On the Rise, Syracuse, NY

On the Rise started in 1980 in an abandoned warehouse district which is gradually being reclaimed as a retail and residential area. We are a five-person collective. We have a special commitment to using whole, regional, seasonal foods defining what a healthy food economy would look like without massive processing and transportation.

On the Rise grew out of the progressive political community in Syracuse. Bonds of mutual support between our collective and other collectives and individuals in our community have made it possible for On the Rise to grow and prosper over the past 5 years, and to make our contribution to a healthier, more peaceful world. Continue reading “On the Rise, Syracuse, NY”

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Lightly toast

  • 4 c. oats
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds


  • 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 c. raisins

blend and add

Using an #8 ice cream scoop (1/2 cup) drop cookies onto oiled sheet.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes

Makes 2 dozen enormous cookies