Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so we are going straight to the root of the matter for this week’s Fruit and Veggie bags, by letting you know what is coming and how much of each. Since estimating exactly what will be harvested from the fields is a little tricky, amounts may vary a bit. HELP GET QUALITY FRESH PRODUCE TO FOOD PANTRIES … Read More

Hangover Cure

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Did you overdo it a little bit at Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert)? Good for you! Here are some easy steps to reset. Up your potassium intake. Eat arugula, kale and potassium-rich mustard greens in a medley salad. Try it: Crunchy Spinach & Chicken Salad  1-2 cups raw greens, artichokes, beets, tomatoes (¼ cup each); chickpeas (½ cup); pumpkin seeds; ½ an avocado; … Read More

Green Bean Casserole

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What is the deal with the traditional American holiday dish – Green Bean Casserole? Apparently in 1955, the Campbell Soup Company asked Dorcas Reilly (we did not make up her name) an employee in the home economics department “to create a quick and easy recipe around two things most Americans always had on hand.” No dummy, Dorcas decided that one of those … Read More

Fine Filaments of Affection

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On 1863, Sarah Josepha Hale pitched the idea of creating a national Thanksgiving holiday to President Abraham Lincoln (she had lobbied four other Presidents before him). Her argument was that the divided country needed a unifying holiday after the stress of the Civil War. Today, with media replacing muskets we find ourselves with a similar need. She wrote to Honest … Read More

Thank a Farmer, Thank Parsnips!

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We’re grateful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving, but most of all we are thankful for the 80+ small farms in the Hudson & Schoharie Valleys, all the way up in Essex County, all the way south to Orange County and everywhere in between, we have the privilege of working with each week. As you’re enjoying your delicious Thanksgiving meals … Read More