Thanksgiving Produce Bags + Textile Recycling at La Marqueta

Wholesale Greenmarket will be selling pre-packed produce bags at La Marqueta's Clothing and Textile Recycling Day on Saturday, November 19th. The bags will be made up of fresh, local produce [potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, collards, and MORE] and will cost $7. Customers will be able to use EBT towards their purchase. Everyone is welcome to purchase a bag; no pre-orders will be accepted and sales are on a first-come, first-serve basis. GrowNYC will also be assisting with textile recycling at the event. Bring clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36"x36" or larger and other textiles (no rugs or carpeting). Materials will be sorted for reuse or recycling. Everyone who donates will receive a free energy-efficient CFL light bulb! GrowNYC's Thanksgiving Produce Bags + Textile Recycling Saturday, November 19, 12pm-5pm La Marqueta 1590 Park Avenue (btw E. 112th & E. 115th St) New York, NY 10029

Greenmarket Thanksgiving Round Up

We've got a lot of stuff happening for Thanksgiving. Here's a quick summary: Greenmarket's Turkey Buying Guide Want to know where to buy a locally-raised turkey for Thanksgiving? Our guide gives you a rundown of farmers, prices, breeds, what Greenmarkets they'll be selling at, and when you can order and pick up your turkey. Read more. Holiday Schedule Changes Greenmarkets and textile recycling are affected by the holiday. Here's our updated schedule. Donate A Bag Our Thanksgiving Donate A Bag program was extremely successful last year, and it's back again this year. Greenmarket is partnering with local food rescue organizations to help feed New York City's hungry men, women, and children. Read more. Thanksgiving Produce Bags at La Marqueta Wholesale Greenmarket will be selling pre-packed bags of fresh, locally grown produce at La Marqueta's Clothing and Textile Recycling Day on Saturday, November 19th. Read more.

Greenmarket's Winter Warm Up Party

Farmers, Shoppers, Cooks and Neighbors unite for a night of revelry

Greenmarket's Winter Warm Up Wednesday, Dec 7 - 7 PM to 10PM The Bell House 149 7th St, Brooklyn NY 11215 Tickets: $40, 21+.  Buy tickets online. Join GrowNYC’s Greenmarket and Harvest Home for an end-of-season party to wring out a soggy year and plant some hope for a strong harvest in 2012. Warm up to winter and dance our regional farmers into the night with music by Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens and Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band at the Bell House on Wednesday, December 7 from 7 – 10 p.m. Groove to sensational gospel music and soul-rattling Balkan beats, bid on books in our ‘Cookbook Library’ silent auction, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres prepared with locally grown ingredients and $3 Brooklyn Brewery brews all night. Proceeds will benefit participating GrowNYC's Greenmarket program and Harvest Home farms that were devastated by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in September. Come shake it with us as we bid good night Irene once and for all. Tickets are $40, 21+.

Buy tickets here.

Holiday Greenmarket & Textile Collection Schedule

The week of Thanksgiving, all Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday markets will be open. Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, all markets will be closed. Markets will resume their normal schedules on Saturday, November 26. Some markets have rescheduled their Thursday and Friday dates; details below:

Manhattan

97th Street: Open Wednesday, 11/23 + accepting textiles, Closed Friday 11/25 Bowling Green: Open Wednesday, 11/23, Closed Thursday, 11/24 City Hall: Open Wednesday, 11/23, Closed Friday, 11/25 Columbia: Open Tuesday, 11/22, Closed Thursday, 11/24 Port Authority Bus Terminal: Open Wednesday, 11/23, Closed Thursday, 11/24 Tucker Square: Open Wednesday, 11/23, Closed Thursday, 11/24 World Financial Center: Open Wednesday, 11/23, Closed Thursday, 11/24

Brooklyn

Grand Army Plaza: Open Wednesday, 11/23 (no textile collection)

Greenmarket Turkey Buying Guide 2011

Greenmarket's 2011 guide to locally-raised gobblers

Want to know the best place to score a local turkey for Thanksgiving? Greenmarket's 2011 guide is here just in time! To get your bird in time for turkey day, visit your neighborhood Greenmarket or call the farmer soon. Quattro’s Game Farm Eastern Breed Wild Turkeys, $7.49/lb Heritage Bourbon Red Turkeys $8.59/lb White Broad Breasted Turkeys $4.25/lb Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) or by contacting the farm at 845.635.8202 When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

Arcadian Pastures Geese, $7.95 lb White Holland Broad Breasted Turkeys $8.95/lb Where to order: Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Flatbush & Prospect Park W) Greenpoint Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Union and Driggs) Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays (Union Square W & 17th St) or by contacting the farm at 845.635.8202 or online at www.arcadianpastures.com When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th at the Grand Army Plaza and Greenpoint Greenmarkets Wednesday, November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

Violet Hill Farms Pasture-Raised White Broad Breasted Turkeys, $4.75/lb Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) or by contacting the farm at 845.665.3718 or visiting www.violethillfarm.com When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th or Wednesday November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

Norwich Meadow Farms Certified Organic Pasture-Raised White Double Breasted Turkeys, $6/lb Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) Tompkins Square Greenmarket Sundays (Manhattan – 7th St & Ave A) Tucker Square Greenmarket Saturdays (66th St & Columbus) 92nd Street Greenmarket (92nd St & 1st Ave) or by contacting the farm at 607.336.7598 or pay online via PayPal @ www.norwichmeadowsfarm.com When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Monday, November 21st or Wednesday November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

Garden of Spice Pasture-Raised White Broad Breasted Turkeys, $5 per pound Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) Abingdon Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – W 12th St & 8th Ave) or by contacting the farm at 518.695.6801 or Ben Shaw at bshaw520@hotmail.com When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th at the Abingdon Square Greenmarket Wednesday, November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, November 23rd at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Northshire Farm Pasture-Raised White Broad Breasted Turkeys, $4.75 per pound Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) or through their Facebook page. When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th or Wednesday, November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

Raghoo Farms White Broad Breasted Turkeys, $4/lb Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Mondays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) 97th St Greenmarket, Fridays (Manhattan—97th St & Columbus) Greenpoint Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn—Union & Driggs) 82nd St Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan—82nd St btw 1st & York) or by calling the farm at 518.568.5623 When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Saturday, November 19th at the 82nd St and Greenpoint Greenmarkets Monday, November 21st at the Union Square Greenmarket Wednesday, November 23rd at the 97th St Greenmarket (*NOTE—the 97th St Greenmarket will be open on Wednesday, November 23rd and closed on Friday, November 25th)

McEnroe Farms White Broad Breasted Free Range Certified Organic Turkeys, $4.59/lb Where to order: Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West), by calling the farm at 518.789.4191 or visiting http://turkeys.mcenroefarm.com When: Orders taken now until sold out

Pick Up: Wednesday, November 23rd at the Union Square Greenmarket

DiPaola Turkey Farms White Broad Breasted Turkeys Whole turkey $3.39 per pound Bone-In Breast $6.59 per pound Where to order (whole birds only): Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays & Fridays (Manhattan – 17th St & Union Square West) Abingdon Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (W 12th St & 8th Ave) Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket, Sundays (14th St Loop & Ave A—in the oval) Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket, Sundays (7th St & Ave A) Tucker Square Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – 66th St & Columbus) Tribeca Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – Greenwich St & Chambers) 79th Street Greenmarket, Sundays (Manhattan—79th St & Columbus) 97th Street Greenmarket, Fridays (Manhattan – 97th St & Columbus) - market open Wednesday before Thanksgiving for pick-ups Inwood Greenmarket, Saturdays (Manhattan – Isham St btw Seaman & Cooper) Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Court & Montague Sts) Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Flatbush Ave & Prospect Park West) Fort Greene Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Washington Pk & Dekalb) Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, Sundays (Brooklyn – Carroll St btw Smith & Court) Cortelyou Greenmarket, Sundays (Brooklyn – Cortelyou & Rugby Rds) Greenpoint Greenmarket, Saturdays (Brooklyn – Union btw Driggs & N 12th St) St. George Greenmarket, Saturdays (Staten Island – St Marks & Hyatt St) Columbia Greenmarket, Sundays (Broadway btw 114th Sts) Jackson Heights Greenmarket, Sundays (34th Ave btw 77th & 78th Sts) or by contacting the farm at 609.587.9311 or at www.dipaolaturkeyfarm.com When: Orders taken now until sold out Pick Up: Any market you ordered from Interested in learning more about heritage breed turkeys? Visit heritageturkeyfoundation.org

Meat Week is here + Meat buying guides

Kicking off with 'Meat with a Twist,' a celebration at City Winery, Meat Week will showcase the farmers, markets, and chefs who bring sustainably raised, local meat to the masses in NYC.

Take in a butchering demonstration, learn about rare cuts, hear from farmers and enjoy samples of the fine proteins they are producing. Greenmarkets across the city will provide educational information, recipes and cooking demonstrations featuring meat raised by regional farmers.

Check out the Meat Week website for a complete schedule.

We've also put together some great guides to the different cuts of beef and pork, including tips on how to cook them.

Download Beef Cuts & How to Cook Them and Pork Cuts & How to Cook Them.

Support School Recycling Champions on Kickstarter

GrowNYC is trying something new. Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world, invited us to launch a project.

We're trying to raise $10,000 in 60 days to bring our Recycling Champions program to one school in each borough in 2011-12. We'll work alongside students, teachers, administrators and custodial engineers to educate the school community about the importance of recycling, provide professional development resources and presentation tools, facilitate classroom activities and lessons, and create youth recycling "ambassadors" to motivate and educate community. Make your pledge TODAY and get fun rewards!

Vote for GrowNYC's School Recycling Champions on Kickstarter!

High Schoolers clean up McCarren Park

Mike Zamm, Director of GrowNYC's Environmental Education program, recently spent 7 weeks putting students at Frances Perkins Academy through a water workshop, teaching kids about hydrology, the water cycle, New York City's watershed, and more.

As a culmination of 7 great weeks of work, students from Frances Perkins mulched 36 trees and planted 13 large trees across the street from their school, in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The project will help control storm water runoff and erosion in the Newtown Creek watershed.

A Prince in the Market

In addition to the Times' Bill Cunningham and a throng of dedicated regular Saturday market goers, on October 22, the Union Square Greenmarket was host to the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark and three world-renowned chefs from Copenhagen, including Adam Aamann, Claus Henriksen, and the famed René Redzepi of "the world's best restaurant," from Noma.

Celebrating the New Nordic Cuisine at a cook out in the Union Square Pavilion, streams of New Yorkers lined up to sample Danish fare prepared with locally grown ingredients sourced directly from the farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket.

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.

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