Yearly Archives: 2011

92nd Street Y CSA

“We are thrilled to invite you to join the 92nd Street Y Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, now in its third year! Organic produce for the 92nd Street Y CSA is grown locally at Stoneledge Farm in the foothills of the Northern Catskills.

All of the vegetables and herbs produced on the farm are Certified Organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. The CSA will begin June 13, 2011 and run through Nov 14, 2011. Pick up will take place from 4:30-6:30pm. If a holiday falls on a Monday, pick up will be on Tuesday.

Only full shares are available; if you would like to do a half share please coordinate that on your own, or email and we will do our best to pair you … Read the rest

Girl on a Whaling Ship

Martha’s Vineyard Museum has an online exhibit titled Girl on a Whaling Ship based on the found diary of Laura Jernegan.

From the site: “In October, 1868, Laura Jernegan, a 6 year old girl from Edgartown, Massachusetts set out on a three year whaling voyage with her father, mother, brother and the ship’s crew to the whaling grounds of the Pacific Ocean.”

The journal in particular gives a fascinating look at the realities of life in those days, in that situation – some of the details are surprisingly banal and others just surprising. It’s a great example of history made accessible to the public.

Honolulu sept, 1870
Monday 26
it has blown real hard for two days. Prescott cut his foot last night it bleed. I

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The Bronx CSA

Our CSA provides the community with healthy, local produce at a price cheaper than the grocery store. Our prices are based on income levels so that our produce is affordable for everyone. And we accept food stamps (SNAP benefits). Distribution will occur on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1275 Grand Concourse.

Visit our website: or contact us at 212-825-0028 ext. 205 or email… Read the rest

West Harlem CSA

“The West Harlem Community Supported Agriculture, which is a mixed income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. We work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents, where options are limited and many budgets are constrained.

Our farm partner is Windflower Farm, a small organic farm in Valley Falls, located in the Taconic hills between Saratoga Springs and the Vermont border. They are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG).”

For more information visit or call 212-825-0028 ext. 232… Read the rest

East New York CSA

“The East New York Community Supported Agriculture, a mixed-income CSA, provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. Our member-run program works to make healthy, fresh, organic food accessible to everyone in the community.

Distributions will be held on Wednesdays between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Isaiah’s Temple of Mt. Hope Spiritual Baptist Church, 862 Glenmore Ave. This is a mixed-income CSA, accepting Food Stamps for payment as well as offering a sliding fee scale.”… Read the rest

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Upon the advice of Uncle Kone and Cousin Emily, I watched The Good, The Bad, The Weird and it was probably the most awesome movie I’ve seen in years. It’s a mix of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly + Raiders of the Lost Ark + Kill Bill but with a Korean cast and set in 1930s Manchuria.

I enjoyed it with a Stovepipe Porter from Otter Creek Brewery out of Middlebury , VT and some German Tilsit that was so ripe and stinky that I had to open a window.… Read the rest