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Chris and Katie Davis of Watsontown bought and planted 1,500 lavender plants in the spring of 2019. It’s now a location for purchasing a bouquet of the sweet-scented, soothing plants. Essential oils can be squeezed from the blooms. And the picturesque fields of plush purple are like eye candy to visitors.

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October 24, 2020

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More than 7,000 creatively carved pumpkins comprise an amazing display called The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at historic Van Cortlandt Manor, a Colonial stone and brick house built prior to 1732 that’s been declared a National Historic Landmark. Read more

Paul Brock, owner of Silver Thread Vineyard and instructor in viticulture and wine technology at Finger Lakes Community College, moderated a panel on “Creating the Experience that is Comfortable for Guests and Sustainable for Your Business” at the recent Al Fresco Flx. Read more

Harry Jarrett, the great-grandson of Charles Wampler Sr., has operated an event center for several years at the family’s Sunny Slope Farm. Its rolling hills just west of Harrisonburg have become a popular place for couples to marry. Read more

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Next spring, Garth Ellms is opening a multi-faceted “agritainment” destination called Saratoga Farm Hub, with an event space, brewery, winery, farmers market, overnight camping, plus a commercial kitchen and small parcels that beginning farmers can lease to raise crops on. Read more

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The mystical masses of slender blooms growing in neat rows at Hope Hill Lavender Farm evoke pleasing thoughts of perfumes and relaxation, of Monet paintings and French countrysides. Read more