Albany food swap, which we hosted Locavore-style.
Kate Payne's Pickling & Fermenting demo. (Head here for a great recap of the event!) I still never told you about my jar of bread and butter pickles. I don't... I just don't know if you want to see them. Maybe I'll do a post on pickles for people who aren't super in love with them but are trying really hard to jump on the pickled foods bandwagon. Sounds exciting. Lastly, look at that little bag of Benjamin Buttons in the corner of the cooler. I'm not sure if I'm alone on this one, but I really love those things.
From Scratch Club is hosting a fundraiser for Denison Farm (Schaghticoke, NY) and Kilpatrick Family Farm (Middle Granville, NY), two of the biggest certified naturally grown farms in the area. Both farms suffered substantial crop loss during Tropical Storms Irene & Lee. I am a member of the KFF CSA and frequent customer at Denison's stand at the Troy Farmer's Market. They put food on my table and on the tables of so many in the area; please support them by heading over to From Scratch Club and donating. You will be entered to win the most incredible gift baskets I've ever seen-- a "grilling basket" featuring sustainable, ethically-raised meat from West Wind Acres, a basket with homemade pancake mix and tons of cute kitchen stuff, and a "swap basket" filled to the brim with incredible homemade treats that have been cooked, baked, canned, jarred, preserved, etc. by the ladies of FSC. More info about the farms, the gift baskets and the fine print can be found here.