On October 30, 1919, Tony Pizzo arrived in New York City chained to his bicycle. He had pedaled 3,000 miles in five-and-a-half months, attached to his bike by a three-and-a-half-foot chain and handcuffs welded shut around his wrists. These restraints had been sealed in Los Angeles the previous spring by Fatty Arbuckle, who had wagered that no man could ride a single-speed bicycle across the country, and offered to pay $3,500 (around $50,000 in 2017) to anyone who could—as long as they arrived in New York City before November 1.
With a new season of Twin Peaks just around the corner, the SPOKE Art Gallery is throwing an art tribute show dedicated to legendary director David Lynch. In Dreams will feature over 80 participating artists from around the world, each exploring Lynch’s impact as a storyteller through a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, and fine art prints. Each artist was allowed to choose which subject of Lynch’s work they wanted to focus on, and the results, from unique character portraits to detailed environments and abstracted movie posters, dig deep into the emotions embedded in Lynch’s work and the stylistic choices he made to convey them.
In addition to the art show, SPOKE NYC partnered with Tribeca’s Roxy Cinema for their special month-long Lynch … Read the rest
Our CSA is available for pick up at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays, from June 12 to the end of October- a 20 week share. The CSA is a weekly share of certified organic vegetables, with the option to receive free range pastured meats and free range pastured eggs, all from our heritage breed livestock and poultry. Our meats and eggs are offered as a credit system; members can purchase blocks of credits and exchange them for meat and eggs as needed, at about 10% off of our market price.
We seed, raise, and harvest all of our vegetables by hand at our pristine Vermont farm. We carefully wash and pack our vegetables to make sure you receive the freshest produce imaginable! As often as … Read the rest
The Tribeca neighborhood and surrounding communities have an exciting opportunity to join the Downtown CSA in partnership with Katchkie Farm, an organic farm located in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY.
Full- and half-shares of vegetables are available. Half shares are picked up every other week, whereas full shares are picked up every week.
Members may choose to add on a fruit share from Samascott Orchards in Columbia County (note: orchards are low-spray, but not organic).
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“Winner of the EPA’s 2010 Environmental Quality Award, GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
For 40 years, GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of NYC) has been rolling up its sleeves alongside NYC residents to:
* Provide access to healthy, fresh, local food for all New Yorkers
* Grow and maintain vibrant green spaces and community gardens.
* Help New Yorkers recycle more and reduce waste.
* Create the next generation of environmental leaders through hands-on education programs.”
“Here at the Amazing Real Live Food Co., we are committed to producing restorative food and drink in our home… the Hudson Valley. Our goal is to make vital products that honor our body as a living organism and promote its good health.
Our philosophy is to make delicious, wholesome ‘vittles’ (foods) & ‘elixirs’ (drinks) for our friends and neighbors. Products containing essential probiotic beasties, dense nutritional values, and key digestive enzymes, which the human body naturally thrives on, so we might be able to feed our dear ones well, while helping their bodies become healthier.”
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“Astor Wines & Spirits has always embraced our Village heritage of unconventional thinking and independent behavior. We have always honed our selections to what was best, rather than what was most popular; we never used other people’s wine ratings, but rather have always relied on our fearless wine buyers, who taste thousands upon thousands of wines each year and make selections based on their palates. And of course, we have always been emboldened by clients who share our passion for discovery and autonomy.”
http://www.astorwines.com/… Read the rest
“TheCityGreens.com is New York City’s daily local food gazette. New York food is tasting better, slowing down, and growing local. We cover urban agriculture with a focus on fresh, locally grown food, as well as the community of New York foodies who are changing how their communities eat. From urban farming, rooftop gardens and live-bird markets, to locally sourced restaurants, organic chocolatiers and home distilled liquor, New Yorkers have revolutionary food ideas. The City Greens is your source for daily news on its progress, setbacks and achievements.”
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“Welcome to the Norwood Food Co-op CSA Website! We are a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) program in the Norwood section of the Bronx affiliated with Just Food. Our seventh summer season share will begin this June.
A Community Sponsored Agriculture food co-op connects New York City families with local organic farmers. When you become a member of the Norwood Food Co-op CSA you will receive a share of the weekly harvest of the Norwich Meadows Farm. Through this CSA, affiliated with Just Food, we are re-creating the direct link between the farmer and consumer, giving consumers fresh and more wholesome organic foods.
A CSA is not like shopping at the supermarket. Your weekly share will be comprised of fresh organic vegetables and fruits grown in season … Read the rest
“Start spreading the news: the Edible family of magazines has made it to Manhattan. It’s harvest season in the tri-state region and you hold in your hands the first picking of a crop that’s already blossomed across the nation, upstate, out on the Island, and just over the Brooklyn Bridge. Like the American Food renaissance it celebrates, the first Edible sprouted in California, heralding the homegrown flavors of a surf town called Ojai.
When Saveur magazine knighted the little lip-smacking newsletter as one of its favorite things in America, something remarkable began. Across the country, from Boston to Austin and from the Front Range to the Finger Lakes, people who care about real food got inspired to publish collections of love letters to place-based taste. New … Read the rest
“Chubby Bunny Farm is lovingly managed and worked by Dan and Tracy Hayhurst and their young daughter Beatrice. The farm is located in Falls Village, CT, in the northwest corner of the state, in a valley at the base of Canaan Mountain, about 2 and a half hours from NYC.Their 40 acre farm includes pasture, hay fields and about 10 acres of cultivated land for vegetables which they grow using organic & sustainable methods. They have been farming for 10 years, and have been in business for themselves for 5. In addition to growing veggies, they also raise a small flock of sheep and 60 laying hens.
For about 22 or 23 weeks (you can never make guarantees when Mother Nature is involved) from June through … Read the rest
“Just Food has been the leader in connecting local farms to NYC neighborhoods and communities since 1995. Our mission is to unite local farms and city residents of all economic backgrounds with fresh, seasonal, sustainably grown food.
In the city, Just Food tackles deficiencies in food access and security by increasing the production, marketing and distribution of fresh food from community gardens and urban agriculture sites, on the one hand, and promoting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives (food-buying clubs), on the other. Our aim is to turn “food deserts” (i.e., neighborhoods underserved by supermarkets and other food retailers) into “islands of sustainability.”
In the countryside, we are addressing the rapid decline of family farms and the loss of agricultural land by linking small and medium-scale producers … Read the rest
“Roxbury is a community supported farm, one of the largest in the country, and the first to have a community in New York City. We grow vegetables, herbs, and grass fed animals for over 1000 shareholders representing over 1050 families in four communities–Columbia County, the Capital Region, Westchester County and Manhattan–on 225 acres in Kinderhook, New York.
Roxbury is a biodynamic farm, which means it’s organic. But biodynamic means more than organic. Both are alternatives to toxic chemicals and genetic manipulation, but it isn’t only what we don’t do that makes our farm different from conventional farms; it’s what we do.”
http://www.roxburyfarm.com/… Read the rest