Liberty View Farm Magazine June 2010
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Inspiring Content Grow and Evolve Great Tips Recipes Power and Influence Celebrating Independence "I am interested in helping people have a tastier life! Learn to have good taste! By eating seasonallynaturally. Eat healthy be Happy!"" Billiam van Roestenberg Here is our NEW E-newsletter format. Take a moment to familiarize yourself by playing around with your mouse. Amazing what you can do with this E-Magazine. This gives me the ability to include more information and at the same time make it more enjoyable for you while you read. "Agriculture is the Mother of all industry." So spread the word and have people sign up for this informative publication. Always Bearing fruit..... No matter how you slice it, farming is changing back to basics. And the sooner it happens the better! Nature is far smarter than any biotechnology corporation of the early 21st, it is very complex and we are Not always as smart as we think we are. Like many people organic farmers are getting back to basics. This 4th of July, lets embrace Independence from pesticides and large international corporations and get back to buying Local! Swiss Chard Similar to spinach and beets with a flavor that is bitter, pungent and slightly salty, Swiss chard is truly one of the vegetable valedictorians with its exceptionally impressive list of health promoting nutrients. Although Swiss chard is available throughout the year, its season runs from June through August when it is at its best and in the greatest abundance at your local supermarket. Swiss chard, along with kale, mustard greens and collard greens, is one of several leafy green vegetables often referred to as "greens". It is a tall leafy green vegetable with a thick, crunchy stalk that comes in white, red or yellow with wide fanlike green leaves. Chard belongs to the same family as beets and spinach and shares a similar taste profile: it has the bitterness of beet greens and the slightly salty flavor of spinach leaves. Both the leaves and stalk of chard are edible. IIndependence Pot-Luck P L Liberty View Farm July 3rd 2010 7 PM Bon-Fire after Dusk Singing Dancing Drumming R.S.V.P NaturallyGrownapples@Gmail.com "Hudson Valley Chickens" All chickens and their ownersOne of a kind Hudson Valley Farm Forum. It's been hard for everyone here in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas lately to find rare and unusual breeds as well as just backyard plain layers. No auctions or connections available locally so here we are! Trade, Give, Sell, Barter Next tailgate is the last Saturday of the month. Raindate: Sunday @ Hudson Valley Game Farm 737 route 44-55. Highland NY. 12528 more info contact Tank or Carol Marie http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hudsonvalleychickens/ VERY HEALTHY VERY YUMMY! KALE PESTO RECIPE This pesto is an especially tasty way to enjoy fresh kale. Garlicky and cheesy, this pesto recipe is every bit as tasty as traditional basil pesto, but the kale makes it healthier. Use this kale pesto in your favorite lasagna recipe or simply toss with penne to make pesto pasta. Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: • • • • • • 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 cups firmly-packed fresh kale 2-3 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. to 1/2 cup olive oil Preparation: 1. Place pine nuts in a dry skillet, and toast, shaking occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. 2. Place kale in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add pine nuts, garlic and salt. Pulse until kale is finely chopped. 3. Add cheese, and pulse until cheese is incorporated. Do not puree or overprocess. The pesto should still be chunky. 4. Drizzle in olive oil, and continue to pulse until the pesto reaches the desired consistency. SUNDAYS AT THE FARM Regeneration CSA is a Community Supported Farm providing their members regeneratively grown vegetables, flowers, and herbs for weekly pickup at the farm. They grow with Permaculture based no-till systems that use no chemicals, that avoid or eliminate fossil fuel use, that regenerate their soils, that grow delicious veggies and moreâ€Ś..! Offering a range of locally produced food: eggs, fresh bread, maple syrup, lacto-fermented foods, fresh and dried herbs, fruit, and of course fresh produce from this little farm! ! 2010 WORKSHOPS IN THE WORKS (they love suggestions for workshop topics and locals who have skills to teach!)!! Some of the topics offered: weed-free no-till garden techniques, food preservation, canning, drying, lacto-fermentation, alternative energy and fuels, composting, and much more.! Almost all of our workshops are by donation. At Regeneration they believe that sustainable living skills need to be shared among the community to all who want them. No one will ever be turned away from their permaculture workshops. And of course, donations are always gratefully accepted! They appreciate the support in making these programs available. 81 Clove Valley Road High Falls, NY 12440 845-687-0535 firstname.lastname@example.org www.RegenerationCSA.org Weddings in the Hudson Valley Fulfilling the vision of a country wedding theme is unique and easy. A sustainable way to have a most special day. Beautiful country farm settings are the perfect place to entertain. A country wedding venue has many advantages in that the setting itself offers almost all the "decoration". Privately, you and your guests have access to the orchard, edible landscapes and flower gardens through-out the property. Wonderful photo-ops are plentiful on a farm. Farm homes are also perfect accommodations for you, the bridal party, and or your guests. A wedding on a farm can be most anything from a more informal feeling to an event that is magnificent in grace and elegance and of course anything in between. Affordable, sustainable and tasteful. On a farm cultivated with love. One of Liberty View Farms' Barns FARM FOR A DAY Share, learn & laugh... Did you know there are many ways to get out and enjoy the day while helping a farmer? Well you can - weeding, watering, harvesting it's easy! Crop Mob, Woofing or just ask a farmer to volunteer. Liberty View Farm Regeneration Farm Lee Reich Libertyviewfarm.biz for more info! ! Catskill Animlal Sanctuary provides a safe Located two hours north of New York City, CAS mals - animals and loving haven for abused horses and farm ani pastures, good who have never known warm shelter, spacious S has provided food, or the touch of a kind hand. Since 2001, CA as a center to refuge for over 1,700 such animals, and served act on all of us. raise awareness of their mistreatment and its imp In short, the mission of CAS is: , and * to provide a safe haven for abused, abandoned neglected horses and farm animals of these * to heighten public awareness of the treatment the planet we animals and its impact on humans, animals, and mming share through innovative on and off-site progra and youth * to serve as an educational resource to schools school-based organizations by providing innovative on-site and programming "Tours" at Catskill Animal Sanc tuary are unlike any you've ever experienced. For reasons that we'll explain when you arrive, many of our animals fre e range. Rather than living in enclosed pastures, they're free to go wherever they please throughout the work day. So wh en you drive into our parking lot, be prepared to have a chick en hop in your car, a sheep wa lk right up to say hello, or a pig sa unter by in his relentless quest for food. If you're lucky, Casey the horse might suggest where you park. If you have kids.... Hudson Valley Parents HudsonValleyParents.com is a group of families (with children of all ages, or soon-to-be through pregnancy and adoption) who live in, or are connected to, the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York State, including Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Westchester Counties. Our purpose is to enable members to coordinate local activities and discuss parenting issues. "Hudson Valley Parents" was originally known as the "New Paltz Playgroup" which began in 2003 when a few of us were encouraged to exchange phone numbers and e-mails after a local La Leche League meeting. Until our initial playgroup gatherings, many of us did not know any other people in the area with a baby and felt very isolated as new parents. As our membership has grown (from 8 people to over 1000 and counting!), this community network has evolved from a personal e-mail list, to a Yahoo! group, and now we're our own official website and forum. The site's owners are full-time Hudson Valley residents, Erica and Michael Chase-Salerno, proud parents of Declan and Quinlan. "Green Tent" Calling All CSA Farms, Farmers and Farmers Markets Take A Share In A Booth In The "Green Tent" At The Dutchess County Fair! Low Cost, Limited Commitment To Be Present, and Tremendous Exposure. This year at the upcoming Dutchess County Fair (August 24-29), They are adding a new space to the Green Tent(a BIG tent in the middle of the infield area of the Fairgrounds): It's a 10' x 25' space, for CSAs, farmers and farmers markets to share at very low cost...a place where you can display information about your farm/CSA/farmers market, have people sign up to become members for the next growing season, and just generally show the thousands of people who visit the tent what the importance of your enterprise is to our local communities. The Dutchess County Fair attracts up to 400,000 or more visitors over six days. You'll never find another venue to get this kind of real-time marketing exposure to so many people. And the cost -- $50 per farm/CSA/market -- can't be beat. Also, by grouping together, you'll only be required to be physically present in the booth for a few hours one or two days of the Fair (all other Fair exhibitors/vendors are required to staff their booth 13 hours each day, for ALL six days!). If you're interested, please contact Laurie Rich, Coordinator, Dutchess County Fairgrounds Green Initiative: 845.876.6330; LRich@frontiernet.net ASAP! Evolutionary Organics C.S.A. Community Supported Agriculture Evolutionary Organics is a 28 acre farm run by Kira Kinney. She has been farming for 16 years, the last 8 on Springtown Road in New Paltz. She has had a small CSA at the farm since 2006 and have been selling in New York City's farmer markets since 1995. Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on Saturdays! "You can get your food right here in your community from a farm and farmer you can get to know. It is important that you realize nature can be both fickle and extreme, thereby altering the schedule some. It is also important that you remember that you will be receiving super fresh SEASONAL produce." Vegetarians and omnivores are welcome! Kira Kinney at email@example.com or 845-417-1543. Liberty View Farm Stand! Eat Healthy bee Happy Right off the side of our farm house... Some of our veggies Farmer Rene' Farmer Billiam A traditional painter stuck in a post-modern world. "I've been working on some still lifes in the morning. It's the only time right now when Is quiet enough to do some uninterrupted work." "I like waking up early and painting, it sets the nicely." day up Hudson Valley Artist Les Castellanos New Paltz New York Master Painter and Educator Les Castellanos offers year-round private instruction in painting and drawing. Mr.Castellanos was born in Peru and joined his family in New York at the age of eleven. He gratuated from The School of Visual Arts with an Illustration degree in 1994. He has received awards from the Art Students League, The Society of Illustrators, and The Art Director's Club. In 1996 he was a Recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award which allowed him to enroll in Graduate school . During that time, Mr. Castellanos was a guest instructor at The School for the Visual Arts and was also part of an arts program for children at P.S. 22 funded in part by the New York Academy of Figurative Art, where he completed his Masters Degree. Sainsbury's opens doors on "Honybee Hotels" Supermarket chain warns protecting bee population will prove essential to UK farming supply chain The race to be seen as the UK's greenest supermarket took a somewhat bizarre twist last week when Sainsbury's announced that it is to set up a network of " bee hotels" across London to help reverse the decline in the population of solitary bees. The company said it has appointed bee expert Robin Dean to install and maintain a network of small-scale "hotels" at 38 stores across the capital. The supermarket added that the initiative would not only help to address biodiversity loss, it could also provide a boost to the production of the fruit and vegetables upon which the firm is reliant. "Bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, as most fresh fruit and veg depends on bees for pollination," explained Dean. "We hope that by setting these bee hotels up at a network of stores across the city, we'll be able to help rejuvenate the bee population, and learn more about why the population has decreased so dramatically over the past few years." The scheme is part of a wider initiative designed to help restore bee populations, which has also seen the supermarket work with farmers to sow a seed mix designed to help support bumblebees and other insects. Neil Sachdev, Sainsbury's commercial director, said there was a long-term commercial motive for the initiative. "We recognise that if we are to continue to sell fresh British produce in the long term, we are going to have to look at the problem of the declining bee population and do our bit to help solve the problem," he said. "When we've gained an understanding of how well the bee hotels work in these stores, we might well consider making them a standard feature of Sainsbury's supermarkets nationwide." Ulster County Beekeepers' Association The Ulster County Beekeepers embrace a natural approach to honeybee care. We nurture bees and beekeepers, as well as advocate for public awareness and a shift in environmental policy to keep our pollinators and our earth healthy and diverse. They meet the first Monday of most months @ Rosendale Community Center. 7 - 9 pm Coffee and mingling at 6:30 1055 Rt 32, Rosendale New York City Beekeepers Association, a Hive for the Urban Beekeepers of Gotham City We are a small group of beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, and honey lovers who live, work and pollinate in the greatest city in the world, and who happen to share a love for the humble honeybee and her delicious doings. The mission of the NYCBA is to provide our membership with a medium for sharing knowledge and mutual interest in beekeeping, and to educate and promote the benefits of beekeeping to the world, in a forum of friendship and fun, and to do so safely and responsibly in an urban environment. Whether you are a beekeeper with 10,000 colonies or you just like honey in your tea, you are welcome to join our hive. Whitney Haddard firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 239-5131 Full Moon Farm Paul Colucci and Laura Watson PO Box 231 Gardiner, NY 12525 Phone: 845-255-5602 Fax: 845-255-3538 The Rhinebeck Farmers Market is located in the Municipal Parking Lot on East Market St in the Village of Rhinebeck, 12572 Have it your way you clown! "I have not eaten there in years and never will again!" BvR A couple weeks ago, McDonald's, France, released a gay-friendly commercial that encouraged patrons to "come as you are." The ad, which created a lot of buzz (mostly in America, where it wasn't -- and as we learn below, won't be -- aired), got a reception from McDonald's execs in America that was colder than day-old fries. The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed Don Thompson, the Chief of Operations at McDonald's, and has him saying: "[A]t McDonald's, there are core values we stand for and the world is getting much closer. So we have a lot of conversations. We're going to make some mistakes at times. (We talk) about things that may have an implication in one part of the world and may be the cultural norm in another part of the world. And those are things that, yes, we're going to learn from. But, you're right, that commercial won't show in the United States." In response to Thompson's comments, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce -the largest GLBT business group in the country with 1.4 million businesses -- has severed their relationship with McDonald's, writing in a letter: We strongly believe that McDonald's plan to distance itself from LGBT and other diverse business segments, coupled with the release of the French TV ad, is ill advised and counter to the spirit of good business and sound ethics. We sincerely hope that McDonald's will reconsider its position and that the company will again show its support for LGBT people, our families and our businesses -- not just where it is politically expedient, but around the globe. Barring a significant change in policy on the part of McDonald's, please consider this letter as official notice that the NGLCC will not accept future support or membership by McDonald's or any of its subsidiaries. Additionally, please note that we will answer any questions about this communication, the past relationship between our organizations or any other questions by members of the NGLCC, the media or other interested parties with nothing less than factual and accurate information based on our communications and experiences with McDonald's and its representatives. The Queens Galley is a 501 ( c) 3 not for profit organization that provides awareness, education, relief and prevention of food insecurity in America. The Queens Galley supports, creates and implements programs dedicated to the affordable nutritional education of children, families and seniors. Soup Kitchen The Queens Galley soup kitchen is open every day of the year, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone seeking a meal. Each meal is prepared from scratch with the assistance of volunteer chefs, culinary students and professionals as well as dedicated community members. The Queens Galley soup kitchen enjoys a wonderful rapport with our local farms. We are expecially grateful to Migliorelli farms, Phillies Bridge farm project, Hearty Roots, RSK farms, Bread Alone, Saulpaugh farm and Liberty View Farm for their generosity during the growing season. Meals served: July 2007 5,974 May 2010 11,152 Volunteers are always welcome! We begin cooking each day at 7:00am and continue through 7:00pm. There are openings for help during meal prep and service as well as openings after hours for clean up projects. Food drives and fundraisers are also welcomed at any time! Open house 180 Horsenden Road New Paltz Sunday June 27th 1-4 PM. Route 299 West to a right on North Putt Corner's Road to end. Turn left onto Horsenden Road (3/10 ths of a mile), home on the left. From Route 32 North coming from the Village, turn right onto Horsenden Road to 180. Call Westwood Metes & Bounds Realtor Helen Coyle Bergstein 845 803 2298 They Speak Geek! "I had computer problems a few weeks ago and these guys blew me away with their service!" Tell them Billiam sent you. 10 Main Street, Suite 421 New Paltz, NY 12561 845.255.0139 Dear Reader, As you know, Liberty View has always provided our newsletter -- and now our newsMagazine! -- free of charge. We love to inspire community action (and hopefully, you) with its content, providing original home-grown stories, great ideas and building awareness and belief that it really is all about community. And we will continue to do so. It is our pleasure to provide this platform to cultivate the many good things that can and do happen and, it is our honor to cross-pollinate and through our work, help others grow. I receive several calls a day asking for help in many ways both large and small. That is why, while we will continue to offer Liberty View free of charge, we also will warmly welcome voluntary monetary contributions from you, to help us grow and evolve so that we may help others grow as well. It's the gift that keeps giving. If you care to contribute, we suggest just $1.00 per month. A little goes a long, long way. Meanwhile we'll keep digging up great articles from and about Mother Earth and get word to you on important issues. When we all help in our own little way, we really make good things happen! Thank you for your support! Libertyviewfarm.Biz for more info.