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Slow Boat Cooking

by Ari LeVaux May 28, 2015


  The question of how far food should travel between where it is produced and where it is consumed has become a frequent matter of passionate debate. The popular rule of thumb is that the more ...


Fresh, Sustainable, Marketable

by Stephen Leon May 21, 2015


  When Peter Kenyon and Dora Swan began selling fresh seafood at the Delmar Farmers Market in August 2011, “there was no place around that sold fresh, sustainable seafood,” Swan says. “There was no place to ...


The Baker as Artisan

by Ann Morrow May 21, 2015


  “We do everything differently here,” says Naomi Davies, the owner-baker of Bread and Honey café in Pine Hills. “We are the only bakery doing artisan bread in Albany.” One look at the counters in the ...

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Local Food and Farm Directory

by The Staff September 18, 2014

  Bakeries Bella-Napoli Italian Bakery, 672 New Loudon Road, Latham, 783-0196; 721 River St., Troy, 274-8277. Assorted breads, cookies, pastries. Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Inc., 367 Park St., Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-3412. Breads, pizza crusts, cookies, toast crackers. Bountiful Bread, ...

Empire State of Cheese

by Ali Hibbs September 18, 2014


  “A lot of people aren’t even aware of how many world-class producers we have right here, within a 100-mile radius of where we’re sitting,” says Jonathan Milks, Honest Weight Food Co-op’s newest cheesemonger, at a ...

The Mending Meal

by Ali Hibbs September 18, 2014


  The fictional character of a certain Robert Frost poem may well have believed it was good fences, but to Susan Fowler and local volunteers at the nascent Soul Café in Albany, it’s good meals that ...

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Family-Style Farming

by B.A. Nilsson September 18, 2014


  “Jenny is a watch-donkey,” Kirsten Fredericks explains as the large, angry animal approaches. Woolly brown fur makes the donkey look like a plush doll, but her ears are up in a wary V, and she ...

Local Harvest Festival

by The Staff September 21, 2012


Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to taste fresh, locally produced food and natural personal products reflecting a depth of skill and knowledge. Honest Weight Food Co-op is hosting the fourth annual Local Harvest Festival on ...

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Local Harvest Festival

by The Staff September 28, 2011


It’s harvest time, and Honest Weight Food Co-op is once again celebrating the bountiful cornucopia of Capital Region foods with its third annual Local Harvest Festival. The festivities feature an all-day local foods marketplace offering an ...

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Fresh, Local, and a Click Away

by Kathryn Geurin September 22, 2011


Randi Grippen tosses a fallen tomato, and the grounds of Mountain Winds Farm suddenly flap into chaos. Hens cackle and streak across the field from their placid cooing in the weather-worn barns, pop from under ...