Dreaming of Summer with Winter-Time Steaks

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  By Pattie Garrett Winter is edging toward spring. We might be daydreaming of summer evenings on the deck, savoring a steak from a pasture-raised cow raised by Longlesson, Lewis Waite, M&A, or Norseman farms grilled over a barbecue. Yet, as the chill from the still lingering snow emanates upwards, we quickly shift that line […]

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Salads Year Round | Did You Know…

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Did you know that you can grow greens for salads year round? Without a greenhouse. Without grow lights. Without a heating mat. Peter Burke has come up with an ingenious idea for year round indoor salad gardening, which he shared in a workshop at last year’s Northeast Organic Farming Association of New […]

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Try Bacon Grease as Cooking Oil

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By Janet Lampman, Lewis Waite Farm Many of us recall growing up with a container of bacon grease near the kitchen stove. My family did not eat a lot of fried food, but a little dab of the melted bacon grease often offered an economical and flavorful way to fry fresh perch, not to mention […]

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Turkeys and the Farmers Who Grow Them

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  By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Fresh and local defines the ethos of the farmers who bring their products each week to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. That commitment presents an especially strong challenge to the farmers who raise turkeys for market customers, when one considers what it takes to sustainably raise a delicious turkey from birth to […]

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Anticipating Fall Frosts

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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Photos by Pattie Garrett Frost advisory. That phrase popped up on my iPhone’s weather app last Saturday morning. My husband and I had a busy day, but we knew we would have to hustle if we wanted to save what was left of our garden. Frosts are like bookends to a gardening […]

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Back to the Land with Blind Buck Farm

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By Carolyn Shapiro Located in Salem, New York, Blind Buck Farm is home to a variety of fiber-bearing animals, whose fleece is hand-­collected, made into yarn and roving at local mills, and returned to the farm to be dyed with metal-­free, non­toxic dyes. “By keeping our own flocks, we can guarantee that all of our […]

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