Posts Tagged ‘ Local food ’

Fascinating green roof project under way in Springville; you can help

March 31, 2015
Image courtesy Springville Center for the Arts

by Connie Oswald Stofko The Springville Center for the Arts is seeking volunteers to start seedlings for its green roof project. You’ll get seeds that you are asked to start in containers and nurture until they’re ready to be transplanted onto the green roof. You don’t have to live in Springville to participate. In...
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Welcome our new Premium Partner, Goodman’s Farm Market in Niagara Falls

January 13, 2015
Welcome our new Premium Partner, Goodman’s Farm Market in Niagara Falls

If you’re looking for locally grown produce throughout the year, stop in to our newest Premium Partner, Goodman’s Farm Market. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY. Even though it’s winter, there are still local products in stock. Apples are one of the few produce items that are...
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Chef to demonstrate cooking with herbs Aug. 23 at Mischler’s; tips on growing herbs, too

August 12, 2014
Chef to demonstrate cooking with herbs Aug. 23 at Mischler’s; tips on growing herbs, too

Herbs can add so much to the dishes we prepare– if you know how to use herbs well. Chef Andrew Marino of the Irishman Pub and Eatery in Williamsville will present a free demonstration and tasting called “Cooking With Herbs” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest...
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Plant food now: broccoli & other veggies from seed for fall as well as fruit trees & bushes

July 8, 2014
Plant food now: broccoli & other veggies from seed for fall as well as fruit trees & bushes

by Connie Oswald Stofko If your garden was wet or you were busy and didn’t get any food plants in your garden this spring, don’t fret. It’s not too late. You can plant vegetables, including broccoli, from seed. You can also plant fruit trees and bushes. Vegetables Now is the time to plant seeds...
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Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

February 25, 2014
Make food a permanent part of your Western New York yard with edible landscapes

by Connie Oswald Stofko When we want to grow food, we generally think of smallish plants that we would categorize as “vegetables” or “herbs,” such as tomatoes or zucchini or parsley. Today we’re going to challenge you to think bigger. When you think of food, think of trees and shrubs. The concept is called...
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Learn how to keep chickens & more at urban farming event in Buffalo

February 17, 2014
Learn how to keep chickens & more at urban farming event in Buffalo

You can tour an urban farm, learn about keeping chickens and learn the basics of aquaponics during Growing Green Spring Urban Agriculture Training, hosted by the staff of Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP). It takes place Friday through Sunday, March 7 to 9 in Buffalo. The cost for Saturday only is $150; for Sunday only,...
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Want to start community garden in Buffalo? Apply to Grassroots Gardens by Feb. 17

February 4, 2014
Want to start community garden in Buffalo? Apply to Grassroots Gardens by Feb. 17

If you are interested in starting a community garden in the City of Buffalo, you may be able to get assistance from Grassroots Gardens. The full application isn’t due until March 3, but a letter of intent is due Feb. 17. An open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb....
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90-acre farm in WNY will remain agricultural land under conservation easement

January 28, 2014
90-acre farm in WNY will remain agricultural land under conservation easement

Even those of us who grow vegetables in our gardens still depend on farmers for most of our food. But that food supply could be constrained if we lose Western New York farmland to housing and other development. The Western New York Land Conservancy is working to protect local farmland. Earlier this month it...
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Grow tunnel lets you grow veggies during winter in Western New York

November 26, 2013
grow tunnel in Buffalo NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko The temperature was in the teens this past weekend, but the vegetables in the grow tunnel at City Honors School in Buffalo are still going strong. In this video, Caesandra Seawell, garden manager, shows us how the grow tunnel can extend the gardening season, allowing us to grow vegetables in...
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Thinking of switching from gardening to farming? Check out info from Cornell

October 15, 2013
Thinking of switching from gardening to farming? Check out info from Cornell

If you enjoy gardening, you might yearn to do what you love and make it into your job. But there’s a lot to know if you want to be a farmer. Whether you want to supplement your income by selling what you grow, you’re dreaming of quitting your day job or you’re already a...
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