Pioneer Valley Blog

Up-Coming Cooking Classes Using Local Ingredients

Hi all,

Hope your holidays were bright and you are ready for a healthy happy new year.

Due to popular demand, I am repeating my Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables class and also teaching a new one, Main Course Savory Baking. As usual, many of the ingredients that I will use will be local, seasonal and organic. Hope you can join me and take advantage of early bird discounts for these classes: $50, if registered 2 weeks in advance or $65 for each class. Please note new class times!

Help us build the new economy - a local living economy - in 2009!

December 23, 2008

Dear Friends:

Local living economies have clearly emerged as a leading instrument in creating the new economy. BALLE and our networks, along with many strategic partners, are working throughout North America building sustainable sources of community wealth and creating enterprises and jobs with economies that are local, green, and fair. Collectively we know how to build these economies, and we're looking to create even more successes in 2009.

Tabella, A Community Supported Restaurant (CSR)

Tabella Community Supported Restaurant (CSR)
For those of us who seek to eat in a locally sustainable, healthy and enjoyable way the
reality of purchasing food at "whole food" box stores and discount gourmet "traders" is
hard to digest. Each of us spends thousands and thousands of locally earned dollars in
stores owned and operated by corporations with no local ties. Most of these gourmet box
stores espouse a false sense of "local food" participation.
The average food product purchased at gourmet box stores has traveled 1200 miles prior

Grand Opening Celebration of Mixed Greens

I am pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of my store Mixed Greens, an Eco Modern Boutique located in Amherst. Here at Mixed Greens we care about organic clothing, fair trade, local economies and products made from sustainable or recycled goods such as bamboo and other similar materials. Essentially, we are offering under one roof, clothing for adults and babies, housewares, gifts and accessories that ALL have a green aspect to them.

Clean Energy Conference in Springfield Nov. 22 Aims to Boost Pioneer Valley Economy

Increasing our use of clean energy is a great way to keep Pioneer Valley residents' money in the Valley. Solar and wind power companies and energy efficiency programs can keep money that we now send out of our region for oil and coal here in the Valley. Clean energy jobs is the topic of the Clean Energy Connections Conference and Opportunity Fair next month in Springfield. The event is on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. It is organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

You Are Invited to the Grand Opening of impish in Thornes Market!!

Kate Glynn & Meg Carlan
cordially invite you to help them celebrate their
Grand Opening Weekend at
Impish, Thornes Market, Northampton
mischievously playful gear, nursery &
clothing for modern families
Please join us for a 'grown up' party with wine and hors d'oeuvres
Thursday, November 6th from 5 o'clock to 8 o'clock in the evening
Snack Time and a family performance by The Nields
Saturday, November 8th at 11 o'clock in the morning
following the show The Nields will be signing copies of their
new kids CD Rock All Day, Rock All Night!
all events will be held at our new store
on the 2nd floor of Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main ST Northampton, MA
Please stop on by.
-Kate & Meg