Ulster County News

It’s that time of year! Strawberries are ripening and fresh goods from the garden are close at hand.  Haven’t gotten your strawberry fix yet? Visit one of our members to indulge your taste buds! 

It’s also the time to get your veggie garden moving along, if you haven’t done so already. There are many seedlings still available for you to take under your wing.  It’s not too late to start beans, kale, corn, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, squash, or melons from seed.  Leafy greens and carrots can still be started from seed as well and can be planted every other week for continued harvest throughout the summer.  Need more information on your vegetables? Visit Cornell’s Vegetable Resource page.

Food News

05/14/2013 Hudson Valley Seed Library - Seeder's Digest

This season the Seed Library is partnering with Hollengold Farm to open a weekly farm store where you can get a taste of what we're growing as well as ferments, flowers, preserves, t-shirts, seed swag, books, and more!

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03/27/2013 Southern Ulster Times

After 40 years in business, Luigi Mazella, owner of Casa Mia Restaurant on Rte. 9W in Highland, has decided to retire. His 6,500-square-foot establishment and a 915-square-foot farm stand will be razed to make way for a new Sawyer Savings Bank, to be built on the site this year.

The new...

03/10/2013 The Poughkeepsie Journal

From food to furniture, items we buy locally may have come from across the country or across the ocean. When it comes to seeds, that can affect the harvest, if the seeds purchased down the block originated far away and don’t adapt well to our climate or the length of our growing season....

03/02/2013 Times Herald-Record

NEW PALTZ — The sustainability of Hudson Valley agriculture depends on addressing myriad marketing, financing and operational challenges that have been passed down to today's young farmers.

That was a common sentiment heard Friday at...

02/12/2013 Almanac Weekly

Long, long ago, during my very first week of elementary school, I signed up for hot lunch – and that week was the end of it. The culinary experience was so foul that I became a confirmed brown-bagger for the rest of my educational career. You may have had a similar experience, Dear Reader...

02/12/2013 Times Herald-Record

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered some good news for farmers Monday.
He announced the state is providing $3.6 million to create four new food distribution hubs across the state.

The project is expected to create 150 new jobs.

Locally, more than $826,000 will be spent to...

02/07/2013 Shawangunk Journal

ACCORD – On Friday, February 15, School Food Summit 2013 will take place at Rondout Valley High School, showcasing a variety of ways to increase the use of locally grown food in school meals. Planned events include a Kitchen Camp for food service staff, and a talk by Chef Ann Cooper, the "...

01/07/2013 Farming Our Future

Craryville, New York, January 7, 2013 - FamilyFarmed founder and President Jim Slama, a national figure in the local-food movement, will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Farming Our Future – Growing Food, Farms, and Community conference on February 23rd, 2013 at Taconic Hills...

01/03/2013 Daily Freeman

WHAT: Rosendale Winter Farmers Market

WHEN: This Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every first Sunday through April.

WHERE: Rosendale Community Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale

DETAILS: Fresh fruits, cider, root vegetables, salad greens, baked treats, regional cheeses, milk...

12/10/2012 Growing Produce

The drought of 2012 had a significant impact on most growers across the nation. But while commodity farmers of crops like corn, wheat, and soybeans were able to write off their crops before the harvest was even upon them, vegetable growers haven’t been so lucky.

As of mid-...

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