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Apr 20, 2014 — While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
Apr 19, 2014 — The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
Apr 18, 2014 — Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
Apr 18, 2014 — The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.
Apr 18, 2014 — We hard-boiled them. We donned blindfolds. And we chowed down. In our eggsperiment, can you guess which bird prevailed in the ultimate showdown of duck vs. chicken?
 

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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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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
SLU's Lou Zeppieri and Louise Gava along with farm manager Bob Washow prep a new bed for  raspberry canes.
SLU's Lou Zeppieri and Louise Gava along with farm manager Bob Washow prep a new bed for raspberry canes.

College students dig into gardening

College students are learning where their food comes from and how to garden at some of the North Country's CSA's this year. The farms become outdoor classrooms during the growing and harvest seasons. Food for Thought Farm, south of Canton, is helping a group of St. Lawrence University students with plans for, eventually, a sustainable campus garden. The weather last weekend lured some students outside and into the dirt for some early spring planting. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Celebrating farms and local food

NCPR is media sponsor for "Local Foods Connections," three events in early May celebrating the agriculture of the North Country with a focus on local food and the farm-to-table movement. The events will feature food experts, farmers, chefs and business people working toward local food sustainability. The events are May 1st in Lake Clear, May 2nd in Alexandria Bay and May 3rd in Croghan. Todd Moe spoke with Jefferson County Cooperative Extension's Molly Ames, one of the organizers.  Go to full article
Volunteers tend a community garden in Potsdam.

Staying in touch as CSAs grow

The number of Community Supported Agriculture programs in New York is growing. But how do these farmers stay connected? As part of our series, "Local flavor: growing, cooking and eating locally," Todd Moe talks with the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Abby Youngblood. She's coordinating the new statewide CSA Network.  Go to full article
Produce section of a supermarket in VA. (Photo by Ken Hammond, courtesy of USDA)

A closer look at Chinese organics

More companies are importing organic products from China and other countries. But contaminated pet food, tainted toothpaste, and unauthorized antibiotics in fish have been...  Go to full article
Andy Maslin at Angel Eyes Produce

Indoor farm offers fresh greens all year

As part of our series "Local Flavor" on growing, cooking and eating locally, Todd Moe visits a large-scale indoor produce farm in St. Lawrence County, that never deals with...  Go to full article

Norfolk farmer on state organic panel

New York's first ever panel on organic farming held its inaugural meeting this week in Albany. The Organic Advisory Task Force will help state Agriculture Commissioner...  Go to full article
Cornell University's Duncan Hilchey

Farms see big opportunity in "buy local"

Today we continue our occasional series on growing, cooking, and eating locally, Local Flavor, with some good news. A recent study of North Country agriculture finds the...  Go to full article
Homemade soups are part of a healthier menu at Potsdam Central School

Eat your peas: Potsdam offering healthier meals

Over the next year, North Country Public Radio is collecting stories about food along with photos and recipes for our website, and possible inclusion in a food book. Our...  Go to full article

On a harvest holiday, shopping a farmer's market

Thanksgiving is a harvest holiday and this season more farmers' markets around the North Country are staying open into the early winter. Brian Mann was out shopping for his...  Go to full article

Creating a local, sustainable Thanksgiving dinner

Martha Foley talks to horticulturist Amy Ivy about getting a feast onto the table that isn't full of antibiotics and pesticides, and didn't come from thousands of miles away.  Go to full article

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