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A Visit to the Seed Library

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

The Hudson Valley Seed Library cultivates many seeds that end up in New York City gardens One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed – “I really don’t care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds.” There it was in a [&hellip
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Recipes for Better Lives

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

At the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, unemployed aspiring food service workers learn culinary skills that help them forge new careers Dreams of food find expression in many ways. Some are driven to a career in the food world by thoughts of entrepreneurship, culinary passion or Food Network fame, while others see the entry level [&hellip
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Cooking with Kids

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Getting little ones involved in shopping, food prep and cooking helps them develop lifelong healthy-eating skills – and have a lot of fun Recall childhood moments in the kitchen with a parent or grandparent – and the joy of sweet or unexpected flavors along with the beauty of organized chaos? Flour everywhere. Bowls of batter [&hellip
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Finally, the Farmer’s Market

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

After suffering through a monotonous winter, it’s time to rejoice in the variety of local green-markets If you are a loyal local food eater like me, you carried the flag all winter long. Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and beets all share that glorious characteristic of being good storage veggies. They formed [&hellip
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A Primer For C.S.A. Season

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in News Our Town

It’s sign-up time for farmer co-ops across the city Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of being a member of a CSA is that you never know exactly what vegetables you’re going to get every week – until the moment you collect them. And for an estimated 44,000 New Yorkers who participate in Community Supported Agiculture [&hellip
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