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Ever-evolving Wickham Farms closes so it can grow in a new location (access required)

Dale Wickham and parents Debbie and Bill Wickham at their old location. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

As soon as a birthday party at Wickham Farms ended Sunday afternoon, the staff started dismantling the building in preparations to move. The popular agricultural-entertainment business closed last week temporarily to move around the corner to 1315 Sweets Corners Road ...

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Farm-to-table movement gains steam in Finger Lakes (access required)

Samantha Buyskes, executive chef at F2T restaurant in Geneva, explains the meat course served at a special dinner after the alfresco FLX event organized by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.  Photo supplied by the chamber.

  Full-service hotels, especially those in small markets, don’t normally get adventurous with their restaurants. But the Ramada Plaza in Geneva, which changed hands in October 2017, has set out to do just that with the hiring of Finger Lakes culinary star ...

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Wine panel: Climate change is here but improving soils could help (access required)

The view and wine flights invite visitors to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery to linger a while.

Wineries in the Finger Lakes have been experiencing evidence of climate change for some time, but there may be things owners can do to mitigate its effects. That came out of a panel discussion last week at Ravines Wine Cellars in ...

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Labor-practices bill for farmworkers worries farmers (access required)

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For years, advocates for farmworkers have lobbied to end exemptions to labor laws that exist on farms but with little success. Since Democrats took control of the state Senate last fall, however, a new effort concerning farm interests introduced by ...

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With help from some friends, the public market adds new demo kitchen (access required)

Desiree Bass and Marcy McMahon, of Foodlink, give the public market's new demo kitchen a trial run. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

Gone is the camping stove. In its place, a shiny new commercial grade range and oven. Food demonstrations at the Rochester City Public Market just got a huge upgrade with the opening Thursday morning of the new Public Market Nutrition ...

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