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Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Farmers & Artisans to Host Author and Chef Jake Brach

Chef Jake Brach, regional culinary manager for Rich Products and author of the book “The Sustainable Chef — Cooking with the Farmers of New York State,” will be signing copies of his book from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Farmers & Artisans, 78 East Spring St., Williamsville. Guests that evening will also be treated to food demonstrations and will have an opportunity to sample recipes featured in Brach’s book.

In “The Sustainable Chef,” Brach tells the story of eight small family farms, sharing recipes from each and highlighting beautiful photos from around the state. The book would make a great gift for any cooking or food enthusiast. 

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

Back to School: Tame the Breakfast Budget

It may only be July, but before you know it the kids will be heading back to school. Mornings can be busy and chaotic, but don't let the chaos push you to go through the drive thru, spending money you don't have on not so nutritious breakfast sandwiches and burritos. With a little planning you can make delicious, nutritious and inexpensive breakfasts for the entire family without compromising the family grocery budget.

Have you seen the Wal-Mart commercial that says if you buy breakfast products at their store you can serve breakfast for $1 per person, as opposed to $5 at the local drive-thru? Why should breakfast even cost $1 per person? Learn how to tame your breakfast budget with these inexpensive breakfast recipes.

 

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Eat Drink Local Week Puts Focus on WNY Harvest

Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.

“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Buffalo

EMERALD ASH BORER DETECTED IN BUFFALO

Collaborative Control Efforts Underway to Contain First Infestation Found in Erie County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the City of Buffalo’s South Park. This is the first EAB infestation to be detected in Erie County. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Gardening Classes Presented by: CCE Master Gardeners of Erie County

Gardening Classes Presented by: CCE Master Gardeners of Erie County

This year our classes have been revamped. We have listened to the comments from past classes and made some changes. We hope you will enjoy the new classes we are offering. This year we have 2 dates to choose from or join us for both. Both dates will be held CUCE Erie County 21 S.Grove St. E.Aurora. Registration is $20 per day or $30 for both days. Please be sure to register prior to the deadline for the class your are interested in. We Look forward to seeing you there!!

CLASS DATES:

April 9, 2011 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

1. The 21st Century Victory Garden - Vegetable gardening -layout, care, and varieties (including heiloom)

2. Feed your Soil - Compost, soil, and fertilization.

**Registration Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011**

April 16, 2011 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

1.