01/19/16 9:01am
01/19/2016 9:01 AM

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A proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eventually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour — a 66 percent increase from the current rate — has members of the agriculture industry on edge.

“That would put us at a huge disadvantage,” said Jeff Rottkamp, owner of Fox Hollow Farm on Sound Avenue. “A monstrous disadvantage.” READ

09/04/15 4:37pm
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Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

While the beach and backyard barbecue will be on many people’s mind’s this Labor Day weekend, apple picking season has begun.

That’s right, at least three farms have either already started apple picking or will kick it off this weekend,  including Harbes Family Orchard. READ