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Thursday
Oct302014

"Eating Alabama" Local Film Screening on November 1, 2014

Wednesday
Jun112014

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket has Reopened!

News Release from Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC:

 

Queens, NY— GrowNYC’s Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket will reopen for the season starting Saturday, June 7th, 2014. The market features fresh, local produce and orchard fruit, honey, eggs, milk, cut flowers and bread. Neighborhood residents alike will find cooking demonstrations and plenty of recipes and tips for eating healthy at the market which is open through November 22nd.

 

GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets work to preserve local farmland, while ensuring that New Yorkers across all five boroughs have access to fresh, healthy food grown right here in our region. A central component of Greenmarket’s mission and operations is product integrity: everything sold at market is 100% farmer grown, produced, caught, or foraged. In addition to operating farmers markets, Greenmarket is working to improve the health of all New Yorkers with a suite of food access strategies aimed at getting the healthiest, freshest food into the hands that need it most.

 

Farmers Attending:

Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey

Ballard's Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York

El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County.

Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York

Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York

 

* WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands

* EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent

 

Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Queens

Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

6/7/14 – 11/22/14

 

Visit the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket webpage for up-to-date information on at-market activities throughout the season.

 

Thursday
Sep202012

Our Friends at Astoria CSA Are Being Evicted!

Astoria CSA needs our help - they're being evicted by the Parks Department without notice! Hundreds of CSAers and other members of the community, including ARROW community center, the local farms supplying food, and Steinway Food Pantry, are in jeopardy as we speak! Please make your voice heard and sign the petition to stop this senseless eviction.

SIGN HERE!

In the meantime, they also have a team of folks scouting for a new home, just in case nothing works out with ARROW. We don't have solid contact info on the scouting team yet, but in the meantime, if you have any leads on a space, let us know in the comments!
Wednesday
Sep052012

News From The Farm: Yields Lowering & Variety Shifting

As summer winds down, a quick blurb from the farm:

This has been a [bountiful] hot summer and as you probably have noticed we have been sending over the past weeks large amounts of produce. Crops like cucumber, squash, tomatoes or eggplant brought early and abundant yields. As we approach the fall, this will start going back and the amount of produce will be less and start changing to fall crops. We hope you enjoyed this gift from nature as we did and are ready for the fall. Thanks.

Wednesday
Aug292012

Harvest Astoria In The Community - Nate Gowtham Performs Live

On September 12, please stay a while and listen to the music of Harvest Astoria member Nate Gowtham, performing outside The Church of the Redeemer on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.