FARM BEGINNINGS  2014 – 2015

-    Class 1: Clarifying Values and Setting Personal & Farm Goals [Guest speaker- Jorge Carmona from Amantai Farm]
Thursday September 25th – 6-9pm

-    Class 2: Opportunities and Challenges in the N.E and Skills Assessment [Guest speaker- Arian Rivera from Queens County Farm
Thursday October 2nd – 6-9pm

-    Class 3: Shaping Your Farm Enterprises and Developing an Action Plan 
Thursday October 9th – 6-9pm

-     Class 4: Finances Part 1 [Guest speaker- Hector Perez from Jersey Farm Produce]
Thursday October 16th – 6-9pm

-    Farm Trip: Hawthorne Valley Farm & Roxbury Farm Saturday October 25th 10am-4pm

-    Class 5: Finances Part 2 
 Thursday November 6th– 6-9pm

-    Class 6: Introduction to Marketing [Erik Hassert from Sun Fed Beef]
Thursday November 13th – 6-9pm

-    Class 7: Channel Assessment and Market Niches [Eero Ruuttilla from New Entry Sustainable Farming Project]
Thursday November 20th – 6-9pm

-    Class Trip: Schedule Processing [Robin Puskas, chef and recipe developer]

-    Class 8: Access to Capital [Ricardo Avallon from Small Business Solutions]
Thursday December 11th – 6-9pm

-    Class 9: Access to Land [Dakota Miller from Row by Row Farm]
Thursday December 18th – 6-9pm

-    Class 10: Legal business structures, licenses, regulations and insurance [Cari Rincker from Cari Rincker Law]
Thursday January 8th – 6-9pm

-    Presentation Class: Saturday January 10th – 10am – 4pm

Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or snow-bound farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more.

  • Educate

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.