{event announcement} Food In Jars Day

…and by Food In Jars, I mean blogger, cookbook author & food preservation instructor Marisa McClennan, her fabulous blog, Food In Jars, and now her first book with the same name: Food In Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round. Yup, its a whole day devoted to Marisa’s fabulousness! August 19th is From Scratch Club’s…

{local event} Meet the 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 experience. You walk away with a better understanding of the farmer & crew’s grueling-never-ending-job in rain, in snow,…

{FSC SWAPPERS} The Homemade Pantry Book Event

{Yours Truly w/ Ms Alana Chernila, The Chef’s Shop, Book Launch, Saturday April 7th} Now that we have found a permanent home for the Troy Food Swap, its time to get serious. Time is precious, so why not have the food swap incorporate events within the food swap event? Am I right? A two’fer, if…

{SWAP RECAP & TICKETS} my first swap

Editor’s Note: It’s that time of the month- food swap recap & ticket information! This month’s “recap” was written by Swapper Elizabeth Ann and it was originally published on September 19, 2011 on her personal blog, Elizabeth Likes… As always, ticket information is all the way on the bottom. That said, here’s the bad news:…

{recap} When Joel Salatin Came to the Farm

For a few years now I’ve wanted to see Joel Salatin speak (see endnote for bio). I always assumed it would be in an auditorium and very impersonal. The best I could hope for was maybe one day I’d be able to go to Polyface Farm and have a tour and maybe I’d be lucky…

{photo diary} Michael Pollan at HVCC

I’m not exactly sure how to start off this quick {recap} post about the lecture/reception/book signing heard around the local food food scene world- “Michael Pollan Visits Hudson Valley Community College” on October 25, 2011!!!! As it was such a big event for the community and the college.  For a lot of people Mr. Pollan…

{WELCOME} harvest fest visitors

{Butter, Mustard, Cider and Swapping- Oh My!} Photo Credit: Nadia from Cooking My Way to Healthy This is a quick post to welcome all of the wonderfully engaged and excited visitors that came through our booth at Honest Weight Food Coop‘s Harvest Fest. It was EXTREMELY well attended and not just attended but ATTENDED. Every…

{SPECIAL EVENT} FSC at HWFC’s Harvest Fest

We are excited to announce that we are a “vendor” at the 2011 Honest Weight Food Coop Harvest Fest. Our booth will be jumping all day long with informative demonstrations, samples with the day ending with a MINI FOOD SWAP!!!! As of this evening (Friday night at 9:26pm) it looks like it might be sunny…

{events} Kate Payne Visits the Farm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Author, blogger and From Scratch Club’s inspirational springboard, Kate Payne, was in town last Wednesday and Thursday for a handful of book tour events. We will be recapping these events over the weekend, but first up, Erika will share a special {FSC Field Trip} to Kilpatrick Family Farm she organized. The FSC ladies…

{fsc swappers} Swap Time is Here Again!

{photo booth style photos by Christine at the Albany Swap. amazing right?} We (Britin & Nick) at All Good Bakers hosted the second Albany From Scratch Club food swap Sunday, August 21.  Our tiny bakery was filled to capacity with an enthusiastic crowd loaded with homemade treasures, and something magical took place. Before Kate Payne…

{events} Kate Payne Is Back!

Grab your cheesecloth, mason jars, white distilled vinegar, salt, a swap item and let’s party! Because… she’s baaaack! With great delight and excitment, I’d like to officially announce that the fabulous Harper Collins author & blogger, Kate Payne, author of Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–on a Budget!,…

{fundraiser} For Denison Farm & Kilpatrick Family Farm

From our intro-fundraiser post: Our second fundraiser is for two of the biggest certified naturally grown farms, with CSA Programs, in the area; Denison Farm and Kilpatrick Family Farm. These two farms are ALL over this blog as they feed most of our families on a daily basis and we tell ya all about it,…

{join the fun} NOFA-NY’s Locavore Challenge

We are proud to announce that we are the ‘Blog Sponsor*” of this year’s Locavore Challenge by Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY). As a group, From Scratch Club, strive to eat as locally and as organic as possible for the health of our families, the community, the world at large and to…

{recap} FSC SWAPPERS 1st Food Swap

Our first food swap was Wednesday evening and boy, was it a good time. I was slightly nervous as I’d never been to a throw-down swap before, let alone hosted one. At the Hip Girl’s Book Party I made everyone interested in swapping bring three of something. When it was “swap time” the participating swappers…

{HIP GIRLS} Updates, Announcements N More

{The book arrived in stores yesterday, April 19th, 2011. CONGRATS KATE!} Our book party is on Friday. The word “exciting” doesn’t fully describe how I’m feeling about the pending party. I’ll be picking Kate up from the Albany airport Friday afternoon and then we will spend some quality time in my kitchen. You see once…