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Help Extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket Year-Round!

Help Extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket Year-Round!

Love the 82nd Street Greenmarket? Want to see it operate year-round, every Saturday? Voice your support by telling the Community Board! UPDATE! The market was extended! The board voted to extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket to operate 52 weeks a year. Hooray! But feel free to continue reading the rest of this post. There’s a […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 23/24, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Organic Is “Organic”? According to the National Organic Standards Board, “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 16/17, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Fall is busy at the Museum! The Queens County Farm Museum is on New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and its history dates back to 1697. You can visit the museum […]

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Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit

Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit

This Saturday, October 9th, Harlem4 and Harlem Park to Park are presenting the Harlem Harvest Festival, and Fresh Food Summit, at A. Philip Randolph Square (St. Nicholas between 116th and 117th Streets). The festival will feature a Grand Farmers Market in partnership with Grow NYC, ‘Taste of Harlem’ with culturally rich flavors from Harlem’s most […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (August 7/8, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (August 7/8, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 31/August 1, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Eggs-ellent News about Urban Chickens! They say you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch. But bet on enjoying your own incredible, edible eggs with help from Omlet, whose new Eglu Cube makes […]

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Learn How the Farm Bill Affects You

Learn How the Farm Bill Affects You

TODAY: Thursday, July 22, 7pm Come join a discussion on how the $300 billion federal Farm Bill affects: What you put on your plate Whether you can afford nutrition, not just calories What Food Stamps are allowed to buy and what school lunches serve The livelihood of small farmers in the U.S. Global trade and […]

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Roving Farm Truck Brings You Vermont Produce

Roving Farm Truck Brings You Vermont Produce

New to New Yorkers continuing recent love affair with food trucks is Holton Farms’ innovative CSA Select farm truck; bringing farm fresh produce straight from their Vermont farm to the big city for pickup via the power of the internet. While their farm is not as local as the upstate farms at GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets or […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 10/11, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (July 10/11, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 10/11, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. If you’re up for something more down to earth than a walk in the park, but don’t want to make the long trip out of […]

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Opening Weekend for Upper East Side Greenmarkets

Opening Weekend for Upper East Side Greenmarkets

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the opening of our two Greenmarkets for the summer season! Meet your neighbors, get free recipes and talk to the farmers who grow, raise, catch and bake fresh food. Your support of Greenmarkets help sustain regional farms and ensures ongoing access to fresh, healthy and local farm produce! […]

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A Community Garden for the Upper East Side

A Community Garden for the Upper East Side

There are over 100 community gardens in New York City. None of which happen to be located on the Upper East Side. Community gardens have innumerable benefits, some almost impossible to quantify or measure. But beyond providing a little slice of green respite from busy City life, community gardens beautify neighborhoods, stimulate communal social interaction, […]

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