Today’s Events for Eat Local Month at Stone Barns

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<a href=”http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/” target=”_blank”>Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture</a> is one of the partners in the Locally Grown recipe contest, and they have issued an Eat Local challenge: to get everything you eat in August from within 100 miles. They’ve got a month’s worth of programming to help you along.

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Here’s what’s going on today:

Hone Your Home Skills Series: Foraging Walk with Sarah Elisabeth
Saturday 8/30 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm $12

Hone Your Home Skills Series: Backyard Composting Workshop
Saturday 8/30 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm $25

For more on the contest, click below:

The Locally Grown Recipe contest is looking for the best recipes using locally grown ingredients. It’s presented by LoHud.com, <a href=”http://www.mypersonalfarmers.com/” target=”_blank”>mypersonalfarmers.com</a>, <a href=”http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/” target=”_blank”>Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture</a> and <a href=”http://www.communitymarkets.biz/index.php” target=”_blank”>Community Markets.</a>

Finalists will participate in a “Top Chef”-style cook-off Sept. 9 at <a href=”http://www.bluehillstonebarns.com/” target=”_blank”>Blue Hill at Stone Barns</a> in Pocantico Hills, which will air on LoHud.com and RNN-TV. The winner will be announced at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture’s Harvest Fest on Oct. 4.

The grand prize includes a dinner for two at Blue Hill and a $300 gift certificate to mypersonalfarmers.com.

Other prizes:
First prize: $100 gift certificate to the farm store at Stone Barns and $100 to shop at any Community Markets farmers market.
Second prize: $100 to shop at any Community Markets farmers market.
Third prize: A package of tickets for 4 people to Stone Barns’ signature Insider’s Tour, an in-depth look at the farm offered every Friday and Saturday year round.

We’ll also feature recipes from the contest throughout the months of August and September in the Life&Style section of the Journal News and on the Small Bites blog. So get in there and enter — even if you don’t win, we might publish your recipe!

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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