June 18, 2012
Gonzalez Farm: 473 Pine Island Turnpike, Pine Island, NY 10924
9 AM – 12 Noon
Come tour Gonzalez Farm with Cornell University’s Vegetable IPM Coordinator Abby Seaman. The rich muck soil on Gonzalez Farm presents unique soil, weed and pest management challenges, including issues with cutworms, brassica flea beetles and phytophthora blight. This workshop will focus on understanding the life cycles of these pests, and Abby will present research-based IPM strategies, including biological and cultural control methods, as well as organic pesticides.
Please contact the Registration Coordinator, Stephanie Backer-Bertsch by phone at (585) 271-1979 x 509, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at http://tinyurl.com/nofanyevents. Registration is FREE for members and $15 (per person) for non-members. Pre-registration closes three days before the event. Pre-registration is encouraged
Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer dining season with a farm to table dinner given by Early Bird Cookery in Callicoon Center, New York. Radish tempura, Nettle pesto topped crostini, local chicken on top of Cayuga Pure Organics polenta, Willow Wisp Farm organic greens with feta cheese, sauteed organic vegetables including wild fiddleheads and handmade buttermilk ice cream heralded the first of a series of monthly dinners produced by chef Amy Miller and her crew at the Hills Inn. Miller sources her ingredients from local farms.
In Florida, New York the W. Rogowski Farm has scheduled their 2012 suppers with the first on Friday June 1. This second generation farm located in rich “black-dirt” farmland of Orange County has recently transitioned into bringing local food literally into the mouths of their customers.
In Delaware County, another NOFA-NY farm is into its second year of operating their FABLE restaurant on the farm which includes farm vacations and a Bed and Breakfast. Besides dining, guests can enjoy farm tours and other events. Stone and Thistle specializes in grass-fed meats and a soon- to- be- added creamery.
As the interest in local food continues to grow, so does the economic value of a community supported food system. Most of the dinners are quickly sold out well in advance. Be sure to make your reservations early.
Challey Comer’s face has become even more familiar than the Pure Catskills logo that she represents in her role as leading the farm marketing initiative of the Watershed Agricultural Council in Walton, New York
On Monday May 21 about 100 of her friends and colleagues gathered at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor to bid her a fond farewell as she leaves to do data collection and research at Columbia University on the very subject she loves most, building an effective Regional Foodshed.
Everyone will miss Challey’s special energy and warmth that we know will make her very hard to replace at Pure Catskills.
Table ladened with locally sourced food—of course for Chally’s farewell party.
MAY 20 How to Prepare Grains for Maximum Absorption Traditional methods of preparing whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes maximize digestion and absorption of nutrients. Be Kind to Your Grains / No Knead SourDough
Second in the series of Slow Food UpDeRiva and Weston A. Price Foundation Cooking Classes sponsored by NOFA-NY and PASA
This session will include a presentation on the history of grains in traditional foods and how factory farming practices have changed modern grains, as well as potential for adding grains to our regional foodshed and a brief description of some of the projects underway in our Region to grow organic grain.
$30.00 $25.00 for NOFA-NY, PASA, Slow Food members
ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDLINGS
Come to Four Winds Farm annual Seedling Sale
Friday, May 18, 2012 1-5 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2012 9AM- 4 PM
Are you looking for quality heirloom vegetable transplants for your backyard garden? Look no further! Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, New York grow a large selection of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, kale, chard, onions, and broccoli and more.
· Four Winds Farm grow over 50 different varieties of tomatoes in all sizes, shapes, types, colors and flavors.
Rondout Valley Organics is a collaborative of local farms, anchored by Rondout Valley member Rusty Plough Farm.
Membership allows you access to a weekly availability list of products from our farms. You choose what you want to order each week. No minimum requirements. Skip a week if you’re away. The value of your items is then deducted from your account each week. As your account nears depletion, we welcome you to reinvest through the remaining season. Since your account dollars are yours until you use them, balances carry forward into the following season. However, inactive balances are forfeit after two years.
Choose from the following pickup locations in Ulster and Sullivan Counties:
- Rusty Plough Farm, Ulster Heights, from Thursday mornings
- Farm & Granary, Rte.209 Wawarsing, from Thursday mornings
- Catskill Native Nursery, Samsonville Rd., Kerhonkson, Fridays 10am – Saturdays 3pm
- Kingston Farmers’ Market, Kingston, Saturdays 9-2
- Ellenville (downtown location/time TBA)
- Cragsmoor Library in Cragsmoor, Thursdays noon – 7:30pm
- MyRadiantYoga, Main Street in Mountaindale, Thursdays noon-7:00pm
For more information about the potluck on May 5 or CSA membership call Oleh or Nadia at 845-647-6911 or visit the website http://www.farmtocity.org/Home.asp