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Purchasing

Hey Federal purchasers, green vendors, buisinesses large and small!

If you’ve got the power to make a change….buy Green! Go with Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and use your buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services.

It all starts here! Find and evaluate green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of green purchasing choices and manage the processes. Got something green to sell? This is the place to post it.

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Winter Storage Tips

From Our Friends 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.

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Retro Recipe – Just Food’s Pumpkin Fondue

From our frineds 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…

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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…

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Donna Williams and Field Goods

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…

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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…
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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.

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Apply Now for Hilltop Hanover Farms 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…

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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…

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Hilltop Hannover Farm’s Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days

What’s available?
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…

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Press Release – Inspiring New Read: 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!”…
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International Buy Nothing Day: It’s Time Has Come

Last year Walmart’s employees threaten a Black Friday strike, advertisements were less pronounced, trucking issues due to Hurricane Sandy force some stores to widen their aisles and redistribute good so they can appear to be full.  People became frustrated with thring to buy the perfect whatever to capture the beauty…

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