November has us in a “Seasoned” State of Mind for a few “mm mm gooood” reasons. First, the holiday season is upon us. And with that, we look forward to enjoying the literal seasonings of the season -- sage, pumpkin spices, hot apple cider with cinnamon. We tend to eat a lot in November, particularly warm and hearty meals, often made and savored with our pals, crescendoing into with Thanksgiving -- the month’s festive, “foodie” highlight where we leave the table grateful and groaning. So here’s our fair November warning: we’re going to talk quite a bit about the New York agriculture and food scene, particularly in the Capital Region, with the goal of getting you, too, in a “Seasoned” State of Mind.
From the local wo+man-powered farm initiative Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga Springs, which aims to bring together residents to build a holistic, self-supporting local food system, to delicious, zesty recipes from student chefs of the Culinary Program at Schenectady Community College, there will be more food-talk than you can handle...unless you are like us, constantly consuming hunger-inducing media all the time.
We will also be sharing Albany-based entrepreneur Jeffrey Mirel’s story -- a man for all seasons. He founded Albany Barn, an abandoned school converted to literally shelter artists and give them a space to create and share resources. And highlighting our very own talented Helderberg blacksmith, Noah Khoury.
These and other great food and seasonal-inspired topics are coming your way this November.
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As for the New York Makers Marketplace, things are about to get very busy around here! On top of our full publishing schedule on the Magazine, we’re also in a “Seasoned” State of Mind with our first New York Makers pop up gift shop opening in just 12 DAYS at the widely-beloved Grand Central Holiday Fair! 62 boxes of products from 20+ of our makers have already arrived in NYC, with many more to come. The curation, if we do say so ourselves, is one to be experienced. Come say “hello” to us on Monday, November 12th, and get first dibs on the delightful, impactful gifts made by over 20 statewide makers.
Find us in Booth 19 at the Grand Central Holiday Fair beginning Monday, November 12, 10 am!
Happy, happy holiday SEASON!