{summer farm tour} Meet Our Vegetable Farmer

The idea for these summer farm tours started a long time ago, when my husband and I began baking bread for farmers markets in 2004, meeting farmers and enjoying their fresh wares, while simultaneously learning more about the toxins that are an inarguable by-product of our industrialized food-system. As the years progressed, we asked questions,…

{local giveaway} Handpies by AGB

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! THE WINNER IS……… Alex, with comment: Not only am I always happy or surprisingly blown away by the delicious food I get from them, but they also have really creative and tasty things on their menu. Plus, just by eating really good food I feel like I’m contributing to the community. The only…

{summer farm tour} Meet Our Dairy Farmer

 {Meadowbrook Farms Dairy, Clarksville, NY} Christina (FSC’s editor) had it right in Saturday’s post (Meet Your Meat Farmers): “I can’t stress enough how important farm tours are to customer education & enlightenment, customer-to-farmer relations and community ties. To actually see & hear, in detail, up-close, how your food is grown or raised is an empowering…

{community voices} For The Love of Good Food

I grew up loving food, so much so that I fluctuated between 180 and almost 200 pounds from the time I was 18 until after marrying my hubs at 33, almost eight years ago (we joke that I was overweight and he was bleach-blond when we got married…must have been true love). Much of what…

{photo diary} Field Trip to All Good Bakers

Well, they did it! Nick & Britin Foster has opened their flagship bakery, breakfast & lunch spot and future location of cooking classes (and more) at 540 Delaware Avenue in Albany, NY. Yes, they had a teeny space on Quail Street but it was just a stepping stone towards finding a bigger & permanent space…

{Valentine’s Day 2012} Food Is Love

According to the Smithsonian, “French women traditionally have relied on subtle culinary cues to signal their amorous intentions. The July 1956 issue of the journal Western Folklore reported: “a young maid lets her swain know whether the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ by what she feeds him on St. Valentine’s Day. It’s a custom that…

{hello} I’m Britin

Editor’s Note: As I announced with Erika T’s intro post, From Scratch Club is growing. We’ll be introducing a few more new guest contributors throughout the weeks to come. I’m honored to announce our newest member, Britin Foster, co-owner of All Good Bakers (with her husband Nick). I’m very excited to bring her aboard as I…