Sunday, May 17, 2009

Turf's CSA Farmer Meets Community Residents and New CSA Members

On May 9th Cheryl Rogowski, Turf’s CSA farmer, came to Parkchester to talk with Turf’s new CSA members and residents interested in joining Turf’s CSA program. The discussion offered residents the opportunity to learn more about the farm that will grow our food and our farmer’s farming practices. In addition, community residents were able to: ask an array of questions addressing their concerns about ‘organic labeling;’ learn specifically what is grown on W. Rogowski Farm; samples vegetables from the farm; and receive some tips on cleaning, storing, and preparing vegetables from our farm.

Below is Lydia’s, one of Turf’s youth volunteers, summary of Turf’s CSA Farmer Q & A Visit.

Lydia on Turf's CSA Farmer Visit
My name is Lydia and I’m 10 years old. I have lived in Parkchester all my life. I am currently learning how to play the guitar. My favorite sport is swimming because that’s the only sport you can hide your sweat. Currently, I am reading “A Wrinkle in Time”. This is a great book. I recommend reading it.

On May 9, 2009 my mom and I volunteered to help out Turf. I met very nice people such as Sharon, Josefina, Hannah, John, and Cheryl, our farmer. Cheryl will be providing us with healthy and delicious vegetables for our neighborhood. Cheryl will plant fresh crops on her farm in upstate New York. She brought us some vegetables, beans, onions, and garlic. They tasted delicious!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May Film Screening Events on Food

Food, Inc.
May 20th at the NYU Cantor Film Center

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. For a full film description, go to

***Must RSVP, go to

FRESH film by Ana Sofia Joanes
***screening at a new location, go to website below for more info
***Need to order tickets on-line
***Includes panel discussion

A film that brings together farmers, activists, chefs, and policy-makers, all working to create a more healthy, tasty, and sustainable future.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Farmers Markets in the Bronx

For residents who are not quit ready to join Turf’s CSA Program, farm fresh vegetables and fruits are available at the following Greenmarkets (Farmers Markets) in the Bronx:

Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse at 161st St, Bronx, 10452
Subway: 4, B, or D train to 161 St
Bus: BX1
Open Tues. 8am—6pm
June 30th—November 24th

Lincoln Hospital Greenmarket
149th Street at Park Ave., Bronx 10451
Open Tues. and Fri. 8am—3pm
July 7th—November 24th

Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse at E. 192 St. Bronx, 10468
Open Tues. 8am—3pm
July 7th—November 24th

More info on:
Also in the Bronx:
The Farmer's Market at Bissel Gardens
Baychester Ave., and E. 241 Street
Open Sat. 9am--1pm, Wed. 10am--2pm