New blog aimed at helping people in St. Lawrence County use local food sources
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 9:01 am

If you’ve been wondering how to include more locally grown foods in your home-cooked meals, a new blog from GardenShare called “The Seasonal Kitchen” might be of help.

At, “The Seasonal Kitchen” is written by Robin Rhodes-Crowell, author of over two dozen articles on local food, parenting, gardening, and nature. The blog is dedicated to exploring the pleasures of cooking and eating in rhythm with the seasons, and staying in tune with the cycles of the harvest so people can enjoy fresh local foods at their peak.

“The Seasonal Kitchen” delves into relationships with food and with local farmers, and can help people prepare meals that are in harmony with what local markets and gardens have to offer.

Rhodes-Crowell is co-owner of The World Artisan, a fair-trade imports shop and gallery in Potsdam, and The Brick Schoolhouse, a country guest house in Canton. She and her husband and two daughters live on a small farm in Pierrepont.

For two years, Rhodes-Crowell’s column appeared in a northern New York magazine. GardenShare is happy to provide a space for her to keep writing online. Readers are invited to contribute their own comments and questions.

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