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Spring has sprung~ sweet peas, leafy greens and herbs!

In Events, Uncategorized on June 21, 2011 at 10:20 PM

This Saturday will be our 3rd Annual Visit to La Baraja Farm.

See where your food comes from…the sprouting vegetables in the soil!

Here is a sneak peek via photos taken by Pedro’s oldest daughter, Cynthia.
For the day’s itinerary and directions, please visit the post, Upcoming Farm Visit.

Sweet corn in the making

Herbs and lettuce varieties

Thanks to our CSA, this year, Pedro was able to purchase this tractor!

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Upcoming Farm Visit…June 25th!

In Events on June 3, 2011 at 1:59 PM
LA BARAJA FARM VISIT
Saturday June 25th, 2011
CSA members, families and friends are invited to the 3rd Annual Spring Farm Visit to La Baraja Farm, Goshen, NY. Do not miss this integral CSA experience! See where your veggies come from, how they are grown and meet the farmers that grow them. The day will include:
  • Walking tour of the farm
  • Collecting eggs (fun for the kids!)
  • Q&A with Pedro
  • Picnic lunch
  • Weeding the crops–for those who would like to get a feel for farming, members are invited to help out on the farm, literally!
Please depart Tribeca at 9:00 am, meet at the farm at 10:30 am and use the following google maps for travel directions.
WHAT TO BRING:
+LUNCH: A sandwich or main dish for yourself plus a side or dessert to share
+Drinks
+Sunblock
+Weather appropriate outwear if necessary
+Comfortable shoes or boots and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Also a change of clothes for the kids…BLACK DIRTY IS MESSY and we will be walking through the fields!
+Picnic blanket for lunch

DIRECTIONS:

Just Food’s 11th Annual CSA in NYC Conference

In Events on January 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM

 

The Just Food CSA in NYC Conference is an opportunity for CSA members and farmers from around the city to come together for a day of workshops, discussion, and good food.

When:
Saturday March 5, 2011
8:30AM to 6:30PM

Where:
Food and Finance High School
525 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

Between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue

Click here for more details and registration* information.

*2011 Tribeca CSA members will become part of the Just Food Network and can register for $15!

Pick-Your-Own-Carrots!

In Community, Events, Tribeca CSA on November 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM

La Baraja Farm, Pick-Your-Own Carrots 2010

Our End-Of-Season farm visit to La Baraja was a great success! Pasqual showed us the way to the remaining edibles in the mostly dry and overgrown fields. More than 30 Tribeca CSA members drove up to Goshen, NY for a beautiful fall day “down and dirty” picking of FRESH carrots, swiss chard, pak choi, mitzuna, cilantro, sage, rosemary, mint and lettuce and several surprise findings. Crates of butternut squash, onions, potatoes and EGGS generously spread for our collecting.

Thank you Rodriguez family for a growing our food. Thank you for a great season and for offering our city kids, families and friends this invaluable hands-on experience. We can’t wait for next season to begin!

Collard greens and dried tomatillos

From a Tribeca CSA Member: 

I just wanted to say thank you so much for inviting me to the farm visit today. It was just great to be able to meet Pasquale, observe the chickens doing their thing, and dig for our own carrots. It was well worth the trip including the major detour! A great experience for both adults and children…

I made roasted rosemary potatoes and roasted carrots as soon as I got home!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Eileen

Radishes

Pak Choi

1st Annual End-of-Season Visit to La Baraja Farm

In Community, Events on October 26, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Our vegetable farmer, Pedro Rodriguez, invites our members along with family and friends to close the season by “picking our own” vegetables. Season’s leftover carrots, herbs, squashes and more will be used as compost if we don’t pick-to-eat! This will be especially fun for our city kids who will experience first hand the challenges(and gratification) of picking carrots.

Please join us on Saturday, November 6th. We’ll leave Tribeca at 10AM, arrive at the farm by 11:30AM, pick some veggies and return to NYC at our leisure. We won’t be renting a van this time and strongly encourage everyone to car pool. Please bring a light lunch, snacks and water.

Follow the link below for directions to the farm and don’t forget to BRING YOUR OWNBAGS!!!
La Baraja Farm is located 65 miles north of Washington Market Park. We recommend using Palisades Parkway for a scenic route that takes exactly 1hr 30min.

See you in the black dirt…
Tribeca CSA Core Group

Bike Ride, Farm Visit and Picnic on Governor’s Island!

In Community, Events on August 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Governors Island & Urban Farm Bike Ride. Sat August 21st

Join fellow Tribeca CSA members this Saturday, August 21, 2010!

On the car-free Governor’s Island we’ll picnic, lounge on hammocks, enjoy waterfront views and visit a city farm. Meet @ 10:00am next to Washington Market Park entrance (or come directly to the Added Value farm at Picnic Point).

We will leave the park @ 10:15, riding(or taking subway) to the South Ferry/Governor’s Island Terminal, catching the ferry at 11 am(the ferry is free!).

Our ride will primarily be on separated off street bike paths so families and children are welcome! If you would love to join us but don’t have a bike of your own you there are Bicycle Rentals (child bikes and toddler bike seats included) available for use on the island. There is also a free shuttle car that goes to picnic point, or you can walk!

Once we arrive to Picnic Point (approx 8minute bike ride from ferry) there will be a tour of the new three acre urban farm on the island. Members can choose to hang in hammocks and enjoy the view or help out by weeding/watering, etc. When it gets hot and time to rest and eat, we’ll gather for a potluck picnic(there are also food vendors if you don’t get a chance to prepare in advance). Added Value’s sustainable farm provides fresh produce to the Red Hook community through farmer’s markets and a CSA. Their educational and farmer training programs have helped local youth learn valuable urban farming skills and entrepreneurship.

Please bring something to share with others for a potluck picnic. RSVP to tribecacsa@gmail.com by Friday, August 20 so we know to expect you. Friends, family, neighbors & colleagues are all welcome!

Island Farm by Added Value

Tomatoes growing on Governor's Island