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Harvest Fest This Saturday

If you’re a young person, age 15-21, we hope you’ll be at the first session of the In Transition Workshop this Saturday (info/applications available here).

Everyone else, though, check out the Harvest Fest down on the Added Value farm!  10am – 5pm, rain or shine.  The day will include:

  • [their] “pick your own” pumpkin patch — carve them right here or bring them home.
  • Kids activities including live animals to pet, face painting, balloon hats, and a scavenger hunt.
  • Live music and performances by Bomba Yo! The City Billies, Professor Louis, The Broken Arrowz, Rebel Diaz and more.
  • Great Food provided by The Good Fork, iCi, Rice, Kevin’s and the Lobster Pound.
  • A Farmers Market featuring locally grown produce and hand made products.
  • Cooking demonstrations with local seasonal food.

Get the rest of the details here.

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Monday Morning Picture: Them’s Good Veggies

From a random Flickr stream (apparently Shelly Bernstein’s) with the title “Red Hook CSA Half Share Week 10:”

Looks like the folks over at Added Value are doing an awesome job (as expected)- that haul is much better than what I remember getting the one summer I did a (non-Red Hook) CSA.

I think it’s too late to sign up for the CSA at this point, but the Farmer’s Market is still open on weekends.

Halloween Harvest (Festival)

Last Saturday’s annual Harvest Festival at Added Value was rained out,  but you can come down this Saturday, the 31st, for some on-the-farm fun geared towards the little guys and their grown-up travel companions.  They’ll get out the costume bins, there are pumpkins to pick- a good start for a Halloween morning, to be sure.  Give AV a call for details- 718-855-5531- or come on down to Red Hook Saturday morning.

Check out some pictures from last year’s Festival:

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Ruby puts the finishing touches on the DTE "Poetree"

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The "poetree" in bloom w/ hopes for the future & celebrations of the past

Some beautiful pics of a day on the farm

Check out Elizabeth Leitzell’s photoblog for some wonderful (you have to see them bigger, trust me!) pictures of a day spent at Added Value.

Saturday morning, I travelled down to Red Hook to check out the farmer’s market and volunteer day at Red Hook Community Farm

Added Value Across the Pond

Not England.  Actually, it’s an article in a NYTimes blog about Added Value’s new partnership on Governor’s Island.  The author, the creatively named Jennifer 8. Lee, seems oddly transfixed by the idea of seeing the Statue of Liberty.  Maybe it’s just spending so much time in Red Hook, but that hardly seems like the big draw to this new, apparently larger endeavor from Ian and the rest of the AV folks.  Mr. Marvy hits it right on the head:

“It’s a triple bottom line,” he said. “Economic, social and environmental.”

Here’s hoping they end up happy with the results in all three arenas, and looking forward to July when the harvest starts rolling in.

Added Value Staying Busy

hives Go to the Educated Eater to learn more about an event happening 2/28 featuring “urban pioneers”  who are “reviving agriculture in the city.”  Hint:  Everyone’s favorite community farm will be there.

First Presbyterian Church, 12th St & 5th Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday February 28, 2009 2PM-3:30PM

Tony says Good bye

DTE had to say goodbye last week to our wonderful intern Tony. Though we’ll continue to work with him at the Brooklyn International High School and at our major events like the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, this will be Tony’s final entry to the DTE blog. We wish Tony the best of luck through high school and beyond, and give him big thanks for all his hard work around the office and at events ranging from Angels and Accordions to Added Value’s Harvest Festival.


As some of you know I was an intern at DTEtc. I was there for three months. I did many things with them. I got to watch a show called Angels and Accordions and learn more about it. What is the purpose of the show? To bring people to Green-Wood Cemetery to appreciate the history and the beauty.

I like working with Martha and everyone else because it’s not boring here. I work like I’m in a real job. I have my own computer and always have my task to complete. I challenge myself. When I’m done with my task I ask them, “Do you have some more work?” I like to work, not just sit here. This was my first job experience. I think I did great-I had no trouble just being me. One thing I liked about my internship was writing for the blog. I write a lot so that’s good for me. I will take the English Regents Test at the end of January and my writing is getting better and better.

They showed me how to run your own business and how you get money to have it keep going. I also learned some computer skills that they taught me. So I just want to drop by to say goodbye. I am going to work with DTE in the Red Hook Festival and any other upcoming events if they would like me to. Who doesn’t want a great worker like me? I am also going to Drama Club next semester because it’s a good thing for us. We are international students, so it’s a good opportunity for us to have to work with new people. I can’t miss that next semester- I have to be there.