Meet Our Newest Member Blogger, ‘Hungry’

The mid-season shares that began in August brought some new members into our ranks and, with them, a new food blogger.

“Hungry” as she prefers to be known (she’s got a day job as a financial analyst for a media company), joined the Hell’s Kitchen CSA group in August after moving to the neighborhood from Brooklyn, where she shared a kitchen with other people. Now that she’s got her own kitchen, she’s making it a habit to shop at farmers markets all around the city. By networking with another food blogger, she learned about Just Food, a group that has been connecting New York City residents to local farms for more than a decade. On its Web site, “Hungry” found the listing for Upper Meadows Farm’s CSA.

“I’ve always known that CSAs existed but never thought to join one,” she says. “Finally, one day I thought to myself that it would be really good to get really fresh vegetables of a great variety. Not only would it be beneficial to my diet but it would also force me to learn to cook things I’ve never seen before. I saw it as a fun challenge. Since my first share, I’ve been blogging about my successes and failures with cooking the products in my shares.”

Her blog, Tasty Eating, is about much more than the CSA. “I write about basically everything and anything that goes into my mouth,” she told me. “May it be a fancy dinner out, some home-cooked food, some party, or even just a snack. I love all things food. I am completely intrigued about how something can taste completely different from its raw stage to its cooked stage. And how it can taste so different with various cooking techniques. It’s not just about eating for me. It’s everything about food: Where it comes from, how it’s processed, and how it tastes.” That’s why you’ll find a photo post of her trip to Pacificana (one of my favorite Brooklyn dim sum spots) and a tale of how obsessed she’s become with Upper Meadows’ kale and onions.

So, if you’re a Hell’s Kitchen member and spot a new face in the crowd, say hello. In the meantime, give Tasty Eating a read.

Hell’s Kitchen in Pictures

Hell’s Kitchen CSA member Bethany James emailed me these snaps. Say “cheese”, everybody. Actually, maybe “veggies” would be better…

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Hell’s Kitchen Member Meeting: April 7th @ 7 p.m.

There will be a member meeting for all of our new and returning members as well as those who are interested in our CSA this season on Tuesday April 7th @ 7 p.m. This is a great way to meet your grower and your CSA community. We will be meeting in the dining room at The Hartley House, located at 413 W. 46th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have for this season. nyc-market1
There will also be Maple Syrup available for purchase.

If you need any additional information please contact our NYC coordinator.

Hell’s Kitchen Member Meeting This Thursday 03/26

Just a reminder that there will be a member meeting for all of our new Hell’s Kitchen CSA members this Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at The Hartley House located at 413 W. 46th Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues).

This is a great opportunity to come meet your growers, and ask any questions you may have about our CSA.

We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome Megan Moore!

 

Welcome Megan Moore

Welcome Megan Moore

Help me welcome Megan Moore.  Megan started working as our new Volunteer Coordinator last Friday the 13th.  You might think that was an inauspicious date to begin work, but Megan showed up with a can-do attitude and enough energy for several people. As well, while we work on developing our NYC core group Megan will serve as our interim Hell’s Kitchen distribution group coordinator.  Megan comes to us from  the Ohio Campaign for Change for candidate Obama, where she was the Volunteer Coordinator from September to November 2008.  Experiencing the tremendous value of community development first hand, Megan decided that working to build our  CSA meets this life goal. “It was totally exciting helping people realize that they could be involved and have a positive impact.   I want to help people learn how they can connect with an organic farm and instill a meaningful relationship through building community.” Megan graduated NYU with a degree in English and American Literature. While at NYU she was the Student Liaison for Sustainable Dining where her duties included consulting  regarding sustainable food options and waste management in NYU’s largest dining hall.    Her first day on farm Megan rolled up her sleeves to help with livestock chores in addition to her office duties. Leaving for the day she rated her first day on farm as “AWESOME”!  

Please email Megan at Volunteer or call  973-293-8171 to schedule a visit. Be sure to leave a message if we are out of the office and in the field!