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Pandemic drives backyard ice rink boom

Jan 18, 2021
Families in the Upper Midwest are getting creative as they look for outdoor activities for their kids during the cold winter months.
Shea Finnegan, age 6, skates with friends on Dec. 13, 2020. Allen Ratai built this rink outside his family home in Duluth and has been helping friends build their own rinks this year, as well.
James Napoli

As cider market grows, a push to appeal to higher-end consumers

Dec 12, 2018
Cider sales in the U.S. have grown over the past decade. But some cider makers say the the market still isn’t valuing their product for what it’s worth.
Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire belonging to Steve Wood, of Farnum Hill Ciders, where he grows apples specifically for cider making.  
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Farming morels, the pricey gourmet mushrooms, is proving elusive

Jul 10, 2018
Unlike other mushrooms, morels are incredibly difficult to grow. That’s part of the reason why they’re so expensive.
Tad Montgomery holds up a handful of fresh morels, picked just that day. The mushrooms will get ground up and distributed over the soil, in hopes of seeding another generation next year.
Courtesy of James Napoli

Entrepreneurs starting to see opportunities in other people's food scraps

Feb 12, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to keep food waste out of landfills. One entrepreneur in rural New Hampshire is pinning her business to that goal.
Jessica Saturley-Hall, founder of the Upper Valley Compost Company, picks up a bucket full of food scraps in Grantham, New Hampshire. 
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