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Stories and recipes submitted by NCPR friends, listeners and staff. You can find Stories, Food Life at many bookstores throughout the region.

Aug 30, 2014 — Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?
Aug 29, 2014 — There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
Aug 29, 2014 — The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
Aug 28, 2014 — One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.
Aug 28, 2014 — Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.
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Audio Slideshow:
Watertown Schools Fight Hunger with "Empty Bowls"
the "Empty Bowls" program, which began sixteen years ago in Michigan and has grown nationwide in scope. 1,700 clay bowls that were made over the last few months at schools in Jefferson County will raise thousands of dollars for hunger relief.
Photo Audio Essay
The New Potsdam Co-op Bakery
The Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's baker, Chris Affrey.

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Anna, Kate and Tara created a sign to publicize their food drive
Anna, Kate and Tara created a sign to publicize their food drive

Little River team collects food donations

Three students at the Little River Community School, near Canton, are collecting food donations this week, and learning more about families in need. As part of a social action lesson, the students are in the midst of collecting canned goods to donate to Canton and Potsdam food shelves. They told Todd Moe that the goal is to help keep local food shelves stocked this winter, and give back to their community.  Go to full article

New book celebrates region's "comfort foods"

For many of us, food is an important part of the holiday season. In the North Country, we have lots of regional food traditions and flavors -- maple syrup, apples, wildgame and locally grown vegetables. Food writer and community organizer Annette Nielsen has edited a new collection of recipes from four decades of Adirondack Life magazine. She spoke with Todd Moe about picking out dozens of recipes for the new book that celebrates the region's favorite foods.  Go to full article
Eat 'n Meet, 139 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Adventures in eating

An Adirondack eatery gets high marks in the October issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine. "Eat 'n Meet Grill and Larder" was mentioned as the "classiest, quirkiest, take-out joint you'll ever visit." Chef/proprietor John Vargo told Todd Moe that he and his family moved to Saranac Lake and opened their cafe in 2006, after working in the restaurant business in New Paltz for ten years. He calls "Eat 'n Meet" a "concept" restaurant.  Go to full article
Clark Wolf

Another view of local food

Local farmers and chefs will provide the ingredients and the meal at the annual Adirondack Harvest dinner in Lake Placid tonight. The keynote speaker is noted food and...  Go to full article
Ken and Katrina Hebb, owners of the Blackbird Cafe

A Year of Hard Choices: Bucking the trend, a business built to last

On Monday, SUNY Potsdam economics professor Greg Gardner described a theory of development that he believes may be a good fit for the North Country in today's economy. ...  Go to full article

Lessons for new gardeners

A St. Lawrence County farmer kicks off a project to teach new gardeners the basics of growing food this week. Rich Douglass, of Hermon, says his "Food for Life" project is...  Go to full article
Garden pots in winter storage.

No time to hibernate on the farm

Many of us are pining for fresh, locally grown salad greens this time of year. So, what's happening in mid-winter on the farms that sustain us during the growing season? ...  Go to full article
Winnie and Rob Sachno's root cellar in Pierrepont, NY.  (photo: Paula Schechter)

More than roots in this cellar

Root cellars were an essential part of nearly every home a hundred years ago. And along with an increase in the number of people growing their own food is the return to the...  Go to full article

Local foods steal the show this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends. But let's face it, for most of us it's all about food. Martha Foley and Todd Moe put out the call...  Go to full article
Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson's Farming Revolution

Wes Jackson wants nothing short of a revolution in agriculture. The regime he wants to overthrow is the system of machinery, chemicals, and subsidies that makes endless...  Go to full article

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