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Connecting Producers to Consumers in Upper Jay

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by Glenn

A group of volunteers in Upper Jay is in the process of opening up a “The Valley Kitchen”  in Upper Jay.  The ‘community kitchen’ will be a full sized commercial kitchen that producers (Farmers etc…) can use to turn their local food to marketable products that meet State DOH guidelines.  The group plans on opening Read the Rest…

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How Much Food Can $20 Really Buy?

Posted on: July 14th, 2013 by Glenn

We recently stumbled across this blog entry which tries to quantify the amount of healthy vs. unhealthy food items you can buy with the same amount of money.  We won’t vouch for the absolute scientific integrity of the examples, but we think it gives you a very good approximation of the power of a dollar Read the Rest…

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Michelle Obama: The Business Argument for Healthier Food

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Glenn

Back in February, the First Lady wrote an opinion piece highlighting the economic success some large businesses have had by improving their fresh fruit and vegetable and healthier food offerings.  She praised businesses for improving their offerings but recognized there is still a long way to go.      

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Diabetes Center to Open in September

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Glenn

Akwesasne will soon be getting a brand new exercise and education facility for diabetes prevention, treatment, care and management. The Diabetes Center for Excellence is in the final stages of construction and will be opening sometime in September. Check out the full story in the Malone Telegram.

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Petrova Middle School Hosts ‘Farm to School’ Initiative

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Glenn

On June 6th the Petrova Middle School in Saranac Lake hosted a ‘Farm to School’ day as part of the newly formed Adirondack Farm to School Initiative which wants to provide students with more locally raised food. You can learn more about the event and the Farm to School movement in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

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