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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Summer!

WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR ABOUT 50 MORE CSA MEMBERS! So, if you know of anyone who’d be interested…have them stop by the CSA, contact me, or give them a CSA brochure (we have copies at the sign-in desk).

Who dropped off the Fave Bean article/recipe? Thanks!

http://www.newsday.com/priority-a-category-d-keywords-a-la-carter-by-sylvia-carter-special-to-newsday-c-1.1300569

IMPORTANT…PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NON-DAYCARE CENTER KIDS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN/ON THE PLAY AREA STUFF OUT FRONT!!! It’s an insurance matter.

Included in this email...

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you this week. You know that won’t last for long!

2. It’s time to weigh our food!

3. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that J )

4. What to do if you’re running late???

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

6. Do you garden? Want organic seedlings from your CSA farm???

7. What you actually got last week

8. News from the Farm

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you this week. You know that won’t last 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. It’s time to weigh our food!

Yup! It’s that time of year. Sounds easy right? Put food in the scale and weigh it, right? Not exactly the case.

1. Bring your reading glasses if you need them OR have the person by the scale read it for you

2. Most important…PLEASE ERR ON THE SIDE OF BEING WEIGHING UNDER THE AMOUNT RATHER THAN OVER THE AMOUNT GIVEN!!!!

I can’t emphasize this enough. All we need is a few people thinking that it’s no big deal to be a smidge over the amount and….it is! Just think about it…1 oz…what’s that? Two Green Beans? So what???? Ok…we have 92 CSA members and if 32 of them go over by that 1 oz that adds up to 2 pound and it may mean that one or two people don’t get ANY Beans at the end of the night. Serves them right for coming late, huh? That’s not how the CSA works. Everyone paid the same amount to receive the same amount of food so it’s up to each one of us to make sure that happens.

3. Please don’t drop the scales…the top sometimes sticks to the bottom and lifts it up when you’re getting your food out of the measuring bowl and so the bottom then drops on the floor and breaks…just be aware and please be careful…thanks!

4. There will be a plastic bag in the scale…don’t take it with you! We use it to keep the vegetables from falling out of the bowl and, believe it or not, keep the weight consistant. Different plastic bags weigh different amounts. So, weigh it in the bag that’s in the scale and then dump the food into your own bag/basket/carrier. Thanks!

5. You’ll see a piece of tape on the part of the scale with the numbers on it. All you have to do is make sure the red line of the scale doesn’t go behind the tape so you can’t see it. Also, you have to stand directly in front of the scale (which should have the correct amount centered to the front of the table) because if you stand to the side…you can still see the red line but you’re going over the correct amount.

3. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that J )

July 23, 2009

Week # 14

1. Peas, Shelling

2. Lettuce

3. Swiss Chard

4. Scallions

5. Peas, Sugar Snap

6. Beans, Green

Total Items – 6

Flower Share (?)

Week #6 – Snapdragons (?)

Herb Share

July 2B

Savory, Summer AND Thyme, Lemon

4. What to do if you’re running late???

It happens…you’re planning on making it to the CSA and something happens…I think they call it life.

So, what can you do if you don’t want to miss the CSA pickup (or die trying to get there at the speed of…very fast)?

A. Call the UUFH Hall Phone (631-385-1079) no later than 7:30pm and see (if you won’t be too late) if someone can wait for you. We’re usually cleaning up till about 8pm but are often out earlier

B. Call the UUFH Phone (631-385-1079) no later than 7:30pm and have your fellow CSA members pack a bag for you and you can pick it up at CSA member Debbie Greenwood’s house (on a bench by her front door). Debbie’s address is 2 Recreation Lane…so easy! Go down Lovers Lane (if you walk out of the UUFH and look to your right, you’re looking up Lovers Lane) to the first left turn, go down three blocks & it’s the last house on the left (not scary at all…movie reference you’ll get…or not) and you can’t go any further without turning left or right. Pull into the driveway and please be careful of wandering pets in the driveway…

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Huntington&state=NY&address=2+Recreation+Lane&zipcode=11743

C. Do you know at least two other CSA members? If not, I’ll be emailing about that next week. Get at least two other CSA members’ contact info so if you’re in a spot, you can contact them to get your food for you and they could hold it till the next day or whatever you arrange.

Keep the UUFH Hall Phone number in whatever you need to make sure you have it AT ALL TIMES! It could come in handy. However, only use it on Thursdays between 3pm and 8pm otherwise whoever picks up may have NO IDEA what the heck you’re talking about.

5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff

Saturday, July 25th

The Hotline at…

Giacomo Jack’s Beach Party

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Saturday, August 1st

The Hotline at…

Terry G’s

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Friday, August 7th

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!

The Hotline at…

Beau’s Bar

Broadway

Greenlawn

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Saturday, August 8th

The Hotline at…

Gunther’s Tap Room

Main St

Northport

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Sunday, August 9th

11am to 1pm

Preserve Your Harvest Through Canning!

Cornell Cooperative Extension

First Floor Meeting Room

423 Griffing Ave

Riverhead

$10 NOFA ( www.nofany.org ) members, $20 non-members (includes $10 materials fee).
RSVP required to info@gardenofevefarm.com.


Learn simple ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long. Chef Melissa Rebholz from Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Leah Loizos of Cornell Cooperative Extension will teach you how to safely preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables to enjoy year round. We'll discuss pressure canning, using a simple water bath, and food safety issues involved in the process. While we talk we'll cook up a batch of fresh fruit jam and together help preserve it. Everyone will get to take home a jar, as well as simple and tasty recipes for jams and sauces. Rain or Shine.

Monday, August 10th

5 to 8pm

Green Drinks

Whole Foods & Greener Country Store

429 N Broadway

Jericho

FREE

For more info or to RSVP:

greendrinks@ligreen.com

631-721-1908

www.ligreen.com/greendrinks

Knowledge, conversation, collaboration, discussion, growth along with great snacks and beverages

Every month Long Islanders that work on or are learning about Clean Tech, Renewable Energy, Efficiency, Non Toxic Living, Sustainability and the Environment meet at Green Drinks Gatherings held throughout our region. By attending LI Green Drinks Gatherings you'll find opportunities to get to know environmental businesspeople, professionals, advocates, officials, educators and people just interested in learning from all over Long Island. Come share your experiences, converse, collaborate, discuss, grow and have a really good time.

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!

Tuesday, September 1st

4 to 6pm

Mustard Cover Crops for Control of Soil-borne Diseases

Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center

3059 Sound Avenue

Riverhead

FREE

Join Plant Pathologist, Meg McGrath and Vegetable Specialist, Sandy Menasha for a tour of research plots where mustard cover crops are being grown as an alternative to pesticides in managing weeds, improving soil health, and combating soil-borne diseases in strawberries, root crops, and potatoes. Come see different mustard cover crops species growing and view their positive effects! Rain or Shine.

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!

Thursday, September 10th

3 to 6pm

Help Work the Farm at Historic Sylvester Manor, followed by potluck/cookout and farm work song singalong

RSVP required to info@gardenofevefarm.com , NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association www.nofany.org ) Members ONLY $5

Come see unique, historic Sylvester Manor and Bennett Konesni's recent efforts to bring the Manor's fields back into their agricultural glory. Gather at 3 pm for a tour of the grounds and house, including an 1810 wind-powered flour mill, and learn about the Manor's unique place in the history of American food. At 4 pm we'll all lend a hand towards the field work, wherever we are needed. At 6:30pm we'll break to enjoy a potluck supper/cookout, and then we'll gather round the fire make music into the night! Bring grill food, drinks, instruments and voices, a song or poem, and be prepared to play and sing traditional agrarian music, from field hollers to appalachian ballads.

Saturday, September 26th

10am-6pm

Sixth Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Avenue

Riverhead

Admission just $2 per person, children under 6 free. A portion of the proceeds are donated to NOFA-NY

map and directions at www.gardenofevefarm.com


Love Garlic? You will want to check out Long Island's only Garlic Festival, dedicated to celebrating food, farming, and family fun. This all-weekend celebration features organic garlic, a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, live music, puppet theater, and sustainability information.. Rain or Shine.

The Hotline at…

Giacomo Jack’s

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Sunday, September 27th

10am to 6pm

Sixth Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

(see September 26th)

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)

6. Do you garden? Want organic seedlings 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!

7. What you actually got last week

July 16, 2009

Week # 13

1. Lettuce: Crisp, Green – 1 head - $2.25

2. Peas, Snow – ½ lb - $3.25

3. Radicchio, Chiogga – 1 head - $2.25

4. Peas, Sugar Snap OR Peas, Snow – ½ lb - $3.25

5. Greens, Mustard – 1 bunch - $2.75

6. Beans, Green – 3/4 lb - $3.50

7. Summer Squash (Costata Romanesco, Zohra, Zucchini) AND Beans, Fava – 1 lb each (first Summer Squash then filled in with Beans)/2 lbs total - $5.25

Total Items – 7

Total Amount - $19.25 (+$5 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)

Flower Share

Week #5 - Ageratum

8. News from the Farm

We finally had 5 sunny days in a row!!!

After a LONG, COLD, DAMP, RAINY June, the warmth of summer has begun (we hope!).

Over the last month, our planting schedules have been disrupted and our crops, when we could even manage to get them in the ground, have not been growing at their usual rates. That means that heat loving crops such as Tomatoes, Eggplants, Peppers, Cucumbers and Melons will arrive later than normal. Other crops such as Lettuces, Herbs, Radishes and Greens have been growing very well.

Our first Bean and Summer Squash plantings have begun being harvested and are also doing well. Our Peas have had a good season and will continue for a couple more weeks. Fava Beans are about over – it’s only a two week season - and they are gone until next the CSA season in 2010.

Spring Onions have just started and they’re a couple of weeks late. Fennel, Beets, Carrots, Scallions, Radicchios are all ready, so the selection is now seasonable and varied…seemingly back to normal.

And the beat goes on!

Organically yours,

Farmer Bill (Halsey)

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 16, 2009 Post

Happy Summer!

WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR ABOUT 50 MORE CSA MEMBERS! So, if you know of anyone who’d be interested…have them stop by the CSA, contact me, or give them a CSA brochure (we have copies at the sign-in desk).

New restaurant alert…Maize Cantina, 1141 Jericho Tpke, Commack…uses produce from Rottkamp Farm in Glen Cove. Been there and will go back. Check out Newsday review…

http://www.exploreli.com/entertainment/localguide/dining/150743,0,446289.venue

Included in this email...

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you this week. You know that won’t last for long!

2. It’s time to weigh our food!

3. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that J )

4. What to do if you’re running late???

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

6. Do you garden? Want organic seedlings from your CSA farm???

7. What you actually got last week

8. Take online action against a toxic pesticide

9. Great article about the weather and farming this season

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you this week. You know that won’t last 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. It’s time to weigh our food!

Yup! It’s that time of year. Sounds easy right? Put food in the scale and weigh it, right? Not exactly the case.

1. Bring your reading glasses if you need them OR have the person by the scale read it for you

2. Most important…PLEASE ERR ON THE SIDE OF BEING WEIGHING UNDER THE AMOUNT RATHER THAN OVER THE AMOUNT GIVEN!!!!

I can’t emphasize this enough. All we need is a few people thinking that it’s no big deal to be a smidge over the amount and….it is! Just think about it…1 oz…what’s that? Two Green Beans? So what???? Ok…we have 92 CSA members and if 32 of them go over by that 1 oz that adds up to 2 pound and it may mean that one or two people don’t get ANY Beans at the end of the night. Serves them right for coming late, huh? That’s not how the CSA works. Everyone paid the same amount to receive the same amount of food so it’s up to each one of us to make sure that happens.

3. Please don’t drop the scales…the top sometimes sticks to the bottom and lifts it up when you’re getting your food out of the measuring bowl and so the bottom then drops on the floor and breaks…just be aware and please be careful…thanks!

4. There will be a plastic bag in the scale…don’t take it with you! We use it to keep the vegetables from falling out of the bowl and, believe it or not, keep the weight consistant. Different plastic bags weigh different amounts. So, weigh it in the bag that’s in the scale and then dump the food into your own bag/basket/carrier. Thanks!

5. You’ll see a piece of tape on the part of the scale with the numbers on it. All you have to do is make sure the red line of the scale doesn’t go behind the tape so you can’t see it. Also, you have to stand directly in front of the scale (which should have the correct amount centered to the front of the table) because if you stand to the side…you can still see the red line but you’re going over the correct amount.

3. This week’s list (subject to change without notice…farming is like that J )

July 16, 2009

Week # 13

1. Peas, Snow

2. Radicchio

3. Greens, Mustard

4. Lettuce

5. Beans, Fava

6. Beans, Green

Total Items – 6

Flower Share (?)

Week #5

4. What to do if you’re running late???

It happens…you’re planning on making it to the CSA and something happens…I think they call it life.

So, what can you do if you don’t want to miss the CSA pickup (or die trying to get there at the speed of…very fast)?

A. Call the UUFH Hall Phone (631-385-1079) no later than 7:30pm and see (if you won’t be too late) if someone can wait for you. We’re usually cleaning up till about 8pm but are often out earlier

B. Call the UUFH Phone (631-385-1079) no later than 7:30pm and have your fellow CSA members pack a bag for you and you can pick it up at CSA member Debbie Greenwood’s house (on a bench by her front door). Debbie’s address is 2 Recreation Lane…so easy! Go down Lovers Lane (if you walk out of the UUFH and look to your right, you’re looking up Lovers Lane) to the first left turn, go down three blocks & it’s the last house on the left (not scary at all…movie reference you’ll get…or not) and you can’t go any further without turning left or right. Pull into the driveway and please be careful of wandering pets in the driveway…

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Huntington&state=NY&address=2+Recreation+Lane&zipcode=11743

C. Do you know at least two other CSA members? If not, I’ll be emailing about that next week. Get at least two other CSA members’ contact info so if you’re in a spot, you can contact them to get your food for you and they could hold it till the next day or whatever you arrange.

Keep the UUFH Hall Phone number in whatever you need to make sure you have it AT ALL TIMES! It could come in handy. However, only use it on Thursdays between 3pm and 8pm otherwise whoever picks up may have NO IDEA what the heck you’re talking about.

5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff

Thursday, July 16th

6 to 9pm

Green Drinks – North Fork LI

Castello di Borghese Vineyard

Sound Ave & Alvah’s Lane

Cutchogue

$8

Raffles, cash bar, local food, wine, wheatgrass…much deliciousness, fun and all for good causes!

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.

9:30pm to 2am

The Hotline at…

St James Tavern

655 Middle Country Rd (north side, west of Lake Ave)

St James

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Monday, July 20th

5pm

Organic Berry Growing and Farm Tour followed by NOFA Long Island Chapter Annual Mtg. and Chicken BBQ Potluck

Makinajian Farm

276 Cuba Hill Rd

Huntington, NY.

$5 NOFA ( www.nofany.org ) members, $15 non-members.

RSVP requested to farmer@gardenofevefarm.com

Makinajian Farm is a diverse, 4 acre certified organic farm, one of the last working farms in Huntington. Two generations of the Makinajian family work together growing organic blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cut flowers, and a wide range of vegetables and herbs, as well as laying hens and meat birds for their retail store located on the farm.

Join the NOFA Long Island Chapter afterwards as we enjoy a potluck, Makinajian Farm's own rotisserie chickens and elect Chapter officers for 2008-2009. Please bring a potluck dish to share. Rain or Shine. DIRECTIONS: >From the west, take the LIE to Exit 51 or Northern State Parkway East to exit 42N to Deer Park Ave (Rte 231). Head North and bare right when road splits to stay on Deer Park Rd. Road merges onto Jericho Turnpike (25E). At first traffic light turn left onto Elwood Rd (CR-10). Second traffic light on Elwood, turn left onto Cuba Hill Rd. The farm is about a quarter mile on left.

Tuesday, July 21st

6 to 9pm

Slow Food Benefit (age 21 and over)

Water Taxi Beach

230 Borden Ave

Long Island City

$30 – Slow Food Members, $35 – non-members (limited number of $35 tix will be sold at the door)

Buy tickets in advance at:

www.slowfoodnyc.org

Sausages, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers from humanely raised animals will be served with Sixpoint Craft Ale beer (beer extra) to benefit programs of the NYC Slow Food Chapter.

Saturday, July 25th

The Hotline at…

Giacomo Jack’s Beach Party

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Saturday, August 1st

The Hotline at…

Terry G’s

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Friday, August 7th

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!

The Hotline at…

Beau’s Bar

Broadway

Greenlawn

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Saturday, August 8th

The Hotline at…

Gunther’s Tap Room

Main St

Northport

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Sunday, August 9th

11am to 1pm

Preserve Your Harvest Through Canning!

Cornell Cooperative Extension

First Floor Meeting Room

423 Griffing Ave

Riverhead

$10 NOFA ( www.nofany.org ) members, $20 non-members (includes $10 materials fee).
RSVP required to info@gardenofevefarm.com.


Learn simple ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long. Chef Melissa Rebholz from Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Leah Loizos of Cornell Cooperative Extension will teach you how to safely preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables to enjoy year round. We'll discuss pressure canning, using a simple water bath, and food safety issues involved in the process. While we talk we'll cook up a batch of fresh fruit jam and together help preserve it. Everyone will get to take home a jar, as well as simple and tasty recipes for jams and sauces. Rain or Shine.

Monday, August 10th

5 to 8pm

Green Drinks

Whole Foods & Greener Country Store

429 N Broadway

Jericho

FREE

For more info or to RSVP:

greendrinks@ligreen.com

631-721-1908

www.ligreen.com/greendrinks

Knowledge, conversation, collaboration, discussion, growth along with great snacks and beverages

Every month Long Islanders that work on or are learning about Clean Tech, Renewable Energy, Efficiency, Non Toxic Living, Sustainability and the Environment meet at Green Drinks Gatherings held throughout our region. By attending LI Green Drinks Gatherings you'll find opportunities to get to know environmental businesspeople, professionals, advocates, officials, educators and people just interested in learning from all over Long Island. Come share your experiences, converse, collaborate, discuss, grow and have a really good time.

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!

Tuesday, September 1st

4 to 6pm

Mustard Cover Crops for Control of Soil-borne Diseases

Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center

3059 Sound Avenue

Riverhead

FREE

Join Plant Pathologist, Meg McGrath and Vegetable Specialist, Sandy Menasha for a tour of research plots where mustard cover crops are being grown as an alternative to pesticides in managing weeds, improving soil health, and combating soil-borne diseases in strawberries, root crops, and potatoes. Come see different mustard cover crops species growing and view their positive effects! Rain or Shine.

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!

Thursday, September 10th

3 to 6pm

Help Work the Farm at Historic Sylvester Manor, followed by potluck/cookout and farm work song singalong

RSVP required to info@gardenofevefarm.com , NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association www.nofany.org ) Members ONLY $5

Come see unique, historic Sylvester Manor and Bennett Konesni's recent efforts to bring the Manor's fields back into their agricultural glory. Gather at 3 pm for a tour of the grounds and house, including an 1810 wind-powered flour mill, and learn about the Manor's unique place in the history of American food. At 4 pm we'll all lend a hand towards the field work, wherever we are needed. At 6:30pm we'll break to enjoy a potluck supper/cookout, and then we'll gather round the fire make music into the night! Bring grill food, drinks, instruments and voices, a song or poem, and be prepared to play and sing traditional agrarian music, from field hollers to appalachian ballads.

Saturday, September 26th

10am-6pm

Sixth Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Avenue

Riverhead

Admission just $2 per person, children under 6 free. A portion of the proceeds are donated to NOFA-NY

map and directions at www.gardenofevefarm.com


Love Garlic? You will want to check out Long Island's only Garlic Festival, dedicated to celebrating food, farming, and family fun. This all-weekend celebration features organic garlic, a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, live music, puppet theater, and sustainability information.. Rain or Shine.

The Hotline at…

Giacomo Jack’s

www.thehotline.net

CSA member John Morina is the drummer with the rock/blues/funk quartet, The Hotline. Check it out for big fun!

Sunday, September 27th

10am to 6pm

Sixth Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

(see September 26th)

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)

6. Do you garden? Want organic seedlings 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!

7. What you actually got last week

July 9, 2009

Week # 12

1. Lettuce: Boston, Red – 1 head - $2.25

2. Fennel – 1 bunch - $3.50

3. Sage OR Upland Cress – 1 bunch - $2.25

4. Peas, Sugar Snap OR Peas, Snow – ½ lb - $3.25

5. Scallions – 1 bunch - $2.25

6. Beans, Fava – 1 lb - $3.50

Total Items – 6

Total Amount - $16.25 (+$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

July 1A

Cilantro AND Parsley

8. Take action against a toxic pesticide

Methyl iodide's manufacturer, Arysta, withdrew its New York application for registration after state officials raised concerns about groundwater contamination and potential exposure for workers, bystanders and nearby residents--especially children, pregnant women and the elderly.

Now the industry is asking California's governor to order DPR to fast track the registration of this deadly fumigant. This is not acceptable. Please take action and tell the Governor to keep methyl iodide of California's fields.

http://www.ufwaction.org/campaign/mi709/

9. Great article about the weather and farming this season

Kim Severson did a great job talking about how weather effects food. You don’t see this type of writing in mainstream publications (in an “ag” mag perhaps)…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/dining/08fruit.html

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