Cooperstown located in Central-Leatherstocking Region of New York, is widely known as home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, offers many attractions, including: Cooperstown Dreams Park, the Youth Baseball League dream distination: the Glimmerglass Opera near the tranquil Otsego Lake; The Farmers' Museum, a working 1845 historic homestead, artisans demonstrate spinning, weaving, and the blacksmith’s trade; The Fenimore House Museum offers American fine art exhibits, folk art, and Native American works. History buffs will love the James Fenimore Cooper memorabilia and life masks of early American statesmen and presidents. Cooperstown's Cardiff Giant, a ten-foot tall gypsum man, created for a hoax in 1866, is a must see. Cooperstown NY is also a great start to a water recreation get-a-way being the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, 444 miles from its origin at Otsego lake near Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay. Consider a stay at Lake View! ...Learn More>>
|Organic Farms in NY
Organic Farms in New York State are on the rise. Organic farming is the form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control to maintain soil productivity and control pests on a farm. (wikipedia.org) Organic farming was the original type of farming. It was the way of farming before the introduction of inorganic methods. Then, after the Industrial Revolution, inorganic became the way of farming. (wiki.answers.com) The inorganic farming caused organic movements to form promoting the use of organic farming.
A New York State native, Jerome Irving Rodale, was one of the first supporters for the return of organic farming in the United States. His priority was on an active lifestyle, stressing the use of organically grown foods. He founded the 'Prevention' magazine in 1950.
According to the Department of Agriculture, New York State ranks among the top ten states in the number of organic farms with organic dairy having the largest segment in New York. ...>>