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When her youngest child graduated high school, it effectively ended Liz Neadow’s tenure as home school teacher. Consequently, choices confronted the long-time stay-at-home mother. Among them, what would she do with her new-found freedom? And what would should do with the menagerie of farm animals her kids had amassed over their collective 20 years in 4-H? For Neadow, who…

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Asked to explain why his family’s Alden farm is held in such high esteem, Ben Oles pulled a dozen carrots from the earth he tends with his father, Dan, and mother, Jane. As the carrots dangled from his hand like jewel-toned stalactites, he gestured to the dirt they collected.  “See how the soil clumps together? That’s stickiness, which is good,” he said. “It’s not falli…

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Raising lamb for the table is the end game at Stillwater Farm in Boston, New York. But for owners Jay and Margaret Braymiller, respecting life is paramount. That includes maintaining the corporal integrity of the animals that call Stillwater home. Tending to the flock of market-bound lambs, as well as the sheep, chickens and potbelly pig that Jay, Margaret and their dau…

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If you’re a fan of sushi but have found yourself wishing your go-to order was a little, well, heftier, you’re in luck. Taichi Bubble Tea, the newest tenant of Sheridan Plaza in the Town of Tonawanda, is supersizing sushi for the Western New York masses in the form of girth-blessed, handheld burritos. As you may have guessed, the playful name comes from their semblanc…

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Bar 1818, the mid-range gastropub inside Whole Foods (3139 Sheridan Drive, Amherst), has been so strategically infused with “place,” I reckon the grocery behemoth wouldn’t mind if you think it’s a homegrown operation. It isn’t, of course. But Bar 1818 does seem eager to appear more community entrenched than other corporate-run dining establishments in its playing field.…

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A new restaurant intent on providing guests “a taste of home, family and culture” has opened in the University District building that once housed Molly’s Pub. True to its stated mission, Richies Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge offers comforting, home-style Southern favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner based on Chef-Owner Richard Wagstaff’s trove of treasured fami…