Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Astoria CSA has two educational workshops coming up. We're extending
invites to you and your members. Please forward along!

Thursday, October 1
6:00-7:00 pm
Nourishing Nettles
Join Astoria CSA Core member Kristy, HHC, in rediscovering this
amazing plant once commonly used as food and medicine. Learn about the
amazing nutrients and healing properties of the stinging nettle plant,
featuring instruction on how to prepare a nourishing nettle infusion.
Includes all you need to make your own infusions at home!  $5
suggested donation (no cash on site, please make checks payable to
Astoria CSA). Supplies are limited, please go to  to sign up.
Location: ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th Street Astoria, NY 11103

Thursday, October 15
6:30-7:30 pm
Raw Milk, the Real Deal
Join Astoria CSA President Stacey for a discussion on raw milk,
including health benefits, truth and lies in the dairy industry and
more! Stacey is the self-proclaimed NYC Milk Maid, having updated
Sustainable Table's Dairy pages. She is a food educator and board
member of the TNG. Tasting of raw dairy products will be available. $5
suggested donation (no cash on site, please make checks payable to
Astoria CSA).
Location: ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th Street Astoria, NY 11103

Friday, September 11, 2009


markus: "it was csa bunch of leeks, 1 big onion, 2 garlics, olive oil in the bottom of a stainless steel pot. did that for like 10 min while i cubed 3 csa red potatos med sized. add spuds, cover with water some flour and Tbsp butter and a veg buillion cube. boil that till spuds are soft. blend [everything] briefly and simmer for another 15min. add some cream. salt and pepper at various stages of the game. i think maybe the potatos should be peeled but im lazy."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Greenpoint Food Market

Greenpoint Food Market launches THIS SATURDAY Sept 12th from Noon to 6pm!
We are SUPER excited to inaugurate the weekly food market this Saturday inside the Church of Messiah located at 129 Russell Street between Nassau and Driggs Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
GFM started as a nagging daydream about a market exclusively serving food lovingly produced by locals. It is a response to a burgeoning culinary movement where DIY, artisanal, and traditional methods of food-making is short of becoming normalized in Brooklyn and beyond. GFM hopes to be a support system for explorative amateur chefs and gourmands wishing to share their goods with the community and maybe even make a buck or two along the way. GFM is all about community involvement and gastronomical gratification, bringing folks together through food appreciation.
The market will be an all-encompassing sensory experience where visitors can walk from table to table sampling the goods while listening to live music and marveling at the artwork installed throughout the space, all referencing food. The convergence of art and food will not only instill potential chaos in a cozy space but also foster a unique experience utilizing all senses for savory consumption.
The market will feature a little over 30 vendors sharing tables to bring variety and community essence into the space. Hungry and curious patrons will be treated to an array of homemade goods including:
Mini pies by Py-O-My
Jam by Anarchy in a Jar
Pickles by Brooklyn Brine
Kombucha by Kombucha Brooklyn
Honey by Brooklyn Honey
Kimchee by Mama O’s
Chocolate by Taza Chocolate
Cookies by Sugarbuilt
Soup by The Soup Spoon
Soda by Pumpkin & Honeybunny
A performance involving angel cake and deviled eggs by artist Hein Koh
A bake sale residency by Sweet Tooth of the Tiger
The launch of Food + Sex magazine
Custom made tote bags by Christine Cotter
The market will also feature vegan and gluten-free baked goods, beer poached bratwurst, cocktail syrup, mini tarts and bundt cakes, herb garni, boiled peanuts, granola and coconut macaroons. These specialty prepared foods will be offered and packaged to take home or enjoy at McGolrick Park across the street.
We’d love to see you at Greenpoint Food Market. Your attendance not only supports local food production and distribution but harbors community support through sustainable practices in and out of the kitchen.
There’s always room for more vendors, if you’d like to join, just shoot us an email!
Joann Kim
646 696 0154