Thursday, October 04, 2012

Crown Heights Farmers Market Today (and more from Seeds in the Middle)

Just a quick re-posting - check out all the cool stuff Seeds in the Middle is up to:


Today is the CROWN HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET AND EVERY THURSDAY

Slideshow of the fantastic bounty here!
ACCEPTS EBT/SNAP, FMNP, WIC
HEALTH BUCKS - $2 free when you spend $5 

ALBANY/LEFFERTS@HAMILTON METZ PARK 
 
Buy fresh produce from RH Farms (used to be Iona Hill Farm!) and Jamerican Farmer Rodrick! Don't forget his callaloo!
 
WELCOMING:
 
 The CHEESE GUY - KOSHER!
Yes, this time, they're really coming! We're so glad!
Here's what the Cheese Guy says: "My trademark is high-end, small batch, primarily handmade, kosher, artisanal cheeses. 
I'm excited to present cheese connoisseurs with a mouthwatering variety of cheeses. And since our runs are exclusively Kosher, we've whet the Kosher palate as well - expanding their repertoire of choices and taking Kosher cheeses to entirely new heights. The adventurous spirit will love our exotic combos like jalapeno cheddar jack and marble, local NY State sharp cheddar, and those who crave Blue Cheese should try our distinctive version made by 3rd generation Wisconsin master cheese makers.
While most of my cheeses are produced domestically at family owned dairy farms, I do produce some cheeses abroad in Italy - made in the finest Italian tradition in small dairies that dot the countryside. Make sure to try our Pecorino Romano cheese aged over 18 months - it's the best of the best!"

MORE VENDORS WELCOME! T: 917-756-4202!
  
SOCCER SEASON BEGINS TODAY
Today: All ages: 3:30 to 6 pm
Register at the market!
TUES, THURS., SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
 
BASKETBALL, FLAG FOOTBALL, ANYONE?
We may start programs if the community wants it!
 
 
Let's Eat! 
TASTES of Bklyn-EAT REAL NYC!
Save the Dates:
Tastes of Brooklyn, Sat. Oct. 20
EAT REAL NYC, Wed. Oct. 24
FOOD DAY 2012 - U.N. DAY 2012
BIG APPLE CRUNCH CHALLENGE

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Love to eat? Love to talk to chefs, farmers?
Celebrate Food Day and U.N. Day 2012 
TASTES of Brooklyn on Saturday, Oct. 20
EAT REAL NYC at Foley Square on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Farmers Market/Artisanal Market for the Day!
Thanks to the Food Day 2012 team! 
Email us: info@seedsinthemiddle.org

PLANT Roy photo from obitFOR FARMER ROY and the community on OCTOBER 18! Save the DATE!
 
FIRST CHILDREN'S GARDEN AT HAMILTON METZ FIELD - ALBANY/LEFFERTS AVE.     
 

Let's Eat & Compete - November 11
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NEXT TOURNAMENT ON NOV. 11! SOCCER PLAYERS FROM EVERY NABE AND NATION WANTED! Registration starts next week!
 

  
Special thanks to Rea, Judd and Lily Tully for our first greenhouse!!!!! Photos to come soon! 
Thanks, Brown-Rudnick Charitable Foundation, Kaboom, Whole Kids Foundation, Aetna, Bronx Health Reach, CCNYC, Coca-Cola Foundation and more for all your generous support!  
 
Farmer Roy Hildebrant was our first farmer, and co-founder of the Crown Heights Farmers Market. See his obit here.
 
Roy understood, and so does Farmer Rodrick, that folks in the obesity epidemic are not unhealthy because they want to be. It is due to lack of access to resources! He worked with us to right a food injustice in Crown Heights. 
 
FOLKS! YOU HAVE TO USE THE FARMERS MARKET OR LOSE IT! We want to keep our farmers here. So, buy!!!
 
We hold fun activities every week to draw attention so people hear about us and come buy! If you'd like to honor Roy, donate!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
OCTOBER: Plant a children's garden at Albany/Lefferts Park (Hamilton Metz Park) on Thursday, Oct. 18 with us in memory to all who died too young. Thank you, KABOOM, for awarding us $750 the garden in a public park, and for another $750 for a mural  at Public School 221 next to their new edible garden. 
 
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 11:30 AM TO 3 PM!
 Thank you, Edible Brooklyn, Let's Move Brooklyn and all for your support! Thank you, Saul, Brooklyn Farmacy, Egg, Fort Reno/Palo Santo, Aliseo Osteria del Borgo, Baluchi's, Black Tree Sandwich Shop, Di Fara's, Fornino, La Vara, Karloff, Locanda Vini e Olii, Lunetta, Mastellone's, Shelsky's, D'Amicos and more who have already committed. Enjoy fresh drinks - smoothies, fresh lime/lemonade with mint, apple cider - made by youth with Let's Move Brooklyn and the Healthy Retail Task Force! Entertainment - Krik-Krak Storytelling, Live Music and more  - all near Borough Hall - celebrating fresh food, chefs, farmers, culinary artists. Chefs, artisans, farmers, healthy movers and shakers all welcome! 

SAVE THE DATE: FOOD DAY 2012 - EAT REAL NYC 
CELEBRATING FOOD DAY and U.N. DAY 2012 
Let's break a record with the BIG APPLE CRUNCH!
Let's get the "Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event" at Foley Square, right near the courthouses - NOON
WED. OCT. 24TH - FOLEY SQUARE, NYC 
See us in the Tribeca Citizen! 
 
Chefs, Farmers, Artisans, Movers and Shakers - Join us! Chefs are joining us from every country! We got Italy, France, India, Haiti and more already! Please join the Harrison, Baluchi''s, Chez Elle and more as we go around the world for United Nations Day! Enjoy spectacular fare from seasonal produce! Shop at our Farmers Market for the Day. Thanks to our advisors, Jimmy Bradley of the Red Cat and Harrison, J. Glebocki Farms, Sue Torres, chef-owner of Suenos and more.
Remembering Roy....  
See New York Times tribute here.
See Roy's Obit here.
Hear WNYC Fred Mogul's story about our market here!
 
The Daily Record has it right!
"Roy Hildebrant battled cancer like he lived his life, with courage and dignity. He taught many people the true meaning of life, how to be kind, helpful and patient. He was truly respected among his family, friends and community. Everyone that knew him, knew that he was a selfless and genuine man. He gave so much to so many and never asked for anything in return. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts."  
NYS Senator Eric Adams has it right!
"An unsung hero has passed away and his void will not soon be replaced. Farmer Roy was a unique individual, a man who truly cared about his fellow human beings and gave of himself unconditionally. His legacy will live on through the Crown Heights Farmers Market. Team Adams sends our heartfelt sympathy to his family and loved ones."
 
Farmer Roy, we would never have had that infamous squash at our debut  TASTES of Brooklyn if not for you. 

Roy, we loved you for your quick sense of humor, generosity, smart business tips, kindness, compassion, people smarts, being a admirable dad, son, brother, husband and amazing fourth generation farmer with a heart of gold and just a keen awareness of the right thing to do.

All, if you can, please donate to our market! We are still underfunded, struggling to survive. Even $20 will help!

Rest in peace, Roy - November 27, 1963 to August 11, 2012.
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On July 26, we planted flowers for Roy - with donations from Home Depot.
Crown Heights Farmers Market
 
Please tell all friends, clergy, family to come buy from our farmers! Send this to all you know. Let people know it's here.LIKE US ON FACEBOOK HERE!
 Keep our market alive. Use it or Lose it!
  
Roy, we'll never forget you. 

Contact us at seedsinthemiddle@gmail.com T:  

917-756-4202

Your Seeds in the Middle Team

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