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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  • ENYF! Annual Corn Roast This Saturday at the market! Stop by for your free roasted corn, starting at 10AM. See you there!

  • Today is our World Famous Bitter Melon Festival. Stop by the market to learn all about this wonderful fruit!

  • Tomorrow! Head over to this great workshop in East NY!
    CANNING & PRESERVING with GreenThumb & Tai Gilbert, Just Food Trainer
    Thursday September 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm East End Community Garden (Glenmore and Van Siclen Ave)
    Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! Just Food trainers demonstrate how to preserve your cucumbers, create fruit jams and enjoy the harvest all year long. FREE Canning kits and Book.

  • Join us for some great workshops this week!
    Wednesday August 15th 6pm Honey Harvesting with the East NY Beekeeping Collective. 613 New Lots Ave. Free samples!
    Thursday August 16th Cover Crops with Megan from Cornell Univ. 6pm Highland Park Childrens Garden Ashford and Jamacia Aves. Free Cover Crop and Row Cover.

  • Hope to see you Tuesday at our Annual Cultural Potluck!
    THE EAST NEW YORK FARMS! PROJECT invites you to share a meal and learn about your fellow vendors, gardeners and neighbors’ food traditions.

    When: Tuesday August 7th, 6:30pm
    Where: UCC, 613 New Lots Ave
    What to bring: Family, friends, and a recipe, story or dish to share.
    For more info call 718-649-7979

  • Check out what happened at the market this past Saturday. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Special Thanks to the UNI Project and their mobile library, the kids had a wonderful time. Remember folks every week there are free children’s activities and events at the market along with a variety of fresh food and an AMAZING atmosphere..come and visit us soon.

    http://www.theuniproject.org/2012/07/east-new-york/

  • We only have 2 more days! If all of our East NY Farms! friends vote just once, we’ll be in good shape to move on to the next round! Help us feed our bees and make East NY a more beautiful place!
    http://www.facebook.com/naturehills?sk=app_190322544333196

  • It’s Opening Day for the East New York Farmers’ Market we hope to see you there 9:00 – 3:00!!! Fresh Produce, Fresh Fish, Fresh Baked Goods and Yummy Hot Food!!!!!!!

  • ENY Farmers Market Opening Day is this Saturday June 30th and it is going to be exciting!!!! Make sure you are there to see your favorite farmers, vendors & gardeners. Also give a great big WELCOME to our new farmers, El Pablano Farms and Hostetlers Produce! Be sure to bring the kids for childrens activities running all day long ;-P

  • Can you donate frequent flyer miles to support food justice and youth leadership? We’re trying to help our youth leaders get to the Rooted in Community Conference in Iowa this summer. Please contact david (at ) eastnewyorkfarms.org if you’re interested in transferring miles or finding out more! Thank you!!

  • 2 great happenings for your weekend at East NY Farms! Join us for our saturday volunteer day 10-2pm at our farm on Schenck and New Lots. There’s so much to get done!

    or, if you are a community gardener, come to our Sign Making Workshop from 10-12:30 at New Visions Garden (across from our site) and learn how to welcome people into your garden with creative, colorful signs!

  • SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!!!! Each week we will feature fun and interactive children activities at our farmers markets. We are looking for volunteers to organize and run the activities. Please contact Janelle for further details janelle@eastnewyorkfarms.org (will be paid small stipend)

  • Media fellowship opportunity for 14-21 year old in NYC!
    http://www.dctvny.org/youth/activities/summer-fellowship

  • This Saturday we are hosting another volunteer day at our new site…we need your help filling all the beds at the new site. Volunteer day, June 2nd from 10AM – 2PM at East New York Farms! Meet at 613 New Lots Ave on the corner of Schenck Ave.

  • Hi Everyone,
    We wanted to spread the word about 2 internship opportunities that we are hoping to fill ASAP at East NY Farms!
    Please send your resume to Deborah(at)eastnewyorkfarms.org by June 8th, and indicate which internship you are interested in. We will send you a full description and schedule a day to come out and volunteer with us so we can get to know each other.

    Children’s Garden Intern
    The Children’s Garden at Hands & Heart Garden is a space where kids (ages 5-12) share with their elders, explore the environment around them, & get inspired change the future of the neighborhood themselves. The Children’s Garden Intern will work with the garden group and another seasonal intern to make this happen.

    Requirements:
    8-10 hours/week, May/June-September (Dates are flexible)
    Work 2 days a week (wednesday afternoons are required)
    Experience working with children
    Willingness to work independently and without supervision
    College credit can be given

    Farm Intern
    This intern will work with the Farm Manager at the UCC Youth Farm. This intern will work one day a week at our Wednesday Farmers’ Market and one day at the UCC Youth Farm. This intern will have the opportunity to participate in a community-run farmers’ market and learn about both the production and retail aspects of urban agriculture.

    8-10 hours/week, May/June-September (Dates are flexible)
    Occasional Saturdays and evening meetings
    Position Wednesday afternoons from 2-7 (this might be optional)
    College credit can be given

  • Progress on our new site is coming along very nicely…check out some of the new beds built by volunteers this past Saturday!
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=412776018754773&set=a.121281874570857.12803.116599155039129&type=1&theater

  • I know you want to get outside this weekend…come help us build our new farm site this Saturday from 10-2pm. We… http://fb.me/25yvQ1vsk

  • Great paid apprenticeship program for young people interested in community organizing! Apply by May 4th!
    The Center for Neighborhood Leadership
    http://anhd.org/cnlnyc/

  • We’re so proud of Brenda Duchene, White House Citizens Committee Volunteer, who has been doing amazing things for gardens and neighbors in Brownsville!

    White House Picks Citizens Committee Volunteer
    ”Before the White House recognized Brownsville’s Brenda Duchene of the Powell Street Community Garden, we had already given her two grants! Last Wednesday in Times Square, Brenda (front left) was joined by a White House representative, a trio of City Commissioners including Sanitation and Parks, Miss America 2012 from Wisconsin (with crown), and Citizens’ own CEO Peter Kostmayer and Associate Director Saleen Shah (far right). Peter spoke and told the crowd that this year, Citizens Committee for New York City will give 344 grants to groups like Brenda’s in nearly half the city’s neighborhoods. ”

  • Come this Saturday for a Seed Saving and Swapping Workshop at Highland Park Children’s Garden (Jamacia and Ashford) 10-2pm.

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