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A Brooklyn Fair Showcases Zines by Indigenous Artists

Braudie Blais-Billie at the Indige Zine table
Braudie Blais-Billie at the Indige•Zine table (all images courtesy the author for Hyperallergic)

This past weekend, Brooklyn-based art space Recess hosted the Collective Fury zine fair, featuring work by Indigenous artists. The fair was small, with a few tables set up in the space and multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s tunic hanging in back. The work on display, though, was certainly noteworthy.

I first spoke to Braudie Blais-Billie, who runs a zine called Indige•Zine, which started in 2016 as a benefit for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The zine, run entirely by Blais-Billie, is a platform for Indigenous identity art, featuring the collections of Indigenous creators. Currently on its third issue, titled “rebirth:renewal,” the zine comes out about twice a year. According to the Indige•Zine website, the issue “celebrates the growth in starting new, reinvention, and moving forward.” Inside are works of poetry, visual art, fashion design, and more. The issue is available digitally here and can be purchased for $10 on Etsy.

Addison Vawters (left) and Andy Wentz (right) at the <em>unbag</em> table
Addison Vawters (left) and Andy Wentz (right) at the unbag table

Another publication on display was unbag magazine. Addison Vawters, who works on the magazine’s development, told me that the unbag Collective began five years ago, while the magazine itself is three years old. The collective began with critical conversations about the intersection of art and politics, and through that, the magazine was born. Issues come out once every seven months and feature critical essays, visual art, and creative writing. The third and latest issue, titled “Reverie,” is available online and in some New York City bookstores. In addition, unbag Collective distributes smaller zines by their members and friends.

The zine fair was part of Recess’s R.I.S.E. Collective Fury session, a five-week-long series of performances, artworks, workshops, and events that seek to amplify the work of marginalized Indigenous artists. R.I.S.E., which stands for Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment, is an initiative founded by Demian DinéYazhi´, an Indigenous Diné interdisciplinary artist and poet, “dedicated to the education, dissemination, and evolution of Indigenous art and culture.”

All in all, while the space itself was small, the works inside were certainly important, and by providing a space for the Collective Fury Zine Fair, Recess and R.I.S.E. showed their commitment to promoting the work of Indigenous artists and writers.

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Farm Share

Farm Share’s CSA boxes contain the same variety of fresh, delicious organic veggies and provide the same support to Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY as their traditional CSA share, but they are boxed and delivered to you right at home to make it easier to participate. We communicate with members through email newsletters, sharing recipes and news from the farm with everyone along with the weekly deliveries. 2013 will be our 7th year collaborating with Norwich Meadows Farm and bringing over 400 members delicious lettuces, beans, beets, carrots, tomatoes, fennel, apples, pears, peaches and more from this local family farm. A list of our weekly boxes from 2012 is available on the website at www.myfarmshare.com by clicking on the link for “This Week’s Box.”

We deliver to all of Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn, S. Westchester and parts of Fairfield County CT, offering a weekly Spring/Summer share ($649) as well as two options for Winter Shares (delivered every 3 wks for $600 or every 6 weeks for $375). Spring/summer shares contain 100% organic veggies with add on options of eggs, fruit and/or honey. Winter shares are unique – they contain organic veggies great for winter delicacies like soups and stews plus eggs, farm-made items like jam or pickles and some treats from Evans Farmhouse Creamery.

Please join us this season and sign up at myfarmshare.com with a credit card or email us at information@myfarmshare.com for a mail in form. Don’t hesitate to email Gail with any questions.

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

“The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory offers simple, pure and delicious ice cream. Production is done only at our two Brooklyn locations in small batches. The original location, in a landmark fireboat house on the Fulton Ferry Pier, features one of most sweeping views in America, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline & Statue of Liberty.

When we could not make enough ice cream to meet the demand at our original location, the Greenpoint, Brooklyn factory was opened in 2007. While the quality of our ingredients and the labor involved in this delicate process make our ice cream more costly to make, we still sell it at a very competitive price.”

Red Jackets Orchard CSA

“The Red Jacket Orchard Fruit CSA is dedicated to providing New York City residents with high quality fruit that is straight from our orchards in Geneva, New York. Unlike other fruit CSAs that exist in New York City, members of the Red Jacket Orchard Fruit CSA do not have to be members of a vegetable CSA. This is not an additional product that is added onto your vegetable share! You will receive your week’s worth of fruit and juice, while fostering a relationship with your community and your fruit farmers.”


Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA

“The GWCSA supports the Garden of Eve Farm of Riverhead, NY, a sustainable, certified-organic farm. Garden of Eve uses earth-friendly methods to farm in an environmentally sustainable way. With every yearly membership, the GWCSA helps stabilize the farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing in advance a share of the season’s harvest.

We help the farm cover up-front costs of seed and labor when it’s needed most, at the beginning of the season before the crops come in. In return, members benefit in the bounty and the healthy lifestyle related to having a personal connection to a local organic farm. The farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season—otherwise known as the “weekly share.””


Sisters Liqueurs

“Sister Liqueurs is a new cocktail club in Brooklyn; think CSA but for Liqueurs. All Liqueurs are handmade, using organic herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables. Sister Liqueurs has monthly membership meetings in the form of cocktail parties. Members can bring one guest per party. At the parties samples of different cocktails made with the liqueur of the month are available for enjoyment, along with recipe suggestions.”


Yellow Hook CSA

“The Bay Ridge Food Co-op (BRFC) brings together friends and neighbors with a common vision for the food on their tables. A first step in accomplishing that vision is to provide access to healthy, sustainable produce through community supported agriculture (CSA). So, we are proud to announce the formation of Yellow Hook CSA.

In partnership with BRFC the Yellow Hook CSA will be offering fresh, organically-grown vegetables from The Rogowski Farm located in the fertile “black dirt region” of Pine Island, NY. Sustainably-grown fruit will be available from Stone Ridge Orchards of Hudson Valley, NY. We are also evaluating opportunities for providing egg shares.”


Bay Ridge Food Co-op

“Owned and operated by its members, the Bay Ridge Food Co-op will seek to provide quality, wholesome food at the lowest practical cost. It will create easy access to locally grown and organic foods, as well as a wider and more interesting range of delicious products than the options currently available in the neighborhood.

At the same time, the Bay Ridge Food Co-op will also provide you significant savings on your weekly shopping bill. As we’ll be run by our members for our members, we’ll be able to pass on all the savings to you – making your money go a whole lot further!

However, the Bay Ridge Food Co-op simply won’t exist without YOU! Food co-ops are owned and operated by their membership, so by joining the organization today, you’ll be able to play a critical part in shaping this exciting new venture for our community.”


Sweet Deliverance





“We provide a direct link between the production and consumption of wholesome food while celebrating a mutually respectful and beneficial partnership between the farmer and consumer.

We care about what we eat and we truly care about what we make for you and your family to enjoy. We carefully select and prepare organically grown produce for you to serve in the comfort of your own home.

Sweet Deliverance NYC provides its clients with freedom of choice as well as the luxury of catering and delivery. Each meal is as sweet and delicious as if it came from the farmer’s own table.”