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Winter Vegetable Workshop

In Cooking Fresh, Edible Events on December 16, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Cornucopia of Winter Vegetables, Bejo Seeds, Geneva, NY

Cornucopia of Winter Vegetables, Bejo Seeds, Geneva, NY


On Monday I  attended a winter vegetable workshop presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable expert, Robert Hadad and hosted by national seed breeder, Bejo Seeds in Geneva, NY.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as this year’s event was incorporating a local chef panel and tasting portion which was non-existent from last year’s workshop.  I arrived late (mostly due to the fact I didn’t realize just how far Geneva is from Buffalo) but got there just in time for the winter garden “field walk” and cold storage tour.  Read the rest of this entry »

Calling All Area Chefs & Farmers!

In Feeding the Community, Uncategorized on December 12, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Tom Tower Farms, Youngstown, NY

What we eat and where it comes from is a hot topic these days. Whether you’re discussing concerns about food safety, the environment, the local economy or agricultural viability, the desire to source food locally may have been a novel idea a few years ago, but today it makes headlines, sells books and is the subject of news stories and popular documentaries.

In 2007, the New Oxford American Dictionary dubbed the word “locavore” the Word of the Year. The term locavore describes people who eat primarily from their local foodshed. Read the rest of this entry »