I have a mild cold this cold weekend, so I’ve stayed home with my box of kleenix, catching up on reading when I’m not napping.
Or planning what I’m up to next.
Next weekend, the 2nd Farming our Future gathering is happening at Taconic Hills High School on Saturday, 2/23/2013 from 9am – 4:30pm. I went last year. This is a good community of local people talking about food. And we must keep talking.
Chef Hugh Horner (The Restaurant at Helsinki) will host his next Eat Food or Die podcast rescheduled for Monday 2/25 at 2:00pm. This month he will be talking about Hudson Valley farms and the food community – how timely! If you can’t catch it live, go to WGXC.org for replay.
Want to support WGXC but feel you have no money to give? Every Monday is Macchiato Monday at Swallow Espresso & Coffee. Donate at least $3 to WGXC at Swallow on a Monday *in the month of February and get a free macchiato. Caffeination and crazy community radio – it’s win-win!
Not local but still pertinent: have you kept up on the case of the 75 year old farmer against Monsanto regarding the ownership of seed? It’s reaching the Supreme Court this season – you can catch up on details here. While the case started with soybeans, it will have far-reaching consequences for our whole food chain.
Hopefully by March I will be willing to spend more than mere minutes outside. Maple Syrup weekend(s) are coming up this year March 16-17 and March 23-24, 2013. We have no producers in Columbia County willing to open up to the public (in a way, I don’t blame them) although I’ve seen the tell-tale tubing in the forests in the Ancram area. Maple Syrup Road-trip!
In the meantime, I’m staying warmly inside. This morning I made popovers – nothing like eggy bread with butter and very strong coffee on a cold winter morning.