East New York Farms

The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents. What We Do: Farmers' Market: Our two community-run farmers markets make fresh food available and affordable, while building our local economy and creating places for neighbors for meet and greet Urban Agriculture: We grow food for our community and provide support to help others do the same. We manage two urban farms (the UCC Youth Farm and Hands and Heart Garden) and work with an ever-growing network of over fifty gardeners representing over a dozen community and backyard gardens throughout East New York. Youth Internship: Over 20 young people participate in our Internship Program every year. In this intensive 9-month program, young people engage in hands-on learning around environment, health, community development, leadership and social justice. Community Support Agriculture (CSA): Through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) we create a direct buying relationship between consumers and regional farmers. Customers buy a share in the farm and receive weekly packages of fresh produce at discounted prices. Members pick up their vegetable shares at our market each Saturday from June through November. In return W. Rogowski Farm offers an entire season of fresh organic vegetables at reduced prices. Shares are available at even deeper discounts for individuals and families with limited incomes. Members with intern from the East New York Farms! Youth Program run the CSA. Do you want fresh, organic vegetables at discount prices? To learn more or join the East New York CSA call 718-649-7979 ext 29
 

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  • Interested in vending at our market this season? Contact janelle@eastnewyorkfarms.org for details ;-)

  • What a better way to get a tax break than to support East New York Farms! Make sure that we never become processed zombies by giving today to support our youth, gardeners and ENY community!
    http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/

  • Hi all
    If you are looking for an excuse to get outside on Tuesday at 10am we are looking for a little help shredding leaves at the UCC youth farm! Tell your friends!

  • East NY’ers (and other nearby residents!), apply to be a Community Educator today! You can be a Community Chef or a City Farms Educator and teach people in your neighborhood about healthy eating and gardening. Applications are due December 11th. Call for an application TODAY. Ask for Deborah or Janelle 718.649.7979

  • This Tuesday we will have our ANNUAL REVIEW SESSION, November 27th, 4:30-7:30pm at UCC (613 New Lots Ave). Refreshments will be served. Please note that we will not start at 4pm (as our calendar says), but instead at 4:30pm

    This year, like last year, we will be running the sessions in an ”open-house” format, so you can come by anytime between 4:30pm and 7:30pm to give your input on successes and challenges from the past year. You’ll also get to view results of our annual market survey and other data on food grown and sold this season!

    We hope you will take the time to come and make your voice heard!

    Following this review session, we will have a planning session on Thursday December 6th,4:30-7:30pm at UCC, to make plans for 2013 based on what we found was successful in 2012.

  • We’re still accepting applications for a Project Director at East New York Farms! Please take a look and share… http://fb.me/1m4gZTdxr

  • Drop off location for Sandy Relief donations – please drop by our center this week or our last market of the season (this Saturday). See the flyer attached for the list of items

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489974331034941&set=a.121281874570857.12803.116599155039129&type=1&theater

  • SANDY DONATIONS FOR BROOKLYN at our farmers market! We will have a donation drop off table at our market this Saturday, November 10th & November 17th. – Current needs (and what we can only accept): Candles, Flashlights, Batteries, Diapers and Wipes, Gloves and Masks, Cleaning supplies and bleach, Trash bags, Dog & Cat Food. – Stay tuned for any further updates.

  • Today is Food Day! Food Day is a nationwide celebration
    and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
    Question of the day: What does it mean to you to ”eat real”?

  • Enter to win $$$ with your best sweet or savory pie! This Saturday at the ENY Farmers Market! The judging begins at 10AM. All customers are welcome to be judges and to taste all the pie entries! Yum!

  • This Saturday at the market come and see Irka Mateo and the Women of Fire an afro-dominican drumming group! It is going to be an amazing event, don’t miss out. Show begins at 12:00!

  • We’re hiring a Project Director to join our committed team staff, gardeners, market vendors, farmers, community educators, and youth interns.
    Please find all the info on our homepage and spread widely to great people!

    http://eastnewyorkfarms.org/

  • Fall Leaf Collection is Here!
    Don’t send your leaves to the landfill…Help us grow fresh food for our community!

    You can drop off your leaves at 613 new lots Ave, Saturday October 20th,27th,November 3rd,10th,17th & 24th 10 am-3 pm.

    Come support us and make Every Leaf Count!

  • We have a wonderful performance in store this coming Saturday at our market. Brooklyn artist Anya Skidan will be performing her psychedelic, rock, folk and blues melodies on our stage. Stop by and see her performance at noon.

  • Register to VOTE at our market tomorrow, 9am – 3pm. Especially all of you young voters! Make sure you’re ready to show your political power on Nov 6th. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS OCT 12!

  • Hope to see you at our General Meeting tonight for the ”Great Seed Swap and Recipe Exchange!” Bring your saved Seeds, Garlic, and recipes. We’ll have cover crop seeds and hay to cover your garlic. 6:30-8pm 613 New Lots Ave.

  • Hope to see you at the opening of our new site today 5-7pm Hendrix and Livonia. There will be tomatillo salsa made by our very own farmer David!

  • Inspection & Preparing Your Hive for Winter with Gemma Garcia & Frank Belizario FREE Perennials for your garden for feeding neighborhood bees!
    Wednesday September 19th, 6-7:30pm
    St. John Cantius Garden (New Jersey Avenue Btwn. Blake & Dumont)
    Practice your beekeeping skills or learn for the first time with the East NY Beekeeping
    Collective. RSVP to Gemma (walk-ins welcome) gmjgbee(at)gmail.com

  • Corn Roast & Soca! ENY Farmers Market is where it’s at on Saturdays!

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