Last week I was lucky enough to take a tour of the Frost Valley Educational Farm with Beth Fitzpatrick, our hard-working and talented farm manager. I was amazed by the abundance of produce and by the many small discoveries to be had about even the most familiar foods! During my short visit, I saw pepper plants so loaded with green peppers that they bent over to touch the ground, super-sized green beans by the hundreds, and green speckled pumpkins over a foot in diameter peeking out from beneath their canopy of plate-sized leaves. August has been a month of abundant harvests featuring over twenty varieties of vegetables and berries, kale […]

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One of the best things about a community is the way its members look out for one another. Many of us know the simple, yet unforgettable, joy that comes from receiving a warm casserole after experiencing a hardship. Or looking out your window to see that your next-door neighbor shoveled your driveway after a snowstorm. Here at Frost Valley in Claryville, NY, walking next door to help a neighbor with the groceries can be difficult or even impossible. Although we cherish our rural remoteness, many houses can be over a mile from one another. Therefore, we decided we needed to come up with another way! Whether it’s due to financial […]

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At Frost Valley, we believe there’s no better way to celebrate the joys of winter and the holiday season than as a community. As a part of our ongoing Free Community Day events, on December 5th, we welcomed families and neighbors for a day of festive fun at the Festival of the Holidays Community Day. The day was filled with games and activities for all-ages and provided holiday-themed fun for all. The 45 guests in attendance chose from a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including hiking, archery, climbing, holiday crafts and games, and much more. Many families also relaxed by the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa. The day […]

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