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Onions and Black Dirt

By Linda Tancs

The fertile, black dirt farming region in Pine Island, New York, owes its existence to an ancient lakebed-turned-valley. The area is particularly famous for its onion production. In fact, onions grown in the Black Dirt Region have a high sugar content because of high sulfur levels in the soil and boast a higher shelf life. With all the farming activity in this famed locale, it’s no wonder they have an annual Black Dirt Feast. Held in August, the tickets sell out quickly when they’re released this month.


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