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David Neilsen

Seeding Young Minds, School by School

AS ITS NAME IMPLIES, Hudson Valley Seed, a Beacon-based non-profit, works with seeds. Its most fertile plantings are not in the ground, however, but in the minds of young children.

Say Pleasing Cheese

CHEESEMAKER COLIN MCGRATH has forged a successful career at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie for more than 11 years. This past spring, he began offering cheeses under the McGrath Cheese Company

Meaty Matters

Matt Campbell, owner/operator of Campbell Meats in Dobbs Ferry, was trained as a chef and worked at several Manhattan restaurants. He liked to spend time in the butcher shops in

High IQ Brew

NEW PALTZ’S OWN Smart Beer is New York’s first organic beer company. Within its first year of production, the company’s beers, which are physically brewed upstate in Saratoga Springs, already are

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

JEFF O’NEIL, FOUNDER AND PROPRIETOR of the recently opened Industrial Arts Brewing Company, in Garnerville (Rockland County), has spent most of his adult life swimming in beer. As the former head