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Sarah Trafton

Sarah Trafton is a freelance writer based in the Catskills. She earned her degree in multimedia journalism from SUNY Plattsburgh and spent two and a half years covering Greene County for The Daily Mail.

Rethinking How New York Buys Food

Legislation introduced by Senator Michelle Hinchey would allow municipalities to buy from more socially conscious food producers.


In the Catskills, One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Business Model

As New York cracks down on climate change, green energy projects are encroaching on the state’s most rural landscapes.


Upstate Dairy Farms Are Facing an Uncertain Future

As the dairy industry looks west to commercial farms, small-scale farmers in the Northeast are faced with an ultimatum: go big or go home.