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EnvIRONmental Chef coming to Baltimore Woods

Cooking competition embraces local ingredients

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Authors, farmers, entrepreneurs ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys’ eager to visit Cazenovia

There has been a slow, steady and excited buzz permeating Cazenovia in recent weeks that can all be boiled down to the fact that the nationally-known “Fabulous Beekman Boys” — bestselling authors, farmers, entrepreneurs and recent winners of television’s “The Amazing Race” — are coming to town on Saturday, Jan. 26. The two-hour event, sponsored by the Historic Cazenovia Business District committee of the chamber of commerce, will feature Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge giving a special book signing of their “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” and Kilmer-Purcell’s New York Times best-selling nonfiction book, “The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites became gentleman farmers: An unconventional memoir,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lincklaen House on Albany Street.

Fourth annual Jordan Turkey Trot food pantry benefit set for Thanksgiving Day

For the fourth straight year, Jordan community members will come together on Thanksgiving Day to help put food on the tables of others.

Donate food, reduce library fines in Jordan

Do you have fines on your library card? During the month of November, the Jordan Bramley Library will waive $1 in overdue fines for every nonperishable food item brought to the library.

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Jordan gears up for 66th annual Fall Festival

More than 400 volunteers are hard at work to ensure that this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is just as good as, if not better than, the last.

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Jordan woman is chocolate champ at New York State Fair

Elaine Reilley, of Jordan, has won the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship at the New York State Fair for her Almond Joy Tarts, a recipe inspired by her husband’s love of chocolate and almonds.

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Camillus woman’s cupcakes win first place at State Fair's Cake Day

Kathy Kobliski has one more batch of raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes to bake.

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‘envIRONmental CHEF homegrown’ event returns to Baltimore Woods

Second culinary cook-off competition focuses on local foods prepared by local chefs

The second annual “envIRONmental CHEF homegrown” culinary competition has been announced for Sunday, Sept. 16, at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, with last year’s winners taking on new challengers and a new dessert competition added to the event. The competition celebrates the abundance of locally grown and produced foods in Central New York, and pits the area's finest chefs in head-to-head cook-off challenges that are tasted and decided by the audience.

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Market matters: Q&A with Kim Ramsden, Byrne Black Angus

Throughout the summer, the Eagle Observer will interview farmers and other vendors at the local market to find out what’s in season and what’s in store for the coming months.

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Jordan hosts first farmers market

The village of Jordan played host to day one of its brand new farmers market Sunday.

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A first for Jordan: Lifetime farmer brings market to Main Street

From growing up on her grandparents’ poultry and produce farm to later landing a job at Beak and Skiff Apple Farm in LaFayette, farming has always been Judy Wheeler-Kinch’s passion. Now she’s bringing that passion to Jordan by creating the village’s first-ever farmers market.

New York State Fair to offer donut dog

The New York State Fair’s donut burger now has a partner in crime.

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Market matters: Q&A with Travis North, Anna’s Flowers and Vegetables

The Marcellus Open Air Market opened Thursday, June 7, in Marcellus Park. Throughout the summer, the Eagle Observer will interview farmers and other vendors at the local market to find out what’s in season and what’s in store for the coming months. Introducing: Travis North, of Anna’s Flowers and Vegetables in Marcellus.

REACH CNY hosts Camp Green Teen

Looking for a different kind of summer camp experience for your kids this summer? Look no further than REACH CNY’s Camp Green Teen, a day camp for 10- to 15-year-olds based at Liverpool Community Church. The camp is aimed at helping teens make healthy decisions for themselves and their surroundings and making them aware of the many unique facets of the Central New York environment, according to program coordinator Christina Mills. The camp’s activities are almost too numerous to mention. They range from a visit to the Onondaga Lake restoration site to fishing to an egg drop to a zipline and ropes course to discussions about healthy eating and local food. “We’re doing so much,” Mills said. “It’s all about having fun and learning, too. We’re going to be doing very active learning.”

Marcellus Open Air Market debuts Thursday

A new farmer's market opens in Marcellus this week.

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