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Winter Storage Tips

From Our Freinds at Just Food Thanks to Jody Bolluyt from Roxbury Farm for pulling together these winter crop storage tips and for allowing us to share them with you. Don’t store apples or other fruits near your root vegetables. Ethylene in the fruit will cause carrots to turn bitter and other root crops to spoil. Onions and garlic should be stored separately or they can flavor your other vegetables. Don’t wash your vegetables until you are going to use them. The key to long term storage is finding the correct temperature and humidity and finding a place without light. No
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Retro Recipe – Just Food’s Pumpkin Fondue

From our friends at Just Food: Pumpkin is a winter squash, closely related to butternut and acorn squash. They mature during the summer months and are harvested in the fall — just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. While pumpkins come in all sizes, the smaller ones are best to cook with. They are a great source of vitamin A and work well in both sweet and savory recipes. While most people think immediately of pumpkin pie or roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin also works well in soups, stews and risottos. Just Food’s | Pumpkin Fondue Ingredients: Makes 8 to 10
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Climate March Garbage? DEVO The Solution

Last week’s Climate Change Action March in New York City was a phenomenal success showcasing just how many very motivated brilliant leaders can build a coordinated effort.  In the wake of the worlds largest Environmental Action of all time criticism has aroused about garbage left on the parade route. Having reduced waste in large public venues and events reading these ideas has spurred the following response: We all agree that the dominant paradigm has to shift. On Sunday I started at the front of the March, followed leaders to 42nd Street, then walked backwards through the march to the end.
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Donna Williams and Field Goods

About Donna Williams Field Goods Founder, Donna Williams brings a unique and comprehensive skill set and wide-ranging experience to Field Goods.  She has worked in banking, start-up food, internet, consumer health and publishing companies.  Her experience  selling to grocery retailers, distributor and food service companies informed her understanding of how costly and difficult it is for small food producers to get their products into traditional food distribution channels.  Donna lives in Athens, NY with her husband and 8-year old son, where she is the coach of the FIELD GOODS Hot Potatoes U8 Soccer Team. Donna earned her MBA from Columbia
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Social Venture Institute Interview With Scott Tillitt

The inaugural Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley will be presented by Antidote Collective, On Belay Business Advisors and Re>Think Local in partnership with Omega Institute and Social Venture Network this weekend. This weekend retreat will be held at Omega Institute near Rhinebeck, NY, May 9-11, 2014. Headline-worthy local and national presenters include: Raphael Bemporad, BBMG — expert in values-driven brand strategy, innovation strategy, cause marketing and public affairs Jeffrey Davis — writer and creativity consultant; researches, interviews, and works with creative innovators, scientists, and social psychologists Marissa Feinberg, Green Spaces/Impact Hub New York — co-founder of go-to NYC coworking
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11th Annual NYS Environmental Excellence Awards

Applications Now Being Accepted Get visibility and recognition for your outstanding, innovative and sustainable project or program that is improving and protecting New York’s environmental resources and contributing to a  viable economy. Eligible applicants include: businesses (including but not limited to small, medium and large businesses, manufacturing, power generation, retail, agri-business, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations; education, health care and recreational facilities, individual(s) and local, state, federal or Indian Nation government agencies (except NYSDEC). DEC is interested in receiving applications about projects that demonstrate significant environmental benefits achieved by: –  green infrastructure projects; –  initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; – 
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Apply Now for Hilltop Hanover Farms CSA

The wait is over for those of you eager to join the Hilltop Hanover Farm CSA for 2014! If you are ready to go, and don’t need more information: Download an application Otherwise, learn more about our CSA program: What is a CSA Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a subscription-style farming partnership between CSA members and the CSA farmer.  Members sign up early in the season for weekly CSA shares.  In return for this early commitment, CSA members receive the freshest food possible, build connections to the farm and farmers through weekly visits and special member events, learn about
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Chef Kroner’s Thanksgiving Tips

A few tips for the cooks in the family as we are about a week away from Thanksgiving: 1. Eat Local! Get your turkey from a local farm. Shop the Rhinebeck Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market this Sunday. 2. Brine your bird. It takes 18-30 hours, so plan ahead, but it gives you a moist, flavorful turkey every time. Try my simple recipe. 3. Get everyone involved. Have guests bring a dish. Let the kids help in the kitchen. They can learn how to make some tasty stuffing this Saturday at our Taste and Talk. Basically, make sure you have a chance
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Hilltop Hannover Farm’s Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days

Hilltop Hanover Farm – Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days Friday  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday* 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM What’s availilbe? Eggs, carrots, leeks, scallions, celeriac, mizuna, yukina, bok choy, spinach, daikon radish, turnips, broccoli raab, broccoli spears, cauliflower, hot peppers, lettuce, frisee, endive, escarole, herbs, winter squash, pie pumpkins, onions, shallots, our own Hot Pepper Jelly, jam, maple syrup, honey, grains, popcorn, and local eco-apples. Hilltop Hanover Farm to Table – Holiday Gift Baskets Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? We have it! A
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Press Release – Inspiring New Read: Green Town USA

Press Release from our friends at Hatherleigh Press: GREEN TOWN USA: New Book Documents Pathway to Sustainability Hope for a greener America . . . from the extraordinary community that made it a reality. “There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn’t really discover it till tragedy created an opportunity that residents seized with head and heart!” — Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist The important new publication of sustainability in action, Green Town U.S.A., recounts Greensburg, Kansas’ inspiring story of resilience, community, and sustainability which began on the evening of May 4, 2007, when disaster
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