Columbia County News

The 3rd Annual Run for the Rhubarb 5K race and 1-mile Kid’s Fun Run will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, starting at the Mountain Road School, 4565 County Route 9, New Lebanon.

This run is a fundraiser for Mountain Road School. Top male and female winners will take home a large homemade strawberry rhubarb pie, while age group winners will take home a personal size homemade strawberry rhubarb pie. Participants in the Kid’s Mile will receive medals.

Cost is $20 adults 18 and over, $15 students under 18 and $5 under 15. Receive a race shirt for pre-registering. Day-of registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m., also when numbers and shirts can be picked up. Child care will be provided for runners, however jogging strollers are allowed.

Register online at For more information, call (518) 784-8520 or visit

Food News

03/31/2014 Register-Star

The final Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Crystal Apple Award recipient is Chatham Brewing.

The local brewery won the Chamber’s 25th annual premier award Friday evening at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent.

The brewing company was started eight years ago when Jake...

06/05/2013 Register Star


NEW LEBANON — The 3rd Annual Run for the Rhubarb 5K race and 1-mile Kid’s Fun Run will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, starting at the Mountain Road School, 4565 County Route 9, New Lebanon.


05/27/2013 Register Star

GHENT — The local cheesemaker that first came to light back in 2009 as The Pampered Cow has been growing and winning acclaim, and is now under the name Twin Maple Farm.

Co-owner Matt Scott, who was leading tours of the plant...

04/27/2013 Register-Star

The Holmquest Farm on Spook Rock Road in Greenport will reveal its new greenhouse at a ribbon-cutting Wednesday afternoon.

Familiars of the produce and flowers farmstand will see a new, larger and taller entirely transluscent state-of-the-art...

03/18/2013 The Register Star

The fifth annual Farm Film Festival was an ensemble of four distinguished films with a medley of running themes connecting them.

The films came from as far away as Italy, and as nearby as Brunswick and Pine...

03/14/2013 The Register Star

The Annual Chamber Agricultural Brunch is being sponsored by Columbia County Farm Bureau and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, which will be held Thursday, March 28 at Helsinki Hudson, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about...

03/03/2013 The Register Star

HUDSON — For those who have been languishing all winter for fresh local produce, fruit and meats, the time has arrived. The indoor farmer’s market at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson opened Saturday to a warm greeting, with an array of local farmers showing...

03/01/2013 The Register Star

This past Saturday, more than 200 people gathered together at the Taconic Hills High School for a day of learning, discussion and networking focused on the future of farming in Columbia County. The second annual conference entitled: Farming Our Future — Growing...

02/03/2013 Register Star

STUYVESANT— The Columbia County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board held another public meeting Saturday in Stuyvesant to update the public on the progress of the Columbia County Agriculture & Farm Protection Plan draft.

The plan is a strategy for how the county will conserve...

02/03/2013 The Daily Freeman

Most of the people shopping at the Golden Harvest Farm market in Valatie earlier last week hadn’t a clue that the apples they were buying were, in fact, perfectly “presidential.”

It just so happened that weeks ago, five varieties of Alan Grout’s apples had been boxed and shipped to the...

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