farmers market http://wamc.org en SUNY Plaza To Host Farmer's Market Year-Round http://wamc.org/post/suny-plaza-host-farmers-market-year-round <p>A year-round farmers’ market in has been launched in downtown Albany.</p><p>The farmers’ market at SUNY Plaza comes under Governor Andrew Cuomo's FreshConnect program, giving area farmers the opportunity to market their produce locally. It's also designed to bring fresh food to communities.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:40:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92579 at http://wamc.org SUNY Plaza To Host Farmer's Market Year-Round Direct Sales Boost Massachusetts Farms http://wamc.org/post/direct-sales-boost-massachusetts-farms <p>The latest USDA agriculture census data for Massachusetts, released earlier this month, shows farmers weathered the Great Recession as total agricultural sales held steady.&nbsp; Direct sales to consumers jumped 14 percent between 2007 and 2012.&nbsp; The growth in direct sales by local farms in western Massachusetts during the five year period mirrored the statewide increase.&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke about the report with Philip Korman, executive director of Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 91659 at http://wamc.org Direct Sales Boost Massachusetts Farms Food Friday : Growing Food : 5/9/14 http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-growing-food-5914 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thinking of growing some veggies in your garden? Want to know how to cook with what you grow and what you find at the farmers’ market? You’re in luck. We have some folks who can answer your questions.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 90053 at http://wamc.org Food Friday : Growing Food : 5/9/14 Food Friday : Spring Harvest : 5/2/14 http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-spring-harvest-5214 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Happy Food Friday folks! Spring has sprung, maybe? It’s time for the spring harvest—berries, rhubarb, asparagus and more!&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 89544 at http://wamc.org Food Friday : Spring Harvest : 5/2/14 Food Friday: Farmers' Markets & Fresh, Local Food http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-farmers-markets-fresh-local-food <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Joining us on this Food Friday is Chef Adam </span>Zieminski<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;of </span><a href="http://www.cafeadam.org/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Café Adam</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, Jennifer Jennings of the </span><a href="http://www.schenectadygreenmarket.org/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Schenectady Greenmarket</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, and Monica </span>Kurzejeski<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> of the </span><a href="http://www.troymarket.org/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Troy Waterfront Farmers Market</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:26:39 +0000 81600 at http://wamc.org Food Friday: Farmers' Markets & Fresh, Local Food Food Friday: Farmers' Market Tips, Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-farmers-market-tips-part-2 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.troymarket.org/">Troy Waterfront Farmers Market'</a>s&nbsp;Monica Kurzejeski shares her tips for navigating and making the most of your local farmers' market.</em></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:17:27 +0000 81591 at http://wamc.org Food Friday: Farmers' Market Tips, Part 2 Food Friday: Farmers' Market Tips http://wamc.org/post/food-friday-farmers-market-tips <p><em>The Schenectady Greenmarket's Jennifer Jennings shares her tips for navigating and making the most of your local farmers' market.</em></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Jennings Schenectady Greenmarket 81548 at http://wamc.org Food Friday: Farmers' Market Tips Saratoga Farmers' Market Finds New Location For Winter Season http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-farmers-market-finds-new-location-winter-season <p></p><p>The Saratoga Farmers&rsquo; Market Association recently reached an agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to hold its Saturday morning market at the Saratoga Spa State Park during the winter season.</p><p>Beginning November 2<sup>nd</sup>, the Saratoga Farmers Market will be held at the Lincoln Baths, an historic building off South Broadway.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 75433 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Farmers' Market Finds New Location For Winter Season "The American Way of Eating" by Tracie McMillan http://wamc.org/post/american-way-eating-tracie-mcmillan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When journalist Tracie McMillan saw </span>foodies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each.</span></p><p>Her book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439171963/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1439171963&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1439171963" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56428 at http://wamc.org "The American Way of Eating" by Tracie McMillan Berkshire Restaurant Receives International Recognition http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-restaurant-receives-international-recognition <p>A Western Massachusetts restaurant is receiving some international recognition for its devotion to local products.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:09:20 +0000 Jim Levulis 71747 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Restaurant Receives International Recognition