Full Circle


Alexa and Jacob Newton wake up before sunrise every morning to complete their daily chores – ones that help to feed more than 250 families in Central New York.

The Newtons believe their sustainable approach to farming can be the norm, just as it was when Alexa’s family originally purchased Hillside Farms in 1941. They hope their commitment to producing food, which Jacob refers to as the “building block of life,” can leave a lasting impact on the people they serve.


2023 Hearst Journalism Awards:

First Place, Multimedia Narrative Storytelling

2023 Associated Collegiate Press Awards:

First Place, Broadcast Feature Award

2024 White House News Photographer Association Eyes of History Contest:

Third Place, Long Form Feature

2024 AEJMC Festival of Visual and Interactive Media:

Gold, Video Category

2024 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

Finalist, Food and Restaurant Journalism