Report from Williamsburg Walks 2010

NAG's co-chair, Emily G. the hostess with the most-ess!

This past weekend NAG hosted the 3rd annual Williamsburg Walks, an amazing street festival which celebrates our public space. Bedford Avenue was shut down to car traffic from N4th to N9th, allowing more room for pedestrians and whatnot. There was a bevy of activities;  a whole block dedicated to the lil ones, a public art competition, live music, a great spot to watch the World Cup, walking tours, skillshares, and lots of spontaneous happenings. Continue reading

recent news & other good stuff

cooking fun. winter 2010.

World Cup of Food [Endless Simmer]

Series of blog posts re World Cup game food [Heraclitean Fire]

Food Sovereignty Chronicles [Huffington Post] Continue reading

Week #3 Distribution- June 28th. A week

This week we were lucky not to be rained off and were even luckier to have been blessed with squash blossoms, epazote and 8lbs blueberries! Continue reading

Epazote & Papalo

Love Cilantro? Try Papalo, the “butterfly herb”; Experimenting with Epazote below…

This beautiful Mexican herb is mampuitu in Spanish, which means skunk, aptly named all of you who awoke to the floral aroma this morning. It is commonly used fresh in salads or in tacos or salsa. Our mexican friend Giovanni says that it is a very typical herb in Puebla but isn’t very common in the rest of the country. Most commonly he sees it used in quesadillas and as a substitute for lettuce in pork sandwiches.

In Bolivia, Mexico, and other areas of Central America papalo is so popular it is often kept fresh in vases on restaurant and kitchen tables. Continue reading

Member Diary-Week #2. Cassidy.

Week #2 Distribution

Week #2 MimoMex Veggie Share: Basil. Parsley. Cilantro. Radish. Romaine. Spinach. Kale. Garlic. Green Onions. 1 dozen eggs Continue reading

Week #2 Distribution. Veg & Egg. June 21

Martin from MimoMex dropping off the veggies. Tito helping out.

Week #2 was another beautiful distribution. It is always a pleasure to see Martin & Gaudencia. If you are ever interested in lending a helping a hand with unloading the veggies, drop by the Woods around 5pm. It is a great chance to talk with the farmers and learn more about your food. Continue reading

Berry Share Arrival – TONIGHT!

Well folks – the berry share is arriving TONIGHT, a week early. Norman is currently picking away in the fields and will be driving them down in a few hours – fresh for our 6.30pm start. Continue reading

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