{weekend reading} ‘Their Own Food Network’ Edition

{Christine looking lovely, and me… well, looking drunk & silly}

‘Their Own Food Network’ is the terrific title of an article written by Staff Reporter Leigh Hornbeck for the cover of Thursday’s Food Section in the Albany Times Union, the area’s biggest paper. I can’t tell you how excited & honored we all are the get the chance to bring our message of home-cooking, DIY antics & local farm/value-added producers love to a broader audience. Leigh gave us the opportunity to sit in a room, together, for the first time ever, to talk about topics ranging from food swaps, our personal history with food, our current homestead situations to food policy issues. We also set up a mock food swap, which is where the eggs and jars of peaches & dehydrated limes came into play.

Although the article doesn’t convey the ’roundtable’ like atmosphere of the 2-hour interview, the meat is in the article and that is what is important. We are so excited by the massive exposure this one article has brought to our humble blog & antics.


For those of you who are new readers, future swappers and possible cooking class participants: Welcome. We try our best to be honest, informative, fun, and community-oriented with our food-related stories, recipes and ‘how to’ posts. Hope you like your visit here and will stick around to join the conversation whether it be in the online or in-person community.


Now, a note about my should-be-weekly {weekend reading} posts. I am moving this weekly post to Mondays. I just can’t get it together & muster the energy on weekends to create that link-bonanza. We are usually ‘dark’ on Mondays, and I think starting the week with a fresh set of food policy new links would be a good fit. If you disagree, let me know. In the meantime, {weekend reading} Monday Morning Edition goes live tomorrow at 5am. -Christina

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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18 Comments on “{weekend reading} ‘Their Own Food Network’ Edition”

  1. March 25, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    What an exciting milestone for you all! It’s great to be recognized for doing something you love. Congratulations!

    • March 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words – we are giddy over the exposure!

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  3. March 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    That’s awesome—congrats!

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    Congrats on the super cool article! I’m so jealous of the food swaps! What a great idea….

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