“I Kissed Sal” Photo BoothWater

July 19 from 9 am – 2 pm
at the Waterford Farmers Market


July 19, 2015……. The Waterford Museum presents the “I Kissed Sal” Photo Booth on Sunday, July 19 at the Waterford Farmer’s Market from 9 am – 2 pm located at the Waterford Visitor’s Center. We will be welcoming over 500 riders from “Cycle the Erie Canal” who cycle 400 miles from Buffalo to Albany in eight days, taking in sights along the way. Everyone will have a chance to kiss “Sal the Mule” (a real live mule) and get their picture taken for a donation which will help support the Museum. Plus, you get a free photo magnet souvenir! Don’t miss your chance to kiss Sal the Mule and cheer on these riders and welcome them to the Home of the Erie Canal!

For more information call: (518) 238-0809.

Sailing Vermont Farmers Market – By Harold Wessell

MECHANICVILLE, June 26 – In a time when "snail mail" is a glibly uttered – and still found inaccurate  at times –  put-down of a centuries-old mode of delivery that by tech-era standards takes too much time, an initiative by a  Vermont farmer is bringing back a viable alternative to the truck: delivery by boat.

Not just a boat, a sail boat – and one that looks a lot like a canal barge, at that. "Delivered by Sail" is part of the logo of the Vermont Freight Sale Project Erik Andrus heads up.

Andrus farms high up along Lake Champlain – a rice farmer in Vermont of all things, in fact the biggest Japanese rice farmer in the Northeast USA. "I used to grow wheat and rye and barley," he began. "Then with rainfall arriving in more and more torrential amounts and my fields being very heavy soil and wet... I shifted over to rice!"

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