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I am pumped with excitement to announce that Austin-based author, Kate Payne, is coming back to the Capital Region for a THREE-DAY Extravaganza!!!!! I love Kate, you love Kate, we all love Kate! Kate is coming to town June 6, 7 & 8th to celebrate her newest book in the “Hip Girls” series: Hip Girls Guide to […]

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Amy corn crepes 3 by Ellie Markovitch

{photo diary} Food For Thought

Honest Weight Food Coop invited Ellie and me to make food for their Food for Thought film series, co-hosted by the Linda, WAMC radio station’s auditorium. The film was A Place at the Table, a documentary about hunger in America. Ellie and I made our favorites: beans and pancakes. Beans are quick with a pressure […]

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book club meet-up 2

{FSC Book Club} 2nd Selection Final Recap

It’s safe to say that round two of the FSC Book Club was a success! We had over 120 members join us at our new book club host site, Goodreads, and lots of folks chiming in on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Over the course of a few months, we cooked our way through the wonderful […]

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ALana class

{fsc housekeeping} FSC Classes & Events

Before we continue our ‘from scratch holiday’ series, I wanted to update our FSC ACADEMY’s November & December class schedule both at Brookside Museum and at The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  plus announce the winner of the latest giveaway and reminder you all of our Special Event Class & our Troy Farmers Market […]

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{LOOK!} food in jars

{event announcement} Food In Jars Day

…and by Food In Jars, I mean blogger, cookbook author & food preservation instructor Marisa McClennan, her fabulous blog, Food In Jars, and now her first book with the same name: Food In Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round. Yup, its a whole day devoted to Marisa’s fabulousness! August 19th is From Scratch Club’s […]

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{winning} at the Delmar Farmers Market & on the Blog

Last Saturday turned out to be a hot & humid day with a few breaks of rain, a typical day for the farmers market. Sunny one minute, turns to cloudy with wind, then blazing sun again. Ahh the days of summer.Working at the farmers market circuit for my second summer, you really get a sense […]

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Alana's book signing table at The Chef's Shop, Great Barrington, MA

{FSC SWAPPERS} The Homemade Pantry Book Event

{Yours Truly w/ Ms Alana Chernila, The Chef’s Shop, Book Launch, Saturday April 7th} Now that we have found a permanent home for the Troy Food Swap, its time to get serious. Time is precious, so why not have the food swap incorporate events within the food swap event? Am I right? A two’fer, if […]

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biggest potato masher I've ever seen!

{FSC EVENT} Free Kids Cooking Class at Chipotle

Besides Farmer Michael of Kilpatrick Family Farm, Justine & Brian of Denison Farm, Dianna & Michael for their urban maple syrup, Josh & Stephanie of West Wind Acres, Rick of Ballston Lake Apiaries, and the uber-talented Canners & Jammers of FSC Swappers,  I can also thank General Manager Tracie, Kendra & Kaia and the rest […]

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{SWAP RECAP & TICKETS} my first swap

Editor’s Note: It’s that time of the month- food swap recap & ticket information! This month’s “recap” was written by Swapper Elizabeth Ann and it was originally published on September 19, 2011 on her personal blog, Elizabeth Likes… As always, ticket information is all the way on the bottom. That said, here’s the bad news: […]

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{LOCAL EVENT} three bags full event & campaign

Hi! Liz here, one of a few of FSC’s aspiring farmers. You might already know this about me, but in addition to our backyard hens, I also raise a small flock of sheep. We keep them down the road from our home at the Foster’s Sheep Farm. They will hold the third annual Shearing Day Open […]

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Some of the KFF Crew & Joel : Sam, Hannah, Carol Knipes, Corrie, Ian, Me, Joel & Michael

{recap} When Joel Salatin Came to the Farm

For a few years now I’ve wanted to see Joel Salatin speak (see endnote for bio). I always assumed it would be in an auditorium and very impersonal. The best I could hope for was maybe one day I’d be able to go to Polyface Farm and have a tour and maybe I’d be lucky […]

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{photo diary} Michael Pollan at HVCC

I’m not exactly sure how to start off this quick {recap} post about the lecture/reception/book signing heard around the local food food scene world- “Michael Pollan Visits Hudson Valley Community College” on October 25, 2011!!!! As it was such a big event for the community and the college.  For a lot of people Mr. Pollan […]

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Albany Swap 10/16/11

{FSC Swappers} Swap Fever

Editor’s Note: Last month’s swap recap by Swapper Jess started an exciting trend. Food Swap recaps by the swappers themselves! What a hit! Homerun! Goal! Score! This month is no exception with Swapper Leah’s take on food swaps. She is a long-time Albany Swapper who is gonna walk you through her progression of “Swap Fever” […]

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FSC at Harvest Fest 2011

{WELCOME} harvest fest visitors

{Butter, Mustard, Cider and Swapping- Oh My!} Photo Credit: Nadia from Cooking My Way to Healthy This is a quick post to welcome all of the wonderfully engaged and excited visitors that came through our booth at Honest Weight Food Coop‘s Harvest Fest. It was EXTREMELY well attended and not just attended but ATTENDED. Every […]

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Classic Mulled Cider

{SPECIAL EVENT} FSC at HWFC’s Harvest Fest

We are excited to announce that we are a “vendor” at the 2011 Honest Weight Food Coop Harvest Fest. Our booth will be jumping all day long with informative demonstrations, samples with the day ending with a MINI FOOD SWAP!!!! As of this evening (Friday night at 9:26pm) it looks like it might be sunny […]

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