Monday, October 22, 2012

Amy Cotler: Food, Environment, and Argriculture in Western Massachusetts

October 23, Talk about Local Food and the Environment
Come join me in North Andover, MA at Merrimack College in Cascia Hall, 6-8 pm. I’ll be speaking with students and food service staff about The Locavore Way.
October 24, Keep Farming Kick Off
Keep Berkshires Farming initiative in the central Berkshires. 7:00-8:30pm at Pittsfield’s public library – Berkshire Athanaeum auditorium (1 Wendell Ave). Come participate in and listen to this county-wide effort to support local farming.
October 27-27, Communal Table Goes Mushroom Foraging and more….
A weekend-long event. See link for moreMushroom and Moonshine Redux in Columbia county, New York.
College Grads Digging into Agriculture
With the aging farmer population it’s always great to hear about kids turning to agriculture.Link here.
Local Food Improvisation I enjoyed this week?
Left over whole wheat spaghetti, Asian-style with spinach and tomatoes. Saute up the last of the spinach and cherry tomatoes a touch of oil, garlic and ginger, just until spinach is wilted. Toss over pasta with a splash of soy, mirin, rice wine vinegar, hot sauce and a touch of sesame oil. (Add left over chicken if you have it.) Salt to taste if needed. Eat!
Butternut Cranberry Squares anyone?
I introduced this into school lunches. If you’re going to eat sweet, it might as well be real food right from our farms!  Link here.
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