Posts Written OnMay 24, 2012

Op-Ed: A Fork in the Road: Sustainability and the Politics of Pleasure (Neil B. Miller, Farmshed CNY )

As the owner of a technology start-up dedicated to promoting local foods, I suppose I should have been offended by the remarks made last week by chefs Thomas Keller and Adoni Luis Aduriz in their New York Times interview with Julia Moskin. In the interview, which is excerpted in Moskin’s article, Keller and Aduriz, the award-winning executive chefs, respectively, of The French Laundry in Yountville, California and Mugaritz in northern Spain, disclaim any responsibility for supporting local farming or sustainable agriculture. In one passage, Keller questions whether it is his responsibility, given the small number of people he feeds, “to…

Memorial Day in New York Wine Country: What Are YOU Doing?

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Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of the “busy season” throughout New York wine country. To kick things off, most wineries have special events, offers and even sales going on this weekend. The goings on are too numerous and diverse to list, frankly. So, we want to hear from you — what will YOU be doing in New York wine country this weekend? Where will you taste? Where will you go to listen to music or eat barbecue? Let us know, and you just might help someone else decide what they want to do too.