In this week’s NY1 segment, we visited Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, an urban farming shop and training center that will be open through June.
If you missed Gabrielle Langholtz, our editor-in-chief, on Fox News this morning talking about maple syrup–how it’s harvested in our foodshed, how to cook with it, how this has been one of the shortest seasons in recent history–take a look-see right here.
This week’s Edible Manhattan NY1 segment covered the incredible soft serve created by Momofuku Milk Bar chef and co-owner Christina Tosi. One thing we weren’t able to squeeze into the piece is the roster of new flavors Tosi–who is as eloquent and intelligent as she is creative in the pastry kitchen–is planning for May 1.
Once school is out for the summer, even the most dedicated after-school farmer will turn to sugary popsicles and video games in the comfort of an air-conditioned living room if left to his or her own devices. The good news is parents looking to avoid this now have a plethora of summer camps geared toward food, cooking and farming to choose from.
For the next three nights–Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday–the cooks from Brooklyn’s Sweet Deliverance catering company join those from The Underground Food Collective in Madison,…
Was it just yesterday it was 72 degrees and so sunny we needed SPF 30? Luckily our intrepid photo editor, Rebecca McAlpin, had an outdoor assignment. Working on our next issue–Eat, Drink, Local-themed–she tracked Daniel Bowman Simon to the greenmarket to buy seedlings and then to a community garden where they were planted in raised beds.
Classic public school curricula in big cities used to mean reading, writing, history and arithmetic, but a supermarket and Westchester agricultural non-profit hope to expand that list to include food and farming.
Noxious but nice, this invasive is delectable with dairy.
This not-for-profit believes we can drink our way to prison reform.
Each year the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions New York State artists to design the packaging for a special line of heirloom seeds called Art Packs. Until March 2, you can see the packs next to the original works–and buy both the seeds and reprints of the art–at the Horticultural Society of New York on West 37th Street. If you do miss it, don’t worry–you can get a glimpse of the 23 packs and the 23 works of art on our most recent NY1 segment. Watch it right here.
We’ve been making the rounds of winter farming conferences in the region–from NOFA to PASA–and we just got back from the most urban of these, Just Food’s 2012 conference at the High School of Food and Finance in Hell’s Kitchen, which included a job fair organized by Good Food Jobs and workshops advising on how to start a career as a farmer, raise money for your food startup, or launch your food-related nonprofit.
The owners of Great Performances and Katchkie Farm–the Manhattan catering company and not-for-profit upstate agriculture center we wrote about last year–are launching a workplace CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for those who work too late to hit their neighborhood pickups, and the sign-up season is starting now. All you have to do is get 20 co-workers to sign up and they’ll create a pick up site at your office. For more information call 212.727.2424 and ask for Brooke or send an email to [email protected] You can sign up for a regular non-office CSA at one of their four other Manhattan pick up locations.