{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…

{fsc housekeeping} FSC Academy Holiday-Themed Classes!

First things first. I got a surprise on on Saturday morning when visitor after visitor to the FSC booth at the Troy Farmers Market, explained they visited due to an article in morning’s The Daily Gazette. Whhhaaaaat?! Although I’ve know for quiet awhile the piece was coming out, I didn’t know it would be today. Surprise! So…

{fsc podcast} Episode 7: The Farmers Market Scene

It occurred to us that while we’ve discussed all sorts of ways to access fresh, local vegetables and fruit, we’ve been missing a key way that so many people buy their food… farmers markets! So we are bringing you the scoop on farmers markets this episode- how they’re organized and structured, why farmers and producers…

{know your farmer} The Berry Patch

Editor’s Post: ‘Community Voices’ Contributor, Emily L of Capital District Dining Blog, is back with a terrific farm tour of The Berry Patch! We get our berries from The Berry Patch for many of our FSC Academy classes, so I’m very excited that Emily got a chance to have a personal tour! -Christina +++++ I…

{recipe} Kohlrabi, Apple & Fennel Slaw

So it seems we’re on a mini-salad kick… a few weeks ago it was Radish Slaw, last week it was Breakfast Salad, this week its cold chicken salad from Alexis and now a serious Summer Slaw. Who doesn’t love a good slaw? Some of my favorites around the Interwebs are: Kaela over at Local Kitchen…

{In Season} spring greens & things pesto

{Troy Farmers Market, River Street, May 19, 2012} Whether or not you belong to a CSA Program, if you are visiting your local farmers market this weekend or weekday, you will come across an array of spring/early summer greens & things. Spring greens such as chois, arugula, spinach, turnip & radish tops, kale, swiss chard…

{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…

{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,…

{recipe} White Bean & Tomato Spread

If you’re looking for a party dip to serve your Superbowl-watching guests tonight, have no fear, this easy dip packs a lot of flavor and will pair perfectly with a corn chip. Or a veggie straw. Or slice of a hakurei turnip, carrot or black radish (yep, their in season!). If you are not watching…

{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….

{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…

{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…

{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…

{weekend reading} local edition

{Liz’s Chicken Coop} 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…

{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…