Local Food Festivities

October 13, 2011 Andrew Wyrich 0

Joseph Ruotolo stood among the students lining up beside the tents and tables that littered Old Main Quad looking to get a taste of New Paltz’s locally grown food; he couldn’t help but smile. “Local food is one of the only issues that people can be passionate about and really act in their own life on and make changes about,” Ruotolo, the event’s main organizer said. “To support local food all you need to do is find or buy local food and eat it.” On Friday, Oct. 7 students and community members gathered on Old Main Quad to celebrate agriculture and raise awareness about the importance of locally grown food […]

Farm Flooding Foils The Season

September 15, 2011 Zan Strumfeld 0

While the town, village and campus have all focused on recovering from Tropical Storm Irene, local New Paltz farms don’t even know where to begin. As of Sept. 4, local farms in New York lost a total of 140,000 acres and about $45 million in damage, according to The New York Times. Farms including Huguenot Street Farm, Taliaferro Farms and Springtown Sweetview Farm were all considerably hurt […]