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farmers get student discount to schumacher lectures on creative economy!

On November 15th the Schumacher Center will be hosting lectures by Matt Stinchcomb, founder of Etsy, and Caroline Woolard, founder of and The theme is Creative Enterprise in a New Economy. Farmers and cottage industry entrepreneurs get the student discount ($25 rather than $35)! We hope to see you there! Go HERE to […]

Posted: October 27 2014
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where to go for good thinking on climate change! -- guernica mag & techno-utopianism

"It’s the greatest fight in human history, one whose outcome will reverberate for geologic time, and it has to happen right now." That's Bill McKibben, who will be in New York City this weekend to present at the Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth conference, quoted in an interview he gave to Guernica Magazine in 2012.

Posted: October 22 2014
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technology & human consciousness: upcoming conference

On October 25th and 26th the City University of New York will host a teach-in and public forum on Techno-Utopianism & The Fate of Earth. The purpose of the conference will be to give attendees a fuller understanding of how technological advancement has impacted the environment, as well as its impact on human cognition and […]

Posted: October 12 2014
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report from the field

Greenhorn Erin Bullock says The Good Life Farm is "the coolest farm I've seen in a while." And reports, "these kids are doing permaculture and agroforestry on a farm scale, they are smart cornell types, with cover crop tattoos for their wedding rings. They are building a huge new cidery for their apples, and a […]

Posted: September 22 2014
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artistic advocacy for prison reform

What do milk and jails have to do with each other? Check out this short video to find out!

Posted: August 1 2014
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help fund this important project

8 hours to go, and 19% funded! Pitch in a few bucks towards this community farm greenhouse and help them get over the hump.

Posted: June 16 2014
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swoon: submerged motherlands

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a […]

Posted: June 13 2014
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new york: farm leasing for farmers and landowners

June 26th, 6-9pm Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Please join us for a panel discussion on farm leasing. Panelists include local farmers, landowners and attorneys with leasing experience. The panel will address Basic elements of a good farm lease Legal considerations in farm leasing On ‐ the ‐ ground experience with farm leases – what’s worked […]

Posted: June 12 2014
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farm positions still available around the country

Such as this job, at one of our favorite farms - Juniper Hill in Westport, NY.  Other places to look include MOFGA (Maine), PASA (Pennsylvania) and nation sites like Good Food Jobs (which we partner with). Juniper Hill Farm has a full time farm worker position starting April/May 1st going through November/December possibly year round. Come join our […]

Posted: May 6 2014
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more land access training workshops for new york

Agrarian Trust's May 3rd training workshop with the NY State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYAMP), Negotiation Your Way to Land, is SOLD OUT. You can get a podcast of the program by joining the Agrarian Trust email list. For those of you in the Hudson Valley, there are two more workshops coming up THIS weekend, hosted by the the Hudson Valley […]

Posted: May 1 2014
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negotiation training

Agrarian Trust has an upcoming negotiation training workshop in the Hudson Valley. The workshop will be held at the beautiful Carey Conference Center, located on an historic 100-acre estate overlooking Lake Myosotis in Rensselaerville, New York. Experts from NYS Agricultural Mediation Program and the New York State Dispute Resolution Association will provide the negotiation and business communication training. This […]

Posted: April 14 2014
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negotiation makes it happen!

Posted: March 26 2014
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596 acres

596 This map shows sites of potential community projects. We have taken several different sources of information about vacant publicly owned land, chosen the most accurate information from each and shared them here. This is our commons. We also add few private lots whose owners have volunteered their land for community use. Tools for […]

Posted: March 22 2014
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chaseholm farm grand opening

A model. There will be a cow salon/photo booth, cow milking lessons, farm tours at 2:30 and 3:30, live music, some foods, a raffle for farm store treats, calf cuddling, and acquaintance making of neighbors and friends.  We will also be kicking off farm store season with a special 20% discount card we are calling Milk […]

Posted: March 21 2014
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food book fair

  Much more information HERE

Posted: March 18 2014
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a note from GMO free new york

Greetings to all Endorsers of the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign! If you're here in NY with me, I hope you're all surviving the Arctic tundra we've seemingly turned into. More snow predicted for NYC Wed night! 🙁 [I apologize for not emailing each of you individually -- there simply aren't enough hours in the […]

Posted: February 16 2014
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collaboration for mutual aid

Hudson Valley greenhorns, take note. Collaboration for Mutual Aid: Feb. 25th 6-9:30 PM. New small farms are proliferating here in the Valley.  In the coming years, we may face some direct-marketing challenges, but also more potential to work together for mutual benefit. What do we need to capture more value?  How can we  tap the opportunities […]

Posted: February 11 2014
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featured resource: CADE

CADE, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship is a non-profit organization established in 1991 with a mission to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises and related businesses in New York. CADE connects producers of farm products to markets by providing professional, individualized and confidential business and marketing consulting to agricultural entrepreneurs. […]

Posted: February 5 2014
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poultry panel for NNY farmers

Northern New York -- To help Northern New York farmers who are increasing their poultry, primarily chicken, production, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of St. Lawrence County is offering a Poultry Marketing, Do We Need to Work Together? panel discussion Friday, January 31 at 7pm. The discussion by a live panel at the CCE St. Lawrence County […]

Posted: January 20 2014
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the oldest stone barn in america -- shaker-made!

A lift for nation's oldest stone barn Great Stone Barn in Columbia County tells story of Shaker farms By Bob Gardinier The Shakers believed work, especially that done by human hands, was a form of high prayer. The 1859 Great Stone Barn in this Columbia County town is a good example. A rough, 50-foot-wide, one-story edifice […]

Posted: January 6 2014
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succession planning @ farming our future conference

WHO WILL FOLLOW IN OUR FARMERS' FOOTSTEPS? Succession Planning the Topic of February Conference Craryville, New York, December 5, 2013 - "Succession" refers to farmers handing the reins to the next generation, or to the next farmers, and stories about succession from the Hudson Valley and the Tri-State region will be highlighted in the keynote […]

Posted: December 11 2013
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send your hudson valley peeps to the nyfc benefit!

Our cocktail party to benefit NYFC's work in 2014 is fast approaching! Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 8th (one week from today) at the Red Devon Restaurant in Bangall at5pm for delicious food and drink, beautiful art and good conversation.  We're teaming up with the Hudson Valley Seed Library for an exhibit of their spectacular Art of the Heirloomcollection and […]

Posted: December 4 2013
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rev billy at joe's pub

Reverend Billy is kicking off the campaign to stand up to Chase bank's threat to have him thrown in jail for a year, all because he and his choir spoke for the now extinct GOLDEN TOADS at one of Chase's branches in NYC. should be a raucous affair. Tix $15. Visit the Event Site Check […]

Posted: December 3 2013
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scaling up

Starting this January, Scaling Up will bring together a group of 6-18 farmers with about 4 -7 years of experience who are seeking to grow their operations and plan for long-term viability.  Participants convene for a series of two-day sessions hosted at the Copake Agricultural Center in Copake, NY, in which they will refine business and production […]

Posted: November 24 2013
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cow comfort course

NNY Dairy Institute December Class Focused on Cow Comfort and Equipment Maintenance Cow comfort and equipment maintenance and how they impact milk quality will be in focus for the second session of the Northern New York Dairy Institute winter 2013-14 course. Hygiene and teat end scoring and heat stress abatement strategies also part of the […]

Posted: November 20 2013
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finger lakes landlink!

Finger Lakes LandLink Farmers in the Finger Lakes region who need access to land, and landowners who wish to have their unused acreage farmed, now can be matched through Finger Lakes LandLink, a new project developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension South Central NY Agriculture Program and the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming in […]

Posted: November 11 2013
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harvesting opportunities in new york

The conference is coming right up!  November 20! And they are offering discounted registration to beginning farmers. Interested farmers can contact the office directly at (518) 581-0078, [email protected] Register Now! Are you a beginning farmer looking for a place where you can grow your farm business?  You’re not alone – there are many farmers facing […]

Posted: November 11 2013
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how to help the seaport and municipal market

  ELECTED OFFICIALS URGE AN OPEN & TRANSPARENT  COMMUNITY-LED PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT  Last week, city and state elected officials representing Lower Manhattan sent a strongly worded letter to the New York City Economic Development Corporation urging an open and transparent, community-led planning process for all public assets at the South Street Seaport, including […]

Posted: November 7 2013
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sail freight press!

Ceres arrives in NYC today! Food Matters | Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson Now that urban rooftops are buzzing with beehives and C.S.A. deliveries are the new FreshDirect, where does the slow-food movement go next? One key issue confronting the locavore movement is transportation — the “to” in “farm to table.” Before […]

Posted: October 26 2013
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vermont sail freight - in yonkers today!

Posted: October 24 2013
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sail freight update!

Stay in the loop NYACK Oct 22   Location and time 11-4 Market at Hook Mountain Marina in conjunction with Pie Lady and Son YONKERS oct 24 location and time: Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge, time TBD Downtown Yonkers just North of the Yonkers Pier. Event reception at Groundwork Science Barge CERES meets the CLEARWATER […]

Posted: October 21 2013
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vermont sail freight news! - wholesale sheet

Posted: October 11 2013
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holistic management workshop

Diverse, Innovative Small Farm Production Practices Date: Monday, September 23, 2013 Location: Creekside Meadows Farm, Deruyter, NY On-line registration closes Monday, September 17! Our Creekside Meadows Farm Day is part of HMI's new Open Gate On-Farm Learning Series. Open Gate is an action-based approach to learning. At the Creekside Meadows Farm Day you'll see how […]

Posted: September 12 2013
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preservation residency at greenhorns

Dear Greenhorns, We have a short, intense period of canning ahead of us at the Grange Co-packer Coop, located at the Whallonsburg Grange in Essex, NY. We are looking for an able-minded, culinary person to come up here and process with us. Long hours, massive quantities of glorious produce. Urgent timeframe. Room and board, Greenhorns […]

Posted: September 12 2013
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sloops & scoops

event this saturday on the hudson waterfront.

Posted: September 12 2013
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show solidarity with brook farm

in  their struggle for land access . Attend their harvest event, and speak up for community agriculture. Locavore Challenge and Harvest Music Festival Saturday, October 5, 12 pm – 4 pm. Ticket prices: Adults $18.95 Family of Four $45.95 Student $15.95 Children 7-12 $9.95 Children under 6 Free Get your tickets online at * Harvest Music Festival   4 – […]

Posted: September 11 2013
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hudson rising - a new movie about revival

They're still seeking some funding. Check out the indiegogo campaign Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival from the Hudson Valley We're trying to complete our movie about the Hudson Valley - and we need your help to do it! After three years, production of Hudson Rising is nearly complete and the premiere is scheduled for October 26th 2013! Hudson Rising is […]

Posted: September 11 2013
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Committed Farm Service ninja, launches new program! new york

Marissa Codey is well known in the Hudson Valley for her balanced, grounded evaluation of farm properties ( under easement and not) and matching beginning farmers with good lease situations. Now she is working on a new program. It is called CALF. If only land transition were as easy as calving. Read about more great […]

Posted: September 5 2013
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apples, balkan music, dancing!

Posted: August 31 2013
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2013 north country homesteading fair

Sept. 6-7! Lowville, NY -- Ever wanted to cook with maple or grow mushrooms, harvest honey or stock a root cellar, make your house more energy efficient, or raise sheep, pigs, goats, cows or turkeys?  The 2013 Homesteading Fair at the Lewis County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 6 from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, September 7 from 7am to […]

Posted: August 20 2013