October 2011

Joel Salatin at Union Sq on Wed, Nov 2

The Union Square Greenmarket will host acclaimed author Joel Salatin for a free Q&A and book signing at the Union Square Pavilion on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Salatin, whom you may recognize from his appearances in Food Inc. or The Omnivore’s Dilemma, will be signing copies of his new book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal. He was recently profiled in Time Magazine.

Edible's Queens Uncorked Hurricane Relief Benefit

GrowNYC is thrilled to announce that it will be the beneficiary of Edible Queens' Queens Uncorked, a local wine and food event pairing Long Island wine with Queens restaurants and food artisans. The event, Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, will features 3 hours of local wining and dining at Long Island City's coolest event location, The Foundry.

Proceeds of the event will go specifically to local farmers who've been severely impacted by Hurricane Irene. Greenmarket farmer Gary Glowaczewsk, who lost most of his crops in the storm, will be in attendance at the event.

Buy a ticket to Queens Uncorked!

Chamber Players International Concert to Benefit GrowNYC's Hurricane Relief Fund

Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
Chamber Players International Concert to Benefit GrowNYC's Hurricane Relief Fund
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street, Manhattan [map]
Tickets: $25 online and at the door

Chamber Players International present a benefit concert event for GrowNYC’s Greenmarket farmers. The program features works by Beethoven and a world premier by guest artist Reinhard Seehafer, internationally renowned composer and symphony conductor. The ensemble consists of world class, award-winning performers including violinist Anna Rabinova, member of the New York Philharmonic and winner of the Leipzig and Belgrade International Violin Competitions. 100% of the proceeds generated by the concert will be donated to the recovery fund to help GrowNYC’s Greenmarket farmers who were severely impacted by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in early September.

Buy tickets.

Nearly 2 million pounds of food donated

Greenmarket is proud to announce that farmers and producers working with our Fresh Pantry project donated nearly 2 million pounds of fresh food in 2010.

1,946,119 pounds of fruit, vegetables, and baked goods were donated to 37 local food pantries, soup kitchens, community centers, and City Harvest trucks in all 5 boroughs.

Many thanks to our project partners, City Harvest and the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, their dedicated volunteers, and the local pantries and facilities that prepare and serve all that food!