{weekend reading} Pink Lady’s Slipper Edition

Pink Slipper


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 with a lovely honey cocktail: The Bees Knees!

SF Gate getting their Home Dairy on with ricotta & chevre

Local Gluten Free Recipe developer & author, Elizabeth Barbone is featured in the Times Union- lovely piece!

Food Swappers & DIY Enthusiasts –>Worcestershire Sauce: YES YES YES!


{Farm Bill 2012} Timeline & Update to date news via National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Environmental Working Group releases their report on crop subsidies state by state. And this week, the Senate’s Agricultural Committee’s Farm Bill went to the full Senate floor for discussion. Dr. Marion Nestle’s opinion piece on the farm bill via The Atlantic. and finally talk about the needed change in crop insurance for small organic farms vs. conventional medium & large-scale farming operations.


A federal court shot down Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename HFCS to Corn Sugar.

Sprout Salad by 101 Cookbooks

Wild Strawberry


Alexis on White Bean Burger. Erika got her bees! Longtime FSC Swapper, Betsy, gets her foraging on with Violet Jelly. Jillian on how to create a quick garden plot with newsprint. Heather gets grilling with potatoes. FSC Swapper & FSC Academy Teacher, Leah, with spicy nuts! Becky with Gluten & Dairy Free Graham Crackers for Smores!

Liz on her day with The Cheese Queen! Dianna pulls out another DIY gem: Homemade Seitan. I share the popular Radish Relish Recipe from the HANNY event w/ Chef’s Consortium. Deanna has another “Pantry 101” installment with SALT.

We have LOTS of FSC Academy classes this summer! Amy Halloran continues her Scaling Up the Northeast Grains System series with Wheat in the ‘Hood, Troy, NY that is. Alexis rocks the food project, old school w/ 100% handmade pasta. Our 4th Podcast episode is out: URBAN FARMING!

Jillian shows us it is possible to sex day-old chicks like the big hatcheries do! Finally, I try to help CSA members with their spring greens & things with pesto.


OUTDOOR SUMMER Farmers Markets are in FULL EFFECT!!!!!

On Saturdays: Saratoga, Glens Falls & Troy Farmers Market and Delmar Farmers Market all three are 9-1pm.
On Sundays: Schenectady’s Greenmarket. 10-2pm
Tuesdays: Malta Farmers Market (run by Saratoga Farmers Markets), 3-6pm.
Wednesday: Troy Farmers Market & Saratoga Farmers Market, 3-6pm.
Thursday: Ballston Spa Farmers Market
Many Albany-area farmers markets begin in late May or early June: CDPHP, The Linda
(Pardon if I’m leaving off a smaller market.)



June 16, Saratoga Brew Fest, 3-7pm, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY While in the event you will be able to sample over 125 different beers from 50 plus craft breweries while enjoying live music and delicious food available for purchase from a variety of local vendors! Live Music performed by Capital Region Favorite Rich Ortiz, NYC based Trails to Town, and Groove Therapy!!

June 20th, FSC SWAPPERS FOOD SWAP, 7-9pm, Common Thread Saratoga.Requested Donation: $2/swapper. Register here.

June 23rd, 2pm, Tea in the Garden: Tea Blending and Tasting Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, 1848 Shaker Meeting House. Learn how Shakers used herbs to make tea! Courtney Powers, owner of Collar City Teas in Troy, will discuss and demonstrate tea blending using Shaker herbs, followed by a tasting. This program is $20. Pre-registration required by June 19th.

June 24th, FSC SWAPPERS TROY FOOD SWAP, 4-6pm, Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy. $2/Swapper suggested donation. Register here.

August 19th, 2-4pm, Blogger & Author, Marisa McClennan of Food In Jars, will be teaching a FSC Academy Class: Spiced Plum Jam & Waterbath Canning, Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy. $45+ $7 materials fee. Register Here.

August 19th, 4:30-6:30pm, FSC Swappers’s TROY FOOD SWAY & FOOD IN JARS EVENT. Maria will give an author talk & sign books throughout our August Swap! Register Here.


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  1. Loving your photos and have not seen a lady slipper in a long time – thanks for sharing!

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