The Educated Eater 2009

Harvesting Legacies from the Land, A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 18th 2009. 12pm - 2 pm. 92Y Tribeca

Join us for a moving and illuminating conversation moderated by David Mas Masumoto, renowned third-generation California farmer and award-winning author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer and Epitaph for a Peach as we explore the connections between families and farming, fathers and their children, and the pleasures and challenges they face as multi-generational farmers.

Panelists include
Ron Binaghi Jr. and Sr. from Stokes Farm, one of Greenmarkets founding farmers, their family has beenfarming since 1873, and they are recipients of New Jerseys "Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year Award."
Fred Wilklow from Wilklow Orchards, a sixth-generationfarmer,whose family has been farming their land since 1855, and who have been with Greenmarket for over 25 years.
Cheryl Rogowski from W. Rogowski Farm, a second-generation farmer andrecipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant for her innovative approaches to family farming, whose father inspired her to farm.

"Wisdom of the Last Farmer is about more than farming a great peach. Its about a family thats been shaped by the land over three generations. Its about a father and his son. Its about wisdom, and humanity, and homegrown memories, the way a great taste a meaningful one has its own kind of DNA. Theres nothing in the world more delicious than that." Dan Barber, Exeutive Chef, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 2009 James Beard Award for "Outstanding Chef," and Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009

Location: 92Y Tribeca 200 Hudson Street, corner of Canal.

Tickets: $10 available at 92nd Y Tribecaor by calling212-601-1000

Light Greenmarket snacks and refreshments will be served.


Cant make the panel? Then come meet David Mas Masumoto,author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer and Epitaph for a Peach, on Saturday, August 15th from 10 am 2 pm at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket for a talk, book-signing and peach-a-licious cooking demo with Chef Jacques Gautier from Palo Santo Restaurant. The event is free and open to the public. Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn.

Urban Agriculture
Saturday,February 28, 2009, 2 PM to 3:30 PM

Did you know there are eggs and wheatgrass from Brooklyn, rooftop beehives in the Bronx, a thriving 2.5 acre community farm in Red Hook and livestock roaming on 47 acres in Queens? These are just a few examples of what urban pioneers are doing to revive agriculture in the city.

Join us for an engaging conversation with leaders and innovators in the urban agriculture movement followed by a Q&A, moderated by Michael Hurwitz, Greenmarket Director and Co-founder of Added Value. Panelists include Red Hook egg farmers Maria Mackin & Declan Walsh, and Greenmarket farmers Stewart Borowsky of Greener Pastures, David Graves of Berkshire Berries and Michael Robertson of Queens County Farm Museum.

Cost $5, including New York State wine and light Greenmarket snacks.
First Presbyterian Church, 12th St & 5th Avenue, Manhattan.
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

Food Labeling
Saturday,November 22, 2008

Did you know that a chicken who lived in a tiny cage, pumped with anti-biotics and steroids, can be labeled natural? Greenmarket is sponsoring an expert panel discussion / Q&A that asks what natural really means (not much!), whether uncertified organic or beyond organic are claims you can trust (that depends), and how to navigate the proliferation of terms from cage-free to grass-fed (and who controls the language).

Cost $5, including New York State wine and light Greenmarket snacks
First Presbyterian Church, 12th St & 5th Avenue, Manhattan

As the expiration date of the Farm Bill looms on September 30th, it's crucial to understand the importance of this legislation, particularly its role in authorizing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For 1.8 million New Yorkers, SNAP is not just a program—it’s a lifeline that ensures families have access to healthy food and nutritious meals.

SNAP in New York City: The Numbers