Mar
23
    
Posted (Steven) in Events

The following item comes from the Museum of the City of New York.  It promises to be a very interesting discussion of local agriculture issues.  Mention that you are with the Yorkville CSA and the Museum will extend the $6 member pricing for this event.  Reservations are required, call 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org.

Here is the description from the Museum:

When it comes to eating sustainably the question of locally sourced agriculture versus importing food is far from settled. Are New Yorkers willing to eat in season only and only what New York has the comparative advantage to produce? New Yorkers penchant for eating out adds for an additional complication. What does that mean for the city’s carbon footprint, given that restaurants are often more wasteful than home kitchens – even those committed to the new ideal of “farm-to-table” production? What are the real environmental costs associated with New York’s food system? Peter Hoffman, chef and owner of Savoy; Gabrielle Langholtz, editor, Edible Manhattan; James E. McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009); David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability (Riverhead, 2009); and Jennifer Small, owner and farmer from Flying Pigs Farm evaluate the environmental and social costs and benefits of the city’s food infrastructure. Presented in conjunction with Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program.

The Mesuem’s link for this event is http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/Local-Agriculture.html.


 
Jul
20
    
Posted (Steven) in Classifieds

This large sunny one bedroom (800 sq. ft) has wood floors, lots of closet space, including a walk in closet.  It works great for a couple.  Owner occupied building (CSA member).  Available immediately.  Conveniently located near shopping & 125th Street, the 4, 5, & 6 trains, Metro North, and M60 Bus to Laguardia Airport.  Non smokers only.  Call or e-mail Lynn at 212-369-2648 or ltiede@verizon.net  for more details.


 
Jun
25
    
Posted (Steven) in Classifieds

Farm to Table Copackers (F2T) is a new full service contract packaging facility that is located in Kingston NY.  The production kitchen is a USDA inspected facility that maintains HACCP plans and is migrating towards SQF.   F2T produces a wide range of specialty food for its clients; from frozen soups, granola, quiches, cookies, pesto, pickles, chili’s, frozen vegetables and more. F2T is looking for a qualified assistant production manager.
Tasks included in this job are:

  • planning and prepping production runs
  • purchasing ingredients and tracking inventory 
  • supervising and managing a production crew
  • collecting production data and tracking production costs
  • analyzing production data
  • maintain quality at the highest level  

Required skills:

  • ability to work and problem solve independently
  • fluent in English and Spanish
  • excellent computer and analytical skills, including use of spreadsheets
  • experience in the field of food production and in a high pressure environment
  • This full-time position needs to be filled immediately. Candidate must live in the area. Compensation will be in the $25,000 – $35,000 range based on experience and skill set.   

Please send qualified resumes to:
Farm to Table Copackers
luc@farm2tablecopackers.com
please no phone calls


 
May
11
    
Posted (Steven) in Classifieds

WSF Job Offering!

Winter Sun Farms (WSF) is a local food company that works with local farms to create a winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program featuring frozen and preserved vegetables and fruits. WSF has grown to over 1,000 members and is now looking for a part time team member to help with its NYC growth. Although part time, this position has the potential to grow to full time.

The job’s main task will be recruiting NYC members. This will include visiting various NYC area CSA’s, helping to start new CSA’s and creating marketing material. The job would also include:
·         Setting up social networking sites for WSF
·         Out reach to NYC schools, institutions and co-ops for bulk local food sales.
·         Overall coordination with other WSF locations. (WSF New Paltz, WSF Westchester, WSF Connecticut, and WSF Albany)
·         As a small company, the job would also incorporate other aspects of running a start-up company.

WSF is looking for someone who understands the local food movement, is familiar with the NYC area, including Brooklyn, and has proficient computer social networking skills. The person must be very personable, comfortable speaking with people and selling memberships. The person must be highly organized and have the ability to complete tasks on their own and on time.

The position needs to be filled immediately and will run till at least the end of January 2011.  It will be an hourly position, starting at approximately 20hrs a week. Compensation will be in the $12 – $15 range based on experience and skill set.

Please contact by email:
Jim Hyland, President
Winter Sun Farms
jim@wintersunfarms.com
845-255-1699


 
Dec
31
    
Posted (Steven) in Events

Now that Santa has upgraded gadgets all over the city, make sure to dispose of your old items reponsibly.  Several events are planned around the city to collect unwanted electronics and mulch trees.   Please note that one of the recycling events will be at the Lenox Neighborhood House on E 70th on January 10.

Electronics Recycling
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host five e-waste collections in January. Don’t miss your chance to keep old monitors, TVs, game consoles and more out of the landfill!

Sunday, January 3, 10am-4pm + Union Square (17th St. and Broadway)
Saturday, January 9, 10am-4pm + Riverside Drive at Dyckman St.
*** Sunday, January 10, 10am-4pm + 331 East 70th St. (b/t 1st and 2nd)
Saturday, January 16, 10am-4pm + Tekserve, 119 W 23rd St.
Sunday, January 17, 10am-4pm + Prospect Park West and 3rd St, Brooklyn

Visit www.lesecologycenter.org for more info.

Recycle Your Tree at MulchFest
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 & 10, 10am-2pm
Carl Shurz Park  - East 86th Street and East End Avenue

Holiday trees cleaned of ornaments and lights will be chipped into mulch at sites around the city. Bring your own bag if you would like to take home fresh mulch for your yard, garden or street tree.