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. …Continue
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.
Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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.
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. …Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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.
Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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:
You can find the recipe…Continue
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,…Continue
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…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on June 5, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on February 15, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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…
Added by Patricia Stewart on November 16, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments