Our company had its beginnings with the first organized co-op meeting of eight local farmers in 1929. These farmers knew the excellent potential the rich soil and moderate Lake Erie climate held for grape production. For over 80 years since… more >


Mother Nature has a lot to teach us and Jere Northrop is an adept student. Northrop and business partner Aaron Resnick have developed a technology platform and business model for the sustainable production of contaminant-free fish using a forest-based feed… more >


Walk down nearly any street in the Village of Westfield on any given weekday and, if you listen closely, you will likely hear the click of computer keys. It’s the sound of freelancers and consultants in their home offices and… more >


These are the best of times and the, well, best of times. No, that doesn’t mean we are without challenges, but we are doing what we love and doing it where we know we are supposed to be – right… more >


Quiet, rural, Westfield New York is one of the last places on earth where you would expect to find an internationally recognized company that manufactures mechanical power transmission products. In 1900, when Dr. Charles Welch moved to Westfield, his vision… more >


In 1971, Richard Koenig of Redington Beach, Florida, relocated his family for employment purposes, to Westfield, New York. Having spent his youth in Manhattan, Richard greatly enjoyed the bucolic lifestyle in Westfield, as well as the many recreational activities and… more >


When Charles Welch visited Westfield in 1897 and was driven down the hill from Mayville, he experienced the mirage effect of what appeared to be “boats sailing in the air.” That view can still be seen today, and provides the… more >


Charles Ferraro opens a new game with King’s pawn to e4, takes a sip of wine and looks out over his opponent’s shoulder as the setting sun illuminates the church spire across the street in Moore Park. It’s nice when… more >


Greeting over 20,000 visitors each year from all over the world (including all of the United States) is one of the highlights of owning and operating the Sugar Shack, located between the Seaway Trail (a Federal by-way) and the high… more >


Trenton Lutes was a senior art student at Hartwick College with concentrations in painting, glassblowing and sculpture when he borrowed an SLR camera from a friend and took a few photography courses. “I’d already met all my graduation requirements, so… more >