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Hey Federal purchasers, green vendors, buisinesses large and small!

If you've got the power to make a change....buy Green! Go with Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and use your buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services.

It all starts here! Find and evaluate green products and services, identify federal green buying requirements, calculate the costs and benefits of green purchasing choices and manage the processes. Got something green to sell? This is the place to post it.

 
 

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11th Annual NYS Environmental Excellence Awards

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 14 March 2014 22:57

 

Applications Now Being Accepted 

Get visibility and recognition for your outstanding, innovative and sustainable project or program that is improving and protecting New York's environmental resources and contributing to a  viable economy. 

 Eligible applicants include: businesses (including but not limited to small, medium and large businesses, manufacturing, power generation, retail, agri-business, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations; education, health carRead more

 

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Apply Now for Hilltop Hanover Farms CSA

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Tuesday, 24 December 2013 22:11

Apply Now for Hilltop Hanover Farms CSA

 The wait is over for those of you eager to join the Hilltop Hanover Farm CSA for 2014!

If you are ready to go, and don't need more information:
Download an application

 



Otherwise, learn more about our CSA program:

What is a CSA

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a subscription-style farming partnership between CSA members and the CSA farmer.  Members sign up early in the season for weekly CSA shares.  In return for this early commitment, CSA members receive the freshesRead more

   

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Chef Kroner's Thanksgiving Tips

Written by Chef Josh Kroner Friday, 22 November 2013 17:04

Chef Kroner's Thanksgiving Tips

A few tips for the cooks in the family as we are about a week away from Thanksgiving: 

1. Eat Local! Get your turkey from a local farm. Shop the Rhinebeck Thanksgiving Farmer's Market this Sunday. 
2. Brine your bird. It takes 18-30 hours, so plan ahead, but it gives you a moist, flavorful turkey every time. Try my simple recipe.  
3. Get everyone involved. Have guests bring a dish. Let the kids help in the kitchen. They can learn how to make some tasty stuffing this Saturday at ourRead more

   

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Hilltop Hannover Farm's Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 22 November 2013 12:12

Hilltop Hannover Farm's Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days

 


Hilltop Hanover Farm - Thanksgiving Farm Stand Days 

Friday  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Monday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday* 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What's availilbe?


Eggs, carrots, leeks, scallions, celeriac, mizuna, yukina, bok choy, spinach, daikon radish, turnips, broccoli raab, broccoli spears, cauliflower, hot peppers, lettuce, frisee, endive, escarole, herbs, winter squash, pie pumpkins, onions, shallots, our own Hot Pepper Jelly, jam, maple syrup, hoRead more

   

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Press Release - Inspiring New Read: Green Town USA

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:23

Press Release - Inspiring New Read: Green Town USA
 
 Press Release from our friends at Hatherleigh Press:
 
 
GREEN TOWN USA: 
New Book Documents Pathway to Sustainability 
 
Hope for a greener America . . . 
from the extraordinary community that made it a reality. 
 
“There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn't really discover it till tragedy 
created an opportunity that residents seized with head and heart!” 
 
— Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The EducatRead more
   

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International Buy Nothing Day: It's Time Has Come

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

 

 

Bye Bye Black Friday! International Buy Nothing Day's time has come.  

Last year Walmart's employees threaten a Black Friday strike, advertisements were less pronounced, trucking issues due to Hurricane Sandy force some stores to widen their aisles and redistribute good so they can appear to be full.  People became frustrated with thring to buy the perfect whatever to capture the beauty of the season and began considering what else could fill the gaping void left oRead more

   

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Arts, Fair Trade and New Rochelle: Maria Cisneros Interview

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:11

Arts, Fair Trade and New Rochelle: Maria Cisneros Interview

Tell me the story of how you came to open Recologie. What inspired you to focus on recycled wear and vegetarian food. Do you source your food locally? What Farms - Chefs are you connected with?

Maria Cisneros and Judith Weber:

Maria: “I began Recologie as a small intimate shop in Larchmont, NY.  I saw the need for a shopping experience like no other, with products having wonderful stories behind them. In speaking with one of my eco-minded designer friends, I decided to carry her line of hanRead more

   

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Gluten Free Co-Packing Space Sought

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 11 October 2013 11:24

 

From a local baker looking for co-pcking space:

 

I am looking to move my frozen gluten free pizza crusts and rolls to a co-packing facility and am having a hard time finding a facility that is gluten free, but not allergen free (my products contain milk and eggs). Do you have any suggestions? 

 

Got a space that wuld work?

Contact Lea Cullen Boyer to pass on the message!

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Monsanto Provision Act Removed from Senate Bill

Written by Paula Sakofs Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

Monsanto Provision Act Removed from Senate Bill

There was some good news from the Hill in late September. Last week, Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) passed an amendment to remove a controversial provision from the Senate version of bill HR 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, commonly known as the "Monsanto Protection Act." 

Those opposed to the provision argued that it weakened the authority of federal courts to stop the sale of GMO seeds and crops -- even if future health risks surfaceRead more

   

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Just Food's Pumpkin Fondue

Written by Paula Sakofs Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00

From our frineds at Just Food:

Pumpkin is a winter squash, closely related to butternut and acorn squash. They mature during the summer months and are harvested in the fall -- just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

While pumpkins come in all sizes, the smaller ones are best to cook with. They are a great source of vitamin A and work well in both sweet and savory recipes. While most people think immediately of pumpkin pie or roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin also works well in soups, stews anRead more

   

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DEC Workshops on Pesticide Alternatives for Schools and Day Care

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Sunday, 22 September 2013 00:00

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host six regional training workshops in September and October on the use of alternatives to pesticides at schools and day care centers.

Grassroots Environmental Education will provide introductory training for administrators and other school and day care personnel on the basic elements of pest management for facilities and grounds. New York State law prohibits use of most pesticides on turf, athletic and playingRead more

   

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