The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack

The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack

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Agriculture Business major Tommy harvests 5 lbs of Asian, spicy mustard, and brassica greens for Chef Matt's Culinary Arts Program and restaurant, Seasoned. Tommy is taking Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy's Agroecology course this spring!
Mary Clark-Smith has joined us as the new Farm Manager SUNY ADK. She comes from Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County and is happy to be joining our team.
Germination happening in our campus agriculture greenhouse and high tunnel. Students in Agroecology direct seeded beds of baby leaf kale, swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, and mustard greens and started trays of beet, kale, and flowers that are already germinating! Stay tuned for some of the herbs, tomatoes and peppers we are growing. What are you growing?
Let the dandelions bloom this spring! Consider a ...

provide some of the first food (nectar and pollen) for our native bees and other . Don't mow until after the flowers have finished blooming and help reverse the decline in these vital insects. Here at the [email protected] we will be enjoying these beautiful blooms that support our beneficial insects.

See what other No-Mow-May communities are doing at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/28/travel/no-mow-may-wisconsin.html?referringSource=articleShare
In our last class this semester of Intro to Sustainable Agriculture, students hand hulled our dried heirloom flint corn for seeds for next year's crop. We're already getting ready for a bigger and better 2022!
We love the Adirondack Harvest weekly newsletter. This week it brought a bunch of great stories about local food, local gifts, and other holiday joys. Check them out at https://adirondackharvest.com/

Sign up for their weekly news letter at:
https://adirondackharvest.com/email-sign-up/
Farewell to our Farm Manager Toni! Toni has been working as the college’s farm manager for the past two seasons! She has connected fresh produce across the campus, to individuals and institutions alike. We wish her well as she moves forward with her art career and her own micro-farm! Best of luck to Toni!
Thanksgiving is almost here! Celebrate with a bag of seasonal vegetables grown here on the campus farm! To preorder email the farm manager at [email protected] !
We have some Volunteer Days coming up! Come play in the dirt and help us add compost to our field! To sign up, email [email protected] !
🍂 Happy Fall from the campus farm! 🍂
Our harvest bounty for today’s Collaborative Cuisine Dinner hosted by the SUNY Adirondack’s culinary program- ! The four course menu will feature produce from our farm!

We teach sustainability and grow food at SUNY Adirondack to cultivate a healthy, secure future for o

09/21/2022

Looking for apples? So are we.... Surprisingly, our trees in our campus orchard have almost no apples this season (although the pears and cherries did well). This includes many apple varieties, including those that normally bear vigorously every year. Anyone else growing apples have this experience this year? Possible reasons include cold weather in May, lack of pollinators, drought during July-August... Your thoughts?

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 09/19/2022

The campus farm hosted its first pop-up market last week in the dining center selling flowers, berries, fruits and veggies to our campus community! Go SUNY ADK!

08/25/2022

Fall allergies (“hay fever”) are starting…. The primary culprit is pollen from ragweed (Ambrosia - gotta love that genus name), not goldenrod. Although extensive stands of goldenrod (Solidago) are part of our late summer and fall beauty, these perennial plants are insect pollinated and do not release their pollen freely to the air. In fact, goldenrod provides an important fall food source for our bees and other pollinators. Ragweed, on the other hand, is wind pollinated. It is a small annual weed covered with inconspicuous tiny green flowers that are really good at releasing copious amounts of highly irritating pollen to the air.

Photos from SUNY Adirondack Alumni's post 05/05/2022

Photos from SUNY Adirondack Alumni's post

04/20/2022

Agriculture Business major Tommy harvests 5 lbs of Asian, spicy mustard, and brassica greens for Chef Matt's Culinary Arts Program and restaurant, Seasoned. Tommy is taking Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy's Agroecology course this spring!

04/08/2022

Mary Clark-Smith has joined us as the new Farm Manager SUNY ADK. She comes from Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County and is happy to be joining our team.

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 04/07/2022

Germination happening in our campus agriculture greenhouse and high tunnel. Students in Agroecology direct seeded beds of baby leaf kale, swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, and mustard greens and started trays of beet, kale, and flowers that are already germinating! Stay tuned for some of the herbs, tomatoes and peppers we are growing. What are you growing?

04/03/2022

Let the dandelions bloom this spring! Consider a ...

provide some of the first food (nectar and pollen) for our native bees and other . Don't mow until after the flowers have finished blooming and help reverse the decline in these vital insects. Here at the [email protected] we will be enjoying these beautiful blooms that support our beneficial insects.

See what other No-Mow-May communities are doing at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/28/travel/no-mow-may-wisconsin.html?referringSource=articleShare

12/17/2021

In our last class this semester of Intro to Sustainable Agriculture, students hand hulled our dried heirloom flint corn for seeds for next year's crop. We're already getting ready for a bigger and better 2022!

Adirondack Harvest 12/16/2021

Adirondack Harvest

We love the Adirondack Harvest weekly newsletter. This week it brought a bunch of great stories about local food, local gifts, and other holiday joys. Check them out at https://adirondackharvest.com/

Sign up for their weekly news letter at:
https://adirondackharvest.com/email-sign-up/

Adirondack Harvest Find farm fresh food and local products in the Adirondack region. Browse farmers' markets, farmstands, CSA's, local delivery and pick-up options, and more.

11/23/2021

Farewell to our Farm Manager Toni! Toni has been working as the college’s farm manager for the past two seasons! She has connected fresh produce across the campus, to individuals and institutions alike. We wish her well as she moves forward with her art career and her own micro-farm! Best of luck to Toni!

11/10/2021

Thanksgiving is almost here! Celebrate with a bag of seasonal vegetables grown here on the campus farm! To preorder email the farm manager at [email protected] !

10/11/2021

We have some Volunteer Days coming up! Come play in the dirt and help us add compost to our field! To sign up, email [email protected] !

10/06/2021

🍂 Happy Fall from the campus farm! 🍂

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 09/24/2021

Our harvest bounty for today’s Collaborative Cuisine Dinner hosted by the SUNY Adirondack’s culinary program- ! The four course menu will feature produce from our farm!

09/03/2021

Did you know about our “Farmer’s Choice Produce Bags” !? Join our mailing list to receive updates on our $20 bags which are filled with seasonal produce grown here on the campus farm! DM to be added!

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 08/16/2021

In the Hoop House! We have 8 varieties of tomatoes, 5 varieties of peppers, okra, and basil!

07/19/2021

Volunteers needed for our first Weeding Wednesday! Spend some time on the farm by helping us weed in the market garden! Sign up by emailing [email protected]

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 06/28/2021

Say hello to our new Pollinator Garden! Thank you to Grace and for partnering with the Farm @ SUNY Adirondack! ADK Action’s Pollinator Garden project provides a natural habitat with native flowering plants for our pollinating friends! 🐝🐞🦋 🪲 And of course a big thank you to the students of the Sustainable Foods summer course for helping with the installation and their continued enthusiasm throughout the course!

Planting Pollinator Habitat | Pollinator Network @ Cornell 06/24/2021

Planting Pollinator Habitat | Pollinator Network @ Cornell

This week is Pollinator Week, an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. The best way to celebrate and support pollinator communities is by providing habitat!

The Pollinator Network @ Cornell has a wonderful collection of resources to help you find out which plants are best to plant for pollinators, and more.

Did you know that incorporating native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees into any landscape promotes local biological diversity and provides shelter and food for a diversity of wildlife? Also, most natives require minimal irrigation, flourish without fertilizers, and are unlikely to become weedy.

Pollinators are key members of our food system, let’s keep them healthy and flourishing!

From: The Cornell Small Farms Program Team
https://pollinator.cals.cornell.edu/resources/planting-pollinator-habitat/?fbclid=IwAR3TWSn8pRLt1xDJE9zv48BURfEbT76g-KeG9qGdMKqbnVR2-z7Y9am79AY

see also: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week

Planting Pollinator Habitat | Pollinator Network @ Cornell planting pollinator habitat, seed mix, native plants, wild bees

06/07/2021

🌱 THIS WEDNESDAY! 🌱

05/24/2021

Our summer course “Sustainable Food” starts today! What a beautiful first day of class! Welcome students!

22 May 2021: International Day for Biological Diversity 05/20/2021

22 May 2021: International Day for Biological Diversity

International Biodiversity Day is coming Saturday, May 22! Celebrate our future by learning about the importance of biodiversity, planting a native tree as part of the Green Wave, identify some spring wildflowers in the woods and fields...
Check out https://www.cbd.int/biodiversity-day

22 May 2021: International Day for Biological Diversity Biodiversity Day 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution ".

Timeline photos 05/17/2021

Special delivery of mustard greens, Asian greens, kale, and lettuce to

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 05/17/2021

Spring activity! 🌱

Upcycled food trend turns waste into ingredients found on store shelves 04/21/2021

Upcycled food trend turns waste into ingredients found on store shelves

Another way to address the food waste problem: upcycle food production byproducts. Another opportunity for our food entrepreneurs. Check out this news story:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/upcycled-food-trend-turns-waste-to-ingredients-found-on-store-shelves/

Upcycled food trend turns waste into ingredients found on store shelves Upcycling was featured as a top trend of 2021 by both Food Network Magazine and Whole Foods

How Women Are Tackling Hunger in Their Communities 03/04/2021

How Women Are Tackling Hunger in Their Communities

Local activist and food access hero, Jammella Anderson, on the COVER of Time Magazine! Important and hard work done through the Free Food Fridge, Albany! Happy to make some small food donations through our campus farm! // “To Anderson, access to a decent meal is a human right, not a luxury.”

“Dr. Megan Sandel, who works with ­malnourished children and extremely low-income families as a co-director of the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Sandel says that by setting income ceilings low, not factoring in a recipient’s obligatory expenses like transportation, and reducing benefits every time somebody gets a modest pay bump, SNAP and other welfare programs often punish beneficiaries for building assets. If Nelson gets a raise that helps her buy a car, she may lose SNAP, forcing her to choose between gas and food.”

How Women Are Tackling Hunger in Their Communities Amid a growing hunger crisis and a patchy federal safety net, these women are finding ways to feed their communities

02/05/2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎶 Our seed orders through and have arrived! Thank you to all working tirelessly at both organizations, especially with this years high demand, to ensure farmers their seeds! 🌱

01/26/2021

Did you get our newsletter yesterday!? If not, send us your email and we’ll be sure it’s on our list! We will be sending our newsletters out monthly so be sure to see the next one! (Double check that our letters aren’t being sent to your spam folder!)

01/18/2021

COMING SOON! ✷ We’ll be sending a monthly newsletter sharing updates, farm happenings, agriculture based information, community connections, tips, and more! Join our mailing list by direct messaging us your email or send it over to Toni at [email protected] ! First issue goes out next week!

01/01/2021

🌱 HAPPY 🌱 NEW 🌱 YEAR! 🌱
Looking forward to new growth in the year ahead!

12/29/2020

The time of year when farming looks like this! Making our 2021 crop plan!

12/19/2020

Did you know that snow acts as an extra layer of mulch and insulation for plants? Snow can help protect from the wind and the cold, while keeping soil temperatures warmer! It also happens to be beautiful! ❄️

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 12/14/2020

The field is officially at rest and winter growing begins! // The greenhouse is having a little house party under the grow lights! These lights mimic the sun and help facilitate growth on dark and dreary days of winter. We also have the heat set to just above freezing (40-45 degrees Fahrenheit). We’ll be growing lettuce, kale, chard, and other greens as we seed for early spring crop!

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 12/02/2020

Soil Sustainability: Earlier in the season, mid summer, we planted some Tillage Radishes as a cover crop. Tillage radish produce a large taproot that breaks through compacted soil layers to increase soil aeration and water infiltration. The radishes will begin to rot and break down leaving behind loads of nutrients for the next crop. Healthy and sustainable growth for next season starts at the foundation; the soil! 🌱

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 11/30/2020

Students helping with the last carrot harvest! 🥕

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 11/25/2020

A big thank you to the SUNY Adirondack Business Club, the Culinary Arts Club, the Agriculture-Business students, and all who ordered for contributing to a successful Thanksgiving Market event! We are so thrilled by the enthusiasm and involvement of the community and hope to team up again soon!
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Three produce bags were donated to students/staff in need through the Hub on campus as well as a box full of nonperishable food items.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Photos from The Sustainable Food Project at SUNY Adirondack's post 11/13/2020

Place orders for our Thanksgiving Bags by Monday 11/16! The produce bags include 2 pounds of sweet potatoes OR red potatoes, a bunch of kale, a bunch of parsley, two heads of lettuce, a bunch of carrots, two garlic heads, and two autumn squash! Also offering apple pie, pumpkin pie, sourdough bread, and dinner rolls made by the Culinary Arts Club! See the last photo for more information!

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