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Tips for Shopping the Farmer's Market

I originally published this list of tips on my blog in 2010 during National Farmer's Market Week. The information is still useful and the content relevant. …

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Added by Elizabeth Carls on December 12, 2013 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

Cheddar, Apple Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pizza

This is a yummy pizza inspired by an apple my mom brought me and some neat cheese I picked up at Costco.  Paired with some caramelized onions and crispy bacon from the freezer, it's a delicious fall pizza.

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Roasted Acorn and Butternut Squash with Corn and Sausage

A savory late summer or early fall supper of roasted cubes of simply seasoned winter squash, topped with corn and optional bits of smoked sausage.

You can find the recipe…

Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Green Tomato Bacon Jam

What do you do when the nights cool down, you've got plenty of tomatoes on the vine and they're not ripening?  Try this recipe for putting up green tomatoes in the form of Green Tomato Bacon Jam.  It's delicious as a sandwich spread, an appetizer, but my favorite way to enjoy it is mixed into ground meat for burgers.  …

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Low and Slow Pear Butter Waffles

I'm fortunate to have resourceful farmers running my CSA.  Last fall they gleaned pears from the unloved, unmanaged city trees and shared them with us.  I made pear butter using FarmGirl Fare's recipe, then used that pear butter to make waffles.

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Layered Summer Veggie Appetizer

I think vegetables get a bad rap in the appetizer category, and I'm trying to change that, one bite at a time.  Here's my latest effort:

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

5 Reasons Why I Love Farmers Markets

For HOMEGROWN types, shopping at the farmers market is a given, right? It’s simple: support local farmers, get fresh produce. But for others, it’s not that obvious.

 

Last weekend I took two of my friends from Northeastern University to the SoWA Open Market here in Boston, which includes a farmers market, as well as food trucks and artisan vendors. We picked up some of the usual suspects: squash, tomatoes, corn, peppers, eggplant,…

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Added by Toni Tiemann on August 5, 2013 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Food for Thought

When I was a little girl I collected little cow figurines. Those tiny ceramic cows were the full extent of any ‘farming’ background I had. So its rather surprising now that I have found myself raising chickens and growing my own food in my backyard in the middle of the city. I’m not exactly sure what possessed me to bring home those two little baby chicks that spring a few years ago but I’m glad I did because those little feathered friends…

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Added by Khristi Nunnally on July 28, 2013 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…
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Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people.  Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.

                Know anyone with food allergies?  Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Help Make Local Foods More Available in Central New England - Please!

Our Big Chance!  Help us buy this foreclosed riding stable so that we can create a shared use facility called North Country Sustainability Center, Inc.  Please visit the following website and contribute to our NCSC Jigsaw Campaign. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2010.  We have been leasing a facility to start our programming, but the real needs are for a community commercial, micro-creamery, and gardens for education and community. Our users are a diverse lot, but we looked at…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Apple Cinnamon Butter



7:45am is one of my favorite times of the day. There is a quiet in my apartment that is palpable. The sun glows over the buildings on Broadway, and I can hear the whispered hum of my refrigerator. In only an hour, I'll be on the subway headed for the tangled wilderness of midtown Manhattan, but for now I have the world to myself.



Apple Cinnamon Butter

Makes 12 4-once jars…



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Added by Jay Geneske on March 8, 2012 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Local food movement in NV victory over University's attempt to re-zone & sell/develop urban farm land

Excerpt from Nevada Farm Bureau newsletter:

Hectic Week Of Engagement With Issues:  The week, just concluding, turned out to be a full week of activity with a number of opportunities to communicate Farm Bureau policy to those who need to be aware of what Nevada farmers and ranchers think.  During the Feb. 21st public forum at the University of Nevada, Reno, (UNR) Nevada Farm Bureau and a number of Farm Bureau members joined a full-fledged turnout by…

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Added by Kimberly Phipps-Nichol on February 27, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Fort Tryon Tatin



A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from Chez Us proclaiming that I'd won their cookbook giveaway. A couple days ago, Plenty arrived in the mail, and I'm enthralled.



Of the many vibrant…

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Added by Jay Geneske on February 21, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

What if "Out of the Box" Is Just Finding What Fell Through the Cracks?

It’s so frustrating to see so many stories about people feeling hopeless, homes being lost, and buildings being vandalized.  The media, the people, and even the government calling for ways to make things better, and yet we sit. Here we have an idea that can light a candle for many people, locally and nationally, but it’s not “out of the box enough,” and too small scale for others to consider.

What if “outside of the box,” is not what hasn’t been invented yet, but those things we let…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on February 15, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Two Winter Pear Preserves

I spent the midnight hour a few nights ago working magic with some pears.  

Butternut Squash and Pear Preserves
Pear Cinnamon Jam

Enjoy!

Added by Jay Geneske on January 31, 2012 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

HoneyBea Farm, the Beginning

HoneyBea taste-testing the garlic

Welcome to HoneyBea Farm. We are a small urban farmstead with just over an acre, a couple…

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Added by Jen Garrison on January 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Journey Begins

I'm full of crazy ideas. Anyone in my family will vouch for that.

 

Here's my latest. Locally hand-crafted hot sauce. Okay - maybe it's not 100% original, but definately crazy.

 

Honestly, I'm struggling with the attack on local agriculture and what appears to be a war on community health from a food and water perspective. Common sense is so far lost in the conversations surrounding healthful food, clean water, and routine physical activity that I truly believe…

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Added by Aaron Hart on January 13, 2012 at 8:09am — 3 Comments

Cranberry Apple Chutney


This is a winner. Tart, sweet, savory, chewy, and sour. All at the same time. Will wonders never cease?

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Adapted from a few sources
Makes about two pints for about $5

Full recipe at Local Me.

Added by Jay Geneske on January 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

New Home, Next Step

North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. just agreed to lease a retired elementary school in Ashburnham, MA as our temporary home base. This will allow us to start offering programs, make local food and art pieces available for sale, and build the long term goal of creating a very exciting project.



What does NCSC do for anyone else?  Well, to start with, we're a regional operation, so we are open to working with and helping anyone who has a dream to start a small business that…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on November 16, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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