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Bushwick Farmers' Market Returns
Saturday May 31!

Join us for an Eco/Health Fair @ Maria Hernandez Park
in conjunction with Arts In Bushwick's Community Day

• Learn about vital health services in the area
• Meet & join local environmental groups
• Live cooking demos & tastings

More details coming soon...
If your organization would like to participate, contact us!

Bushwick Farmers'Market Eco/Health Fair will be held in the market's usual
location (corner of Knickerbocker & Starr); Arts In Bushwick will be
hosting a full slate of Community Day events inside the park

2014 Community Apprentice Program @ Bushwick Farmers' Market

Many thanks to all who applied for this year's program.
We are currently reviewing applications
and will be contacting nominees for interviews soon.

Meet EcoStation's 2013 Apprentices and read their stories

2013

EcoStation NY 2013 Winter Solstice Feast


CALABAZAFEST 2013 A HIT,
GREEN MACHINE MAKES THRILLING DEBUT!

Read Bushwick Daily's
great article,
"Calabazafest! 2013 Brings Fall Family Fun
to Maria Hernandez Park
"
about the wonderful day we all had together!
So many smiles!

Many thanks to our collaborators Arts in Bushwick, El Puente, B.E.A.N., Brooklyn Abbey, Green Mountain Energy, American Diabetes Association,
and Bushwick Food Coop

...and to our AWESOME Bushwick Farmers' Market
apprentices and volunteers: Thank You!

Bushwick Farmers' Market Green Machine Debuts at Calabazafest 2013
It's ALIVE!
Señor Calabaza poses with our stylin' new Bushwick Farmers' Market
Green Machine at ¡CALABAZAFEST! 2013.
Photo courtesty Bushwick Daily

View 2013 Bushwick Farmers' Market Locations in a larger map



- EcoStation Crew, Summer 2013 -

July 5, 2013 - Today at Bushwick Campus Farm, we gathered together our summer youth workers, adult Community Apprentices, our new Bushwick Farmers' Market Apprentices, our stalwart staff, and our new Outreach Manager for a big powwow. An amazing group of people!

Farmers Market Caps Season of Green featurette by Susan Rohwer of NYCity News Service -
a short video featuring fab market family member, Christy Cedeno.

 

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Winter Solstice Feast 2012

Celebrate the season with a magical night of food, friends, and music at Winter Solstice Feast,
a benefit party for Bushwick Farmers' Market.

Winter Solstice Feast has become a social highlight of the season for many,
as local gardeners, farmers, foodies, and kindred spirits converge to welcome Winter in with aplomb.

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes: special live music sets by Sabor & The Afro-Latineers and Handsome Man Band will be sure to get your feet moving and your pulse racing!

Winter Solstice Feast 2012 • Saturday, December 15
130 Palmetto St (EcoStation HQ!) • 6pm to Midnight-ish

6pm to 8pm - VIP Party • Suggested donation: $50*
• Complimentary specialty cocktails
• VIP Hors d'oeuvres and entrees from top local chefs
• Meet & Greet with EcoStation Directors
• Special music performance (TBA)
• Holiday Mixology 101 (ineractive mini-workshop)

8pm to Midnight-ish - Suggested donation: $20*
• Food from top local chefs and the Bushwick Farmers' Market family
• Live music& dancing
• Beer by local brewmasters, Sixpoint Craft Ales
and the warmest crowd this side of the Hudson!
RSVP on Facebook (not mandatory!)

In 2012, Bushwick Farmers' Market expanded its efforts to connect the area community with fresh food options from local family farms, operating three markets and two farm stands each week from June to November, and serving over 40,000 customers!
Help EcoStation continue to grow our markets and provide for the community.

Sixpoint Craft Ales

* all tickets are on a suggested donation basis: no one will be turned away!
Volunteers, donations (food, drink, cash!) and local chefs
all welcome: contact Sean@EcoStationNY.org

 

¡CALABAZAFEST! 2012 A BIG SUCCESS
Thank you to all who turned out for a day full of fun and HEART!
Hundreds of pounds of donations were collected for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and we were treated to performances by some of the most talented musicians in the area!
Many thanks to the Parks Department and the staff at
Maria Hernandez Park, El Puente's Bushwick Leadership Center,
Arts in Bushwick, and our wonderful volunteers!

About ¡CALABAZAFEST!

¡CALABAZAFEST!, Bushwick’s fun and FREE cross-cultural community celebration of the season, rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, returns to Maria Hernandez Park on Sunday, November 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Now in its third year, the mini-festival continues to grow and delight.

¡CALABAZAFEST! is a colorful mash-up of Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Harvest Fair traditions, with an eco-friendly message. Activities will include pumpkin crafts, “sugar skull” mask making, a costume contest (4:00pm), and cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients. All vegetable waste will be composted and used to enrich the soil at Bushwick Campus Farm.

Fantastic live musical performances include Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Sabor and The Afro-Latineers, and Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino!

¡CALABAZAFEST! 2012 is being presented by EcoStation:NY’s Bushwick Farmers’ Market, with community partners Arts in Bushwick, Make the Road NY, El Puente, and Bushwick Green Team. This community event is being made possible by a grant from Citizens Committee for New York City.


Many thanks to all who helped make EcoStation's Earth Week Celebration
at Bushwick Campus a very exciting event indeed! See the photo album on Facebook.

Thank You to all restaurants and food lovers who participated
in our recent Eat to Give fundraiser for Bushwick Campus Farm & Greenhouse!



Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez stops byEcoStation''s
Earth Day event at Palmetto Gardens Senior Center - just
in time to receive the very first (and award-winning!) tote bag!





OUR FARMERS
and VENDORS:

Vendors vary by location


Trinity Farm
the Market's very first
partner farm!


Bushwick Campus Farm
EcoStation's local organic farm,
operated in conjuction with the
four schools of Bushwick Campus



La Baraja Farm


Familia Pavia Farm
Two more great family farms
featuring farm-fresh produce
and Latin specialies

Hudson Valley Fruit Co.
Bringing you the best fruits of the Hudson Valley - plus organic flour and grains

Wassaic Community
Farm
a friend in the fight for
food justice! Learn more


Café 7A
wholesome & decadent
baked goods

art + design sean-michael fleming 2013

Link to Bushwick Farmers' Market on Facebook