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Adirondack Farmers Markets

Looking forward to that favorite farm vendor? Here is a list of Adirondack Farmers' Markets.  Just click on the day you wish to attend and prepare to be amazed with the fresh produce these farmers have been growing just for you. Please check out Adirodack Harvest for farm stands, CSAs, and new rules and regulations!  Enjoy the harvest!      Farmers Market Monday Farmers Market Tuesday  Farmers' Market Wednesday Farmers' Market Thursday Farmers' Market Friday Farmers' Market Saturday Farmers' Market Sunday

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Adirondack Farmers' Markets: Where to go on Thursdays for Summertime Fresh Food

Thursday Adirondack Farmers’ Markets Clinton County CVPH Plattsburgh Thursday - 75 Beekman Street,  Thursdays, June - September  11am - 2 pm  Essex County Willsboro - Across from the old Mountain View restaurant on Rte. 22. Thursdays, June through September 9 am-1 pm Hamilton County Long Lake - Corner of Rte. 30 and South Hill Road across from post office. Thursdays, June through September 10 am -2 pm   Speculator - Located at the pavilion in Speculator Thursdays, June through September 3-6 pm  Warren County North Creek - Next to the train on the Hudson River on Railroad Place.
 Thursdays, June through October 2-6 pm  Diane Chase is the author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes & High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) 

Be a Nature Detective: Alpaca vs. Llama

By Diane Chase What is the difference between an alpaca and llama? Well, there are quite few. Though alpaca and llama are related (they're kissing cousins) the llama can weigh up to 3 times that of an alpaca. Alpaca and llama come from  Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Since they are a hardy breed many people in the Adirondacks breed them for a variety of purposes.  Alpaca are more timid while the llama are brave Llama are used more extensively as pack animals You may see alpaca and llama in the same field because the l lama will protect the alpaca . Llama serve as herd guards. Llama's have a course fleece while alpaca's fleece is soft, fine and seen as hypoallergenic . Alpaca have been domesticated and breed for their fleece for thousands of years. Llama has ears that are shaped like bananas while the alpaca's ears are smaller and The two breeds can be interbreed but there is no purpose as the offspring would not be as strong as the llama or have as lux