The second set of Cheese making classes are being held in Plattsburgh at Clinton Community College, some great coverage in the Press Republican highlights some local artisan cheese makers near. To find out more click this link:
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Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 |
The first round of cheese-making classes have happened in Watertown and we have had some nice press coverage prior to the classes. Below is the coverage in the Watertown Daily Times. Click on the link below to read more!
The local food efforts in NNY are well known in this area. And with the Regional Local Foods Initiative we have been able to showcase the tremendous efforts that we have taking place from the Champlain Valley to the Thousand Islands. The efforts here are being highlighted on Cornell Cooperative Extension’s statewide website. In the cover article on the website where “Buying Local is a Hot Topic”. Below is a beginning excerpt from that article.
Knowing where food is coming from is on many consumers’ minds these days. Food safety is one reason, but buying local also supports local agriculture which in turn, is good for the local economy.
It’s easy to buy local at farmers’ markets, farm stands, u-pick farms, community supported agriculture (CSA), restaurants with a local foods menu, and look for Pride of NY labeled foods in stores.
Cornell Cooperative Extension plays a major role in fostering local food efforts in all regions of New York State through education, research, and marketing and technical assistance. To read the whole article visit: www.cce.cornell.edu.
Article provokes anti-cheese firestorm. Listen to the North Country Public Radio’s coverage in response to the New York Time’s article click on the link above. I was able to visit with David Sommerstein about this article, USDA’s decision and the possible effects on agriculture in this region.