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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Spring!

Not sure when/if you’ll get this as my computer isn’t sending out any emails!

Thanks for all the referrals for tradespeople! Will take ones to avoid as well J . No hot water and this weekend the cesspool wasn’t happy. What’s next???

Included in this email...

1. Your CSA doesn't need you this week! But you know that won't be for long :) !!!

2. This week's list (subject to change without notice...farming is like that)

3. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff (new stuff added weekly...really!)

4. Do you garden? Want organic seedings from your CSA farm???

5. What you actually got last week

1. Your CSA doesn't need you this week! But you know that won't be for long :) !!

You can always just show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30pm at the CSA and offer to work if there's still an empty slot on the CSA Work Sign-up Sheet. ALWAYS FILL THE CSA WORK SHEET OUT IN PENCIL!!! Life is too unpredictable for being written in pen!

2. This week's list (subject to change without notice...farming is like that)

Week #6

May 28, 2009

1. Chives, Flowering

2. Scallions

3. Leeks

4. Kale – Siberian, White

5. Sorrel

6. Mustard Greens: Japanese Purple (also considered Red) (greenhouse grown)

Total Items: 6

Herb Share Week #MayB

3. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff

Friday, May 29th

5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
JP Wine & Liquor
1954 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY

For more info:

(631) 981-6330
www.macariwines.com

FREE

Join our sales rep, John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of their wines. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 30th

7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

New Taste of the Upper West Side

Columbus Ave between West 76th & West 77th Sts (under an elegant tent)

NYC

Ticket information:
• $85 single; 2 for $150
• $100 at the door; space permitting
• $200 VIP ticket; includes Champagne Reception
• $1,000 Sponsor ticket; includes Champagne Reception and Tasting Dinner at a later date.

Send personal check to: Columbus Avenue BID
PO BOX 23-7193
New York, NY 10023
For credit card purchases, visit: www.newtasteuws.com
For additional ticket information:

212.721.5048

www.newtasteuws.com

A CELEBRATION OF FOOD & WINE

The Upper West Side’s most celebrated chefs share their signature dishes.
• Unlimited Tastings
• Meet the Chefs
• Long Island Wines

HONOREES:
Michael and Ariane Batterberry
Founders & Editors in Chief, Food Arts Magazine

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Friday, June 12th

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
Shoreham Wines & Spirits
Rte. 25A
Shoreham

631-744-3522
www.macariwines.com

FREE

Visit Shoreham Wines & Spirits and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19th

4pm to 7pm

Macari Wine Tasting

Stew Leonards
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale, NY

For more info:

(631) 249-3583

www.stewswinesny.com

www.macariwines.com
FREE


Visit Stew Leonards and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines.

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm


West Islip Wines Hosts Macari Vineyards
486 Union Blvd.
West Islip

For more info:
631-661-4443
www.macariwines.com

FREE


Visit West Islip Wines and meet Macari Rep., Stefanie Pesce, as you enjoy tasting of Macari Wines,

Saturday, June 20th

Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival

For more info:

http://www.clearwater.org/festival/

CSA member Jeff Tanenbaum will be volunteering again this year and HIGHLY recommends you check this event out for the day, or for the weekend! It's the year of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday (he, if his health and the fates allow, will be performing) and the 45th anniversary of the group's sloop, The Clearwater, the namesake of the festival. This year's performers also include Susan Tedeschi, The Persuasions, Arlo Guthrie, Jay & Molly Ungar, Alejandro Escovido and a plethora of others.

Sunday, June 21st

Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival

(see June 20th)

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Friday, July 10th

3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
Sag Harbor Liquor Store
52 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY

For more info:

(631) 725-0054
www.sagharborliquorstore.com

www.macariwines.com

Visit Sag Harbor Liquor Store and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines. Enjoy!!

Saturday, July 18th

1pm to 6pm

Macari Wine Tasting

Stew Leonards
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale, NY

For more info:

(631) 249-3583

www.stewswinesny.com

www.macariwines.com
FREE


Visit Stew Leonards and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines.

Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA

http://www.nofasummerconference.org/

If you're interested in organic gardening, food, farming, holistic health, alternative energy, cleaning up the environment, food politics, good eating, partying, dancing, music, crafts, poetry, yoga, join between 1,500 and 2,000 like minded people in a weekend of fun and education with something for just about everyone from tots and teens to everyone else. There are many Long Islanders who go every year. If you try it once, I bet you'll try it again!

Saturday, August 15th

11:45am

Wildman Foraging Tour

Muttontown Preserve

East Norwich

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Saturday, September 5th

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Sunday, October 25th

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Sunday, November 1st

11:45pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Muttown Preserve

East Norwich

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Saturday, Nov 21st

11am to 6pm

Green Living Expo

Suffolk County Community College

Brentwood Campus
Sports/Exhibition Complex

101 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717
For more info:

http://www.greenlivingexpoli.com/

http://www.greenlivingexpoli.com/schedule.html

$10.00 (under 12 years old free)

The Green Living Expo is a 2-day event designed to provide Long Island residents and business owners with the information they need to support a greener way of life here on Long Island. “Green Living” is a new concept for many Long Islanders, for others it has been a way of life for years. Regardless of which category you fall into, being “green” is a notion that has firmly taken root in our society.

The Green Living Expo will be the catalyst between businesses, organizations, and consumers looking for information, inspiration, and innovation. It will provide information to help move us in the direction of a lifestyle that is both economically viable and ecologically sound.

The Green Living Expo will have two full days of programming to make the event both educational and fun. Speakers have been selected for their passion, commitment, innovation, and authority on their “green” topic. There is no additional fee required to attend the programs/lectures/classes.

Sunday, Nov 22nd

11am to 5pm

Green Living Expo

(see Saturday, Nov 21st)

4. Do you garden? Want organic seedings from your CSA farm???

You can order certified organic seedlings for your garden from our CSA farm, Halsey's Green Thumb Farm, that will be delivered to you when you pick up your CSA share! AND, the prices are the same as last year! If you want something not on the list, call and ask...there's a decent chance they have, or will have, it. Fliers about this are on the CSA Sign-In Table.

How?

Call the farm (631-726-1900) from 9:30am to 4:30pm, order using a credit card (minimum order of $20) and coordinate when you'll be picking up your seedlings with your CSA pickup.

What?

All the pots are 4 1/2" and the cost of each pot is $5.00

Basil, Green

Marigold: Orange (8" to 10")

Mint, Cat

Oregano, Greek

Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf

Petunias: Blue OR Mixed OR Rose

Rosemary

Sorrel

Strawberries, Alpine (very small)

Swiss Chard: Gold OR Green OR Red

Tarragon, French

More varieties coming soon!

5. What you actually got last week

Week #5

May 21, 2009

1. Scallions - 1 bunch - $2.25

2. Thyme – 1 bunch - $2.00

3. Kale: Siberian, White - 1 bunch - $3.00

4. Mustard Greens (greenhouse grown) - 1 bunch - $2.50

5. Asparagus – 2/3 lb - $4.00

6. Tat Soi (greenhouse grown) - 1 bunch - $2.75

Total Items: 6

Total Amount: $16.50 (+$2 total extra given to us by our farmer so far this season - over what we pay our farmer per week...$16.50...not much, but over 34 weeks, this all adds up)

Herb Share - May

Week A

Sage

Tarragon, French

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

Do any of you guys have a plumber that you LOVE? I need one! Preferably a plumber that likes funky old houses (mine’s from 1910/15 and very funky…in the good and bad way) and (in my dreams) has some interest/experience in green/environmental things (like tankless water heaters). While you’re at it, am taking referrals for all tradespeople as this place needs work done from top to bottom (civil engineer, architect, electrician, plaster person, roofer…maybe someone who has experience with metal roofing, carpenter, arborist) with the emphasis being on people you thing are terrific and, if possible, likes old houses and lastly, is into green/environmental stuff.

Included in this email...

1. Your CSA doesn't need you this week! But you know that won't be for long :) !!!

2. This week's list (subject to change without notice...farming is like that)

3. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff (new stuff added weekly...really!)

4. Do you garden? Want organic seedings from your CSA farm???

5. What you actually got last week

1. Your CSA doesn't need you this week! But you know that won't be for long :) !!

You can always just show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30pm at the CSA and offer to work if there's still an empty slot on the CSA Work Sign-up Sheet. ALWAYS FILL THE CSA WORK SHEET OUT IN PENCIL!!! Life is too unpredictable for being written in pen!

2. This week's list (subject to change without notice...farming is like that)

Week #5

May 21, 2009

1. Asparagus

2. Scallions

3. Tat Soi

4. Kale – Siberian, White

5. Thyme

6. Mustard Greens (greenhouse grown)

Total Items: 6

Herb Share Week #1A

3. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff

Thursday, May 21st

Wine Dinner at OSO with Macari Wines

OSO at Southampton Inn

91 Hill St.

Southampton

For more info:

(631) 283-1166

www.macariwines.com

Friday, May 22nd

4pm to 7pm

Macari Wine Tasting

Stew Leonards
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale, NY

For more info:

(631) 249-3583

www.stewswinesny.com

www.macariwines.com
FREE


Visit Stew Leonards and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines.

Wednesday, May 27th

6:30pm

Fresh (the movie) screening & panel discussion

NYU Cantor Film Center

36 E 8th St

NYC

$10 - $15

To purchase tickets...

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/63273

Watch the trailer:

www.freshthemovie.com

Panel discussion features the director Ana Joanes, Joan Gussow (author/educator), Jacquie Berger (Just Food), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farm), Will Allen (Growing Power - Prez Obama likes this guy), Chef Dan Barber (Blue Hill)

Friday, May 29th

5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
JP Wine & Liquor
1954 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY

For more info:

(631) 981-6330
www.macariwines.com

FREE

Join our sales rep, John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of their wines. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 30th

7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

New Taste of the Upper West Side

Columbus Ave between West 76th & West 77th Sts (under an elegant tent)

NYC

Ticket information:
• $85 single; 2 for $150
• $100 at the door; space permitting
• $200 VIP ticket; includes Champagne Reception
• $1,000 Sponsor ticket; includes Champagne Reception and Tasting Dinner at a later date.

Send personal check to: Columbus Avenue BID
PO BOX 23-7193
New York, NY 10023
For credit card purchases, visit: www.newtasteuws.com
For additional ticket information:

212.721.5048

www.newtasteuws.com

A CELEBRATION OF FOOD & WINE

The Upper West Side’s most celebrated chefs share their signature dishes.
• Unlimited Tastings
• Meet the Chefs
• Long Island Wines

HONOREES:
Michael and Ariane Batterberry
Founders & Editors in Chief, Food Arts Magazine

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Friday, June 12th

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
Shoreham Wines & Spirits
Rte. 25A
Shoreham

631-744-3522
www.macariwines.com

FREE

Visit Shoreham Wines & Spirits and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19th

4pm to 7pm

Macari Wine Tasting

Stew Leonards
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale, NY

For more info:

(631) 249-3583

www.stewswinesny.com

www.macariwines.com
FREE


Visit Stew Leonards and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines.

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm


West Islip Wines Hosts Macari Vineyards
486 Union Blvd.
West Islip

For more info:
631-661-4443
www.macariwines.com

FREE


Visit West Islip Wines and meet Macari Rep., Stefanie Pesce, as you enjoy tasting of Macari Wines,

Saturday, June 20th

Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival

For more info:

http://www.clearwater.org/festival/

CSA member Jeff Tanenbaum will be volunteering again this year and HIGHLY recommends you check this event out for the day, or for the weekend! It's the year of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday (he, if his health and the fates allow, will be performing) and the 45th anniversary of the group's sloop, The Clearwater, the namesake of the festival. This year's performers also include Susan Tedeschi, The Persuasions, Arlo Guthrie, Jay & Molly Ungar, Alejandro Escovido and a plethora of others.

Sunday, June 21st

Clearwater Festival - Great Hudson River Revival

(see June 20th)

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Friday, July 10th

3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Macari Wine Tasting
Sag Harbor Liquor Store
52 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY

For more info:

(631) 725-0054
www.sagharborliquorstore.com

www.macariwines.com

Visit Sag Harbor Liquor Store and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines. Enjoy!!

Saturday, July 18th

1pm to 6pm

Macari Wine Tasting

Stew Leonards
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale, NY

For more info:

(631) 249-3583

www.stewswinesny.com

www.macariwines.com
FREE


Visit Stew Leonards and meet Macari Vineyards Sales Rep., John Miniaci, as he guides you through a tasting of Macari Wines.

Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9th

NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA

http://www.nofasummerconference.org/

If you're interested in organic gardening, food, farming, holistic health, alternative energy, cleaning up the environment, food politics, good eating, partying, dancing, music, crafts, poetry, yoga, join between 1,500 and 2,000 like minded people in a weekend of fun and education with something for just about everyone from tots and teens to everyone else. There are many Long Islanders who go every year. If you try it once, I bet you'll try it again!

Saturday, August 15th

11:45am

Wildman Foraging Tour

Muttontown Preserve

East Norwich

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Saturday, September 5th

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Sunday, October 25th

12:30pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Sunken Meadow Park

Kings Park

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Sunday, November 1st

11:45pm

Wildman Foraging Tour

Muttown Preserve

East Norwich

For more info & reservations:

www.wildmanstevebrill.com

914-835-2153

$15 - Adults, $10 - younger than 12

If you've never been...you should treat yourself to go at least once. If you've gone...you know why you want to check this out!

Saturday, Nov 21st

11am to 6pm

Green Living Expo

Suffolk County Community College

Brentwood Campus
Sports/Exhibition Complex

101 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717
For more info:

http://www.greenlivingexpoli.com/

http://www.greenlivingexpoli.com/schedule.html

$10.00 (under 12 years old free)

The Green Living Expo is a 2-day event designed to provide Long Island residents and business owners with the information they need to support a greener way of life here on Long Island. “Green Living” is a new concept for many Long Islanders, for others it has been a way of life for years. Regardless of which category you fall into, being “green” is a notion that has firmly taken root in our society.

The Green Living Expo will be the catalyst between businesses, organizations, and consumers looking for information, inspiration, and innovation. It will provide information to help move us in the direction of a lifestyle that is both economically viable and ecologically sound.

The Green Living Expo will have two full days of programming to make the event both educational and fun. Speakers have been selected for their passion, commitment, innovation, and authority on their “green” topic. There is no additional fee required to attend the programs/lectures/classes.

Sunday, Nov 22nd

11am to 5pm

Green Living Expo

(see Saturday, Nov 21st)

4. Do you garden? Want organic seedings from your CSA farm???

You can order certified organic seedlings for your garden from our CSA farm, Halsey's Green Thumb Farm, that will be delivered to you when you pick up your CSA share! AND, the prices are the same as last year! If you want something not on the list, call and ask...there's a decent chance they have, or will have, it. Fliers about this are on the CSA Sign-In Table.

How?

Call the farm (631-726-1900) from 9:30am to 4:30pm, order using a credit card (minimum order of $20) and coordinate when you'll be picking up your seedlings with your CSA pickup.

What?

All the pots are 4 1/2" and the cost of each pot is $5.00

Basil, Green

Marigold: Orange (8" to 10")

Mint, Cat

Oregano, Greek

Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf

Petunias: Blue OR Mixed OR Rose

Rosemary

Sorrel

Strawberries, Alpine (very small)

Swiss Chard: Gold OR Green OR Red

Tarragon, French

More varieties coming soon!

5. What you actually got last week

Week #4

May 14, 2009

1. Scallions - 1 bunch - $2.25

2. Chives, Garlic – 1 bunch - $2.00

3. Kale, Curly OR Collards - 1 bunch - $3.00

4. Mustard Greens: Japanese Purple - 1 bunch - $2.50

5. Asparagus – 2/3 lb - $4.00

6. Rhubarb - 1 bunch - $3.00

Total Items: 6

Total Amount: $16.75 (+$2 total extra given to us by our farmer so far this season - over what we pay our farmer per week...$16.50...not much, but over 34 weeks, this all adds up)

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