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CSA Fair Liberty NY Sunday February 16 2014

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County has partnered with Pure Catskills, NOFA-NY, Edible Magazine and Green Door Magazine to host a CSA Fair in Liberty, New York on February 16, 2014

The theme is Bringing Everyone to the Table

Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

Admission is free

Check out the Brochure for more information

BROCHURE. CSA Fair. 2014

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Join the Hard Cider Revival Celebration Hudson Valley

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Invites YOU to join the CIDER REVIVAL this October!

the 3rd Annual Cider Week NY Returns
October 18-27

Participate in Tastings, Classes, Cocktails, Pairings and Flights

at more than 75 Restaurants, Pubs, Shops and Markets

throughout the Hudson Valley!

 

Cider makers across the country and in the Northeast are now spearheading a resurgence of orchard-based libations, crafting distinctive hard ciders that pair well with food, can be enjoyed on their own or mixed into delectable cocktails.

Join the Cider Revival!

Visit Cider Week locations featuring Edible Friends:

Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill

Stockade Tavernin Kingston

The Heron in Narrowsburg

Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville

Partition Street Wines in Saugerties

Rhinebeck Farmers Market

(for the full list visit  ciderweekny.com/locations)

Learn everything you need to know about cider and apples, meet cider makers, enjoy special tastings and dinners … Click thru for the ever growing list of events throughout the Hudson Valley!

FOLLOW the CIDER REVIVAL:

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Drink an apple, save an orchard this October! Thanks to efforts like Cider Week, the number of cideries in the Hudson Valley has doubled over the past five years, with plans for more cideries well under way.

EDIBLE HUDSON VALLEY a member of Edible Communities

Edible Hudson Valley | PO Box 650 | Rhinebeck | NY | 12572

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HUDSON DELAWARE RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE THE LOCAVORE CHALLENGE

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SUPPORT NOFA-NY– LOCAL FARMERS — LOCAL BUSINESSES

DINE AT A  FINE  PARTICIPATING LOCAVORE CHALLENGE RESTAURANT

ORANGE COUNTY

W. Rogowski Farm

329 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island, 10969

Friday dinner September 27

845-544-5379

 


SULLIVAN COUNTY   

The Heron

40 Main Street
Narrowsburg, Ny 12764

Saturday dinner September 28

845 252-3333

 

Matthews on Main

19  Main St., Callicoon, 12723

Saturday dinner September 28

845-887-5636

 

 

 

 

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Get Ready to Become an Official Locavore 2013 Campaign

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SEPTEMBER IS LOCAVORE CHALLENGE MONTH SPONSORED BY NOFA-NY THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER CELEBRATES THE ABUNDANT HARVEST OF LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD AND CHALLENGES EATERS TO EAT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN FROM FOODS THAT ARE PRODUCED LOCALLY.

In recognition of National Organic Harvest Month, we are once again launching our month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a true Locavore? Register now and join hundreds of people who are participating in the Challenge. All month we will bring you tips, encouragement, event updates, and even introduce you to some great farmers. Join the community- it’s free!  We will also send you a FREE copy of the “Food Justice” issue of our New York Organic News.

If you would like to hold a Celebrate the Harvest dinner for your friends and family to support the work of NOFA-NY click here. If you would like to attend a Celebrate the Harvest dinner at a participating restaurant click here for more information.

To get inspired and stay connected to the Locavore Challenge community, explore the tools featured on our website. 

https://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge

 

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IT’S TIME TO TRAMP FOR RAMPS IN THE CATSKILLS

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April 20, 2013 · 8:49 pm

HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL CONFERENCE WELCOMES NATIONAL FARM FIGURE

Farming Our Future will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at Taconic Hills Central School from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This conference, now in its second year, will bring together a diverse community and regional audience including established farmers, beginning farmers, interested non-farmers, suppliers, educators, community leaders, industry leaders and students.

 

Jim Slama, Founder and President of FamilyFarmed.org, will deliver the keynote address.  Good Food = Good Business will showcase Slama’s groundbreaking work to develop and implement regional food aggregation facilities that strengthen local food systems and empower family farmers to scale up, gain access to wholesale markets, and become more successful. FamilyFarmed.org‘s national farmer-training project, which has given over 2,500 farmers access to essential information about food safety and how to sell to wholesale buyers, will be a core element of his talk. 

 

How Food Moves is the topic of a panel discussion moderated by Todd Erling, Executive Director of Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation, which will tackle some of the tough questions on how to get more locally grown food into the hands of chefs and consumers, and explore some of the new approaches that could make buying local a whole lot easier.

 

The panel Growing a Farm-Friendly Municipality will be moderated by Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Steve Hadcock, with panelists from American Farmland Trust, Glynwood, and Ancram’s Ag Advisory Council, and will explore opportunities for developing the way your town or county approaches farming, planning, and economic development.  

 

Have land?  For young farmers, sometimes finding viable land to farm can be a challenge.  Landowners will hear, from Columbia Land Conservancy’s Marissa Codey, just what is involved in opening up a parcel for a young farmer in Leasing Land to Farmers: Challenges and Opportunities.

 

Those looking for a unique experience can attend

Farming Our Future – What Role Can You Play? Facilitated by Hawthorne Valley’s Farmscape Ecology Program’s Anna Duhon and Claudia Knab-Vispo, panelists and attendees will examine ways that history, ecology, and culture have intersected to create the environment we inhabit and will learn ways to optimize future interactions.

 

Help Me, Help You is a practical workshop with Farm Credit East’s Emili Ponte and The Carrot Project’s Benneth Phelps that will focus on tools farmers need to make their business attractive for financing and investors. 

 

The “World Café” portion of the program will provide opportunities for attendees to gather around topics of common interest, to share collaborative dialogue and knowledge, and to create possibilities for action. 

 

The children’s program is open to kids ages 5 -13 and is free thanks to a sponsorship by the FarmOn! Foundation. The program includes landscape painting with local artist Nancy Rutter, “Horses and Kids” with Copake’s Lilly Becker, and basketball with Celtics retired player Eric Williams. Space is extremely limited, and advanced registration is required before Thursday at 5 pm.  Register your child 

 

Farming Our Future 2013 is sponsored in part by Ginsberg’s Foods, Valley Energy, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the FarmOn! Foundation, Hudson Solar, Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation and Development Council, and The Columbia Paper.

 

Exhibitors and sponsorships are encouraged. Proceeds from the conference will go toward Taconic Hills’s award-winning H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Club (Healthy Agricultural Resources by Volunteers & Educators in Science & Technology), a program that engages youth in the process of growing healthy fruits, flowers and vegetables in a school-based garden, and the Parent Teacher Organization. 

 

The cost to attend is $20 per person for adults and $10 per person for students, with advance registration, and $25 per person at the door.   The full schedule along with registration information can be found online at www.farmingourfuture.org.

 

 

 

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Locavore Potluck and Discussion The Town That Food Saved

This idea hatched when Peggy Johansen and Lisa Lyons were hiking one morning, then spread to a conversation with Maria Grimaldi, NOFA-NY Regional Rep  . . . and like
all organic things it spread into planning a locavore event!

Event Details:

LOCAVORE POTLUCK AND DISCUSSION

Hosted by Lisa Lysons, Morgan Outdoors and Maria Grimaldi, Catskill Hudson Regional Rep NOFA-NY in partnership with the Livingston Manor Free Library.

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

First in a two-part series discussing “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food” by Ben Hewitt (Rodale Press, 2009)

The September 19th gathering will celebrate local food, introduce the book which follows an inquisitive peek behind the curtain of a town dubbed “the Silicon Valley of local food”, Hartwick VT. (population 3,200)

A second gathering in October will discuss the book in more detail and explore ways a local food system might work to enrich the economy.

Bring a food dish made with local ingredients to share.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. NOFA-NY members will receive a 10% discount.

For more information contact: Lisa Lyons morganoutdoors@pronetisp.net

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Guide to Hudson/Catskill Craft Brewers, Distillers and Vinters

Courtesy of The Times-Herald Record 6/10/12

Where to find craft brewers, distillers and vintners in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills

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NOFA-NY Farmers Field to Table Dinners Kick-Off Summer 2012

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer dining  season with a farm to table dinner given by Early Bird Cookery in Callicoon Center, New York.  Radish tempura, Nettle pesto topped crostini, local chicken on top of Cayuga Pure Organics polenta, Willow Wisp Farm organic greens with  feta cheese, sauteed organic vegetables including wild fiddleheads  and handmade buttermilk ice cream heralded the first of a series of monthly dinners produced by chef Amy Miller and her crew at the Hills Inn. Miller sources her ingredients from local farms.

http://www.earlybirdcookery.com/suppers.html

In Florida, New York the W. Rogowski Farm has scheduled their 2012 suppers with the first on Friday June 1. This second generation farm located in rich “black-dirt” farmland of Orange County has recently transitioned into bringing local food literally into the mouths of their customers.

http://www.rogowskifarm.com/Supper-Club.html

In Delaware County, another NOFA-NY farm is into its second year of operating their FABLE restaurant on the farm which includes farm vacations and a Bed and Breakfast. Besides dining, guests can enjoy farm tours and other events. Stone and Thistle specializes in grass-fed meats and a soon- to- be- added creamery.

http://www.stoneandthistlefarm.com/fable.htm

As the interest in local food continues to grow, so does the economic value of a community supported food system. Most of the dinners are quickly sold out well in advance. Be sure to make your reservations early.

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