Apples http://wrvo.org en Hard cider industry on tap to become next local food craze http://wrvo.org/post/hard-cider-industry-tap-become-next-local-food-craze <p>As families all over New York State enjoy holiday celebrations, sweet and hard ciders will undoubtedly be on the menu at many gatherings. The industry has expanded in recent years, and in New York, recent legislation could take the hard cider industry to greater heights.<br /><br />On a brisk fall Friday morning in Utica, the Nail Creek Pub has just opened for business. As the lunch crowd files in, they’ll have their choice of craft beers from New York state, but another product produced in their own backyard is beginning to make a splash. Just ask pub owner Chris Talgo.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:34:00 +0000 Ray Biggs 48987 at http://wrvo.org Proposed legislation expected to boost apple production in NY state http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-legislation-expected-boost-apple-production-ny-state <p>Sen. Charles Schumer and a group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing a bill that would lower the federal tax on hard apple cider. New York is the second largest apple grower in the nation, and the idea behind the bill is to give another source of income for small apple growers.<br /><br />At LynOaken Farms in Medina, General Manager Darrell Oakes explains there are roughly 300 varieties of apples in the self-harvest section.<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:55:48 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 44917 at http://wrvo.org Proposed legislation expected to boost apple production in NY state Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? http://wrvo.org/post/does-apple-day-really-keep-doctor-away <p>We’ve all been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. In the over 150 years that saying has been around, many have taken it as common health knowledge. But are apples really that good for you?</p><p>According to Joan Rogus, a registered dietician from central New York, the reason the saying has stood the test of time is because of the truth behind it. When asked <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/health-benefits-of-apples_b_966110.html#s364108title=Nutrition_Straight_Up">what health benefits an apple can provide</a>, Joan believes an easier question to answer would be, “What doesn’t an apple do for us?”</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Joan Rogus.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 43656 at http://wrvo.org Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? How do you like them apples? http://wrvo.org/post/how-do-you-them-apples <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>After more than a decade of development, Cornell University has introduced two new apple varieties to upstate New York.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:11:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42039 at http://wrvo.org How do you like them apples? Farmers and beekeepers respond to colony collapse http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-and-beekeepers-respond-colony-collapse <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Since 2006, honey bees have been abandoning seemingly healthy hives in large numbers, raising alarm among beekeepers, farmers and researchers. But, the industries that are dependent on honey bees are finding ways to manage the losses. </span> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:45:28 +0000 Matt Richmond 38239 at http://wrvo.org Farmers and beekeepers respond to colony collapse Fighting fire blight in New York's apple industry http://wrvo.org/post/fighting-fire-blight-new-yorks-apple-industry-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>New York is the second biggest apple producing state in the country. But, last year production dropped dramatically due to a warmer winter, early blooms, and harsh spring frosts. The total production from the state plummeted from 1.2 million pounds in 2011, to just 710,000 pounds in 2012. But, weather isn’t the only challenge growers are contending with. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:25:44 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38181 at http://wrvo.org Fighting fire blight in New York's apple industry State assemblymen push for legislation to help apple growers http://wrvo.org/post/state-assemblymen-push-legislation-help-apple-growers <p>The cherished autumn tradition of apple picking is off to an early start in the Northeast as growers deal with aftershocks from bizarre spring weather that took a toll on fruit crops.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:55:45 +0000 Dave Lucas 24564 at http://wrvo.org State assemblymen push for legislation to help apple growers The Vernal Apple Tree http://wrvo.org/post/vernal-apple-tree <p>John Weeks explains his affection for the apple tree. Weeks discusses the trees&#39; natural beauty, their relationship with songbirds and how they must be treasured and maintained.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 18:44:37 +0000 John Weeks 20043 at http://wrvo.org Beak and Skiff apple farm celebrates 100th anniversary http://wrvo.org/post/beak-and-skiff-apple-farm-celebrates-100th-anniversary <p>The Beak and Skiff apple farm hosts the<a href="http://www.lafayetteapplefest.org"> </a><a href="http://www.lafayetteapplefest.org">LaFayette</a> Apple Festival this weekend. The farm is also celebrating its 100<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;WRVO&#39;s&nbsp;Kate Percival took her 10-year-old son on a field trip to the farm, and spoke with Steve Morse about what&#39;s changed, and what&#39;s remained the same, in the past century.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:15:22 +0000 7400 at http://wrvo.org Beak and Skiff apple farm celebrates 100th anniversary