Sunday, April 10th, 2011 Dinner and a Movie!
4:00 pm Potluck Dinner - McEwen Hall*
6:00 pm Film Screening of Dive!
7:15 pm Film Screening of Pig Business
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Albany No Farms No Food Rally & Lobby Day
SFMV joined farmers, food advocates, local officials, environmentalists and other Slow Food chapters and met with legislators at the State Capitol about the critical importance of farms and food to New Yorkers.
Sunday, March 27th, 11 am:
By popular demand, Breadmaking 101 returns! details coming . . . please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list, only ten spots and some are already filled. We don't even know what's on the menu yet, but folks are signing up!
Sunday, March 20th, 2 pm:
Mill Hollow Maple
Photos from our Mill Hollow Maple Tour:
Saturday, March 12th, 7 pm
Wandering Fork Dinner
hosted at The Farm
Second dinner of the Wandering Fork season . . .
Limited to 10, $20 pp with half the proceeds supporting Slow Food initiatives here locally.
To make your reservations,
or call 315.895.0060
2.12.11 TEDX: Changing The Way We Eat (106 registered!)
Slow Food Mohawk Valley co-sponsors local TedX event organized by Foodshed Buying Club
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place February 12, 2011, in New York City. The one-day event will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all.
THE FOODSHED will stream the entire all-day conference at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Oriskany. We'll provide breakfast at 10am, as well as lunch and a mid-afternoon snack. Come meet local food advocates, farmers and other like-minded people in the community making a difference in our region's food and farming system.
The entire event is free, but you must register at http://tinyurl.com/tedxoneida.
Heritage Cheesemaker Shannon Nichols of Heamour Farm highlighted in the Wall Street Journal
Active with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a Slow Food partner in "RAFT": Renewing America's Food Traditions, Shannon's goat cheese and caramel are in the spotlight!
1.22.11 Wandering Fork Dinner
"An Evening with Julia"
Slow Food Mohawk Valley is pleased to announce the first Wandering Fork dinner of 2011, hosted by Celeste Friend on Saturday, January 22nd. Click here for menu
12.10 Foodshed Buying Club Generates $100K in Local Food Sales
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Foodshed is a web-based business bringing local products from the farm to your table. The innovative and green idea started small, but business is picking up with the click of every button. For full story and video link, click here.
Did you know? According to the American Independent Business Alliance, when a consumer spends $100 at a locally owned business, $45 of it stays in the community. When that same $100 is spent at a national chain store, only $13 remains local.
Thank you Foodshed, for supporting our producers and enabling our community to be 'co-producers' with each and every purchase. Foodshed Buying Club is a local-only grocery shopping experience. Click, Shop, Support. Here.
12.10.10 Terra Madre Day Thousands of people around the world will be celebrating Terra Madre Day on Friday, December 10th. Click Here for World Map!
Join the Slow Food Mohawk Valley Terra Madre delegates
at 5:30 pm at RCIL's
Smith Center for Advocacy for a multi-media presentation of their Terra Madre experience
in Turin, Italy in October.
Learn about Slow Food and Terra Madre initiatives like:
Honoring Indigenous People
1,000 Gardens for Africa
RAFT: Renewing America's Food Traditions
The Presidia/Ark of Taste project
...and find out how our Mohawk Valley Maple Syrup has journeyed around the world!!!
Breaking Ground, Breaking Bread: Slow Food
National Volunteer Day
Ark of Taste/RAFT Introductions @ Hamiton College, 2 pm
All to Meet at the Science Center building at 2 pm for presentation, followed by activities and tour of the Garden!
Visit Hamilton College’s 1812 Garden, which is a reconstruction of an early-19th c. kitchen garden and functions as the "laboratory" project of College Seminar 235 "Food for Thought: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Food.".
Presentation on the planning of The 1812 Garden; seed preservation and heirloom recovery; and the Slow Food initiatives, The Ark of Taste and RAFT (Renewing America’s Food Traditions)will be explored.
The presentation will take place in the Science Building, followed by a visit to The 1812 Garden, where, weather permitting, we will harvest heirloom varieties of potatoes and corn. Participants will be presented with seed that we offer through Seed Savers Exchange for the 2011 growing season.
Hosted by Professors David Gapp and Franklin Sciacca, Project managers of The 1812 Garden. (Frank Sciacca is also co-leader of Slow Food Mohawk Valley Chapter.
9.26.10 Raise the Roof!
Join Slow Food friends and members of MadArt to build a shed roof over the community mud oven at Common Thread Farm in Hamilton. Builders convene at noon on Sunday.
On Sunday September 26th at Noon we will raise a roof on the MUD OVEN at Common Thread Farm. We have the metal roofing, now we need the wood framing. With help from the Slow Food Mohawk Valley chapter, we will raise a simple shed roof over the oven to make it more usable for the community. Bread making is an art form that everyone can enjoy!
Four - 10’ 4”x4” posts
Lumber for framing the roof
USED WORKS FOR US!
Big Foot footers or tubes
Cement for the footers
Contributions of materials can be brought to Common Thread:
OR Call Leigh Yardley 315. 263.0957
Wandering Fork Event
Sunday, September 19, 2010; 12-3pm
A Glorious Grilled Cheese Luncheon!!
Hosted by Local Cheesemaker Renate Nollen of Dutch Girl Cheese
193 County Highway 19; Leonardsville, New York
Three genuinely grilled (not just fried) cheese sandwiches will be on offer, all made with Renate’s own traditionally handmade artisinal cheeses:
Also served will be homemade pickles and chutneys and both tea and mint tea
All this for a modest $10! Children under 12, $5
The luncheon will be served on the grounds of Renate’s lovely home: please feel free to bring a lawn chair.
Renate’s cheeses will be available for purchase during the afternoon with a portion of the proceeds to go to the Wandering Fork fundraising efforts.
Tickets for this event can be purchased at the following locations up until September 13th:
The Jones Family Farm at the Clinton Farmers’ Market on Thursdays
Tom’s Natural Foods in Clinton
Café Domenico in South Utica, at 2011 Genesee Street
Food Shed pick up on Fridays 3:30 – 5:30pm at RCIL -- 1607 Genesee Street in Utica
From Renate at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market on sunny Saturdays 8am -12pm
From Frank Sciacca at Hamilton College: email: email@example.com
For further information, contact the Wandering Fork Coordinator, Celeste Friend at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Wandering Fork is a series of food events sponsored by Mohawk Valley Slow Food to raise funds to promote our various programs, including subsidizing CSA boxes for families in need.
Hop to it! A visit to an historic hop farm . . .
For Photos, click here
Saturday, August 14 3-5 pm
Wrobel Farm, 927 Rt. 8 North, Bridgewater, NY
Join us as we take a short walking tour of a local farm that is re-introducing hops to this area. This farm was a center of hops production in the late 1800's. Our tour will include a discussion of the history of hops cultivation in the area and of the issues involved in growing hops today. A highlight will be a chance to look at the only cobblestone hop kiln in the state. Click Here for Details!
Hop to it!
A visit to an historic hop farm.
Saturday, August 14 3-5 pm
at Wrobel Farm, 927 Rt. 8 North, Bridgewater, NY
We'll take a short walking tour of a local farm that is re-introducing hops to this area. This farm was a center of hops production in the late 1800's. Our tour will include a discussion of the history of hops cultivation in the area and of the issues involved in growing hops today. A highlight will be a chance to look at the only cobblestone hop kiln in the state.
Participants (over the age of 21!) are encouraged to bring a six-pack of an interesting beer or beers to share, and after our tour we'll have a do-it-ourselves beer tasting and discussion of the influence of hops on the taste of beer.
We will also enjoy freshly picked sweet corn (grilled or boiled) on the premises.
Garlic from the farm will also be available for purchase.
Cost per person is $5, payable at the event.
In the event of inclement weather, check our website or facebook page for up-to-the-minute information.
Although reservations are not required, please drop an email to email@example.com if you plan to attend. This will help us in knowing how much corn to pick!!!
Directions to Wrobel Farm
from the north: Follow Rt. 8 south from Utica. Just past the Sauquoit exit, note the point at which Rt. 8 ceases to be a divided highway and drops to two lanes. From that point, follow Rt. 8 south for 7 miles. Wrobel Farm is on the right and can be recognized by the sweet corn stand and our Slow Food banner at the end of the driveway.
from the South: Follow Rt. 8 north from the intersection with US Rt. 20. Pass Cemetery Rd. on your left, then look for Wrobel Farm about one quarter mile farther north on your left. You'll see the sweet corn stand and a Slow Food banner at the end of the driveway.
Sunday June 6, 2010 Cheesemaking Class with
Dutch Girl Cheesemaker Renate Nollen, 9 am - 6pm
Fresh Goat Cheese: Deliciously tangy and smooth
Jalapeno Queso with Cow Milk: Mexican cheese, great for eating as is and also in omelets or other dishes that require a cheese that doesn't melt
La Mozzarella: The queen of melting and stretching
Food For Thought Film Series
Thursday, May 27th : "All In This Tea"
Utica College, 6:30 pm Free Admission
Followed by a demonstration of traditional Chinese Tea preparations by Mei-hua of the
Mohawk Valley Chinese Association
Film Trailers @
Food For Thought Film Series:
Saturday, May 15, 2010Community Bread Baking
Saturday, May 15, 10 am – 4 pm
Leader: Leigh Yardley
Location: Common Thread Community Farm
Be part of a creative community with bread! In 2009 MAD Art and the community built a sculptural oven with mud and recycled materials. Join others and learn to build the fire for a wood fired oven, prepare dough for baking, then sample the bread or pizza baked in the oven.Free and open to all!
Saturday May 8, 2010
IT'S SPRING AND THE LAMBS ARE POPPIN!
Great photos from The Ferris Farm of baby lambs being welcomed into pasture.
Click here for updated lamb photos, 5.8.10
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Slow Food Mohawk Valley presented "Krugerrand Cheese FarmTour".
Here's a peak at a snowy but fun filled day . . . and the cheese, oh the cheese!
Slow Food Mohawk Valley
"Time For Lunch" Makes the News!
On March 24th, members of SF MV assisted students at the Martin Luther King Elementary in writing letters to their House Representative Michael Arcuri and Senators Gillibrand and Schumer, asking for support of increased funding for healthy school lunches.
New Year's Eve Dried Sausage Making
Old Path Farm's Nancy Grove and Pete Bianco teach the art of sausage making!