Bring Out the Big Pot for Red Kuri Squash Soup with Sage Brown Butter

Share It’s not even time for winter CSA shares to kick in and already I’m knee deep in squashes: several acorn squashes, a small butternut and this huge Red Kuri squash. And given that I […]

Join Red Rooster and Other Outstanding Harlem Restaurants on September 26th for Savor the Season — Uptown!

Share As a board member of Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets in New York City, I am proud to invite readers to the Second Annual Savor the Season – Uptown! This exclusive event celebrates 20 years of Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets […]

It’s Good to Be Back at the Battery!

Share Urban farming in the middle of New York City is inherently a curious juxtaposition, but even among the growing number of creatively placed urban farms, the Battery Urban Farm sits in remarkable contrast to […]

A Seemingly Bottomless CSA Share Becomes a Delicious Vegetable Curry

Share Sometimes it is downright ridiculous how generous our CSA share is–and we only have a half share. Last week, the farmers at Mountain View Farms brought eggplants galore, summer squash, numerous hot and sweet […]

Pig Island 2013: Best Pork Fest North of the Carolinas…or Maybe Anywhere

Share For pork lovers, there was just one place to be this past Saturday and that was the 4th Annual Pig Island in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hungry New Yorkers rode a free New York City […]

Green Bell Peppers Stuffed with Moroccan Lamb and Couscous

Share Pepper lovers are rejoicing as this season’s peppers begin to arrive at markets and in gardens–chilis, Italian frying peppers and the early bell, the green bell pepper. Green bell peppers don’t have the characteristic […]

A Gallery of Summer Cooking: Healthy, Local Dishes That Make the Most of Summer’s Harvest

Share The summer harvest is speeding up, and every week brings more variety.  We’v moved past most radishes, lettuce and early greens to the arrival of more heat-friendly greens, onions, carrots, and now the summer […]

Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

Share The school year has ended and the students at Children’s Workshop dispersed like seeds for the summer. Thankfully, we have the Boys Club of New York City around the corner and they are engaged […]

Spring Collard Greens a Tender Sweet Sight

Share Collard greens are starting to make their way to the Farmers Markets in various sizes (the collards in the garden are still too small to harvest except as baby greens) but are generally still […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

Share           Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver […]