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Building Community Through Food

This week, I stumbled into two great examples of how food brings people together. First, we scored some local grains (for free!) from a poster on a Yahoo listserve for local parents. Super! After a short trip and a nice conversation, we are the proud owners of two quarts of local oats and some helpful info on CSAs in the area. Not quite sure what we’re going to do with the oats, but I’m excited . . . → Read More: Building Community Through Food

Field Trip! Strawberry Picking at Red Fire Farm

[Note: This should have been posted yesterday, but I ran into some technical issues.]

After days and days of rain (including a crazy thunderstorm yesterday and resulting power-outage), today was just fantastic. To take advantage of the beautiful weather, a friend and I headed up (over?) to Red Fire Farm to pick some strawberries. Our CSA includes some pick-your-own opportunities, so we went bonkers and got 8 quarts each. That’s enough for two batches . . . → Read More: Field Trip! Strawberry Picking at Red Fire Farm

Food Justice Community Challenge #1

Emily at Finicky Farmer issued a call to those of us involved in the Dark Days Challenge to find ways to help improve food justice in our locals. It’s easy for many of us to forget how privileged we are to be able to eat this way. Today, for example, it was snowing. Undeterred, Erik and I got in the car and drove to the (indoor) farmers’ market. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, . . . → Read More: Food Justice Community Challenge #1

Support Cayuga Pure Organics!

[UPDATE] We received a response from the GrowNYC; Cayuga stays!

Hello Erik.

Thank you for your email. I am happy to inform you that Cayuga Pure Organic will remain at Union Square on Saturday. This Saturday, look for them in the same location as last Saturday. You will be able to find them on the northeast side of Union Square Park beginning Saturday, April 16th. They will also be at Union Square on Wednesday and . . . → Read More: Support Cayuga Pure Organics!

Please Support Conuco Farm and Evolutionary Organics

This October, Conuco Farm and Evolutionary Organics were struck by a devastating fire, losing a season’s worth of storage crops, farm equipment, and personal belongings.  Conuco Farm is the Community Supported Agriculture farmer for Bed-Stuy Farm Share. They have driven fresh produce to Bed-Stuy each week for 5 years. The Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood is a food desert (aka a low access area) and really benefits from having access to community supported agriculture. We’ll be attending . . . → Read More: Please Support Conuco Farm and Evolutionary Organics