Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Museum of the City of NY goes Locavore!

Photos (Lexi Van de Walle): Stone Barns Greenhouse and Stone Barns Lamb, Spring 2008

I hope to see everyone over at the Museum of the City of New York later this month for their lecture featuring some of the thought leaders for NYC's Farm to Table revolution (I just love that word). 

On the panel is Dan Barber, chef/farmer from Stone Barns in Westchester (I posted some photos from my trip up to Stone Barns last year with Nena Johnson and other locavores). Dan will be joined folks from the Greenmarket, and Added Value, a community garden/farm in Brooklyn run by the community and youth. 

Tuesday • April 21 • 6:30 PM
From Farm to Table: New York City’s Local Food Movement

“Eat locally” has become the new byword of the sustainable food movement. Farmers markets, community gardens, urban farms, and innovative restaurants all play an integral role in promoting fresh, seasonal produce and in supporting local and regional economies. Join Dan Barber, Executive Chef/Co-owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill; Michael Hurwitz, Director of Greenmarket; and Ian Marvy, Director and co-founder with Michael Hurwitz of Added Value and its Red Hook Community Farm, for a panel discussion on being a “locavore” in the country’s largest metropolis. Gabrielle Langholtz, editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, will moderate the conversation. 

$12 Non-Members
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
*A two-dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.

Order tickets online at
www.mcny.org/public-programs/ or call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street

The Greenmarket run by Council on the Environment NYC published it's 2009 market schedule. It's a handy one page document that you can print (click here) -- it has a map and directory of 46 farmers markets, market days and hours, address and shows which markets accept Food Stamps/EBT (those markets also accept WIC/Seniors Farmers Market Coupons and NYC HealthBucks).


Added Value has four main initiatives: Youth Empowerment, Urban Agriculture, Building a Just Food System, and Farm-to-Classroom. A non-profit that promotes sustainable development Added Value works engages youth South Brooklyn to develop new skills and interact with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise. For more on the initiatives click here

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