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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.


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Aug 20, 2014 — A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
Aug 20, 2014 — The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.
Aug 20, 2014 — Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
Aug 20, 2014 — Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
Aug 20, 2014 — Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
 

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Food Blogs

beer blog
An Independent Blog:
A Good Beer Blog by Alan McLeod
Ben Franklin says, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Alan McLeod of Kingston says, "Give me an amen!"
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Specials Reports

Audio Series
Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.
Betsy in NZ
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.

Food Programs at NCPR

Sunday, 2 pm

Adirondack Harvest to expand beyond the blue line

A "buy local" food group will expand its reach, thanks to a 50-thousand dollar grant. Organizers of Adirondack Harvest will use the money to increase the size of the community-based local farms and foods program. Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis says the organization began seven years ago out of a concern for the loss of farmland. Today its mission is to revive and grow farms as sustainable and profitable. She say it's gaining momentum across a large part of the region.  Go to full article

A decade of local food on the Schroon

The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers' Market is celebrating ten years this summer of sampling, shopping and tasting locally grown food. Market manager Teresa Whalen told Todd Moe that the farmer's market in Warrensburgh began in 1998 as a way to hjelp revitalize the Schroon River waterfront. It's open today from 3-6 pm.  Go to full article

Farmers Market opens in Old Forge

Eating healthy and locally just got easier in the Old Forge area. A brand new Farmers' Market opens this afternoon. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Another season of ?buying local? in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Farmers Market opens for the season today at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The outdoor market remains open through October and then moves indoors. ...  Go to full article

Enlisting a "victory" garden in the battle over rising prices

On the issue of rising prices and what people are doing to get by... In this Heard Up North, we hear how one man is investing in his garden to fight the rising cost of food.  Go to full article
Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario

Old mill requires renewal of old skills

The eat local movement can get hung up between the farmer's field and the cook's kitchen--some foods just need "processing." Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario is still...  Go to full article

Keene's school garden expanding

A schoolyard garden in Keene Valley is expanding this year to include volunteers from the entire community. What began as a composting program ten years ago in the...  Go to full article
Chef George Arnold's spring omelet with wild morels and asparagas, served with potatoes sauteed with ramps and toasted baguette.

Celebrating spring delights in the kitchen

North Country gardens are just starting to yield regional delicacies. So, it's into the NCPR kitchen with Martha Foley and Chef George Arnold who cooks up an omelet using...  Go to full article
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.

Eating the North Country: wild food foraging

For nearly 30 years, Jane Desotelle has been collecting herbs in the Adirondacks for teas and sometimes an entire meal of found food. Desotelle owns "Underwood Herbs" and...  Go to full article
Robin Rhodes-Crowell digs up leeks in her woods near Canton

Stalking a celebrated spring staple

This year, NCPR is celebrating its 40th anniversary and food in the North Country. As part of "Local Flavor", our occasional series on growing, cooking and eating locally,...  Go to full article

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