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Upper West Side: Henry’s Signs Up to Support School Gardens

Henry’s, an Upper West Side American-style pub, is one of twenty restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn to sign up for a program to give back a portion of each guest’s check to a citywide school garden program.

The program, which takes place June 24-30, is to support the efforts of Grow to Learn NYC, a government-private partnership to spur the creation of school gardens citywide. Some of the city’s top restaurants are participating, including Gramercy Tavern, Ma Peche, Northern Spy Food Co. and Back Forty. Many will be offering a special Greenmarket menu for the week.

Details follow:

School gardens get a boost in a week-long restaurant promotion.

 

Henry’s
2745 Broadway @ 105th Street.
NY, NY 10025
212 866 o600

 

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Upper West Side: 77th Street Greenmarket Expands

Photo: Laura Weiss

Photo: Laura Weiss

Just in time for spring—will it ever come?!—the Sunday greenmarket at 77thth and Columbus is growing, adding new farmers greenmarket-eggs1and more space.

The weekly market has moved out of its longstanding schoolyard locale and onto the sidewalk lining the east side of Columbus Avenue where it will extend one additional block, to 80th Street. The action is the result of a Feb. 9 vote by Community Board no. 7.

The Council on the Environment of New York City, which runs the city-wide greenmarket program, said on its web site that the new site allows the 77th Street market to “dramatically expand our offerings, keep the market open longer and welcome more people.”

New farmers slated to sell at the market include:

77th Street Greenmarket
Columbus Ave., between W. 77th and W. 80th Streets
Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM
Year Round

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Upper West Side: 97th Street Greenmarket to Lose Organic Grain Seller

Is New York turning into Iowa? Well, not exactly. But wheat is being grown in New York State. And one company, Cayuga Pure Organics, an upstate New York grain and bean grower, has been selling freshly milled whole oats, barley, and rye at the 97th St. Greenmarket.  But hurry. The Ithaca New York concern, founded in 2003 by two area farmers, won’t be at the locale past next week, according to company founder Erick Smith.

Not just in Iowa: wheat grows in NY. Photo: by Bern@t

Not just in Iowa: wheat grows in NY. Photo: by Bern@t

On Friday, a woman selling at Cayuga’s booth said business at the 97th Street locale had been “slow.”  Asked whether the company, which grows its own grains like corn and spelt and then mills them in a nearby upstate town is decamping  to (ahem) greener pastures, Smith said: “It is true that we will not be at the 97th St market after next week.” Sales haven’t “been strong enough to justify it,” he added

However, Smith says that Cayuga will continue to market its wares in the neighborhood further uptown, at the Columbia greenmarket on Broadway at 114th Street.

While not exactly the heartland when it comes to grain production, NY does plant some bean and grain crops. The  state placed 10th in oat production, 32nd in wheat and 24th for soybeans, according to the NY Sate Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Here’s a list of Cayuga’s products:

  • Black beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red beans
  • Navy beans
  • Soybeans
  • Clover seed
  • Cornmeal flour
  • Spelt Flour
  • Rye flour
  • Farro
  • Freekeh (roasted spelt)
  • Whole Wheat
  • Whole Otas
  • Whole barley
  • Whole rye
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Polenta
  • Cracked wheat
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Cocktails in the Morning: The Mixologist’s Greenmarket Tour

I don’t know about you, but I go for coffee, not cocktails in the morning. Still, this Slow Food Greenmarket and cocktails event is a chance to spend the morning roaming the Union Square Greenmarket with a mixologist to gather ingredients for cocktails to be served later in the day at Astor Center.

Watermelon cocktail is a refreshing summer drink. Photo: jspatchwork via flickr.

Photo: jspatchwork via flickr.at Astor Center.

Here are the details:

What: For early rising cocktail mavens, join Allen Katz, master mixologist and former Chair of the Slow Food USA Board, on his preparatory shopping tour at Greenmarket. Sample fresh, local vegetables, fruits, and herbs and imagine, with Allen, the mixology magic that he’ll work later during the evening at the Greenmarket Inspired Mixology event at Astor Place.

Space is extremely limited.

Where: Union Square Greenmarket – Meet at the George Washington equestrian statue at the south end of Union Square.

When: Wed., Aug. 12, 8:30 am – 10:00 am (rain or shine)

Tickets: Available ONLY On-line at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73283

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