Chocolate Mill tasting

This past Thursday, the Slow Food Saratoga Region team took a trip up to Glens Falls for a tour and tasting of the delicious chocolates at The Chocolate Mill. After explaining to us the entire chocolate-making process (beginning all the way on the cacao farms in places like Central America and the Ivory Coast of […]

April 24, 2012 in Uncategorized by

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Vertical Farming

Our population is constantly growing. Our land available for food production is constantly disappearing. Soon, most of us will live in urban centers. So, as in so many other areas of life, there is a search for potential future alternatives. Already we’ve seen farms on roofs and in trucks; now vertical farming has a turn […]

March 21, 2012 in Uncategorized by

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Groceries in your backyard

Michele Owens, of Saratoga Springs and Salem, NY, has published a new book on gardening: “Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make you Happy, Healthy, and Wise.” Anybody committed to culinary creativity, environmental consciousness, and cutting down on trips to the supermarket should keep reading. In her book, Owens describes the rewards, […]

March 6, 2012 in Events, Local Causes by

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CSA: Your kids will love their veggies.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way of getting your fresh, local food that has recently become popular. Those farms with CSAs offer “shares” for purchase to their customers; shares often include seasonal vegetables and other farm products. So why should you love your neighborhood CSA? Well, first of all: fresh food and new food. […]

February 21, 2012 in Local Causes, Programs by

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Winter recipes

When I think “local food,” I think of green pastures of vegetables and animals ranging freely in the sunshine, farmer’s markets with fresh produce and farm-to-table meals. Some very appealing images. However, looking out my window now, I see that it’s January and the weather continues to alternate between freezing rain/slush/gross and powdery snow with […]

February 6, 2012 in recipes by

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Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

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