Dear Local Gourmands,
Welcome to June! At the market this Saturday I was completely surprised to find a sea of precious little local strawberries. I washed them and started nibbling as soon as I got back to my kitchen, and before I had a chance to think about cooking them with rhubarb to make a pie, or simply cutting them up over a bowl of yogurt, I’d reached the bottom of my little box. Luckily, something tells me there’s more on the way.
My best and many berries,
Tuesday, June 3 6–8 PM
Edible Landscaping with Elisabeth Thomas
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
No charge, but registration is required: Registration Information
Edible landscaping is an eye-catching and practical way to make the most of limited urban garden space. Learn about the many edible species that flourish right here in Brooklyn, and plan a garden that will be attractive and tasty through spring, summer, and fall. Edible vines, ground covers, shrubs, trees, flowers, and plants that do well in containers will be covered.
Tuesday, June 3 4-7pm
Small Farm Equipment (Part 1): Seeders and Seeding
Peacework Organic Farm, 2218 Welcher Rd, Newark, NY (Wayne Co.)
This hands-on workshop will focus on seeding equipment selected for small farming operations. From hand seeders to tractor mounted units, you will get a better feel for equipment and learn directly from experienced farmers. There will be examples and demonstrations of several tractor-powered cultivation tools. This workshop is co-sponsored by Cornell Vegetable Program’s “Getting More Out of Growing Organic Vegetables” and NOFA-NY. For further information, contact Robert Hadad (585-739-4065). $5 NOFA members, $10 non-members. DIRECTIONS: From East on Thruway: Exit 42 -Rte14 Lyons/Geneva (0.7 mi), turn left at Rte14 (7.7 mi), turn left at Water St (0.5 mi), at the fork, stay right onto Layton St (1.3 mi), at the fork, bear left onto Bauer Van Wickle Rd (2.4 mi), turn left at Arcadia Zurich Norris Rd (0.3 mi), continue on Welcher Rd (0.2 mi) farm is on your right. From West on Thruway: Exit 43 for RT-21S (0.7 mi), bear right onto RT-21, turn left at Rte 96 (2.4 mi), turn left at CR-7 (5.0 mi), turn right at RT-31 and follow for 3.4 mi, in downtown Newark turn left onto RT 88 (1.2 mi), turn right at Welcher Rd in 2.8 mi. farm will be on left.
Come celebrate with us! ‘sNice will be offering a special all-vegan menu, and we’ll have free birthday cake and some free beer (though you true drunkards might wanna BYOB). The event is free, but SuperVegan happily accepts birthday donations. If you missed our awesome party last year, this is your chance to make up for it!
And don’t forget, SuperVegan is also sponsoring Vegan Drinks on Thursday, May 29. (To keep up with all the upcoming vegan events, watch our NYC events calendar–and if we’re missing anything, let us know!)
Saturday, June 7 5-10pm
Choose GOOD Farmers Fair
Solar One 23rd St & the East River (2420 FDR Drive)
Click here for a map of Solar One
Food. Drinks. Music. Community. Live bees, mozzarella making, local farmers, bamboo t-shirts, edible seedlings, a photobooth and much more! GOOD, Greenmarket, Solar One and JetBlue team up for a day of local farmers market foods and Greenmarket inspired cocktails. Performances by Jacques Renault, These New Puritans, and David Prince “The Daily Swarm”. This is a 21+ event and for subscribers only, so please subscribe before you RSVP! Bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives. And bring your old cell phones, pagers, and PDAS to recycle with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Sunday, June 8 1pm
Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt (This was postponed from last weekend due to rain)
Green Edge NYC
Meet up point: Science Barge, which is located at Pier 84 (West 44th Street and 12th avenue in Manhattan) on the Hudson River
In collaboration with author Ben Jervey, Green Edge Collaborative presents spring 2008 Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt! Grab a friend or meet a new one, get your clue sheet and…GO! You have two hours to find all of the clues for the greenest restaurants, businesses, buildings, parks, etc. in New York City right now. Get your eco-hat on and join us for a good time! BRING A DIGITAL CAMERA IF YOU HAVE ONE!
Mark your calendar now:
Wednesday, June 11th, 6:30pm
good friends + good food + good wine
a benefit dinner for Heifer China Headquartered in Chengdu
$75 to $250 donation sliding scale
Three-course dinner, wine included. Author Anna Lappé, filmmaker Chris Talbott, and Added Value co-founder and Executive Director Ian Marvy invite you to join us for a delicious meal to support Heifer China’s community rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake. All proceeds benefit Heifer China, addressing the roots of hunger through sustainable agriculture and community development. RSVP today, space is extremely limited email@example.com and indicate vegetarian or chicken. Can’t join us, but want to make a tax-deductible donation? Visit www.heifer.org/helpchina