Every time I drive home to visit my family, I drive by the old Beech-Nut factory in Canajoharie and let out a sigh laced with a touch of sadness because I’m old enough to remember the days that the factory, which sat along the Thruway, was operational and buzzed with excitement.

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Unlike so many sad stories of businesses closing, this is not one of them. No, this is a story of incredible foods created right here in Upstate New York and the legacy and life they are still part of today. Oh, and there's some good news about the Beech-Nut factory...

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