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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 Week #22


Happy Autumn!



Much thanks to all who responded to the call for help this week! J We’re good to go, but you can always ask at 3:30pm or 5:30pm in case someone cancels at the last minute.



CSA weather report as of Wednesday evening….cool and breezy.



Veggie info sheets added as needed. This is the link: Veggie Info Sheets. Print out, put in a notebook and you end up with a cookbook at the end of the CSA season. Also there are good tips on storage, prep, and nutrition.

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GREENTHUMB FARM CSA Member Newsletter:
October 23, 2017

Hello Green Thumb CSA family, We’re getting close to the end of October, which is crazy to think about, but the weather has still been quite warm and beautiful for the most part! Most of the summer-time produce is coming to an end, the last of the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are still trickling out of the field.
Thank you to all members that made it out to our annual ‘CSA Fall Harvest Tour’ last weekend! We had a great time showing you around the farm and stimulating some wonderful discussions.  It’s always nice to hear your feedback, and to answer any questions that arise throughout the busy seasons!

We dug our sweet potatoes a couple weeks ago, and they have been curing in our greenhouse since then, to make them nice and sweet for you all! They have begun getting put into storage, and being shipped out to our CSA groups and sold at the farm stand. 

We hope you all have been enjoying the produce that you’ve been receiving, and look forward to seeing you!  Talk to you soon.
Organically Yours, The Green Thumb Farm Family
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The list…this is a general list and you’ll be sent another email within the next week with the detailed list after I get it (which isn’t till the day of the CSA…the list is subject to change without notice because farming is like that!  J However, most of the time it’s accurate and if it’s not…usually only one food item will be changed)…

CSA words to live by…when trying any new food that you’ve never eaten before…START SLOW!  Read up about it (make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you might be taking or any health conditions you might have), see what traditional/conventional ways it’s prepared (cultures that have been eating certain foods for many years basically have a good idea what they’re doing and we can learn from that), try a small portion, see how your body/digestive system reacts, and proceed from there. Then try preparing in different ways and see what you come up with!

Paraphrased wise words by a nutritionist that I read and don’t remember where I read it or who said it, BUT it’s pretty smart info regarding eating seasonally in our part of the globe…
Spring is all about detoxing (what we get from the CSA at this time is a lot of green things that are really good to help clean us out from whatever we accumulated during the winter)
Interesting piece about spring greens (out of the 14 listed, we get 12 of them with our CSA…watercress nutritionally and botanically similar to Peppercress) and detoxing…
Summer is all about being hydrated (the popular summer foods are all full of water…Tomatoes, Lettuces, Summer Squashes, etc.)
Fall/winter is all about storing energy (we get all the dense vegetables…Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, etc…. that are energy powerhouses to fuel us through the winter) to get you through the winter to make it to…Spring!
 Week #22
October 26, 2017

  1. Squash, Winter: Acorn – 1
  2. Kale – 1 bunch
  3. Lettuce – 1 head
  4. Sweet Potatoes – 2 lbs.
  5. Radishes
Total Items: 5
This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Question – What did you think of the Purple Potatoes you got a few weeks ago?
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  5. Like Gospel music? Come to CSA member, Cindy Campbell’s event this Friday!
  6. News from the Farm
  7. What you actually got last week
  8. Obesity in children has increased TEN fold in the past 40 years
  9. Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Anti-Cancer Mushrooms
  10. Shop at Trader Joe’s or Walmart? Read this!!!
  11. And now for something completely different…



CSA caveat…anything in any of our CSA emails that’s not related directly to the workings of the CSA is an opinion and/or subjective, so please feel free to take it or leave it! J





1.You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Purple Sage, Rosemary and a bunch more!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $15.

Say yes to this email, and bring cash or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb Farm to the next CSA.

The next one will be delivered on November 9th (two different herbs show up on the 2nd and 4th week of every month except for December where it will be the 1st week as that’s the last week for the CSA).

Think it’s too much to use? Dry the hearty ones (Rosemary), and freeze the delicate ones (Chives/Dill/Mint/Basil/Sage).

Herbs have more antioxidants than Blueberries and a lot of other foods that are popular because of their antioxidant levels…








2.Events – near and far



Thursday, October 26th



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



Join host Bhavani Jharoff (chef and head of the Slow Food North Shore chapter) talking food and food politics.



6:30pm to 9:30pm



Tricks & Treats –a wickedly wonderful 100% plant-based food tasting gala

NY Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Ave (entrance on 103rd St.)

NYC

$125

For more info:


and to get tickets or donate:




This is a benefit for the group Coalition for Healthy School Food headed by former Long Islander and vegan activist Amie Hamlin. There’s raffle tix, silent auction, gift bags, vegan cheese tasting, and lots of tasty vegan food. Costumes optional.





Friday, October 27th



8pm



Gospel Music Concert

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave

Huntington

$11 – Members/$16 – Public (includes reception)

For more info and to purchase tickets:




CSA member, Cindy Campbell, is the producer of an evening of Gospel music at the Cinema Arts Centre this Friday starting at 8pm. It features Deacon Leon Jamison from Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church and local choirs.





Saturday, October 28th



11:30am to 4pm



A Harvest Homecoming 20th Anniversary Celebration

Dominican Village

Helen Butler Hall

565 Albany Ave

Amityville, NY

$60 (sold out but you can still buy raffle tickets to support this organization)

For more info and to buy tickets…




A fundraiser for Homecoming Farm, a CSA on property owned by Dominican sisters. Music by Homecoming CSA member Angela Solomon’s band, Steel Impressions. There will be raffle prizes, wine, and children are encouraged to come in costume since it’s close to being Halloween. Catered by Iavarone Brothers (Do they use anything from the farm? Or is anything organic? Don’t know).



Noon to 1pm



Food Chain Radio (online radio show)




Excellent topics (food/farming/alternative health issues) and guests with a program archive.





Sunday, October 29th



10am to 5pm



Oktoberfest

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Ave

Riverhead

FREE

For more info:




Featuring the new Garden of Eve Brewery. Farm tour, live music, family fun.



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




Read all the info about what to bring, etc. before you sign up and for meet-up directions. He’s awesome…’nuff said. J





Saturday, November 4th



2pm to 5pm



HOG Lounge Pants Lunch

HOG (Hamlet Organic Garden) Farm

319 Beaver Dam Rd.

Brookhaven

$55 Members/$65 General Public (cash or check only)/FREE – under 14

For more info and reservations:




It’s RSVP and BYOB. Press your own cider. Guest chefs Andrew Tarlow (Diner/Marlow & Sons/Reynard), Farmer Sean (HOG), Patty Gentry (Early Girl Farm), Fran Derby (The Cannibal). Menu is organic, local jerk style Chicken, legumes, and vegetables with dessert by Lili’s Baked Goods & Friends. Music by DJ Gabe (dub style reggae).





Sunday, November 5th



10am to 6pm



NAVEL Expo

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

For more info:




If you’re interested in alternative/holistic health and healthy living…this is the event for you! Lectures by many well known holistic health doctors and practitioners.





Saturday, November 11th



12pm to 5pm



Vegan Shop-Up

Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

FREE

For more info:




21 and over…vegan food and drink (including alcohol), and other vegan stuff to buy.





Sunday, November 19th



2pm to 6:30pm



Healthy Planet’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving: Healthy, Green & Turkey-free!

Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute

1780 Republic Airport

Farmingdale, NY

$10 – Members/$15 – General Public…add $10 if eating food and not bringing a dish to share/FREE – under 12 years old

For more info:




Come for all or part of this yearly event (I often skip the potluck and come for the lecture at 4:30pm)…

2pm – soup and live music

3pm – potluck begins

4:30pm – members forum and guest lecturer (TBA)

5:30pm – raffles and more!





Saturday, November 25th



1pm to 5pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Sunken Meadow State Park

1 Sunken Meadow Parkway

Kings Park, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




Read all the info about what to bring, etc. before you sign up and for meet-up directions. He’s awesome…’nuff said. J





Sunday, December 10th



10am to 1pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

The Work Shop

310 New York Ave

Huntington

FREE



Bring friends and a vegan dish to share.





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

$77 to $500 (depending on how long you stay, where you stay and dining plans)

For more info and to register:




This is the organic conference where farmers show up because they’re not working (or at least most of them aren’t). Good info, good food, good parties, good time had by all that attend. Tricky part can be getting there and back depending on the weather (can take Amtrak or Grayhound). Includes a children’s conference for ages 6 to 12.





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




This is a holistic nutrition event filled with top names in the field…T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens MD, Devra Davis, Brenda Davis and much more. FYI…the focus is on a vegan diet.







3.Question – What did you think of the Purple Potatoes you got a few weeks ago?



How did you like them?



What did you do with them?



Would you like to get them again?



We will be getting Sweet Potatoes in the coming weeks.



White Potatoes are still a problem on Long Island and they still can get Potato Blight, which is why Green Thumb Farm doesn’t really grow those as certified organic farmers can’t/won’t use the fungicides/herbicides non-organic farmers use to deal with Potato Blight.







4.Click to change the world (or at least try J )



A.Farm Aid asks us to tell Congress to support farm-to-school programs…




B.Sign petition to tell the USDA to NOT allow hydroponically grown foods to be certified organic. You can call them pesticide-free (if they are), or hydroponically grown, or anything else you want to come up with, but DO NOT call them certified organic.




Organic food has to do with creating healthy soil to be growing healthy food in. If it’s not in the soil (minerals/micronutrients), it’s not going to be in the plants. Hydroponically grown foods are not grown in soil.



Godmother of CSA in America, Elizabeth Henderson, signed this petition as did Eliot Coleman, one of the best organic farmers in the USA. So if it’s good enough for them to sign, that alone would be good enough for me.



Nice article on the issue…




C.United Farm Workers want to stop expansion of guest worker program so as to not undermine wages and working conditions of existing farmer workers…




D.Save the bay, but don’t spray the bay…




E.Tell Costco to get rid of factory farmed chickens and sell organic ones instead…








5.Like Gospel music? Come to CSA member, Cindy Campbell’s event this Friday!



CSA member, Cindy Campbell, is the producer of an evening of Gospel music at the Cinema Arts Centre this Friday starting at 8pm. It features Deacon Leon Jamison from Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church and local choirs. Prices are $11 Members/$16 Public and includes a reception.

For more info and tickets:








6.News from the Farm



See attachment for the latest news from Green Thumb Farm!







7.What you actually got last week



Week #21

October 19, 2017



  1. Squash, Summer: Cocozelle/Costata Romanesco, Cousa, Gold, Patty Pan (Green/Yellow), Yellow, Zucchini  – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $3.25
  2. Mizuna – 1 bunch - $3.25
  3. Lettuce: Crisp, Red – 1 head - $3.25
  4. Tomatoes: Paste/Plum/Roma (same thing) – up to but not over 2 lbs. - $5.25
  5. Beans, Snap: Green OR Purple OR Romano – 1 lb. bag - $4.00



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $20.25

(We pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more ($.75 this week) and it adds up over the course of the season. So far that total is $26.25…so, we’ve already gotten over one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gave us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )







8. Obesity in children has increased TEN fold in the past 40 years



It’s been an issue for decades that people in general are more overweight, and yet more undernourished, than ever before…




 1 in 5 children in the USA are obese. Solution…move more, don’t buy junky junk food (try to get the better quality stuff and don’t keep a lot in the house), and eat more vegetables and fruit. It’s easier said than done but it’s totally doable…and it’s really important.



8 proven tips on how to get kids to eat healthy…




Plus another 8 (some repeats but always a new twist)…




Kids and physical activity…








9. Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Anti-Cancer Mushrooms



In the past we’ve done a Mushroom Share and worked with someone who was a follower of Paul Stamets (keep reading), but unless we get a considerable amount of members (50 more at least), we don’t have enough members to be able to handle the additional work required to do a Mushroom Share. Want Mushrooms? Get more CSA members! J If every member got one more person to join, we’d have 50 more members.



Mushrooms with anti-cancer and immune supporting effects…




And a good company to get them from…


Full disclosure…I am a customer of this company and the reason for my support is that Paul Stamets, founder and owner, is a very highly regarded and respected grower, researcher, and teacher, regarding mushrooms in the USA (maybe in the world but I can only say for sure regarding the USA).







10.Shop at Trader Joe’s or Walmart? Read this!!!



Produce recalls…




The more people put their hands on any given food item, the greater the chance for contamination. Buy produce and cut it up yourself.







11.And now for something completely different…



NY artist Lina Puerta features Latino farm workers in her tapestries…




One of the tapestries has the quote…

“10 to 20,000 agricultural workers are injured every year by exposure to pesticides”



If you buy organic, in addition to eating healthier, you get to help people you’ll never see and never meet (the workers, who are sometimes children, in the fields or packing plants who won’t get exposed to toxic pesticides because of your organic purchases).



“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out” Frank A. Clarke (American writer and cartoonist)



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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 Week #21


Happy Autumn!



Much thanks to all who responded to the call for help this week! J We’re good to go, but you can always ask at 3:30pm or 5:30pm in case someone cancels at the last minute.



CSA weather report as of Tuesday evening….cool with 10 mph wind.



CSA Alert



Thursday, October 19th – the CSA is going to be held outside in the garden outside of the Sky Room Cafe because the Café is being used by the Folk Music Society of Huntington for a concert (same goes for Thursday, November 16th). That means the Café will be closed early (not sure of the time…maybe 4pm or 5pm?) which means no food (veggie burgers, salads, etc.) once it closes. But there will be a small concession open by the box office for the usual movie snacks and drinks.



Saturday, October 21st – make your reservations for our annual CSA Pumpkin Picking Hay Ride Farm Tour (for CSA members and immediate family only). See #2 below for more info.



Veggie info sheets added as needed. This is the link: Veggie Info Sheets. Print out, put in a notebook and you end up with a cookbook at the end of the CSA season. Also there are good tips on storage, prep, and nutrition.

The list…this is a general list and you’ll be sent another email within the next week with the detailed list after I get it (which isn’t till the day of the CSA…the list is subject to change without notice because farming is like that!  J However, most of the time it’s accurate and if it’s not…usually only one food item will be changed)…

CSA words to live by…when trying any new food that you’ve never eaten before…START SLOW!  Read up about it (make sure it doesn’t interfere with any medications you might be taking or any health conditions you might have), see what traditional/conventional ways it’s prepared (cultures that have been eating certain foods for many years basically have a good idea what they’re doing and we can learn from that), try a small portion, see how your body/digestive system reacts, and proceed from there. Then try preparing in different ways and see what you come up with!
 Paraphrased wise words by a nutritionist that I read and don’t remember where I read it or who said it, BUT it’s pretty smart info regarding eating seasonally in our part of the globe…
Spring is all about detoxing (what we get from the CSA at this time is a lot of green things that are really good to help clean us out from whatever we accumulated during the winter)
Interesting piece about spring greens (out of the 14 listed, we get 12 of them with our CSA…watercress nutritionally and botanically similar to Peppercress) and detoxing…
Summer is all about being hydrated (the popular summer foods are all full of water…Tomatoes, Lettuces, Summer Squashes, etc.)
Fall/winter is all about storing energy (we get all the dense vegetables…Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squashes, etc…. that are energy powerhouses to fuel us through the winter) to get you through the winter to make it to…Spring!

Week #21
October 19, 2017

  1. Squash, Summer – up to but not over 2 lbs.
  2. Mizuna – 1 bunch
  3. Lettuce – 1 head
  4. Tomatoes: Paste/Plum/Roma (same thing) – up to but not over 2 lbs.
  5. Beans, Snap – 1 lb.
Total Items: 5


This week’s email…



  1. You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!
  2. Events – near and far
  3. Question – What did you think of the Purple Potatoes you got a few weeks ago?
  4. Click to change the world (or at least try J )
  5. Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 6 ways to minimize the risk of breast cancer
  6. What you actually got last week
  7. It’s not all bad news…
  8. But some of it is…
  9. Organic food recall!!!
  10. And now for something completely different…

 CSA caveat…anything in any of our CSA emails that’s not related directly to the workings of the CSA is an opinion and/or subjective, so please feel free to take it or leave it! J





1.You can still purchase our organic Herb Shares (and you could do a half share with someone…I did J )!



Like the Herbs in the Herb Shares you’re seeing? So far we’ve gotten Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lemon Basil, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Purple Sage, Rosemary and a bunch more!

If you’d like to get in on the rest of the Herb Share for the season, the cost is $20.

Say yes to this email, and bring cash or a check made out to Halseys Green Thumb Farm to the next CSA.

The next one will be delivered on October 26th (two different herbs show up on the 2nd and 4th week of every month except for December where it will be the 1st week as that’s the last week for the CSA).

Think it’s too much to use? Dry the hearty ones (Rosemary), and freeze the delicate ones (Chives/Dill/Mint/Basil/Sage).

Herbs have more antioxidants than Blueberries and a lot of other foods that are popular because of their antioxidant levels…


  



2.Events – near and far



Thursday, October 19th



10am to 11am

                          

iEat Green with Bhavani Jharoff online radio show



To tune in online…


To call in during the live show…

888-874-4888

Download the PRN mobile app to listen wherever!

Can also listen to past shows on the PRN archive page



Join host Bhavani Jharoff (chef and head of the Slow Food North Shore chapter) talking food and food politics.





Wednesday, October 18th to Wednesday, October 25th



The Broken Brain by Dr. Mark Hyman (online)

To register:


Since they talk about the “gut” connection, you know they’ll be talking about diet, and I’ll betcha that organic produce is going to be part of the solution.





Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd



Food Film Fest NYC

AMC Empire 25

234 W 42nd St.

New York, NY

$45 to $125

For more info and to buy tickets…




The 11th year of this film festival that always includes eating something that you’ve seen on the screen.





Saturday, October 21st



10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm



CSA Annual Pumpkin Picking Hay Ride Tour!

Green Thumb Farm

Water Mill, NY

FREE

For more info and to make reservations…stay tuned!



You get to check out where your food is coming from, meet our 12th generation farmers (Jesse and Ray for sure…maybe others), and if you have any questions about your own vegetable and herb gardens…this is the time to ask some folks that have a good deal of experience. It’s a lovely time for all on a beautiful organic farm and my recommendation is to head to Bay Burger for something to eat afterwards. Everyone I’ve sent there has been pleased so far and made return visits. I’m a fan of the Fish Burger/Veggie Burger/Falafel Pita/Veggie Sides (they’re on a SMALL card on the counter where you order…we usually get both of whatever they offer)/local craft Beers/local Ice Cream. Everything there is good and they sometimes have a grass-fed Beef burger option. Plus, a separate room for folks with young kids with a big screen tv that has Nickelodeon on it most of the time…




This is for CSA members of Green Thumb CSA – Huntington (and the farm’s other CSAs at Brookhaven Lab, our farm’s farm stand CSA, Long Island City – Queens, and Cobble Hill – Brooklyn) and immediate family members only!



If you’re sharing a CSA share, only one person/family is allowed to attend (the farm doesn’t recognize anyone but the official CSA members) so if you went to the Strawberry picking, you might want to let your share partner come to this one (or vice versa). You must sign up under the name of the CSA member if that’s not you!



If you attend the tour, you get a 10% discount on your purchases at the farm stand (check first to see if there are any restrictions on the discount but I think it’s everything)!



3pm to 5pm



Vegan Health and Fitness: Dispelling the Myths

The Work-Shop

310 New York Ave.

Huntington

$40

To register:




Chris Settino gives health and exercise tips to lead a healthy life eating a plant based diet. Personal coach for 15 years and has a certificate from Cornell University regarding plant based nutrition, and trainer certificate from Hofstra University, and a founder of the animal rights groups Karuna for Animals.



6pm to 9pm



Vegan 5 course dinner in the Hamptons

The Inn Spot

32 Lighthouse Rd.

Hampton Bays

$39

For more info and to make reservations:




Not sure if you need to be a member of the vegan meet-up group or not (if you join you’ll be notified of future events) but this one could be a dinner option if you’re going to our farm tour this Saturday if you’re staying out east for dinner. Check out the website to see the menu.



7pm to 11:30pm



Slow Food North Shore – The Last Hurrah!

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – The Parish Hall

253 Glen Ave.

Sea Cliff

$25

To purchase tickets:




Say goodbye to the current Board of Directors of Slow Flood North Shore and, hopefully, hello to some new board members (they are looking for new board members if you want to get in touch and get involved). Buffet dinner with local ingredients wine, beer, and live music.





Sunday, October 22nd



12pm to 4pm



Vegan Shop-Up…all ages

Haymakers Corner Store (vegan deli…looks pretty interesting)

176 Ainslie St.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn



Vegan food and drink, and other vegan stuff to buy.





Thursday, October 26th



6:30pm to 9:30pm



Tricks & Treats –a wickedly wonderful 100% plant-based food tasting gala

NY Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Ave (entrance on 103rd St.)

NYC

$125

For more info:


and to get tickets or donate:




This is a benefit for the group Coalition for Healthy School Food headed by former Long Islander and vegan activist Amie Hamlin. There’s raffle tix, silent auction, gift bags, vegan cheese tasting, and lots of tasty vegan food. Costumes optional.





Saturday, October 28th



11:30am to 4pm



A Harvest Homecoming 20th Anniversary Celebration

Dominican Village

Helen Butler Hall

565 Albany Ave

Amityville, NY

$60

For more info and to buy tickets…




A fundraiser for Homecoming Farm, a CSA on property owned by Dominican sisters. Music by Homecoming CSA member Angela Solomon’s band, Steel Impressions. There will be raffle prizes, wine, and children are encouraged to come in costume since it’s close to being Halloween. Catered by Iavarone Brothers (Do they use anything from the farm? Or is anything organic? Don’t know).





Sunday, October 29th



10am to 5pm



Oktoberfest

Garden of Eve Farm

4558 Sound Ave

Riverhead

FREE

For more info:




Featuring the new Garden of Eve Brewery. Farm tour, live music, family fun.



11:30am to 3:30pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave.

W. Babylon, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




Read all the info about what to bring, etc. before you sign up and for meet-up directions. He’s awesome…’nuff said. J





Sunday, November 5th



10am to 6pm



NAVEL Expo

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

For more info:




If you’re interested in alternative/holistic health and healthy living…this is the event for you! Lectures by many well known holistic health doctors and practitioners.





Saturday, November 11th



12pm to 5pm



Vegan Shop-Up

Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

FREE

For more info:




21 and over…vegan food and drink (including alcohol), and other vegan stuff to buy.





Sunday, November 19th



2pm to 6:30pm



Healthy Planet’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving: Healthy, Green & Turkey-free!

Molloy College

The Sustainability Institute

1780 Republic Airport

Farmingdale, NY

$10 – Members/$15 – General Public…add $10 if eating food and not bringing a dish to share/FREE – under 12 years old

For more info:




Come for all or part of this yearly event (I often skip the potluck and come for the lecture at 4:30pm)…

2pm – soup and live music

3pm – potluck begins

4:30pm – members forum and guest lecturer (TBA)

5:30pm – raffles and more!





Saturday, November 25th



1pm to 5pm



Wildman Steve Brill foraging tour

Sunken Meadow State Park

1 Sunken Meadow Parkway

Kings Park, NY

$20 ($10 for under 12 years old)

To register (at least 24 hours in advance)…




Read all the info about what to bring, etc. before you sign up and for meet-up directions. He’s awesome…’nuff said. J





Sunday, December 10th



10am to 1pm



How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

The Work Shop

310 New York Ave

Huntington

FREE



Bring friends and a vegan dish to share.





Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st



NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga, NY

$77 to $500 (depending on how long you stay, where you stay and dining plans)

For more info and to register:




This is the organic conference where farmers show up because they’re not working (or at least most of them aren’t). Good info, good food, good parties, good time had by all that attend. Tricky part can be getting there and back depending on the weather (can take Amtrak or Grayhound). Includes a children’s conference for ages 6 to 12.





February 2nd to February 11th



The Real Truth About Health

Huntington Hilton

598 Broadhollow Rd.

Melville

FREE

To register and for more info:




This is a holistic nutrition event filled with top names in the field…T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Brian Clement, Gabriel Cousens MD, Devra Davis, Brenda Davis and much more. FYI…the focus is on a vegan diet.







3.Question – What did you think of the Purple Potatoes you got a few weeks ago?



How did you like them?



What did you do with them?



Would you like to get them again?



We will be getting Sweet Potatoes in the coming weeks.



White Potatoes are still a problem on Long Island and they still can get Potato Blight, which is why Green Thumb Farm doesn’t really grow those as certified organic farmers can’t/won’t use the fungicides/herbicides non-organic farmers use to deal with Potato Blight.







4.Click to change the world (or at least try J )



Tell Senators to vote against EPA nominee with chemical industry ties…




Fox guarding the hen house?







5.Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 6 ways to minimize the risk of breast cancer



Is this a surprise to you? One of them is to…eat organic!








6.What you actually got last week



Week #20

October 12, 2017



  1. Squash, Winter: Spaghetti* – 1 - $3.75
  2. Swiss Chard: Green OR Red – 1 bunch - $3.75
  3. Escarole – 1 head - $3.25
  4. Tomatoes, Mini: Grape, Red OR Grape, Orange and Yellow Mix – 1 pt. - $4.50
  5. Peppers, Sweet: Bell, Cubanelle, Lunchbox – 1 ¼ lbs. (1 bag) - $3.25



Total Items: 5

Total Amount: $18.50

(We pay $18.50 per week for our CSA share…some weeks we get a bit more and it adds up over the course of the season. So far that total is $25.50…so, we’ve already gotten over one entire share’s worth of extra produce that our farmer gave us and we didn’t pay for…lucky us! J )



Herb Share Oct 1A

Cilantro AND Parsley



*Dr. Weil’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole recipe…








7.It’s not all bad news…



Chef Jose Andres (has restaurants in DC, Philly, and other places but not in NY) has managed to feed over 1,000,000 people in Puerto Rico and keeps going…


You can contribute to his efforts here…




And Chef Guy Fieri (of the tv show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) is feeding over 5,000 evacuees and fire fighters a day in his hometown in California, Santa Rosa, that was hit with wildfires…


If you’d like to donate to his efforts…








8.But some of it is…



Who knew you could eat fish, and (not a joke) at the same time be giving money to support North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un???



Know where your fish comes from…




Don’t buy fish from Walmart or Aldi if you don’t want to support the nuclear arms program in North Korea…


Or support slave labor in China.



Jeez!



Eat local, and know who’s growing/catching your food & where your food is coming from.







9.Organic food recall!!!



Check your cabinets for any dried organic Tarragon (something I’d never buy dried anyway…some herbs aren’t worth it when dried…I’d include Basil on that list too)…








10.And now for something completely different…



For those of us who have trouble spreading peanut butter on bread…




By the time this woman is done spreading and rolling and packing her peanut butter into the freezer, I could have made the damn sandwich and eaten it! J



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