A Taste of Rensselaer County Canceled Due to Tropical Storm Irene

Given the recent weather and the large impact Tropical Storm Irene has had on the region including farms in Rensselaer County, Rensselaer County Farm Bureau and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are canceling this year’s A Taste of Rensselaer County. Originally scheduled to be held on September 14, 2011, A Taste of…

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Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) – It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive. The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Nearly 46 million Americans receive food stamps…

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From Farm to Food Bank: A Visit to Black Horse Farms

Every year, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives donated produce from over 60 local farmers. These successful farm/Food Bank relationships helped the organization distribute over 1.2 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2010. The decade-long partnership between the Food Bank and Black Horse Farms in Coxsackie, NY has been especially…

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CSA Shares Now on Sale

The Regional Food Bank has a limited number of CSA shares available for purchase! For $400, shareholders will receive a weekly supply of vegetables (enough for a family of four!) from early July through October. Don’t have a full family? Half-shares are only $250. In 2010, the average Family Share weighed 19 pounds and half…

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