July 13th Distribution

The share grows! For this week:

  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch of swiss chard
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 bunch of turnips
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 lb. squash/zucchini
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 Japanese Eggplant

Please note that 7/13 will be the last day to sign up for the beef share and the 7/27 tempeh delivery.

Also, member Jacoby Ballard of Third Root informs us of a food justice talk by McArthur Fellow and founder of Growing Power on 7/21 in Brooklyn which may be of interest to many of you:

Will Allen Talk At Boys And Girls High School
The Good Food Revolution
Thursday July 21, 2011
1700 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY
A Free Talk 6 PM
A/C Train to Utica Ave

At its best, food is love; at its worst, it can be toxic to our health, to the environment, and to our communities.
In response, a diverse food movement has arisen, with farmers, public health activists, social justice advocates, and people who love to eat well, all collaborating to create alternatives to the industrial food system. The real beauty of this movement is that none of its strands can exist in isolation. It’s a healthy, vibrant ecosystem a community of innovators helping to grow a new sustainable food culture.
This event is FREE
Suggested $10 donation, $5 for students/low income

Food, Inc. – Special Action Packed Premiere in Brooklyn!

Drinks On The Doc with Food, Inc.

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 7:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
at The Bell House

As part of the Drinks on the Doc film series, Brooklyn Based is bringing the Brooklyn premiere of Food, Inc. to the Bell House.

Doors will open at 7pm for pre-movie munchies from Roebling Tea Room and Sweet Deliverance, as well as several drink specials from local wine and beer producers.

Following the film, food writer and Brooklyn Based editor Annaliese Griffin will moderate a q&a with director Robert Kenner and author Eric Schlosser, who also appears in the film. Food, Inc. What does the industrial food system actually look like? What are you voting against when you buy the organic greens at the farmer’s market and the milk from upstate cows? Corporate and government nepotism, union busting, high powered lawyers and very, very unappetizing chickens. That’s how director Robert Kenner tells the tale of American food production in his new documentary, Food, Inc. Featuring interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) the movie explains how what we eat has become more than than a thrice daily exercise in sustenance, but a crucial opportunity to change, or support, an ailing and corrupt system of food production.

Fear not, Food, Inc. isn’t the film adaptation of The Jungle — it offers hope for eaters everywhere. Interviews with entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and with the inimnitable Joe Salatin of Polyface Farms illustrate that there are fearless farmers, advocates and eaters changing the system, one pig, cow, chicken and bite at a time.

Type of Ticket: General Admission – $25.00

GET YOURS HERE: http://bit.ly/Jq8CX

Taste Buddies!

Join the TastebudsNYC team!

TastebudsNYC is expanding to do even more great events and fun food adventures! If you’d like to join our team and help us achieve our mission of creating a community for foodies, please respond by May 20th with the following: 1) a little about yourself 2) your interest in food 3) projects that interest you 4) anything else you’d like me to know.

“The Connection between Food and Lifestyle” workshop with holistic health counselor Erica Mather
You’ve heard it before-“you are what you eat,” and, “junk in, junk out.” These are examples of adages that express knowledge so many Americans have lost touch with: that there is a direct connection between what and how you eat, and how you feel, think, and behave. Here in this 90-minute workshop we will explore these relationships. If you’re interested in learning more about the food-mood connection, how we burden food with the responsibilities of other area of our lives, and getting some new tips on how to elevate your eating habits (or gain ammunition to educate those around you!) this workshop will prove satisfying. Also, attendees will receive a special offer for a steeply discounted holistic health initial session with Erica.

Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 6:30 PM
Location: Jena Wellness Center, 1133 Broadway, Suite 1107 (26th Street)
Cost: $15
RSVP required. Please email heidi@tastebudsnyc.com


Date: June 1 – September 30, 2009
Location: NYC

Sharecropper invites you to participate in this public art project and micro farming installation by Leah Gauthier for one growing season in New York City: Summer 2009. Leah will be using organic growing methods to plant rare and endangered heirloom vegetables and herbs, and to cultivate wild edibles on parcels of donated land or growing spaces located in each of the five boroughs. A portion of the harvest will be shared with local soup kitchens, and a series of interactive cooking performances around the city are being planned.

Join Leah in community building through growing and cooking food, and help her re-imagine land use and ways of re-incorporating agrarian sensibilities and simplicity into modern life. Volunteers will be needed for June plantings. Get your hands dirty! Meet other gardening enthusiasts!

Green Renter Lecture Series: Dispatches from the White House Organic Farm Project

Monday, May 4, 7:00pm
Solar One, East 23rd Street at FDR Drive, Manhattan (map)

Green Renter Lecture Series: Dispatches from the White House Organic Farm Project with Daniel Bowman Simon Last year, Daniel Bowman Simon began The White House Organic Farm Project (TheWhoFarm), a quixotic quest to petition the winner of the 2008 presidential election to grow food on the White House lawn. After Waiting For Apples, a solar-powered publicity stunt held outside of Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, Daniel and his friend Casey traveled across twenty-five states and ultimately to the nation’s capital on an upside-down school bus with a rooftop vegetable garden. Everywhere they went they talked to folks of all walks to raise awareness about the White House’s edible landscape potential, and gathered heaps of signatures in support of the project.

As improbable as their vision may have seemed at the outset, it is in fact, in both spirit and objective, not unlike what has actually come to pass since the White House’s current occupant has taken up residence. On March 20th, with the help of a class of DC elementary school students, First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground on an 1,100 square foot vegetable garden at The White House.

Since her announcement, the First Lady of California and the Mayor of Baltimore have announced plans for their own vegetable gardens. In this presentation Daniel will share a colorful account of his experiences on the road in 2008, discuss what motivated him to pursue the project in the first place, and talk about his most recent (and more local) agrarian ambitions: a small vegetable garden at New York’s City Hall. For more information on Daniel’s project, visit www.thewhofarm.org

21st Century Plowshare: Pecha Kucha Tonight!

Pecha Kucha was a great time. The presentations were so diverse, the sustaining thread being PROJECTS! Energy, vision, making it happen, etc were all messages of the day. People power, human inquiry, graphic messages, were the materials.

Deborah Fisher from 21st Century Plowshare posted a list of presenters and links to their projects.21stcenturyplowshare.com Check it out, get real.