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All-Local Chili Cookout on Saturday, October 5th !!

Brook Farm

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All-Local Chili Cookout!

Saturday, October 5th
at Brook Farm Project

Slow Food Hudson Valley and the Brook Farm Project invite you to an afternoon of fabulous food, live music, lots of fun and enjoyable conversation!

Listen to the music of The Essential Food Group while dining!
Members – Joe Bergstein (flute and saxaphone), Ami Fixler (guitar), and Craig Hazen (bass) will spice up your day with an eclectic mix of jazz standards, blues, Brazilian and pop music.

Local Foods  •   Local Chefs   •   Local Farmers   •   Local Food Producers


BONUS – Local Music Celebration at Brook Farm  – ‘Beets’ to Feed the World will follow the All-Local Chili Cookout from 4 11 p.m. Featuring six local bands & ‘very special’ musical guests. Suggested donation of $5 for students and $10 donation for general admission. Kids 12 and under are free. Donations to the music celebration will benefit Oxfam-New Paltz & the Brook Farm Project.

Thank you very much to all local farms, producers and businesses that are donating or contributing their time, services or goods to our event!

We hope to see you there! Continue reading All-Local Chili Cookout on Saturday, October 5th !!

Book Release Party – Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook – JULY 14th

Foraging & Feasting CoverYou are invited to the book release party of Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy Hollender.

Come celebrate! Sip herbal beverages and nibble wild tasting as we present you with your first edition signed copy of the book Foraging & Feasting.
We will also have Foraging & Feasting’s visual products available:

plant-icon  Five beautiful, botanical/foraging/recipe large-sized note cards with colorful envelopes

plant-icon  Limited edition 12 x 16 inch giclee prints of the Plant Identification Botanical Pages printed on acid freewater color paper with archival inks.

Date and Time: Sunday, July 14th from 4 – 7pm
Location: Hollengold Farm, 222 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404

For further information email or 845-626-1146



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

School Food Summit 2013 – February 15th


Celebrating our Children, Food and Future
Classroom — Cafeteria — Community   

Friday, February 15th
Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Road, Accord

Join national experts, parents, students and community members at the School Food Summit 2013: to identify ways to serve more fresh, locally grown food in school meals, and begin to make it happen.

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Small Plate Olive Oil Tasting ……featuring producer Lorenzo Caponetti

Small Plate Olive Oil Tasting
……featuring producer Lorenzo Caponetti

Please join us for a wonderful evening as we taste and savor the olive oil from the Caponetti Farm in Tuscania, a city in Lazio. From its own 500 olive trees, Lorenzo produces organically one of the best Italian olive oils. The olives are picked by hand when the quality is at its best, and taken immediately to the mill. The mill is a traditional one, with the old millstone, where the oil is still cold pressed. A wealth of low acidity and wonderful flavour. Continue reading Small Plate Olive Oil Tasting ……featuring producer Lorenzo Caponetti