We have endorsed the Charter for CSAs and uphold the principles and practices delineated in the Charter: It is up to each CSA farm and its community to build a model that suits them best and to mutually ensure that the CSA upholds the principles of this charter. 1. Farm members buy … Continue reading We have endorsed the Charter for CSAs in the USA and Canada
I throw my garbage into a bag, shove it down a chute, and then it's all picked up by this huge, clanking truck that sometimes wakes me up in the morning. It just goes away. It's like magic...or is it? It's tough to find exact numbers about NYC garbage, but over 30,000 tons of waste … Continue reading Composting in the City
By Mary Deyns Brandão While things were fairly quiet, we sat down with Maggie Wood, of Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, to see how our farmers fared over the winter. February was relatively peaceful as they organized and prepared for the coming growing season. As for keeping warm over the seemingly endless winter, Maggie and … Continue reading It’s Planting Time at Golden Earthworm Organic Farm: A Conversation with Maggie Wood
The Forest Hills Greenmarket will be open again on Sundays from 8am-3pm It is located infront of the Forest Hills Post Office on Queens Boulevard and 70th Avenue, as it was last year. It will run every Sunday through December 29th.
The market opened on July 8th and will run every Sunday through November 18th, 8am to 3pm. It is located at Queens Blvd and 70th Ave, in front of the Post Office. EBT, Debit and Credit cards will be accepted at the market as well as WIC and FMNP checks. The market will have free weekly … Continue reading Forest Hills Greenmarket Update
This news comes straight from the SlowFoodUSA Website. Please lend your support to help this extremely important cause. - The Coregroup ######## OUTRAGEOUS! New York has quietly joined the list of states that are considering legislation to make it a crime to photograph a farm. Legislators are justifying these measures by saying that whistle-blowing photos … Continue reading Our Farmers Don’t Hide Their Dirt!
Legislators in Iowa, Florida, and Minnesota have proposed laws that would make taking photos of a farm a criminal act—whether on large or small, “good or bad” actors. They charge that unapproved photos and videos misrepresent the realities of farming and damage the public perception of our nation’s food producers. This means that when we … Continue reading Food Politics News
We are full for the 2011 season. In Queens, the following CSAs are still open: Glendale CSA (through 5/22) Tel: (718) 459-0792 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.glendalecsa.com Tierra a Mesa 90th St. CSA in Jackson Heights (until full) Tel: (718) 844-0105 Email: tierraAmesa@gmail.com Long Island City CSA (through the end of June) Tel: (212) 741-8192 x8 Email: email@example.com Website: liccsa.wordpress.com South Jamaica … Continue reading Open CSAs in Queens