Tag Archives: Buy Local

Where in the World is the 2012 Farm Bill?

You may already know a lot, or a little, about the U.S. Farm Bill, dear Reader, but this has been my year to try to understand this smorgasbord bill,  passed every five to seven years (most recently in 2008) and what it … Continue reading

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Hug a Farmer — Family Farms Need You

You’ve joined a CSA (and have learned to prepare vegetables you’d never even heard of five years ago). You frequent the weekly Farmer’s Market, not just in your town, but in the surrounding towns. You know the local farms and … Continue reading

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Farm Tables: Dining in the Field

The facts about farming speak for themselves: America has been losing more than an acre of farm and ranch land every minute to development.* New York State has lost almost half a million acres of farmland to subdivisions, strip malls … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Dreamin’: Summer Theatre in Full Swing

The summer theatre season is in full swing here in the beautiful mid-Hudson Valley and there is truly something for everyone. Maybe it’s the times, maybe it’s just coincidence, but there is a definite “dream theme” going on in many … Continue reading

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Homeland Security

What makes you feel secure? Several years ago I brought home a poster which is prominently displayed on a bulletin board in the kitchen.  It shows a picture of a lush farm stand, brimming with tomatoes, peppers, squash and other autumn … Continue reading

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