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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

Franklin County Food and Farms

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

These pulled pork tacos are local TURNERS FALLS — The New England Farmers Union tent during the Franklin County Pumpkinfest Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 9 p.m., will feature freshly smoked pulled pork tacos with Mexican slaw and pork-stuffed baked potatoes with options including cheese sauce, butter, … 0

Blue Plate Special: Five Eyed Fox’s Kale Caesar Salad

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLATT For the Recorder Ashley Arthur and Aric Binaco enjoy spending time together. Their mutual affection is a good thing: they are life partners and also business partners at Five Eyed Fox. This eclectic café, bar … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Pumpkin Fries! Ginger Plumb Tart!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I’m always thrilled when readers send me recipes or chat with me about my column. Recently, I’ve had many lovely encounters, including visits with Jay Lord at the Greenfield Farmers Market, where he’s promoting Just Roots’ Just Soup and their Just Soup CSA. He’ll be at the market … 0

Beerhunter: Turners Falls brewery hosts opening Friday & Saturday

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lawrence George pours a hazy-gold sample of beer from the tank and passes it to me in a small glass. It is a bold and flavorful take on an American pale ale: hoppy, tangy and delicious. In another … 0

Savoring the Seasons: ’Tis the season for ‘I wonder ...’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

“I wonder how this recipe would taste with plums or pears instead of peaches?” I’ve said that a lot recently. First, I asked Kris Pelis about her peach cobbler recipe. Kris tried it with plums and said “Plums are even better than peaches.” Then, I heard from Robbie … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Third annual Fall Farm Festival Sunday, Oct. 11, 2 to 6 p.m., Greenfield Community Farm, 34 Glenbrook Drive, Greenfield. Just Roots will host the third annual Fall Farm Festival at the Greenfield Community Farm. There will be local food and craft vendors, workshops, kids’ activities, pumpkin carving, musical … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Apples — caked, cobblered and hasselbacked!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wow, there are a LOT of apples on the apple trees this year! Every tree I’ve seen, including old trees in my yard, now-wild trees in the woods by old homesites, trees in local orchards, and even the … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Slow money, local food On Thursday, Oct. 1, Slow Money Pioneer Valley is hosting an Entrepreneur Showcase featuring seven local farm and food entrepreneurs and the PVGrows Investment Fund Inc. What do they all have in common? They are all committed to making a meaningful impact on our … 0

An apple a day

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If it weren’t for Peter Gideon, we might still be munching on crabapples, rather than the Haralson, Honeycrisp or SweeTango that Minnesota is known for. In 1853, Gideon, a horticulturist, built a homestead on Lake Minnetonka, near Excelsior, … 0

Savoring the Seasons: All things garlic

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where will you be this coming weekend? If you’re like me and thousands of our New England neighbors, you’ll be at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival in Orange. Love garlic? The Festival is clearly Garlic Central … 0