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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Autumn!

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups), and the last CSA is on Thursday, December 13th.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 57) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School.


This week’s email includes…

1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30 to 5:30pm and ONE (1) person from 5:30 to 7:30pm (or one person who’d work from 3:30 to 7:30pm)…
2. Bags and you
3. News from the Farm
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
6. Carrot Top Pesto!



1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30 to 5:30pm and ONE (1) person from 5:30 to 7:30pm (or one person who’d work from 3:30 to 7:30pm)…

If you can work this week from 3:30 to 5:30pm or 5:30 to 7:30pm or 3:30 to 7:30pm, please…

A. respond to this email before 1pm today
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm today
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm today
D. show up a little before 3:30pm or 5:30pm today

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 
If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week. And if you got an email from Judi asking you to confirm that you’re working…you need to respond to that in the time frame stated in the email otherwise she’s going to try and find someone else to take your place.



2. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



3. News from the Farm

Thanksgiving 2012

Our season is drawing to a close with only a few weeks left in our 2012 season!

This season has been a challenging one…Hurricane Sandy, a lightning strike at our CSA in Brooklyn, warm spring, rainy Strawberry season, dry summer. However, through it all we managed to bring in our certified organic produce…not everything we had hoped for but enough for all our CSA members.

It was a good Tomato season and there are lots of Sweet Potatoes after having none last year. There were plenty of Peppers and Lettuces (though in the last several weeks some had burned outer leaves due to the salty winds from Hurricane Sandy). Winter Squash, especially Butternut, had a good crop. Leeks, Scallions, and Carrots also did well. And Garlic, one of our minor crops, had nice size and good quantity…better than our last several years.

So…Happy Thanksgiving, count your blessings, and be thankful!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



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

Week #32
November 29, 2012

1. Cauliflower: White – 1 head *
2. Scallions – 1 bunch
3. Cabbage: Green OR Portuguese – 1 head total
4. Squash, Winter: Farsi – 1
5. Carrots: Round – 1 bunch
6. Rutabagas

Total Items: 6

*
Cauliflower Leek Soup…
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/10/caroline-fidanza-cauliflower-in-season-recipe.html



5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
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Thursday, November 29th

10am to 11am

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.
This week, I will be interviewing Karen Washington, a community activist who has helped to change the landscape in the Bronx. She has worked to transform empty lots into community gardens, and to bring fresh, local produce to her neighborhoods. She is also a board member of Just Food and the NYC Community Garden Coalition.

Saturday, December 1st

12pm

Food Chain Radio
http://metrofarm.com/food-chain-radio

Great topics every week about food, farming, health, etc., and MANY archived topics…last week was Michael Hansen of Consumer’s Union talking about GMOs.


Tuesday, December 4th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Thursday, December 6th

7pm

I’m Eating What???
Holistic Moms Network
Elwood Public Library
1929 Jericho Tpke (corner of Elwood Rd)
E Northport
FREE
For more info:
Email: huntingtonhmn@aol.com
http://www.holisticmoms.org/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Holistic-Moms-Network-Suffolk-County-Huntington-Area-NY-Chapter/399399243443967?fref=ts

Join CSA member Vickie Muller at this month’s meeting where the topic is GMOs. The guest speaker is Kathleen Furey, Certified GMO Educator/Institute of Responsible Technology and learn about GMOs…what they are, our right to know where they are, labeling of GMOs and how to grow your own food


Sunday, December 9th

7:30pm

Slow Food Huntington presents: Terre Madre
Cinema Arts Centre
432 Park Ave
Huntington
For more info:
http://slowfoodhuntington.org/
Join Slow Food Huntington and its three delegates, at the Cinema Arts Centre for a local Terra Madre evening including a video presentations, guest speakers, music, and a reception. This is a celebration of our international food community and the work that is taking place in all corners of our globe to preserve biodiversity and our Good Food heritage and traditions. We will hear the stories and see images and video of this spectacular event. Bring a dish to share!

Wednesday, December 12th

6pm

A Spiritual Call to Ban Fracking & Vigil to Protect our Sacred Land and Water
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock Rd
Manhasset
For more info:
https://www.uucsr.org/UserEventPDF/129986053906422057FrackingVigil2012.pdf

Join faith & community leaders in urging Governor Cuomo to ban fracking. Vigil followed by potluck — please bring drink or food to share! Co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.


Friday to Sunday, January 25 to 27th

NOFA-NY Winter Conference
Saratoga Springs
For more info and to register:
https://www.nofany.org/events/winter-conference


Saturday, March 2nd

NOFA-NY’s 2nd Long Island CSA Fair!
Polish Hall
Riverhead
Details TBA



6. Carrot top Pesto!

And many of you guys are throwing them out!

Well, the horses who get them are loving them… 
http://www.culinate.com/books/collections/all_books/roots/carrot_top_pesto

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Autumn!

The CSA is TODAY, Wednesday, November 21st, from 2:30pm to 7:30pm.

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups), and the last CSA is on Thursday, December 13th.

Mystery of the week…Did anyone by chance end up with two bunches of Leeks last week? If so, let me know as we counted them twice before the CSA and at the end of the night we were off by one bunch of Leeks. If someone picked up for you, could you check with them? Thanks!

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 57) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School.


This week’s email includes…

1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30 to 5:30pm and ONE (1) person from 5:30 to 7:30pm (or one person who’d work from 3:30 to 7:30pm)…
2. Bags and you
3. News from the Farm
4. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
6. And now for something completely different…



1. Help! Your CSA needs you this week! We’re looking for ONE (1) person to help out from 3:30 to 5:30pm and ONE (1) person from 5:30 to 7:30pm (or one person who’d work from 3:30 to 7:30pm)…

If you can work this week from 3:30 to 5:30pm or 5:30 to 7:30pm or 3:30 to 7:30pm, please…

A. respond to this email before 1pm today
B. call 631-421-4864 before 1pm today
C. call 631-385-1079 after 3pm today
D. show up a little before 3:30pm today

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 
If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week. And if you got an email from Judi asking you to confirm that you’re working…you need to respond to that in the time frame stated in the email otherwise she’s going to try and find someone else to take your place.



2. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



3. News from the Farm

November 2, 2012

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, we’ve all had challenging weeks. No electricity and/or flooding effected most of us. The farm was without power only 1 ½ days. I still don’t have it at my home…5 days and counting. Lots of wind damage to most of the greens which were all looking beautiful up to that point! 

Our Tuesday deliveries were canceled so for those of you who missed your CSA delivery, we will be bringing in some extra produce the next several weeks to make up as best we can. Still have Sweet Potatoes and Winter Squashes in dry storage. Some types of Lettuces did better than others, and the Radicchio looks nice. Carrots, Turnips and Winter Radishes all can still be picked. Kales and other cole crops still look good. Peppers survived though the plants lost all their leaves.

Our last delivery will be the 2nd week of December so it’s time to begin thinking about next year! As always, any input from members is important. Any ideas of how we can fine tune our CSAs to keep them going smoothly is well received (please email them to suzanne). This is the end of our 17th CSA season (15th for Huntington) and has been our most challenging!

Organically yours,
Farmer Bill (Halsey)



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

Week #31
November 21, 2012

1. Sweet Potatoes – 1 bag
2. Fennel – 1 bunch
3. Lettuce – 1 head
4. Tat Soi – 1 bunch
5. Rosemary – 1 bunch
6. Squash, Winter: Butternut - 1

Total Items: 6

Herb Share – Nov 2B
Arugula AND Mizuna (yes, they are considered Salad Herbs!)



5. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
.
Thursday, November 22nd

10am to 11am

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.
This week, I will be interviewing ???.

Friday, November 23rd

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB
90.1FM
Or listen online at:
http://www.wusb.fm/

Saturday, November 24th

12pm

Food Chain Radio
http://metrofarm.com/food-chain-radio

Great topics every week about food, farming, health, etc., and MANY archived topics…last week was Michael Hansen of Consumer’s Union talking about GMOs.


Tuesday, November 27th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.



6. And now for something completely different…

You’ve heard of the Turducken…here’s the Veggieducken!

Watch the video…
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/videos/turducken-turned-veggieducken/104601.html

Follow the recipe…
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/18/165283895/the-veggieducken-a-meatless-dish-with-gravitas?ft=1&f=1053

If you don’t want to microwave the Sweet Potatoes (I don’t), bake them instead for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. I emailed the creator of the Veggieducken and this was his suggestion.

The hardest part of this will be finding the right Banana Squash for the job!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Autumn!

Next week is Thanksgiving week and our CSA will be on Wednesday, November 21st from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (we may start earlier but must first find out if 1) our farmer can get here earlier and 2) the room that the CSA is held is available for the farmer to come earlier…will let you know when I do).

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

Anyone still not have electricity??? If not, one of our CSA members has generously offered the use of her generator to a fellow CSA member until it comes back. If this is something you’re interested in, please respond to this email and I’ll connect the two of you.

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 57) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School.

FYI – Re: last week’s Tomatoes…yes Virginia, they were real, they were from our farm and yes, they were from out in the fields! I checked with Farmer Bill as one of our CSA members (a longtime food professional) commented that they didn’t think they looked like end of season Tomatoes. The comment from Farmer Bill was that they had Tomatoes out in the fields till November 5th and then that night, the frost killed the last of them so the one’s we got were picked during the day on Monday, November 5th and kept in storage till we got them on Friday. Lucky us! 

This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, however…
2. Bags and you
3. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
4. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
5. Shake Shack opened in Westbury!



1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, however…

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week.



2. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



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

Week #30
November 15, 2012

1. Sweet Potatoes – 1 bag
2. Kohlrabi – 1 bunch
3. Lettuce – 1 head*
4. Leeks – 1 bunch
5. Greens, Mustard – 1 bunch
6. Squash, Winter: Butternut - 1

Total Items: 6



4. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
.
Thursday, November 15th

10am to 11am

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.
This week, I will be interviewing ???.

Saturday, November 17th

12pm

Food Chain Radio
http://metrofarm.com/food-chain-radio

Great topics every week about food, farming, health, etc., and MANY archived topics…last week was Michael Hansen of Consumer’s Union talking about GMOs.

5pm

Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture by Gavin Schmidt, climatologist with NASA, on climate change: Irene & Sandy…Our Creation/Our Solution
Healthy Planet
Molloy College
7180 Republic Airport (off Rt 110)
Farmingdale
$10 Members/$15 General Public
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/

Evening’s Schedule…5pm – doors open, live music, free soup/6:30pm – Potluck/8pm – Lecture. Come for all or part of the evening (I often just go for the lecture). In the past it’s been worth it to come just for the raffles!

6pm

Starstruck! The UUFH Services Auction
109 Browns Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://uufh.org/community-life/services-auction/

The UUFH annual Services Auction is a highlight of the year, as well as our major fundraiser. It includes contributions from Green Thumb CSA – Huntington and from the Cinema Arts Centre through CSA member Dylan Skolnick.


Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$10 (if tickets are bought online)
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demos, samplings!


Tuesday, November 20th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Friday, November 23rd

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB
90.1FM
Or listen online at:
http://www.wusb.fm/


5. Shake Shack opened in Westbury!

Hamburger meat is no-hormones/no-antibiotics (not grass fed but vegetarian fed)…they use Niman Ranch Bacon (a good thing as far as Bacon goes), Mast Brothers Chocolate (a very good thing) in their Malt Whitman Concrete (see the menu for details), and organic fair trade Coffee in their “Fair Shake”…the beer is local…they are dog friendly (there’s a hook outside on the lawn to put your dog’s leash on and they have food for dogs on the menu)…not perfect (who or what is?  ) but they’re trying. In the food biz you have to pick and choose your priorities and create food that the public wants to purchase and eat so you can be financially sustainable. It’s a challenge! 5% of the sales from their Old Country Rocky Road Concrete is going to Island Harvest. The building is green and solar! Spread the word and support better food choices on Long Island! Vegetarians can get the Shroom Burger and the Shackcago Dog without the Dog. Not sure how vegan these things are (or can be made). This stuff is not “health food” but it’s certainly several steps up from conventional fast food joints.
http://www.shakeshack.com/location/westbury/

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy Autumn!

Hope y’all are ok and have power and gas (in your car…not in your digestive tract)!

The farm is coming to the UUFH and so that means I have to be there and open up even if the UUFH office is not open (barring downed power lines or treeage…if I find that…I’ll think of something…I’d say go to the Cinema Arts Centre if the place looks trashed and you can’t safely get in the building…no light or heat is not a problem as we’ll dress warm and have flashlights). The UUFH office phone is busy (not working?) and no one is picking up the hall phone that seems to be working (631-385-1079) because the building is empty? One hour at a time.

FYI – Our CSA is on Thursdays (except the week of Thanksgiving where it’s on Wednesday) from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (if you need to come after 7:30pm call the CSA at 631-385-1079 on Thursdays from 3pm to 7:30pm to make last minute arrangements for alternate pickups).

We could use a LOT more CSA members! If each of us (we’re now 56) managed to find three more members our farmer would be VERY happy. If each of us got one more member to join, that would be great, and if THEY got one more member…you get the idea. Even ideas of where to leave CSA brochures or posters, and where to do lectures about CSA would be helpful. So far this season I participated in the 1st LI CSA Fair, the 2nd LI Small Farm Summit, and a health fair at the Vitamin Shoppe in Melville, gave a lecture to the Holistic Moms Network about eating local and just put an ad (VERY reasonably priced) in the brochure for a charity auction for the local Montessori School.

This week’s email includes…

1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, however…
2. Bags and you
3. This week’s list…subject to change without notice (farming is like that)
4. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
5. And now for something completely different…



1. Your CSA doesn’t need you to help out today, however…

You can ALWAYS stop by the CSA a little before 3:30 or 5:30 to offer to help in case someone doesn’t show up (or is late) without letting anyone know…life happens! 

If you didn’t get a confirmation email from Judi (occasionally it’s me), you’re not scheduled to work this week.



2. Bags and you

The short story is make sure to bring bags to pack your CSA food as the CSA does not provide them.

Suggestion…put bags (paper/plastic/cloth) in EVERY vehicle you own. Put them in the glove compartment, trunk, wherever, and make sure to replenish them when the supply is running low or you’re out of them. That way it will be hard to forget them.

And, if someone is picking up for you, please remind them about bringing bags with them.



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

Week #29
November 8, 2012

1. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs
2. Tomatoes, Mini – 1 pt
3. Radicchio – 1 head*
4. Scallions – 1 bunch
5. Peppers, Sweet
6. Squash, Winter: Acorn - 1

Total Items: 6

*
No Veggie Info Sheet for this…Salad, Saute (look up recipes), Grill…will get info to you later

Herb Share – Nov 1A
Rosemary and Thyme



4. Fun, Cool & Interesting Stuff to Do (new events added weekly)
.
Thursday, November 8th

10am to 11am

iEat Green
http://prn.fm/shows/lifestyle-shows/i-eat-green/

iEat Green is hosted by Slow Food Huntington’s Bhavani Jharoff. Listen to this internet radio show either live or if you miss this show, you can listen to it on the archives and it’s available for downloading on iTunes for your iPhone.
This week, I will be interviewing ???.

Saturday, November 10th

12pm

Food Chain Radio
http://metrofarm.com/food-chain-radio

Great topics every week about food, farming, health, etc., and MANY archived topics…last week was Michael Hansen of Consumer’s Union talking about GMOs.


Sunday, November 11th

11am

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Cooking Class
The Purple Elephant
81B Ft Salonga Rd
Northport
$40 (includes food and recipes…must be paid in advance)
For more info and to reserve:
631-641-5002

Chef David, owner and chef at The Purple Elephant, and Chef Elyse (raw food chef at Live Island Café), will be sharing their tools, tips and tricks for you to create a delicious vegan feast for the holidays! The class will take place at The Brittania Yachting Center (in the meeting room), behind The Purple Elephant.


Tuesday, November 13th

7pm

Huntington Food Share – Food Not Bombs
Fairground Ave and E 6th St (outside of All Weather Tires)
Huntington Station
For more info and to get involved:
http://www.lifnb.com/chapters/huntington_food_share

Distribution of food and clothing to all who attend and are in need.


Thursday, November 15th

8:30am

Harvesting Opportunities in NY
Hotel Albany
40 Lodge St
Albany
$85
For more info and to register:
http://newyork.farmland.org/harvesting-opportunities

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support local agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland.

6:30PM

Organic Wine: The Vineyard as an Ecosystem
American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater
Central Park West and 77th St
NYC
$35
For more info and to get tickets:
http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/adventures-in-the-global-kitchen/organic-wine-the-vineyard-as-an-ecosystem
Sip wine with agronomist, vintner, and co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards Barbara Shinn as she discusses the fostering of organic and biodynamic-based winegrowing and the ways in which harmony amongst the vines brings grace and clarity to the wines. Wine samplings from Shinn Estate will be provided.

Saturday, November 17th

6pm

Starstruck! The UUFH Services Auction
109 Browns Rd
Huntington
For more info:
http://uufh.org/community-life/services-auction/

The UUFH annual Services Auction is a highlight of the year, as well as our major fundraiser. It includes contributions from Green Thumb CSA – Huntington and from the Cinema Arts Centre through CSA member Dylan Skolnick.


Afternoon (more info TBA)
Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner/Lecture by Gavin Schmidt, climatologist with NASA, on climate change
Healthy Planet
Molloy College
Farmingdale
$???
For more info, reservations and directions:
631-421-5591
http://www.healthy-planet.org/



Sunday, November 18th

9am

The NAVAL Expo
Huntington Hilton
Melville
$20
For more info (if you look at the last one they had in May you’ll get an idea of what they’ll have in November) and to buy tickets:
http://www.navelexpo.com/expo.php

All day alternative health expo with many lectures, demo, samplings, etc including Steve Meyerowitz, the Sproutman! More info TBA.


Friday, November 23rd

6pm

The Healthy Planet Radio Program
WUSB
90.1FM
Or listen online at:
http://www.wusb.fm/



5. And now for something completely different…

Beyond the Burrito…the Hexa-flexa-mexagon! Try to make one today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTwrVAbV56o

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hi gang!

First off, hoping everyone is safe, has power and is warm. Unfortunately, at least two of our CSA members that I’m aware of are still without power - Sonam Kushner, has escaped to Brooklyn for warmth, and Karen Rubino at least has a generator but still... And I’m sure there are others out there in the same spot. May LIPA smile down upon you and give you power!

Today, Monday, is the first day I’ve had to download and look at emails since last Monday morning and about 2,000 came in. In its infinite wisdom, my computer decided it needed to download all 2,000 again. I was afraid it would do it another time but at least I only have doubles of everything and not triples.

We were at the CSA last week at the UUFH with no heat or light (but we had flashlights and some folks brought them just like I asked…go you!  ) and about ¾ of us made it in and everyone was in good spirits and we got some food that could either be stored (Winter Squash) or used raw in a salad (we actually still had Tomatoes!) and nothing really needed refrigeration (or you could keep it in your garage or basement to keep it cool…cars are now getting too cold with freezing overnight temps).

The UUFH building now has light and heat but who knows what will happen Thursday AM when this next storm is over. Regardless, I imagine Farmer Bill will show up with food and we’ll be there for everyone to pick it up.

Again, my power may go out so I might not be able to communicate to you with the list for the week (I only got it on my cell phone on Thursday after I was able to charge the dead thing up somewhere and when I magically could connect with voicemail which had been difficult, if not impossible, to do, but still couldn’t email it), or about anything else once the storm starts.

Our CSA could use one person to work from 3:30 to 5:30pm, and two people from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. I don’t know if Judi, our CSA work coordinator, has power to communicate with me or anyone else by email. If you could help out at the CSA this week…call my home phone ASAP (631-421-4864) before it punks out (maybe it won’t but…), reply to this email but unless you get a response, I might not have gotten it, or just show up a little before 3:30 or 5:30 and offer to help.

Best wishes to everyone, and hope you’re able to go and vote!
suzanne
631-421-4864