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Bread Winners

Wide Awake Bakery was featured in the “New Beginnings” section of Fresh Dirt‘s premier issue. How have things changed since then? We caught up with Stefan Senders and David McInnis […]

Fest Dressed

What could be more inspiring for our first fashion feature than the down home, groovilicious style at Grassroots Music Festival? We took our cameras behind the scenes to capture the […]

Hush Little Baby–Richie Stearns with the Horseflies

We love this video from the Horseflies, which made it to MTV in the ’80s. Excellent song! Hauntingly beautiful vocals and violin! (And that is enough exclamation points for one […]

War and Peace

Returning to civilian life after serving in Iraq and afghanistan, a growing group of veterans find refuge through art and farming. In a humid greenhouse on the backroads of Trumansburg, […]

New Beginnings: The Good Life Farm

No tractors and no insecticides means managing a staff of horses and turkeys. Sometimes innovation means going a little retro. Melissa Madden is always thinking about how best to make use […]

New Beginnings: Wide Awake Bakery

Bread-making was just a hobby for Mecklenburg resident Stefan Senders, until he left academia to launch a bread CSA. Now dozens of members line up to get their weekly bread. […]

New Beginnings: Keeley’s Cheese Co.

Keeley McGarr returned to her family’s dairy farm in King Ferry to launch her own cheesemaking business. It’s only year two, and she’s already developed a following. Most people, when […]

New Beginnings: Roots Rose Radish

Whipped up in a kitchen in Freeville, Christian Toscano’s handcrafted line of organic cleansers and lotions are more than skin deep. Christian Toscano admits she’s one picky customer. The cabinets […]

Savior of Buffalo Street Books

When Ithaca’s last full-service independent bookstore faced imminent death, local citizens wondered, could anyone help? The answer was obvious: What about Bob? On a drizzly, cold day last February, Gary Weissbrot, owner […]

The Dano Diet

The old saying goes, “Never trust a skinny chef,” but Dano Hutnik, owner of the renowned Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca, recently broke the mold and tightened his apron at the […]