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All New Posts Tagged 'farms' (9)

Help save the Green Teens & other programs!

For the past six years Common Ground Farm has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Green Teen Community Gardening Program, bringing local teens into the fields to work alongside the farmer and learn about the food system.

For the past two years the partnership with the Green Teens has grown to running a full-blown mobile market bringing reduced priced food to Beacon seniors and low-income residents, food by Common Ground, staffed by teens.

This program is under… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What's happenin' today down at the farmer's market

Head down to the farmer's market held inside the Beacon Sloop Club down by the train station (they'll be there til 4!) and support local agriculture & farms.

Who's there & what they're sellin':

Sprout Creek Farm - rich & creamy grass-fed cheeses, smoked trout, artisan breads

Fallangas Dairy - fresh mozzarella…


Added by Venessa Miemis on April 5, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Proposed Bill Could Put an End to Organic Farms!!!

A bill has recently been proposed by a member of the House of Representative, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, that threatens the future of organic farms, CSAs, farmer's markets, and the locavore movement as we know them. Dubbed the HR 875, the bill proposes that ANYONE producing food that is transported for sale needs to follow an incredibly strict (and expensive to implement) set of restrictions and rules for production, and they would be subject to random… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on March 23, 2009 at 7:21am — 3 Comments

Why You Should Support Local Farms For Your Meat & Dairy

A locavore is someone who makes a commitment to eating local food (within a 100-mile radius) as much as possible. Eating local is more sustainable, as you are able to enjoy fresh, seasonal food, while also supporting local farms, CSAs, and businesses that make an effort to carry those products. It's also environmentally friendly because it eliminates the pollution and burning of non-renewable resources associated with the transportation of importing food. Try to swap out even a few items that… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on March 19, 2009 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

Last weekend for Open Air Sculpture + Farm Animals!

The third annual Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm exhibit of out door sculpture in Garrison runs through 10/31. The exhibit organized by Collaborative Concepts features the work of some 50 artists spread over the 100 acre farm. The exhibit is free, open daily from 10 am to dusk. Wear your wellies!

Added by Kelly Kingman on October 19, 2008 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Eating Locally

I got to chat with Anne Dailey, former staff writer at the Valley Table and sustainable food activist, over coffee this morning. Many of you know Anne through her work organizing the fruit share pick ups at Common Ground farm, or her column in the Valley Table, advocating for seasonal, sustainable eating and local purveyors.

Before moving to Beacon three years ago, the Maine-native managed various Manhattan eateries before pursuing her talents for writing. She's found a… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Winter Sun Farms Winter Share comes to Beacon!

Winter Sun Farms will be offering its Winter CSA to Beacon area residents this winter. Working with the Beacon Farm Market, WSF will distribute its Winter Share on Sundays at the Beacon Farm Market.

Winter Sun Farms is a New Paltz company that partners with local farms to freeze and preserve their harvest during the growing season. WSF uses a CSA model to sell and distributes the produce throughout the colder months, when it isn't available locally. Winter Sun Farms started in the… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 19, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Enjoying the harvest season

Summer is the most bountiful time of the year — tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans by the bushel. Our Sunday farmer's market is fantastic, but sometimes it's a good thing to see the food coming out of the ground. Should you desire to venture out to actual farms and enjoy blueberry and raspberry season (and apple season not too far off), I've put together a map of… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 2, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

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