermarket? Linda Lowen and Lorraine Rapp, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" asked Ben Vitale, who oversees the Central New York Regional Market Authority, a year-round farmers market in Syracuse. Vitale is also a farmer himself. Fri, 24 May 2013 09:42:00 +0000 WRVO News 38340 at http://wrvo.org Farming http://wrvo.org/post/farming <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:53:34 +0000 Leigh Rusyn, Tim LaMay & Shannon Rosato 30436 at http://wrvo.org Farming