{weekend reading} Monday Morning Edition


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 pose a threat to human health. And if so, they must end the practice. The suit was brought by National Resources Defense Fund and here’s the PDF document of the Judge’s decision –> NRDF v FDA.

An extremely interesting article on Slate about the growth of food phobias.

Center for Disease Control released a study on sodium intake–> has some great graphics & easy to digest bullet points. take a looksie!

A story from the March 11th NYTimes Magazine, Even Dairy Farming as a 1 Percent, about the confusing pricing of dairy and how that takes a tole on farmers. Marion Nestle hinted in her rebuttal that FARM BILL POLITICS plays a part of the story that was left out (yep yep) she asked for dairy farmers to comment– LOTS OF good stuff to read in the comments- go now!

LOCAL JOB OPENING: Schenectady Greenmarket is looking for a Market Assistant.

Etsy has a great post on being a food entrepreneur and tips from a select few successful business owners (cash flow!).

Local Farmer Cara of Quincy Farm has a great post on the farm’s blog about the crazy weather we are having & gives us a lovely glimpse of life on the farm.
Little Miss Cruciferous has a great post on how she is organizing her 2012 canning season.

White House’s Let’s Move campaign will have a Tweetup during the Egg Roll on Easter. Obama Foodorama has more details as you have to register.

Bittman on the human cost of Animal Suffering  and more recently he talks calories, namely Marion Nestles new book on the topic!

FSC was featured in the Times Union’s Food Section on Thursday: “Their Own Food Network”

ROAD TO FARM BILL 2012: 10 mayors from all major US cities outline their Farm Bill priorities in a letter sent to both the House & Senate Agricutural Committees.


Becky shared a *soft* double chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Christine had the genius idea of freezing veggie scraps to make stock. She gives us all step by step instructions w/recipe!
Liz makes a BIG family-related announcement (congrats Liz!!) and also shares her mollete recipe.
Heather shares her story of how she met local gluten-free recipe developer & cookbook author, Elizabeth Barbone (w/ GF pizza dough recipe)

Heather, Christine & I had a last-minute lunch date & tour at the new All Good Bakers location!
We were in the newspaper- check it!


Saratoga Springs Restaurant Week through March 25th, 40 restaurants with coursed meals for $20.12!

Glens Falls BrewFest, April 7th, 4-8pm, The Queensbury Hotel, Downtown Glens Falls, NY

April 15th: Wilton Food Pantry presents EMPTY BOWLS (YES, we love the one in Troy- so glad there is another one !!!!!), 1pm – 5pm at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge on Rt. 9. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at door. This unique event features hand-crafted bowls from the Skidmore College Ceramic Arts department, along with local culinary delights and live music by John and Orion Kribs (with special guests.)

  • Guests pick out a handcrafted bowl created by students from Skidmore Colleges’ Ceramic Arts department
  • Bowls will be filled with simple meal of Soup and Bread
  • Guests are asked to keep their bowls as a reminder that food insecurity exists here in Wilton.

April 19-22nd: Adirondack Food & Wine Festival, Visit the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa for the 7th-annual Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine in Lake Placid, N.Y. This year’s food and wine festival features the theme “The Culinary Melting Pot,” which captures how the five elements of taste influence the way people eat and drink. The popular four-day Lake Placid event will feature wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, a cooking competition and various special seminars. Visit the Inn’s website as the lodging packages and detailed itineraries become available.

April 21st: Natural Family Festival, 10am-4pm, Sportsplex of Halfmoon, 6 Corporate Drive, Halfmoon, Come join other families interested in natural living for a fun filled day of family activities, shopping, and setting a world record!  We will be bringing together Green, Eco-friendly, Holistic and Natural Family Resources from throughout the Capital District, Southern Vermont and Western Mass. FROM SCRATCH CLUB WILL BE A VENDOR & IN CHARGE OF THE KID’S TABLE (planting lettuce in cups, potato stamping & coloring sheets of veggies & fruits)

April 21st: URBAN ROOTS FILM Film Screening & Beer Paired Tasting of Local Cheeses, Meats & Sweets: 8PM at Revolution Hall. The story of emerging urban farming in Detroit. Devastated by the collapse of its manufacturing base, dedicated citizens have started a movement that is transforming their city, as well as our country at the end of the industrial age. Urban Roots shows how we can prevail in the most difficult of times and places. Special Guest Introduction Michele Owens, Gardener and Author of Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.TICKETS $38 Per Person Available at http://www.brownsbrewing.com/store, Brown’s Taproom Bar, Adventure in Food Trading, and The Placid Baker. $30 per Honest Weight Co-op & Slow Food Member (Available through Honest Weight and Saratoga Slow Food Only) A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Tree Media Foundation whose charitable mission is to support education and activities in environmental sustainability.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent round up of information and events. I spent the better part of my morning following some of the links and I learned a lot!! Thank-you

    1. Christina says:

      Thanks Melissa. This weekly post is usually on Sundays, but I’m changing the day to Mondays. They are fun to research- there is a TON of food-related stuff happening all the time!

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