Monday, June 20, 2011

ADVOCACY: Welcome and a few events

Greetings from your new advocacy coordinator. I look forward to getting to know you this season and helping to keep everyone up to date on the latest sustainable agriculture news and opportunities to get involved beyond our CSA share. We hope to take advantage of the great organizations already working for this cause by aggregating their information each week for the Chubby Bunny community. We will also work to organize groups of Chubby Bunny members to participate in city-wide local farming events throughout the season as appropriate. A few fun events to mark on your calendar in the coming weeks include:
· Edible Manhattan’s Eat Drink Local Week (June 24-30) – Raises awareness about the bounty of products grown in the region, drives customers to the restaurants and other businesses that feature these products, and raises funds for charitable partners dedicated to regional agriculture throughout the state. Check out events and participating restaurants here:
· Food Karma’s Cookout NYC on Governor’s Island (July 10)– Outdoor grilling by chefs, meats from local purveyors, and custom beers from local breweries (Sixpoint & Barrier Brewing). All meat will be sourced from small independent farmers through Dickson’s Farmstead Meats, Fleisher’s Meats, Heritage Foods USA and others. Part of the event proceeds go to Just Food’s Farm School:
Look for regular updates in our weekly newsletter and from We will be collecting relevant information and events from Grow NYC, Just Food, Sustainable Table and Local Harvest among others. If there are any specific organizations that you would like to hear from on a regular basis, please email me at the address above and we will add them to the list.

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