At Blenheim Hill Farms, which provides greenhouse-grown produce and ethically raised meats for Blenheim in West Village, the chores never go undone, even in frigid temperatures.
During a transitional period spent upstate, Raven & Boar struck gold with the use of what many regard as an agricultural waste product: whey.
The milk is attracting a steadily growing following across the city and the new dairy, which is using the first pasteurizer of its kind in New York, is worth tracking down.
Goat meat is the most popular protein around the world. But in the US, we rarely eat it. For several reasons, we want to change that.
There’s a lot more that needs to be done for farmers, for the improved eating habits and health of consumers, and for the health of our land in general. Hopefully, this particular addition from last February’s Farm Bill is good start.
For better or worse, technology lets many of us take a brief virtual escape from our city lives to dwell on our farming dreams.
Launched three years ago by three Manhattanites, FarmersWeb is a sort of virtual Hunts Point for everything from chicken to cherries to cheese, connecting 400 city buyers to dozens of local farms — with more on the wait list.
If you’ve shopped at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, eaten at Chipotle, or even read Righteous Porkchop, then you may already know about Niman Ranch.
A few months back we asked you, dear readers, to cast your votes for your local heroes–the farmer who brings the crispest asparagus and best grassfed beef to market, the restaurant with the stellar local wine list, or that non-profit fighting to improve school food. At long last, the results are in.
Fritz Haeg and Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn have teamed up to create Domestic Integrities, a highly seasonal installation at MoMa. Part outdoor garden and part interior field, the work features medicinals, herbals, edibles, and plants for pollinators–all cultivated earlier this summer–which will be harvested throughout the course of the exhibition.
Last weekend I had a few seriously inspiring days at the annual winter conference held by NOFA-NY, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. The sessions were fantastic, and I just love being around men holding babies, women talking about carcass weight, everyone knitting and yes, people bringing their own garlic to slice onto salad. Here are some photo highlights (with captions) from my trip.
Dig this helpful guide from the folks at GrowNYC, the non-profit group behind city Greenmarkets. It’s a list of which of their farmers citywide are selling turkeys, plus how to order them and where you can pick them up. Don’t forget the butchers at Dickson’s Farmstead Meats in Chelsea Market or your mail-order friends at Fleisher’s and Heritage Foods USA. (The latter will probably let you order from their new Heritage Meat Shop in Essex Market, too.)