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Keeping Your Produce Fresh and Local with Microgreens

Maggie O'Reilly, owner of Maggie's Greens
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As fall turns to winter in the Finger Lakes, the summer’s fresh produce recedes into memory. A workshop coming to downtown Geneva tomorrow evening offers a way to keep fresh greens on your table by thinking small. Maggie O’Reilly is the owner of Maggie’s Greens, which is a Finger Lakes provider of microgreens.


  O’Reilly’s interest in farming began while she was a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She became interested in issues of food justice and food equity. Microgreens are a good DIY food source that’s packed with nutrients.


For O’Reilly, it’s a year-round business as well. She provides microgreens to individuals through a CSA and to restaurants around the Finger Lakes.


Microgreens DIY happens Thursday, December 6 at Lake Drum Brewing in downtown Geneva beginning at 7:00 p.m. It’s part of Green Thumb Thursdays hosted by the Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Coalition. You’ll find more information on Facebook


Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.
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