Update: Oct. 13, 2014
Leaves are an excellent source of nutrients and trace minerals, and are ideal for composting. Don't throw autumn's bounties away. Leave your leaves with us! Please bring your bagged leaves to a leaf drop off site where they will be turned into rich compost.
- Residential leaves only please.
- Please use clear plastic or brown paper bags.
- No branches, twigs or trash please.
I intend to be there every Wednesday we’ve got left, from 5:30 until 7 PM.
UPDATE July 10, 2014
By Jessica Wohlander
New York’s food, farms, and agriculture are under threat from fracking, a dangerous gas-drilling method that threatens the purity of our water, air, and land.
Community-supported agriculture programs pay their farmers up front so that they can buy seeds and tools. Although SNAP users can’t use food stamps to pay a lump sum in February for vegetables they’ll receive in June, Christ Church can pay the farmer now and accept repayment in food stamps during the delivery season from June to November. The number of shares is limited, however—the church can cover up to three full shares or six half shares. Please contact Susan Fowler for more information: 917 734-3746.
Do you know that some CSA's provide all food products to their members so they never have to shop in a supermarket except for paper products and cleaning supplies?
Some folks may remember that several years ago SICSA members once month could receive extra products like meat, cheese bread, eggs, honey and preserves once a month from New York State farmers. This project was run by a member who is no longer with the SICSA. This was done through a farmer who acted as a broker for other farmers and delivered the goods to Brooklyn. We had to pick it up in Brooklyn.
Hello Food Day Sponsor!
Just wanted to tell you Thank You for participating in Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden's first-ever Food Day in Staten Island. For our first event, we had close to over 100 attendees and press coverage in Metro NY, NY1 and the Staten Island Advance.
Please see the links below:
FoodDay.org will be at the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. More information should be available at www.Snug-Harbor.org.
There will be a “Farm Tour at 2 PM” and “Healthy Eating Demonstrations at 2, 3, and 4 PM”
The Staten Island CSA serves the North Shore of Staten Island. With the increasing demand for fresh, local produce, new CSAs are starting up Mid Island and South Shore. Here is link to the story in the Staten Island Advance.
Rita is going to do a cooking demo. More info to come! Stay tuned.
Check out the 3-bin composting system at Staten Island's CSA! The NYC Compost Project will be on hand to answer any of your composting questions or provide impromptu compost demonstrations and free literature! (Only for the 8/21 CSA pick-up.)
See the farm schedule for other great and memorable events. Photos provided by Dawn Rizzo.
Sunday, July 7, 10 am — Help with the garlic harvest.
Sunday, July 21 and 28, 10 am — Help with bean picking.
Sunday, August 4, 10 am — Help with onion harvest