Archive for January, 2011

Just Food’s Annual CSA Conference

January 12, 2011

Since it’s winter, now is the time for farmers and the communities who support them to organize. If you live in New York City and are thinking about joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Just Food is hosting a wonderful (I went last year) conference on Saturday, March 5, from 8:30am – 6:30pm at the Food and Finace High School, 525 West 50th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues), NYC. You can register for the conference at Just Food.

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Winter at the farm

January 7, 2011

herb garden in the snow

Walking out to the farm the other day, I wanted to take a picture of the herb garden in the snow. This quiet time at the farm represents all of the possibilities soon to come! A few of the medicinal herbs already in the ground waiting for spring are: bee balm (one of my favorites), mint, lavender, echinacea, astragalus . . . a few that we will be replanting this season are: chamomile, spilanthes, lemon balm (another one of my favorites for tea). Can’t wait for February, for starting seeds in the greenhouse, for our garden growing again.

NOFA – NY Winter Conference Jan 21st – 23rd

January 2, 2011

Diggin' Diversity

Farming events on the horizon: NOFA-NY Winter Conference 2011 Diggin’ Diversity taking place January 21st-23rd in Saratoga Springs, New York. The conference offers a variety of workshops & the ones (at first glance) that I’m most excited about are: Getting Healthy Food into the Hands of Low Income Eaters: Nutrition Programs and Farmers Markets, Institutional Markets: Setting Up Relationships with Schools, and Alternative Pricing Structures & Strategies.

If you want to kick off the conference with a little socializing, The Greenhorns are throwing a Beginning Farmer Mixer Thursday, January 20th from 7-11pm.

Beginning Farmers Mixer