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Food / Dining

Savoring the seasons: Juanita’s Winter Fare legacy lives on

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Juanita Nelson forever changed my experience of Groundhog Day. Until 2007, Groundhog Day meant a weather-forecasting large rodent in Pennsylvania and the time of year I noticed the sun staying up a bit longer in the afternoon. Then, in January 2007, Juanita talked to some of us who’d helped her organize the Free Harvest Supper of Locally Grown Food each August starting in 2005. She said, “One purpose of the … 0

9th Annual Winter Fare at the Greenfield Winter Farmers Market

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave. (Note different location!) Credit/debit/SNAP accepted. For more information, visit buylocalfood.org or call 413-665-7100. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, breakdown, and other tasks on market day. Please contact Brian Snell at CISA, 413-665-7100, to get involved. Schedule: There’s more than great food at Winter Fare at the Greenfield … 0

Recipes: Many ways to savor your Winter Farmers Market bounty

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tourtiere (French Meat Pie) By Natty Hussey, Bostrom Farm, Greenfield (from www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/tourtiere-french-meat-pie-recipe) Tourtiere is that feel good smell and warm presence of shepherd’s pie with the savory addition of a double crust. I used King Aurthur Flour’s Tourtière recipe (www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/tourtiere-french-meat-pie-recipe) for the filling with Bostrom ground beef and ground pork. Bostrom’s lean beef is nicely countered by the fattier pork. Not normally a … 0

Fresh takes on pasta

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On crazy weeknights, sometimes the only thing standing between you and yet another order of takeout ... Is a box of pasta. A box of pasta is like that been-through-it-all-with-you friend, that dinnertime Swiss Army knife that can … 0

McClintock/Savoring the Seasons: Hundreds of ways to enjoy

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Last Friday afternoon, a friend and I had great fun at the Textile Company selecting bright batik fabrics we’ll make into tank tops. Gazing at the many colors, I thought about a favorite poem of mine. By Rumi, … 0

Finger Lakes ice wine harvest late this winter

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BRANCHPORT, N.Y. — Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. The wait was over for an ice wine harvest. Thick-gloved … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Winter Fare is coming to Greenfield Winter Farmers Market! Come out to the Greenfield Winter Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 for Winter Fare, an annual special event at the market with workshops, hot soup, bartering with Valley Food Swap, and more! The Greenfield … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Comfort foods with gratitude

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Last week, I shared some of my friends’ favorite comfort foods. Since then, I’ve heard from more friends about what comforts them. Deb Donaldson wrote, “As I sit here snuggled under a blanket with a sore throat, one of my favorite comfort foods is Gypsy Soup from the … 0

Blue Plate Special: The Black Cow Burger Bar

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pamela Tierney has been in the food business for most of her life. “As a youth I worked in restaurants most of the time,” she told me in a recent interview. “I ran the Starlight Diner in Erving … 0

Franklin County Food and Farms

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Free cooking Class: Basics for Basics A free 4-week series Jan. 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. Where: the kitchen of the First Universalist Church, 31 N. Main St. in Orange 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register call Quabbin Harvest at 978-544-6784. Learn to cook four healthy and … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Comfort comes in many flavors

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “comfort food”? While I think about soup, applesauce, scrambled eggs, quesadillas, and ice cream, your idea of comfort food could be quite different. What food you find comforting is definitely in the eye, or tastebuds, of the beholder. Actually, … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Friendly competition

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Generally, I don’t like food competitions, or, actually, most competitions. If there’s a “who made the best” pie, barbecue, or such event, I want everyone to win a prize, to have their creation appreciated. Given that, and because … 0

OK to work for food? Co-op work programs end amid labor law fears

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. — Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws. The … 0