Friday, July 12, 2013

What's Fresh Now: July in the Catskills

Pure Catskills: What's Fresh in JulyToday on WIOX Community Radio 91.3FM, we checked in with What's Fresh From the Catskills. Visit this webpage for the local u-picks in your county.  Look for strawberries, spinach, zucchini, eggs, and goat meat at area farmers' markets and farmstands. For ideas how to prepare/combine What's Fresh, check out our Recipes Page.
Lucky Dog Local Food Hub: To find out more about how this transportation and delivery system works and benefits our regional economy, attend the community meeting Regional Food Hubs: Bridging the Farm to Institution Gaps hosted by Food and Health Network of South Central New York on Thursday, July 25 from 2-4 p.m. at Lucky Dog Organic Farm, 35796 New York 10, Hamden. Following a farm tour, the group will discuss the role of food hubs in the farm to institution wholesale chain. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 23 to Erin Summerlee (607) 692-7669.
Pure Catskills Farmers' Market of the Week: Rosendale Farmers' MarketPURE CATSKILLS-WATERSHED POST FARMERS' MARKET OF THE WEEK: Rosendale Farmers’ Market every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 a .m. to 2 p.m. through October 27. Located in Rosendale Community Center parking lot, 1055 Route 32, the market features conventional and organic products, free coffee/tea, and live music. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the children’s area offers hands-on activities teach kids about healthy foods, farming and the environment. To serve all community members well with nutritious, affordable food, the Rosendale Farmers’ Market proudly accepts SNAP EBT payments.
Pasture Fly Control Grazing meeting TODAY Friday July 12 at the Paul Santobuono Farm, Franklin, at 1 p.m. NYS Pesticide Applicator credits will be given.

Intensive Small Grain Production Field Day on Friday July 19 at 1 p.m. This free pasture walk address winter triticale and nutrient management at Byebrook Farm, Bloomville.
Catskills CRAFT Meeting on August 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Majestic Farm, 134 Majestic Road, Mountain Dale 12763. This free farm tour is open to those interested in farming, beginner to expert. Majestic Farm grows pasture raised pork, lamb, and poultry using sustainable practices and will give a farm tour and discuss “Farrow-to-Finishing” pig breeding. A potluck supper will follow and transportation is available. Contact Eleanor Blakeslee-Drain, Farmhearts Fellow.

SAVE THE DATE: Delaware County Fair August 12 - 17 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Pre-purchase your weekly tickets for $18 at the JC Penney Catalogue Store, main Street, Walton or online.
Greater Binghamton Farmers' MarketOF INTEREST: Greater Binghamton Regional Farmers' Market to be built this summer at Otsiningo Park and open in 2014. Answer this survey if you want to provide input on products, hours of operation, etc.

OTHER GROUNDSWELL WORKSHOPS sponsored by Food and Health Network of South Central New York:
GRANT: Northeast SARE Research and Education Grant
Preproposal Deadline: July 29, 2013
The Research and Education program funds outcome-based projects offering research, education, and demonstration projects that benefit farmers and explore new sustainable farm practices. Projects should be directed toward research results that will translate quickly into farmer benefit, and farmers, extension staff, and other stakeholders should be involved in planning project content. Visit the website to learn more about the preproposal process and to apply.
GRANT: Regional Economic Development Council - Consolidated Funding Application (CFA)
Deadline, August 12, 2013, 4:00PMIn addition to funding through the Regional Economic Development Councils, several funding opportunities are available to apply for through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). For an overview of the resources available, check here. For a detailed list of all resources and directions on how to apply, view the CFA resource manual and the CFA application guide.
Deadline, September 15, 2013
The 2013 focus is on the following categories: Healthy Food Choices grants support programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities. Healthy Activity grants support programs that provide opportunities for physical activity in underserved communities. Applications that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens will receive priority consideration. Visit the Foundation's websiteto submit an online application.  
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