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Pink Lady Slipper

{weekend reading} Pink Lady’s Slipper Edition

{FOOD NEWS & GOOD FOOD BLOG READS} Hunter Angler Gardeners Cook has a pickled carrot recipe that looks lovely! DIY GOODNESS —> Birch Sap for Birch Soda Local Kitchen is kicking butt: Dutch Oven 101, and Rhubarb Persecco Jelly and Preparing for the Preserving Season! Melissa Clark via NYTimes on DIY Mayo: Alioi! LA Weekly […]

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long CSA week ever!

{weekend reading} local events & farmers market edition

{LOCAL EVENT} Its just been announced that FSC will be the ‘local expert’ at Sunday’s Schenectady Greenmarket. This is a Sunday market with the hours of 10am-2pm and is located around City Hall (Jay, Liberty, Clinton & Franklin Streets). I’ll manning the table and talking Schenectady food swap & DIY classes, both at The First […]

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Kilpatrick Family Farm Rhubarb

{weekend reading} Outdoor Farmers Market Edition

{FOOD NEWS} Local News –> FSC Contributor has a great piece on All Good Bakers in this week’s METROLAND. Local News —> New York Magazine conducted a taste-test of Greek Yogurts w/ Eric Ripert, Maria Loi, and Orhan Yegen and guess who won #1 in the Full-Fat Category? Our dear farming friends, Argyle Cheese Farmers- […]

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First Radishes of the Season!

{weekend reading} Radish Edition

{FOOD NEWS} Road to 2012 FARM BILL —> 1) Senate Agriculture Committee completed their ‘in committee’ farm bill that now goes to the Senate floor for discussion. Watch Video. 2) National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition comments on the mark-up bill. 3) National Young Farmers Coalition has their very positive reactions to the positive movements forward for […]

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{weekend reading} Earth Day Edition

{FOOD NEWS} Tigress talks about the power of homemade edible gifts. Farmer Josh of West Wind Acres talks the ethics of raising, selling & eating meat. FSC Food Swap love from author & blogger Alana Chernila, and other fabulous FSC Swappers! Ginny, Mamatoga Jenny & Emily. Wall Street Journal w/ 5 Reasons You Should Make […]

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{weekend reading} Springtime Fun Edition

{FOOD NEWS} If you didn’t watch Jillian’s Hatch Cam 2012 it was fascinating watching 15+ eggs turn into fluffy little chicks…now they are 2 weeks old and got a bit of sun this week, take a peek. PEEP! {LOCAL FOOD NEWS} Honest Weight Food Coop’s expansion plans are back on! (YAY!) A wonderful essay by […]

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{weekend reading} 2012 Hatch Cam Edition

{FOOD NEWS} If you didn’t watch Jillian’s Hatch Cam 2012 it was fascinating watching 15+ eggs turn into fluffy little chicks. You can read the play-by-play here and also learn about the next stage of the chick’s lives in the ‘brooder spa’ here (pictures of the little dudes & dudettes are included in the post!) […]

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{weekend reading} Monday Morning Edition

{FOOD NEWS} Antibiotic Use on Livestock: On Earth reports that THEODORE H. KATZ, federal court judge in the Southern District of New York, ruled Thursday that government regulators (the FDA) must conclude whether feeding antibiotics to healthy livestock — a widespread practice in factory farming designed to promote animal growth and prevent disease — could […]

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{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 […]

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{weekend reading} regulation station

{FOOD NEWS} The 2012 Farm Bill is the newest topic for The New York Times’ Room for Debate Series. (link from last week- so good that I’m keeping it up another week!) Thank you Celia from On Cardamom & Cast Iron, forwarded me an update to Seattle’s planned Edible Forest. Its an NPR story that […]

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{food policy} 2012 Farm Bill & My Trip to DC

I have some exciting news to share. I will be one of two NYS constituents heading to DC for the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition‘s  “Farmer Fly In” lobby days on March 5-7th to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill. More specifically, The Local Farms, Food & Jobs Act and The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunity Act. […]

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{weekend reading} Back in the Saddle Again

For those of you who’ve been reading for a year or so, may remember my weekly food politics/recipe link love post, {Weekend Reading} National Edition on Sundays and {weekend reading} Local Edition on Saturdays. Well, those Nationa; posts have been absent from the blog for almost a year, the Local Editions since October, and clearly, […]

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Heather's Home-Roasted Sumatra Whole Bean Coffee..coming soon to FSC!

{weekend reading} local edition

FARMERS MARKETS *last outdoor market for most markets this weekend* SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm unless otherwise noted Albany Central Avenue Farmers Market, Parking Lot of The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, 10-2pm. Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, Brunswick Farmers Market at The Crossings, Colonie, Crossings Park of Colonie, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Ln. […]

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{weekend reading} local edition

FARMERS MARKETS SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm unless otherwise noted Albany Central Avenue Farmers Market, Parking Lot of The Linda, 339 Central Avenue, 10-2pm. Brunwick Farmers’ Market, Town Office Rd & Rt 7, Brunswick Farmers Market at The Crossings, Colonie, Crossings Park of Colonie, Albany-Shaker Road across from Emerick Ln. Delmar Farmers Market, 332 Kenwood Ave., Bethlehem Middle […]

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QUINCY FARM

{weekend reading} local edition

LOCAL IRENE FUNDRAISERS OR DONATION CENTERS – We are hosting two fundraisers; For the Farms: Denison Farm & Kilpatrick Family Farm and one for Amanda, a FSC Contributor. Any amount of money donated will qualify you to win one of the many gift baskets we have to offer. I have been bombarded with generosity; so […]

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