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Catskill Family Creameries


Catskill Creamery tour

Interested in finding out where your food comes from? Seven small farmstead dairies will be hosting open houses and tours of their facilities.

Betty Acres Farm/La Belle Fromage • Byebrook Farm • CowbellaDirty Girl Farm • Harpersfield Cheese • Lazy Crazy Acres & Crystal Valley Farm • Sherman Hill Farmstead

Tours begin at 11 am. Last tour starts at 3 pm. Trail maps will be available soon from the Catskill Family Creameries website.

*A Slow Food Hudson Valley sponsored event

sandor katz


sandor katz

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10am-1pm
Montgomery Place Orchards

Make sauerkraut with Sandor Katz! Learn about the nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Bring your own cutting board and knife.

Enjoy a hard cider tasting with Adam Fincke of Annandale Cidery.

This event takes place at Montgomery Place Orchards, on the grounds of the Montgomery Place Historic Site, 8 Davis Way, Red Hook, NY 12571.

$40 ($42.39 with service fee) admission includes a take-home quart of sauerkraut and a pint of hard cider.

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His book Wild Fermentation (2003), which Newsweek called “the fermenting bible,” and the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught across North America and beyond, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” According to the Times, “Mr. Katz has become for fermentation what Timothy Leary was for psychedelic drugs: a charismatic, consciousness-raising thinker and advocate who wants people to see the world in a new way.” His latest book is The Art of Fermentation (2012).

Annandale Cidery's Atomic Dry label


Annandale Cider uses over 60 varieties of antique and commercial apples grown on the same land that Janet Livingston cultivated apple trees over 200 years ago. The cider is made in small batches with no preservatives or sulfates added.





A Lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva

vandana-shivaVandana Shiva at Vassar
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Villard Room, Vassar College

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Dr. Vandana Shiva is known for her work on GMO foods, indigenous rights to seed sovereignty, ecofeminism, farmer’s rights, and protection of the earth’s resources. Author of twenty-three books and hundreds of articles, Shiva has become a global figure. Her
awards include the Right to Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize), the Global 500 award of the United Nations Environment Program, and the United Nations Earth Day International Award, among many others. The Guardian (U.K.) included her in their list of the 100 most influential feminists in 2011. Continue reading A Lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva