The club is a network of growing knowledge about local food and its members are willing to share what they learn, offering food swaps (open to the public and free, donations accepted) and do-it-yourself classes held at various locations throughout the Capital District.
Sunday, June 17 (also Father’s Day) marks Saratoga County’s 17th Annual Sundae on the Farm at Eildon Tweed Farm in Charlton from noon to 4 p.m. The free event generally draws more than 2,000 visitors from far and wide and highlights one of the greatest resources of the county: agriculture.
Tuesday, June 5, marked the debut of the Malta Farmers Market – a weekly installment of locally produced foods, plants and craft items. Every Tuesday will now host more than 20 vendors on the lawn between the Malta Community Center and Just Meat & Deli on Route 9 from 3-6 p.m. through Oct. 30.
Recently proposed the Department of Labor regulations limiting the roles of minors working on farms have been withdrawn as of April 26.
Connections to local food becoming more popular
“In New York State the number of markets has risen from 235 in 2000 to 500 in 2010.That’s a 113 percent increase. What’s more New York State ranks second in the nation for the number of markets. The farmers market is a place where farmers can get the best price for their goods by selling directly to the consumer and cutting out the middleman,” Laurie Ten Eyck, New York field representative for American Farmland Trust.
Cuomo announces state to cover local shares of FEMA recovery projects
Counties throughout New York State received unexpected and costly flood damage last year, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will be footing the bill.
Milton Grange No. 685, in collaboration with Greenfield Grange No. 807, hosted a wine tasting at The Saratoga Winery in Saratoga on Saturday, Nov. 12, to benefit farmers in Schoharie County recovering from flood damage caused by hurricanes Irene and Lee.
Governments, school districts can reassess devastated properties
Flood victims could have their tax bills more accurately reflect their damaged properties following relief measures approved by the State Legislature.
If you don’t live on a farm, you can pretend you do, for a day.
Saratoga County has farms aplenty and places an emphasis on buying local, so it only makes sense that it would also be home to Slow Food Saratoga, an organization that supports that homegrown culture.
The Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit has issued guidelines for well disinfection due to flooding.
Kong has been found.
On Monday evening Aug. 22, “Kong,” a 6-pound capuchin monkey ran out the back door of his owner’s house on Hunter Road. He was seen only once since then, on Queen Anne Drive in Slingerlands on Tuesday.