Posts Tagged ‘ Local food ’

Plantasia preview: Plants that look good & taste good, too

March 21, 2017

by Connie Oswald Stofko We buy plants with our eyes, said Ken Parker, CNLP, native plant expert and consultant. But when we choose plants that are edible as well as beautiful, we make our garden functional. “Plants are not just for aesthetics,” Parker said. And the edible plants that he recommends also attract pollinators,...
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Sweet corn, tomatoes now in season; you can continue to plant, too

July 26, 2016
sweet corn from Goodman's Farm Market Niagara Falls

by Connie Oswald Stofko It’s what so many of us wait for all year: homegrown sweet corn and tomatoes. They’re in season now and you can get them at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls. Other homegrown produce includes blueberries, green beans, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, Swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash and...
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Learn about braiding, drying white corn at husking bee

October 27, 2015
Learn about braiding, drying white corn at husking bee

by Connie Oswald Stofko A reader once asked me if only Native Americans were allowed to grow white corn. “It’s our traditional food, but anybody can grow it,” said Layfayette Williams, project assistant with the Food is Medicine Project of the Seneca Nation, which aims to improve people’s health through native plants and cultural...
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Ship homegrown apples to out-of-town friends

October 13, 2015
apples from Goodman's in Niagara Falls

There’s nothing like a crisp, juicy apple from Niagara County. Goodman’s Farm Market can help you give out-of-town friends and relatives a taste of home by shipping them locally grown apples. These lovely apples are fresh, grown in Niagara County and not waxed. Your loved ones will enjoy every bite. They can also add...
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You can raise chickens in your backyard; find out more in two classes

September 22, 2015
boy holding a Rhode Island Red hen

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Chickens are easy to take care of, they don’t cost a lot and they can be good pets, said Amanda Henning, Agriculture and Food Systems Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County. But before you run out and get a bunch of fuzzy chicks, find out what is really...
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Decorate for fall by making a large still life; get fresh produce, too

September 22, 2015
fall decorations at Goodman's

Your perennials may be waning, but there are many ways you can have color and interest in your yard during autumn. One idea is to make a large still life. Start with some hay bales from Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Drive Extension, Niagara Falls. Add other colorful items from Goodman’s that evoke the...
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Want to make the leap to farming? Online classes available from Cornell

August 25, 2015
corn growing in field in Western New York

Have you ever considered making the leap from gardening to farming? The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project at Cornell University has created a series of online courses for those thinking of becoming a farmer as well as for beginning farmers. The interactive online courses run from five to seven weeks. Courses start in October, November, January...
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Local strawberries are in season; get them quick

June 16, 2015

Home-grown strawberries last only about two weeks, and by the time some people realize strawberries are available, the season is over. Get local strawberries quick while they’re still available at Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.  They carry home-grown fruits and vegetables in season, as well as honey and other...
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Matching gifts needed to create Stella Niagara Preserve; other projects get grants

April 28, 2015
Stella Niagara from WNY Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve have received a $200,000 challenge gift by a local couple, Pamela and Joe Priest, to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new nature preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The Land Conservancy is asking residents, businesses, and foundations to...
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Fascinating green roof project under way in Springville; you can help

March 31, 2015

by Connie Oswald Stofko The Springville Center for the Arts is seeking volunteers to start seedlings for its green roof project. You’ll get seeds that you are asked to start in containers and nurture until they’re ready to be transplanted onto the green roof. You don’t have to live in Springville to participate. In...
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