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By Jennifer Meehan Do you ever feel a need to spice up your root vegetable life? Need a little excitement alongside those carrots and potatoes? You might want to consider the Jerusalem artichoke, aka, the ...

 
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Remember that Hurricane Irene thing? The powerful storm was bearing down on New York City. Entire neighborhoods were evacuated. The national media was whipping the country into a tizzy with minute-by-minute reporting on the biblical ...

 
An Unholy Alliance? Questions remain about who's behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

An unholy alliance? Questions remain about who's pulling the strings at the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. With farm subsidies due to expire in 2012, the race for a say in the ...

 
Dine Out Irene to benefit regional farmers impacted by the hurricane. This Sunday.

Have you made a donation to help regional farmers hard hit by Hurricane Irene yet? No? Well luckily for you, Dine Out Irene is almost here.  Restaurants participating in the program will be donating a ...

 
Tom Mylan, of The Meat Hook, has an obsession.

Tom Mylan, of The Meat Hook, has an obsession. by Joanna Shaw Flamm Tom Mylan, this is an intervention. We care about you, and we just don’t want to see you get hurt. ...

 
The impact on regional farms of flooding from Irene is beginning to emerge

The impact on regional farms of flooding from Irene is beginning to emerge Although it’ll be a matter of weeks before we get a full reading of the impact of flooding from Hurricane ...

 
Rhubarb being sold by Red Jacket Orchards at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Park Slope-based photographer Valery Rizzo is back this month with a bevy of portraits taken at Greenmarkets across Brooklyn.  Over the course of a few weekends, Valery worked the Greenpoint/McCarren Park and Grand Army ...

 
Rhubarb being sold by Red Jacket Orchards at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

There’s a new breed of CSA-inspired projects popping up in Brooklyn. The twist that these newbies are bringing to the table is something we all love: Freedom. What does that mean? You get to ...

 
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Melissa Ennen working the door at Foodshed Market When Melissa Ennen decided to open The Commons, a community and educational center in Boerum Hill, she didn’t just want to host classes and workshops. She ...

 
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Are you ready to take the plunge this year and get yourself one of those pasture-raised heritage breed turkeys that you’ve been hearing about? Or are you skeptical about paying a premium for the ...

 
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The Added Value Red Hook Community Farm will be celebrating autumn’s bounty by hosting their fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday.This isn’t some quaint gathering of locavores: it’s a ...

 
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By Kimberly Maul Here at Nona, our first love is for urban farming and those who are growing produce, keeping bees, and making great food and drink right here in Brooklyn. But for some of ...

 
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Tomatoes and corn always grab the headlines at the farmers market, but don’t sleep on summer squash. Also called zucchini, summer squash comes in many varieties in our area, each with its own ...

 
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Corn seems to have gotten a bit of bad rap lately (thanks, Michael Pollan), but fresh summer corn is definitely not something to miss. We asked our farmer friend Chelsea Whittaker, manager of Greenpoint/McCarren ...

 
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If your life hasn’t been too peachy lately, it looks like that’s about to change. Our contacts at the farmers markets tell us that the peach crop is coming in this ...