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11th Annual Great Harlem Community Garden Tour

| August 14th, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

9 am to 5 pm

Walk, bike, or ride throughout Harlem to visit beautiful, historic community gardens.

The tour begins at 9 am with breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden at 219 W 122nd Street, and ends at 5 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cook out at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The tour will cover more than fifteen of Harlem’s incredible green gems.

For more info, visit the Project Harmony website.

Rain date: Sunday, August 28.

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2016 GreenThumb Harvest Fair

| August 10th, 2016

GreenThumb community gardeners – a harvest fair for you!

Saturday, September 17 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Diamante Garden – 307 E. 118th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes!

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Join GreenThumb and fellow GreenThumb gardeners to celebrate the close of the growing season.

Activities for all ages including: GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest, Harvest Fair Contest, Workshops, Face Painting, Zumba, Puppet Making Workshop, Raffle Prizes, Cooking Demos, Decorate a Vegetable, First Annual Garden Recognition Award, Live Entertainment, and More!

Free Event, Rain or Shine

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Youth Farm Farmers Market Open Every Wednesday

| July 25th, 2016

The 2016 market season is in full swing at the Youth Farm.

Market tables are full of locally grown produce at an amazing youth-powered farmers market every Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm through October 26th.

The market is located right on the Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service, 600 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

For more info CLICK HEREYF market table

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Bronx Tourism Council Trolley Tour

| July 25th, 2016

AUGUST 6

Community Market & Garden

Their summer tour will feature the bounty of fresh food grown in the Bronx and available at local farmers’ markets. Padre Plaza Community Garden boasts food production, a Wednesday market and seasonal events in the garden. Brook Park, in the heart of the South Bronx is a must-see, a community hub for green growth, not just of plants but of people. The tour will stop at the South Bronx Farmers Market to allow for some shopping of farm fresh produce on the way to the final stop, La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, whose crops contribute to the community market.

Tour Guide: Sheryll Durrant, Garden Manager for Kelly Street Garden

Tickets are $30.

Click here to purchase tickets

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11th Annual Food Heritage Festival

| June 13th, 2016

Saturday, June 18th – 2 pm to 9 pm

at the beautiful, historic Hattie Carthan Community Garden

700 Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

This year’s theme “Our Food is Our Culture” is a community offering of foods from the African Diaspora. One of the most interesting things about the food of the African Diaspora is how closely it connects the people who prepare it, often without them even realizing it. There are several characteristics that almost all cuisines of the African Diaspora share: seasoning techniques; cooking techniques, such as stewing and frying; and the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own. African, Latin, and Caribbean cuisine ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. Tropical foods such as plantains, cassava, coconuts, and palm oil are staples in West African and Afro-Brazilian cooking. The distinctive ingredients of southern cuisine, as well as the styles of cooking them, have been common for centuries in Africa.

The Hattie Carthan community gardeners will serve homemade dishes – much of the greens and salads are grown in the garden. Guests can also enjoy southern BBQ, live blues music, live farm animals, and more.

Meat Plate $10 – 3 choices of meat, $8 – 2 choices of meat, $7 – vegetarian plate $7, homemade pies $2 per slice, sorrel and herbs drinks – $2, herbal drinks and fresh fruit smoothies – $3, roast corn – $2, sage sausages – $2, chicken foot Souse – $3 bowl

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