Posts Tagged ‘ Local food ’

Want to make the leap to farming? Online classes available from Cornell

August 25, 2015
corn growing in field in Western New York

Have you ever considered making the leap from gardening to farming? The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project at Cornell University has created a series of online courses for those thinking of becoming a farmer as well as for beginning farmers. The interactive online courses run from five to seven weeks. Courses start in October, November, January...
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Local strawberries are in season; get them quick

June 16, 2015
strawberries-from-Goodman's-Farm-Market

Home-grown strawberries last only about two weeks, and by the time some people realize strawberries are available, the season is over. Get local strawberries quick while they’re still available at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.  They carry home-grown fruits and vegetables in season, as well as honey and other...
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Matching gifts needed to create Stella Niagara Preserve; other projects get grants

April 28, 2015
Stella Niagara from WNY Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve have received a $200,000 challenge gift by a local couple, Pamela and Joe Priest, to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new nature preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The Land Conservancy is asking residents, businesses, and foundations to...
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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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