Peas are showing up on purportedly locavore menus around town, but honest local pods won’t debut at Greenmarket for another month or so. Until then, we like to pre-game with PEA SHOOTS, which are literally popping up all over and contain the true taste of the finished product, minus the waiting.
Jeanne Hodesh of Greenmarkets tells us what green goodies to look for while we’re waiting for spring produce to arrive.
Accidental fig farmer Nelson Ryland runs the family business with the help of his two oldest sons, Jack, 6, and Sam, 4. At the company headquarters—a beautiful Victorian house in Ditmas Park–fig tree cuttings spill out into every available space.
If you haven’t signed up for a CSA yet, you should consider joining one of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s sites, which make healthy, organic, fresh vegetables particularly affordable and accessible to community members of all income levels.
Dozens of New Yorkers headed to Florida last weekend and joined thousands of people from across the country for the final days of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ 2-week, 200-mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food, calling for fair wages for Florida’s farmworkers.
Pick up your weekly share of domestic bottarga.
Fairway says fair-thee-well to Superstorm Sandy.
City Council members will vote Wednesday whether to allow rezoning on Pier 17 and the East River waterfront in Lower Manhattan, a move which would allow the iconic, city-owned Fulton Fish Market buildings to be destroyed and replaced with a luxury high-rise complex whose details have not been disclosed to the public.
Four months after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in Red Hook, destroying businesses and homes with its surges, employees put the finishing touches on the gutted and entirely renovated Fairway Market, which opened last Friday.
Hey procrastinators! You’re in luck. Clawhammer Farm’s winter/spring meat CSAs kick off next week and you can still sign up.
Yesterday the Department of Sanitation and Grow NYC dropped some pretty heavy news on New York City: since they introduced collections at Greenmarkets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island in 2011, they’ve collection ONE MILLION POUNDS of compost.
Eating local in New York 12 months a year used to be challenge. It took planning and hard work–canning, drying and making jam, or else you’d end up eating stored root vegetables all winter. But now, thanks to pioneering upstate farmers, we city dwellers can eat Hudson Valley produce–without suffering one bit!–all winter long. The trick? Winter CSAs of frozen local produce.