By Nicole Day Gray on Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015 - 12:43 pm
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Meat & Poultry Processors offered by Penn State University held Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) on March 31st & April 1st (2 days).This course covers the fundamentals of HACCP (Hazard Analysis... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 - 3:49 pm
Above: Jim Eklund stands before freshly slaughtered beef at the Eklund Processing facility in Stamford. Delaware County officials toured the Catskills' new slaughterhouse on November 30, 2011. Click on any photo to read its caption. Photos by Julia... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011 - 4:52 pm
Last week, we featured a video by New York City food blogger Liza de Guia, who recently visited the northern Catskills to make a two-part mini-documentary about slaughterhouses. This week, we return for a peek at Part II. For anyone who grew up on a farm... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 - 11:32 am
Liza de Guia, a New York City food blogger who shoots mini-documentaries on food from farm to table at Food Curated, traveled to the Catskills recently to make a film about small-scale slaughterhouses. Here, in Part 1, she interviews Chris Harmon, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 - 12:50 pm
A meeting of the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency's board got heated last week when a local dairy farmer chastised the IDA for not doing more to help struggling farmers. The Sullivan County Democrat reports: [Sullivan County Farm Network] co-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 23, 2010 - 12:16 pm
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration announced that it would give the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency $800,000 in funds to build a slaughterhouse in Liberty, according to the Times Herald-Record and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2010 - 2:39 pm
The unstoppable Ulla Kjarval, daughter of a local grass-fed beef farmer and herself a passionate local-foods and farming advocate, had an interview last week with Eat To Blog. Here, she opines on what can be done to fix our broken national food system:  ... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 25, 2010 - 1:29 pm
The problem of too few slaughterhouses is being addressed, at a glacial pace, in Liberty.  According to the Times Herald-Record, a much-delayed slaughterhouse is finally nearing a ground-breaking. That is, as long as the feds pony up almost a million... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2010 - 2:37 pm
Over at Goldilocks Finds Manhattan, Ulla Kjarval captures a few bonding moments between cows and calves on her father's farm, Spring Lake Farm in Meredith. Mothers. They are important to us and on our farm we breed for mothering ability just like we do... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010 - 1:24 pm
There's a tremendous appetite out there for local foods, and it's growing. Farmers are willing to feed the market. A growing network of distributors and retailers is having great success selling food from small farms. But there's a huge gap in the local... Read more


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