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Food / Dining

Savoring the Seasons: Neighbors nourishing neighbors

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors” is the tagline of just one organization I work for — Franklin County Community Meals Program — but it’s what inspires me and all my paid, volunteer and activist work. Here are recent scenes from my life: Jessica from Four Rivers School asking if FCCMP’s food pantries could use tomatoes Four Rivers students will glean from Brookfield … 0

Help us spread the news about food & farms

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kids cooking class Using a cider press and local apples, kids will make their own fresh apple cider. Saturday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon Cost: $250 per child, includes instruction, recipes to take home, lunch, and complimentary lunch for one accompanying parent. Space is limited, reservations are required 413-665-1277 An opportunity for parents and children to explore the craft of cooking in … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Vegetables on the Grill

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gazing around the Common at the Free Harvest Supper, I was thrilled to see little kids wearing Mary Hakkinen’s fun balloon hats, older folks chatting with friends, and many people savoring a great meal. Yet, I missed Juanita Nelson and was so grateful Suzette Snow-Cobb brought great life-sized photo cutouts of Wally and … 0

Franklin County Food and Farms

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Local Hero Day at local restaurants Today you can support local agriculture by eating out. According to CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, you can enjoy special dishes highlighting the bountiful harvest of our local farms and food producers. There are 64 participating restaurants. To see a list, … 0

Gazpacho, a breeze

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

If you’re my age or older (I like to tell people that I’m in my late, LATE, LATE 30s), you’ll no doubt agree with me that things aren’t what they used to be. Remember rotary phones? OMG (as … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Passing the baton of the Free Harvest Supper

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I don’t know if Juanita Nelson ever ran a relay race, I know I haven’t since I was a kid in gym class. But somehow, the image of a relay race is what keeps coming to me as … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Erin McKeown to headline Red Fire Farm’s Tomato Fest Saturday, Aug. 22 GRANBY — Red Fire Farm will host its 15th annual Tomato Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22 — a party for the peak season of local produce … 0

Savoring the Seasons: What to do with all that zucchini?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

When I was 7 or 8 years old, Mom planted TOO MUCH zucchini. That meant she served zucchini OFTEN! I don’t remember my opinion of zucchini before that summer … but by the end of it, I knew … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Organic farming conference at UMass Aug. 14 to 16 The Northeast Organic Farmers Association conference will be held at UMass-Amherst Aug. 14 to 16. A three-day program of pre-conference intensives, workshops and speakers. Activities for teens and families, music, dance, animal rides, games and meet-ups. See website for … 0

Get to know kohlrabi

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You might have noticed an odd looking vegetable at the farmers market recently. It is shaped like Sputnik, the spherical Russian satellite with spikes coming out of it. It can be green or purple, large or small. I … 0

Cookbook teaches single guys to get dinner (and maybe dates)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BOSTON — Single and looking? If you’re a guy who’s willing to do some cooking, Avi Shemtov has you covered. Admittedly, Shemtov’s initial attempt to feed dudes on the prowl read a bit too much like the strange … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fill the Belly Bus food drive Friday, Aug. 7 GREENFIELD — Friday, Aug. 7, 3 to 5 p.m., on Town Common. Over 50 local community businesses have donated over 19 tons of food and personal care supplies in the past 10 years. It’s scheduled in August because that … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Grab a bib...it's peach season!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

While you read today’s Recorder Food page, I’ll be camping at a music festival in the woods in Michigan. By now, I will have eaten all of the western Mass. peaches I packed for my road trip and will be eating the tasty peaches grown in western Michigan. … 0