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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.


Food
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.
 

Food Podcasts


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
Cornell University's Duncan Hilchey
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 industry strong. Cornell University researcher Duncan Hilchey says farm income is up, foreclosures are down, and the dairy industry is stabilizing. The region still loses about 50 farms a year, but the composition of the farms that remain is changing. Fruit and vegetable farms are up 6%. Lamb and sheep producers are up 18% and orchards are up 13%. Hilchey is a senior extension associate for Cornell's Community and Rural Development Institute. He told David Sommerstein that North Country farms are diversifying to survive.  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 occasional series, Local Flavor, on growing, cooking and eating locally continues with a trip to Potsdam's middle school. Homemade soups, healthy snacks and fruit juices are some of the newest items on the cafeteria menus at Potsdam Central School. The food service staff is also planning to serve more locally grown produce. Todd Moe has more.  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 family's dinner and sent this audio postcard from the market in Lake Placid. He spoke with Beth Spaugh a vegetable farmer from Peru, and Sam Hendren, who makes cheeses in Port Kent. Lake Placid's farmers' market is located at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and stays open until mid-December.  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
Rose Rivezzi preps a salad in her kitchen

What's cooking: dinners that build community

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. For...  Go to full article
CSA farmer Bob Washo plants a crop of fall spinach

Canton community farm built on passion

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. It's...  Go to full article
Julie Holbrook and Keene Central students weed a row of lettuce in the school's garden

Edible schoolyard at Keene Central

Fresh tomatoes, lettuce and even Swiss chard were part of the lunch menu last week at Keene Central School. The fresh veggies are from the Adirondack school's garden. What...  Go to full article

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