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KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET HOSTS COOKING DEMOS SLOW FOOD

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET HOSTS COOKING DEMOS

 

KINGSTON — This Saturday, the Kingston Farmers’ Market will host cooking demonstrations by Slow Food Hudson Valley and Culinary Institute of America students, the music of David Michael Peters, face-painting with the Smile Factory and a presentation by the Forsyth Nature Center.

The Kingston Farmers’ Market has about 40 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, an assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods, honey, fresh-cut flowers and more. Shoppers can bring a recyclable bag or pick one up at the market.

The Kingston Farmers’ Market is located on Wall Street between Main & John Streets in the Historic Stockade District of uptown Kingston.

Shoppers can receive updates, recipes and coupons by signing up for the weekly newsletter on the Kingston Farmers’ Market website, www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org, or follow the Kingston Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

The market will continue, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 22.

 

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Give A Gift Membership to NOFA-NY!

GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP! Struggling to find the perfect gift? Maybe it’s for your friend who loves shopping at the farmers market. Or your neice who aspires to be a farmer. Or your colleague who’s passionate about organic food. They’re going to really appreciate your gift membership in NOFA-NY! A $30 Gift Membership includes: a one year subscription to New York Organic News, our 40 page magazine that includes feature articles and regular columns and departments a one year subscription to The Natural Farmer, our quarterly news journal that has a pull out section on a particular topic relevant to organic food and farming the Annual Local & Organic Food & Farm Guide, New York State’s most comprehensive listing of organic and sustainable farms When you purchase a gift membership, you will immediately receive an attractive certificate that lists the benefits of membership that you can e-mail to the recipient or print out on a printer to give to that person. To purchase your gift membership, simply click here. Also consider making a gift donation to NOFA-NY. Your gift donation will go directly to supporting our programs and services that promote local, organic food and farming. To make a donation, simply click here. You will recieve an acknowledgement letter of your gift membership, which is 100% tax-deductible. NOFA-NY is a statewide organization leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting local, organic food and farming. http://www.nofany.org

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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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TedX Manhattan Viewing Party Mid-Hudson Catskill Region

TEDSx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat

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NOFA-NY CATSKILL HUDSON REGION, CATSKILL MOUNTAINKEEPER AND SLOW FOOD UPDERIVA

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 16, 2013

CATSKILL ART SOCIETY, 48 MAIN STREET LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY 12758

 10:00 a.m. Registration (Free)

Session I 10:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m.–Inform

LaDonna Redmond: Food Justice

Fred Bahnson: Food and Faith Movement

Simran Sethi: Saving Seeds By Growing Food

Film Clip “Standing Ground” Diane and Marlene Halverson

Gary Hirshberg: GMO’s and Lack of Studies

Tama Matsuoka Wong: Foraging Weeds

Lunch Break 12:15-1:30 p.m.

 Session II 1:30 p.m. -3:20 p.m.—Educate

Anna Lappe:Marketing Food to Children

Annemarie Colbin: How to Think About Food

Peter Lehner: Food Waste and Energy

Steve Wing: Community Health Impacts of Factory Farms

Peter Hoffman: Energy and Agriculture

Bill Yosses: Food Knowledge and How Food Affects Our Health

Break 3:20 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Session III   3:45 p.m.-5:35 p.m.—– Empower

Melissa Greenawalt: The Realities of a Large Company Going Sustainable

Lindsey Lusher Shute: Young Farmers

Cheryl Kollin: Farm to Freezer

Ann Cooper: School Food

David McInerney: Good Food Should Taste Great

Exhibitors: Catskill Mountainkeeper, SlowFood Upderiva Seed Swap, Pure Catskills, Main Street Farm, Sullivan County Food Network….

Door Prizes and Snacks  available

 

 


                     

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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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Big Eddy Farmstand Takes the Locavore Challenge

 

 

What: Big Eddy Farmstand Locavore Challenge

Where: Gerard’s River Grill

              15 Main Street

              Narrowsburg, New York

When: September 15, 2012

            Noon to 3pm

 LIVE MUSIC featuring singer/songwriter Janet Burgan

 $20 in advance * $25 at the door

All proceeds go toward supporting the Big Eddy Farmstand/ Tusten Rural Youth Workforce Development program.

 The Big Eddy Farmstand is pleased to announce that it will be taking the Slow Food UpDeRiva/NOFA-NY 3rd annual LOCAVORE CHALLENGE on September 15th, 2012 from Noon to 3pm at Gerard’s River Grill overlooking the glistening Big Eddy in Narrowsburg, New York.  The Big Eddy Farmstand will provide a tasting menu of locally sourced ingredients including specialty heirloom produce the youth team cultivated over the summer at SkyDog Farm, local honey and maple syrup from Alice Diehl’s dairy farm, eggs from Patty Keesler’s dairy farm, meat from Fitzpatrick’s River Brook Farm and milled flours from the Finger Lakes region.

 

Come One, Come All —– Savor the Narrowsburg Locavore Challenge!

For more information: contact Andrea Reynosa at 845.252.3518

areynosa@skydogprojects.com

Facebook: Big Eddy Farmstand *  www.bigeddyfarmstand.com

 

www.slowfoodupderiva.org * http://www.nofany.org

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READY GET SET TO CHOW DOWN NOFA-NY LOCAVORE CHALLENGE

http://www.nylocavorechallenge.com/

NOFA-NY’s  3rd Annual Locavore challenge is about to begin. September is pot luck party time around the State to celebrate our abundant harvest of local food and a successful farming season for our farmers. Foodies, farmers, environmental groups and friends are already planning parties, classes, and special events to enjoy the harvest and promote the movement toward a more sustainable, organic food system.

Get on board early this year and register, ITS FREE, to demonstrate  interest and support for building  our regional food sheds.  Any special group or business events will be publicized on our calendar. Register online, explore the NY Locavore Challenge website and share it with your friends.

http://www.nylocavorechallenge.com/

AND stay tuned to our blogs  for more information about locavore events in our Region as they develop.

 

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OCCUPY YOUR LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY PLANT ORGANIC SEEDS OF ACTIVISM

Cleaning and saving seeds High Mowing Seeds Vermont

Its time to start seeds in the Northeast. I like to start my onion seeds about now and seeking out hierloom, organic, open-pollinated seed sources  insures the safety of the food I am growing . It gives me pleasure to know I am choosing varieties of seeds grown and selected for their genetic diversity, flavor and vigor by “real” people, not corporations  far,  far away.

NO GMO’S HERE!

There are many excellent seed sources throughout the USA, but this year I tried to keep my seed suppliers as local as possible. I love doing business with Turtle Tree Seed Company in Copake Lake, New York. Here, at this outstanding Bio-Dynamic farm the seeds are processed, packaged and shipped by the residents of the Camphill Community who operate a model farm in the Hudson/Berkshire region of Columbia County New York. The service and shipping from Turtle Tree is fast and impeccable!

http://www.turtletreeseed.org/

Another favorite is the Hudson Valley Seed Library even closer to home with their artful seeds packets which make terrific gifts for your favorite gardeners as well as producing beautiful vegetables, herbs and flowers. Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds are available at

http://www.seedlibrary.org/

or at

The Main Street Farm store in Livingston Manor, NY http://mainstreetfarm.com/

Across the border in Vermont is another excellent organic seed supplier High Mowing Seeds

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/

High Mowing also offers NOFA-NY members a discount on their first order of the season. Or if you live near Youngsville, New York in Sullivan County, High Mowing Seeds are available at The Cutting Garden http://www.thecuttinggarden.org/

OKAY, SO YOU SAY YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR SPACE TO START YOUR OWN PLANTS?

YOU WILL WANT TO VISIT TRINA PILONERO OF SILVER HEIGHTS FARM IN COCHECTON NEW YORK WHO GROWS THOUSANDS OF HIERLOOM CERTIFIED ORGANIC TRANSPLANTS FOR YOU TO “POP-IN” TO YOUR PREPARED BEDS. SILVER HEIGHTS FARM MAY ALSO BE FOUND AT NEW YORK CITY GREENMARKETS AT UNION SQUARE AS WELL AS SEVERAL LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS.

http://www.silverheightsfarm.com/

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