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From Forest to Fields: A History of Agriculture in New York's Champlain Valley

Guidebooks and Videos
From Forest to Fields cover – Ron Toelke


From Forest to Fields leads the visitors through the working landscape in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren and Washington Counties in upstate New York. Along the way, readers will learn to identify historic and contemporary agricultural crops, structures, and practices while visiting farms, museums, fairgrounds, and farmers markets. We invite you to use this guide in conjunction with the Guide to Local Farms and Food in the Historic Champlain Valley, video "Passage Minutes" and a suggested travel itinerary that can be found on and websites.

Where You Can Find It

You may request a copy of this publication by contacting Lakes to Locks Passage. There is a suggested $10 + S&H donation.