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Master Food Preservers 3 Day Workshop Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

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MASTER FOOD PRESERVER CLASSES

JULY 22-24 2014

ALL DAY SESSIONS INCLUDE  LUNCH AND SNACKS

LEARN HOW TO HARVEST AND  SAFELY PROCESS SUMMER’S ABUNDANCE BY LEARNING THE ART OF FOOD PRESERVATION  AT THIS 3-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOP TAUGHT AT CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SULLIVAN COUNTY.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTORS JUDY PRICE AND KATHERINE HUMPHREY WILL TAKE THE CLASS THROUGH EACH STEP OF CANNING, BOTH WATER BATH AND PRESSURE, FREEZING AND DEHYDRATION. BESIDES TRADITIONAL JAMS AND JELLIES, PICKLES AND RELISHES THE GROUP WILL BE TAUGHT WAYS TO PRESERVE MEAT AND FISH WITHOUT REFRIGERATION OR FREEZING, WHICH SAVES ENERGY AND INSURES A FOOD SUPPLY WHEN THE POWER GOES OFF!

DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND MAKING FRUIT LEATHER FOR HEALTHY SNACKS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

THIS IS A MUST TAKE SERIES FOR FARMERS,  HOMESTEADERS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN CREATING A FOOD PANTRY OF LOCAL FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILY OR TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.

THE COURSE IS $375. FOR THE 3 DAYS AND COVERS ALL COURSE MATERIAL WHICH IS HELD IN A LOOSELEAF BINDER.

A CERTIFICATE OF MASTER FOOD PRESERVER IS AWARDED AFTER THE PARTICIPATES DEMONSTRATE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SAFE FOOD PRESERVATION

CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE   GERALD SKODA EDUCATION CENTER , CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SULLIVAN COUNTY, 64 FERNDALE LOOMIS ROAD, LIBERTY, NY 12754

CALL 845 292-6180 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

THIS CLASS IS FILLING UP FAST DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER!

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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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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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State of Maine Leads with GMO Labeling Laws

Landslide Vote for GMO Labeling in Maine Legislature

Representative: “The people want to know what’s in their food, and they want to be able to make a choice that’s right.”

– Lauren McCauley, staff writer

In a landslide 141-4 vote, the Maine House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance bill LD 718, which would require special labeling for seeds and foods made with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.

The Bangor Daily News reports that during debate there was “little disagreement” about the importance of GMO labeling.

“The consumers have a right to know,” said Rep. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop. “The people want to know what’s in their food, and they want to be able to make a choice that’s right.”

As supporters of the bill celebrate, they are also braced for what they say is an inevitable battle between the wishes of the people and Ag Giant Monsanto, who has already threatened to sue states that pass similar labeling laws.

“You’re challenging a biotech industry that’s operated on the basis of throwing their weight around,” said Rep. Lance Harvell (R-Farmington), who sponsored the bill. “Somebody once said that Monsanto isn’t a seed company, it’s a law firm that makes seeds.”

AND SO THE STATE OF MAINE LEADS THE NATION! Where is New York?

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TedX Manhattan Viewing Party Mid-Hudson Catskill Region

TEDSx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat

x=independently organized TED event by:

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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