Happy summer, all! This week marked the solstice and the official start to the BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR for food. Our office kitchen for the last few days has been full of strawberries, and our own Ellen Rocco has already made up her first batch of...
Now that kale has become mainstream, it’s time for a new food movement. The Ugly Food movement has been around since 2008. *sniff* I can’t believe you didn’t know about it! It’s really popular in Europe.
Here’s the deal...
I’m always going on about the WIC program (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and how important it can be for families. The program, through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), helps families...
Wholesome food, family eats together, everyone is healthier. Pretty simple. It’s never too early to get the good eating going. Even Cookie Monster knows this:
Here’s an excerpt from a recent article by Mark Hyman, MD (www.drhyman.com)....
May 06, 2014 — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin plans to sign the nation's first GMO labeling bill into law this week. Sarah Harris spoke with Laurie Beyranevand, associate director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, about what the bill means for food producers and consumers. Go to full article
Checking out at the Canton Price Chopper. Photo: Nora Flaherty
Canton, NY, Dec 11, 2013 — The holidays are a very big time for charitable giving, and that means when you're out shopping, you may be called upon to donate at the register. But if you're feeling charitable and you make that donation, where exactly does the money go - and just how local is "local?" Not surprisingly, it depends on where you drop your coins.
Price Chopper and Stewart's Shops are two major chains in our area that do holiday charitable drives, and they offer very different takes on how your local donation stays local. Go to full article
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Local produce at a Wegman's Supermarket in Liverpool, N.Y. Photo: Joanna Richards
Oct 10, 2012 — Cornell Cooperative Extension will receive a 95,000 dollar federal grant to promote local food production in rural Jefferson and Lewis counties. The money is targeted to "food deserts", a name given to areas at least 10 miles from a grocery store.
Extension resource educator Amanda Root said in a press release the new program will bring together consumers and farmers to provide better access to healthy food. Go to full article
Clare and Carl's hot dog stand in Plattsburgh has served michigans for more than half a century. Photo: Sarah Harris
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 03, 2012 — The North Country has its own special take on the hotdog: Michigans.
A Michigan is a "stick to your ribs" kind of food: A beef or pork hot dog, or sometimes a Malone-made Glazier, slathered in mustard, onions, and a rich meat sauce. The michigan first appeared in Plattsburgh in the 1920s and has a storied history in the Champlain Valley. Go to full article