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Issue 53, 2011



Special Section: Restaurant week 2011.

The team at Harvest On Hudson. by Gail Greiner

Honey, I shrunk the farm. by Barbara Bedway

Farm (to processor) to table. by David Neilsen


Editors’s letter: Reality check, please.

Openings: Billy Joe’s; Bull & Buddha; Harper’s; Pizza Shop; Moderne Barn.

Sustainable elements: Historic farm restoration; local baby food.

Locally grown: Cover crops and green manure. by Keith Stewart.

Eating by the season: Those fabulous Hudson Valley cheeses. by Robin Cherry.

By the glass: On vintage and Parker power. by Steven Kolpan.

Good stuff: McKibben lecture; Great gloves; Eating for hunger; Spiritual retreat; Summer farm camps for kids.

Events: March-May 11

Winter farmers’ markets.


Cover crops and green manure

THE MORE I FARM, the more I appreciate cover crops and green manures. Though they don’t go to market with us and are therefore never seen by our customers, these

Reality Check, Please

This issue of The Valley Table presents some rather odd stories. While Congress argues with itself back and forth across the aisle for this or that wasteful, budget-bloating expenditure, and

On Vintage and Parker Power

WHEN MOST OF US PURCHASE a bottle of wine—either in a retail shop or restaurant—we have to make a number of judgment calls. Which wine will work best with tonight’s

Fabulous Hudson Valley Cheeses

IN 1801, BAPTIST Elder John Leland persuaded the ladies of his Cheshire, Massachusetts, congregation to make a wheel of cheese for President Jefferson to honor his support of religious liberty.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!