Tag Archives: Farms
Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry, giving an author's talk at the April 2012 Troy Food Swap.

{FSC PODCAST} episode 03: food entrepreneurs

This month’s podcast highlights a few of the creative, hardworking people who have made food not only their personal passion, but the basis for their professinal lives as well. We’re calling them food entrepreneurs. We spoke with two such food entrepreneurs to learn how they turned their passions for local foods into thriving businesses. A few […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

NEWS I’m gonna start with the only really “big” food story of the week; the UN report that I mentioned yesterday that states that the myth that only Big AG can feed the world is bullocks. The UN Right to Food Report in PDF format. Grist has a commentary. Bittman concentrated on the subject this […]

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{know your farmer} Join a CSA?

Here in the Northeast, it’s summer-share CSA {Community Support Agriculture} sign-up time. More specifically in our little corner of the world, the Albany/Saratoga/Schenectady/Troy area is being treated to a CSA Fair sponsored by Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, NOFA-NY. It is being held TODAY at the ATRIUM, the location of the Troy Farmers […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL edition

Busy week in food-related news…I say this every week. It still amazes me, now that I concentrate my news topics to  “food” how many stories there are in one week. Before I get to the linking bonanza there are two pieces of housekeeping to attend to: 1) One of my favorite cooking blogs, the kitchn, […]

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{Know Your Farmer} Holiday Specials @ Saratoga Farmer’s Market

Editor’s Note: I will be writing these types of posts throughout the month for different regions of the Capital Region. If you are a local farmer or purveyor, please email me your holiday specials  (free advertising peeps!) at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com. This listing comes from Mary Pratt, of Elihu Farm, my CSA Egg […]

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{Desperately Seeking} THANKSGIVING ADVICE

PLEASE NOTE: This is the second installment of our series, {Desperately Seeking} Reader Advice, where one of us ask YOU for help. I need it people, bring on the advice! -Christina Okay Readers, I seriously need your help. My husband & I are in a bind. We pre-ordered two turkeys from a local farm, that […]

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{weekend reading} local edition

I’m changing this page to reflect local events and local business (CSA, CSB, Farms, value-added producer) news…all local food-related news stories will be on my National Edition post. ‘Tis the holiday season, the holiday shopping events are where LOCAL-only crafters and artists will be selling their wares. As always, PLEASE email the group at fromscratchclub […]

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{thanksgiving} Our Family Tradition…Brining Willie Bird

Thanksgiving….it is one of the holidays that revolve around tradition.  All week we have been talking about what our family traditions are when it comes to Thanksgiving. My family loves this holiday.  My husband loves to entertain, cook and he especially enjoys preparing the annual turkey that we refer to as “Willie Bird”.  The kids […]

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{weekend} reading: LOCAL EDITION

{Dancing Ewe Farm} EVENTS Food Pantries of the Capital District is hosting its Autumn Evening Gala at Washington Park’s Lakehouse tonight at 5pm. In a maybe-this-is-food-related catagory: Don’t miss two gigantic corn maizes- ’tis the season! Liberty Ridge and Hoosick Fall’s Kettle Farm, supposedly its the largest on the East Coast! Brew & Boo Fest […]

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{WEEKEND} Reading: LOCAL EDITION

FESTIVALS, FAIRS, HARVEST DINNERS AND CONFERENCES In the I’m-embarrassed-I-can’t-believe-I’ve-left-this-off-the-weekly-event-listings department: Kilpatrick Family Farm will have their last farm tour of the season on Saturday at 3pm. It’s not too late to sign up, do it here. In addition, read about the club’s experience on the farm tour this past July here. On Saturday from noon-5:30pm, […]

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{What’s New in Your Kitchen Wednesday} Milk on My Doorstep!

Okay, so I don’t actually have this yet, but I just signed up with King Brother’s Dairy to get milk DELIVERY! I am, some may say, unreasonably psyched about this. But getting milk is really a hassle for me. We don’t buy our milk at the grocery store, so it requires a special trip to […]

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Peaches, peaches and more peaches

As you know from previous post, myself and my family were recently on vacation in Newport, RI.  While on vacation we had the time and the opportunity to pick some peaches.  This…… was not something that I had ever done before.  Always apples, never peaches.  I was so excited because for one it’s cool because […]

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{Weekend} Reading: LOCAL

The next two weekends are BIG BIG BIG with multiple two-day festivals happening. I have added many events to the list, including two harvest festivals in Saratoga and Colonie. Before the local events list, there is a short local news section. LOCAL NEWS Nick & Britin Foster of All Good Bakers in Delmar, NY  create […]

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and the winner of the Kilpatrick Family Farm giveaway is…..

And the winner of the $50 off a micro or regular fall share from Kilpatrick Family Farm is: Amy H for her 3rd comment:”I subscribed to the KFF newsletter” (This drawing was held by From Scratch Club in a fair and unbiased manner, using RANDOM.ORG’s Third-Party Draw Service. For details, please see the drawing’s record.) […]

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{Weekend} Reading: NATIONAL

NATIONAL NEWS (amazing articles people- trust me- its a good week for food-related reading!) Grist wrote a great piece on my favorite “fast food” chain, Chipotle, and their major farm labor issue. I wish there were more articles like this one because personally I feel like farm-labor issues get pushed to the way back of […]

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