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City chicks: raising chickens a new trend among urban folks

A century ago - even just 60 years ago -- raising your own chickens wasn't unusual. Now, most of us get our eggs in cartons, and our chicken wings wrapped in plastic.

But there are a growing number of people nationwide who are reviving the art of chicken rearing. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, WNYC's Amy Eddings reports on backyard chicken farming in an unlikely place.  Go to full article
St. Lawrence students prep food for a free meal at the Canton Newman Center
St. Lawrence students prep food for a free meal at the Canton Newman Center

SLU serves up recycled dinners

St. Lawrence University students are fighting hunger by recycling food from campus dining halls. As part of the "Campus Kitchens" program, food that would otherwise be wasted is used to provide free community meals. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Anna, Kate and Tara created a sign to publicize their food drive
Anna, Kate and Tara created a sign to publicize their food drive

Little River team collects food donations

Three students at the Little River Community School, near Canton, are collecting food donations this week, and learning more about families in need. As part of a social action lesson, the students are in the midst of collecting canned goods to donate to Canton and Potsdam food shelves. They told Todd Moe that the goal is to help keep local food shelves stocked this winter, and give back to their community.  Go to full article

New book celebrates region's "comfort foods"

For many of us, food is an important part of the holiday season. In the North Country, we have lots of regional food traditions and flavors -- maple syrup, apples, wildgame and locally grown vegetables. Food writer and community organizer Annette Nielsen has edited a new collection of recipes from four decades of Adirondack Life magazine. She spoke with Todd Moe about picking out dozens of recipes for the new book that celebrates the region's favorite foods.  Go to full article

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