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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
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rooftop urban ag course

INTRODUCTION TO ROOFTOP URBAN AGRICULTURE Click here to register.  Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BLDG 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard 63 Flushing Ave. (at intersection of Carlton and Flushing) Brooklyn, NY  11205 Learn about multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design, installation and maintenance principles, as well as case studies […]

Posted: August 12 2013
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CROWFEST 2013: Fledging Crow Vegetable Farm's annual CSA member/ community appreciation day!  August 24, 2013, Noon til' Dawn. Keesevile, NY. Ticket price is $30, and this includes: Headliners: Spiritual Rez, Lucid, The Blind Owl Band, Big Slyde, and more! Local craft beer Camping on the farm Tons of farm-fresh food (Pit roasted pork, BBQ Chicken, incredible […]

Posted: August 11 2013
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adirondack farm tour - tomorrow!

With Adirondack Architectural Heritage. On this outing we will explore a number of small farms and farm producers who are part of a new wave of farming in the Champlain Valley. This wave is made up of young farmers dedicated to producing the best possible, locally produced organic vegetables, meats, dairy products, and other farm-based […]

Posted: August 7 2013
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heritage radio network party!!

Check it out here!!

Posted: July 28 2013
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farmland lease opportunity, essex, new york

Lakeside School is looking for a Biodynamic farmer to sub-let farmland with an interest in establishing an affiliation with our school as a farm educator. Biodynamic Farm Description Lakeside School is located at the Black Kettle Farm in Essex, New York and the farm is a 230 acre organic Wild Farm located between Lake Champlain […]

Posted: July 25 2013
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sourlands at queens library, ny

Posted: July 12 2013
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weigh in with the NFFC

The National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is hosting its summer board meeting at Stony Point Retreat Center, about an hour north of New York City, July 19-21. This is an especially crucial time with debates around the farm bill, immigration reform, Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, seed sovereignty, GMO deregulation and labeling, Country of Origin Labeling, […]

Posted: July 10 2013
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museum of food and drink

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is a 501©(3) non-profit chartered by the New York State Education Department that is in the early stages of launching a first-of-its-kind food museum in New York City. Our mission is to change the way people think about food and inspire day-to-day curiosity about what we eat and […]

Posted: July 5 2013
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symphony of the soil

Deborah Koons Garcia (Director,The Future of Food) will premiere her new documentary, Symphony of the Soil at the IFC Center in New York City, Thursday July 11th, 2013 at 6:30pm [youtube] Q and A after the film with Deborah Koons Garcia, Producer/Director; Dr. Ignacio Chapela, Microbial Ecologist UC Berkeley; Dr. Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist […]

Posted: July 3 2013
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cayuga needs our help

LOCAL FAMILY FARM NEEDS HELP RISING FROM THE ASHES Indiegogo campaign HERE Family-owned Cayuga Pure Organics, an organic farm near Ithaca NY, has been producing beans and grains for area stores, restaurants and CSAs for the last 7 years. They suffered a devastating loss on May 30th when the structure that housed their cleaning and […]

Posted: July 1 2013
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nofa-ny farm hack event

Scaling Up the Beginning Farm with Innovation and Appropriate Technology July 9, 2013, 3:30 -6:00pm followed by potluck dinner Juniper Hill Farm, 82 Loukes Lane, Wadhams(Westport) NY 12993 On-farm equipment hacks and energy efficiency are effective strategies to increase output and scale up the farm, but how does the smart farmer prioritize projects and maintain […]

Posted: July 1 2013
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no lot left unfarmed

Main Street Farms is an urban aquaponics farm, organic plant nursery, and education center in Homer NY, devoted to sustainable agriculture and local food security.  Our current farm is booming with veggies and Tilapia and now we are ready to expand!! help out via kickstarter! read more about Main Street Farms.

Posted: June 29 2013
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a new seed company in the finger lakes!

we love seeing new companies pop up.  Fruition Seeds! Check out their Kickstarter, Blog and Facebook page.  Fruition Seeds grows three acres of certified organic seed in the Finger Lakes of New York and collaborates with several other regional certified growers to offer outstanding organic vegetable, herb, flower and grain seed in the Northeast. A life-long […]

Posted: June 24 2013
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Our Solstice Mixer is this weekend!

Dear Readers: The Greenhorns Grange Solstice Mixer is this weekend, June 22 and 23 in Keeseville, New York! Here are all the logistics you will need for the weekend including schedule, directions, and payment info. Please email [email protected] with your RSVP, and whether you plan to camp or not. The main camp will be at […]

Posted: June 20 2013
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warning: controversy brewing

Brook Farm backers criticize Glynwood's bid for parcel of land By Jeremiah HorriganTimes Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM - 06/05/13 NEW PALTZ — At first glance, Glynwood would appear to be the ideal new resident to an alternative-minded community that's shown deep and long support for community farming. Glynwood is a successful not-for-profit farming organization based […]

Posted: June 19 2013
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help cayuga rebuild!

These good folks lost their beanery in a fire in May, and are fundraising to rebuild. [youtube=] Check it their indiegogo campaign  HERE Cayuga Pure Organics is a small farm near Ithaca, New York that grows organic, non-GMO dry beans and grains, including several heirloom varieties. Working with a few other local organic farmers, they distribute […]

Posted: June 14 2013
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vermont sail freight

In this round up of new forms of grocery distribution. A New Wave of Grocery Distribution Models Takes on FreshDirect As New Yorkers grow ever more interested in where their food comes from, a new wave of distribution models has emerged to take on FreshDirect, community-supported agriculture, and the farmers’ market by combining elements of […]

Posted: June 10 2013
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maker faire 2013: call for makers

Maker Faire has announced their Call for Makers for New York's festival! Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. The open call will close on Sunday, July 29, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.Whether you’re a […]

Posted: June 8 2013
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bill to help young farmers, new york

Hello. I am happy to announce that a bill relating to access to viable agricultural land for new and beginning farmers has been introduced  in both the New York State Assembly and Senate. Thanks to all of you for your input during our conversations over the winter to develop the bill language. The bill is […]

Posted: May 31 2013
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tuthilltown spirits seeks orchard manager

great opportunity! We are seeking an experienced orchardist to manage our newly planted cider apple orchard in Gardiner, NY. Ideal applicant will have experience with creating, managing and executing pest and disease management schedules, crew organization, harvesting and fruit handling. Biodynamic/biointensive and cider fruit experience a huge plus. Position is part-time to begin (but could […]

Posted: May 28 2013
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our solstice mixer is one month away!

Don't miss it. Solstice Mixer Grange Campout June 22-23, Keeseville, NY It’s our yearly summer blow out, - Spoken word artist Laura Brown Lavoie - A presentation by Vermont Sail Freight visionary Erik Andrus, - Eight painted panel exhibit of GRANGE HISTORY, by Severine and Ripley - Dancy music by POCATELLO in the Ausable Grange Hall #945 - […]

Posted: May 22 2013
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battery urban farm seeks lead farmer

Applications due this Friday. The Battery Conservancy is seeking an enthusiastic individual with significant farming experience to assist in running Battery Urban Farm in The Battery, the public park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Battery Urban Farm, an educational project of The Battery Conservancy, is the first farm on this site since the Dutch […]

Posted: May 21 2013
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solstice mixer!

We asked you to save the date, here are the details:

Posted: May 18 2013
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wanted: farmhand, new york

We have a small organic, sustainable farm just outside of Hudson, NY. We need a farm worker to milk one cow a day, feed 2 pigs, feed a flock (about 40) chickens, and move fences aroud the pastures from time to time. This averages 4 hours a day and 5 days a week or about […]

Posted: May 9 2013
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lobbying in albany, brought young farmer kimchee to state comptroller

Not enough young farmers there! We must do better.

Posted: May 2 2013
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worksong workshop, beacon NY

Facebook Event HERE

Posted: April 30 2013
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groundswell programming scholarships

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is offering scholarships for limited-resource trainees in its 2013 Sustainable Farming courses. These courses provide training in small-scale, commercial organic farming systems and are geared for beginning and aspiring farmers. Programs begin May 6 – Apply now! Groundswell’s 100-hour Sustainable Farming Certificate Program runs from May 6 […]

Posted: April 24 2013
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confirmed band!

for our Grange event in Keeseville, NY! Pocatello. Listen to some songs HERE

Posted: April 22 2013
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save the date!

Ausable Grange, Keeseville, NY. June 22nd. Greenhorns, dancey bands.  More information to come!

Posted: April 17 2013
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apprentice at great song farm

Biodynamic, Horse Powered Vegetable CSA  in New York's Hudson Valley Seeking Apprentice for 2013 Season April through November. Serving 90 on farm CSA members vegetables along with 40 Winter CSA Members. Cultivating 5 acres of vegetables, herbs, and flowers of 90 acre farm, with 25 acres in pasture, 10 in wetland, and 50 forested acres.  […]

Posted: April 17 2013
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burnett farm seeks interns

Burnett Farm is seeking one more intern for the 2013 season. We are a NOFA NY certified organic mountain farm.  Our season is short and intense. The variety of floral and fauna here in the Catskills is adapted to a pure, fierce and strong habitat. The farm is located through a saddle that collects and […]

Posted: April 9 2013
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vermont sail freight on gothamist

16 days to go on their kickstarter campaign! Vermont Farmer Building Sailboat To Transport Produce To NYC by Neil Casey for Gothamist The city has lots of rooftop farms and greenmarkets for feeding your crippling ramps addiction, but a Vermont farmer wants to add produce-via-sailboat to the mix. Rice farmer Erik Andrus has begun a […]

Posted: April 9 2013
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director of education position

The Queens County Farm Museum is seeking a Director of Education. About the Queens County Farm Museum The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which […]

Posted: April 3 2013
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kickstart a hudson valley cider mill

at Breezy Hill Farm. Here's the scoop: As many of you know, we lost our historic 1820 cider house in a devastating fire nearly 10 years ago.  But hope springs eternal, and despite hurricanes, floods, crop loss we have continued on, with your help and patronage.  Last fall, we were finally able to begin to rebuild the historic post and […]

Posted: April 1 2013
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$250 bonus for growing out seed

For our friends are the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Seems like a pretty useful bit of subsidy.  Even if the slots are filled for the cash it's worth participating. Dear Growers, Greetings from the Hudson Valley Seed Library! You're receiving this e-mail because you have expressed interest at some point (as recently as yesterday, as […]

Posted: March 20 2013
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new amsterdam market rally - tomorrow!!

New York Greenhorns, this is important! COME TO RALLY AT CITY HALL 3/19 We need you to join us on Tuesday, March 19 from 12pm to 1pm on the steps of City Hall, for a Rally on Behalf of New Amsterdam Market. TELL THE COUNCIL TO VOTE "NO" This is our last chance to stop […]

Posted: March 18 2013
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youth farm urban farm training program

An apprentice opportunity in Brooklyn, NY. Through a season on the Youth Farm, you will become intimately familiar with the tasks, challenges, and rewards of growing many varieties of vegetables and flowers appropriate to our region and diverse NYC community. Through this 20-hour per week commitment, you will gain a sense for the physical, mental […]

Posted: March 13 2013
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huge win!

via Catskill Mountainkeeper Two Year Fracking Moratorium Introduced in both NYS Senate and Assembly Yesterday, I joined Senators Diane Savino and David Carlucci at a press conference with other environmental leaders at the Capitol Building in Albany to announce that the Senate's five-member Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) had unveiled legislation that would stop the clock […]

Posted: March 11 2013
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2013 farm to market connection

Severine will be on a panel discussing "Supporting Beginning Farmers in the Catskills & Beyond" Register Now for the 2013 Farm to Market Connection! Join us for a day of networking and education about the most current topics in marketing. Gather with local food advocates from across the region including farmers, retailers, restaurateurs, specialty food […]

Posted: March 11 2013