Potluck at Ryder Farm in North Salem!
Hosted by Doug DeCandia, who you may know from some other meetups, and who is featured in this recent article in The Patch (http://bedford.patch.com/articles/new-organic-produce-farmstand-and-buyers-club-open-for-business).
In the spirit of Slow Food USA's mission of bringing "Good, Clean, Fair" food everywhere, I'm organizing a series of potlucks in hopes that they will help to foster a sense of community around food and sustainability issues. After all, what better way than sharing food to do this?
Bring a dish to share made of your favorite local and sustainably grown whole foods. Labels or a card with ingredients is always a good idea. You might want to post here on Meetup what you'll be bringing to help others decide what to bring. Bring your own re-useable servingware (plates, cups, silverware, napkins) and drinks.
Family friendly. Outdoors
Be prepared for bugs, cold, whatever nature may bring. We'll start off the evening with a tour of the farm before dark so if you want to see the full operation, be there by 6. We'll take a walk through 125 acres of pristine organic farmland, wetland, grazing fields, and vegetable gardens. Ryder Farm has been certified organic for over 30 years. You will find them at Union Square Greenmarket, and also at Brewster farmer's market. Now that Doug has infused some youthful enthusiasm into the operation, "Digger's East" has a new buying club, and a farm stand.
If we behave and ask sweetly, I think he'll take us to meet "the girls" as he lovingly refers to Hazel, Hickory and Magnolia--and a colony of bees and a brood of young chickens too.
Slow Food Westchester
This event is co-promoted by Slow Food Westchester (http://slowfoodwestchester.org/). Check them out!
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