All articles by Margaret McCormick

For Pastured Thanksgiving Turkey, Order Now

Treat yourself to a locally raised turkey

The turkey, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, the stuffing, the squash, the green bean casserole, the pies, the gravy, the guests, the grace ... Thanksgiving is one of the most well thought out and lovingly prepared meals for family and friends you'll ever make.



A Busy Weekend in FLX Wine Country

Wine tasting room do’s and don’ts

The leaves in the Finger Lakes are putting on a colorful show, the grape harvest and crush is underway - and winery tasting rooms are expecting a major crush of visitors the next few weekends.



Henneberg Brewing Company: Beer Made Here, ‘Beer Grown Here’

“People come in for a sample or a mug, and they take a growler home. They wouldn’t take that much beer home if they didn’t enjoy it.”

John Henneberg may have the ultimate work-at-home job. Each morning, Henneberg wakes up at his 97-acre farm in New Woodstock and heads to an out building to brew beer, check on beer already in progress and tend to his hops and barley.



Bite into Apple Season in CNY

Farmshed CNY U-Pick Organic Apple Party

They said it couldn't be done. So in 2008, Bill Adams planted two and a half acres of organic apples on his hilltop property overlooking Jamesville Reservoir.



Family Tradition Helps Create a Youtube Star

“Cooking Italian with Joe”

Joe Borio could have gone into the family restaurant business, Borio's, on Oneida Lake. Instead, he nurtured his interest in health and wellness and became a chiropractor, with a family practice in Cicero.



Back to the Land

Four acres, 21 chickens, 12 goats and 50,000 bees

Two Syracuse residents recently moved to a farm in Oswego County and are trying to make a go of it. Writer Margaret McCormick talked with them about why they would do such a thing, the challenges and the satisfactions.



New Concept and New Executive Chef at Diamond Catering

Diamond Catering is located at 4221 Fay Road

What's new at Diamond Catering? That's a good question.



Labor Day or No, It’s Still Summertime

Labor day is near, but summer is far from over

For many of us, the state fair and back to school signal the start of a new season. But just a reminder: It's still summer! Through September 21, anyway. Pumpkin ales, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Pop-Tarts and fall's first chill can wait. Let's squeeze every last ounce out of summer.



What’s new at Cafe at 407?

The kitchen, for starters

Imagine banging out soups, grilled sandwiches, breakfast burritos, biscotti, muffins, monkey bread, cookies and more -- for dozens of customers, on a daily basis -- with an oven and a stove designed for residential rather than restaurant use.



How to celebrate Sandwich Month in Central New York

August is National Sandwich Month. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to go out and celebrate.

What's the best thing since sliced bread? The sandwich, of course.