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Homegrown Flowers from the Field to Your Vase

Jul032015

Homegrown Flowers from the Field to Your Vase

 

takeyourpick 120If you like to buy locally produced fruits and vegetables, Linda VanApeldoorn wants to add another homegrown staple to your table: fresh flowers cultivated from her half-acre garden in Lansing.

VanApeldoorn, who calls herself a "farmer florist," owns Take Your Pick Flower Farm on Brickyard Rd, the only u-pick flower farm in Tompkins County. She is also a vocal proponent of the "field-to-vase" or "slow-flower" movement, which advocates the use of locally and sustainably grown flowers.

"Most of the flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from factory farms in Ecuador and Columbia," VanApeldoorn says. "When you think of flowers, you think beauty and romance. Our flowers have that fresh-picked look and scent, because they are freshly cut from our gardens."

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ADC President Receives Financial & Technology Award

Jul032015
deyhimAlexander Deyhim, founder and CEO of ADC USA Inc., received the 2015 Financial & Business Technology Award in a special ceremony that was held in SRC Arena Syracuse NY on Thursday June 25th 2015. The Technology Innovation Awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology.

The Technology Innovation Awards showcase what technology companies have done to advance their projects and technology so that it can result in new high-tech manufacturing jobs to drive better efficiency and productivity as well as the outcomes and performance of an organization.

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What is Cyber Security and How Does It Affect You?

Jul032015

What is Cyber Security and How Does It Affect You?

 

internetEach day before leaving our homes, we protect the property within. By locking our doors, closing our windows, or activating our security systems, we go to great lengths to ensure that our homes have the necessary safeguards in place to thwart potential intruders and those who may try to steal our personal and precious belongings.

When it comes to our confidential personal information, however, many of us fail to realize that this information is readily available and able to be hacked at a moment's notice. Just like the locks on our homes protect the very livelihood we hold dear, we must take decisive action to protect ourselves and our personal information from the burdensome ramifications of a cyber attack. Although many of us are aware of the dangers that could result from sharing information with others, we often lack the knowledge that we need to protect ourselves and our families.

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