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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
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?
Apr 18, 2014 — A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
 

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
CSA farmer Bob Washo plants a crop of fall spinach
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 still harvest season and a time when pantries and root cellars are restocked with canned garden bounty, everything from applesauce to pickled zucchini. And it's a busy time on Community-supported Agriculture, or CSA farms across the region. CSAs allow consumers to buy a share of a farm's output, sharing the rewards and risks of the harvest. A St. Lawrence County farm is trying an experiment: members not only receive weekly shares of produce, but are also expected to help run the farm. Together they're learning to till the soil, raise livestock and preserve the fall harvest. It's part of a larger goal where "shareholder" has a new meaning. In this first segment, of an occasional series on growing, cooking and eating locally, Todd Moe visits a farm built more on enthusiasm, and less on profit.  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 began as a composting program ten years ago has grown into a school-wide project that teaches youngsters the importance of healthy eating, gardening skills and the environment. Julie Holbrook, cafeteria manager at Keene Central School, and some of her students gave Todd Moe a garden tour last Friday. It was warm and sunny, and they started at the tomato patch.  Go to full article

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