How New York grown products are becoming more available
The Taste NY microbrew tent was packed at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs in September. Photo: David Sommerstein.
A few farm and food links and events to start the week…
The House-Senate conference committee for the Farm Bill meets on Wednesday. As NCPR's Sarah Harris reported this morning, that makes Congressman Bill Owens hopeful a final bill will materialize sooner than later (although at least one North Country farmer believes it may not amount to more than a hill of soybeans).
SUNY students in Albany, Oswego, New Paltz, and Oneonta will be getting more fruits and vegetables grown in New York.
Governor Cuomo's new New York farm products initiative, Taste NY, is hosting a sort of exhibition this weekend at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse to show off the cheeses, sauces, produce, wines, beer, and spirits made in New York State. You can register for the second annual Taste NY Harvest Fest here. The Taste NY microbrew tent at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs was super popular last month.
Jefferson County Assemblywoman Addie Russell is hosting a local version of the Taste NY event. The 3rd annual North Country Department Store at Indian River Middle School this Saturday from 10am-4pm will feature local produce and products from over 50 farms and businesses.
Clarkson University has begun hosting the winter farmers market Saturdays in Potsdam at Cheel Arena.
Finally, if you figure you're too late to plant garlic and flower bulbs for spring, Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy tells NCPR's Martha Foley you're not.
If you have any farm and food related events to promote anywhere in New York State or Vermont, send the info. to david-at-ncpr-dot-org. We'll try to get them mentioned on the blog.
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