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To those that beep at not getting by.... as a bike tour guide sometimes the group pulls over, and cars beep. As a New Yorker, I say to them "The average sanitation truck can fit through, dude". Makes me laugh at least.
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Restaurants & Food / Farm Spot Winter CSA Share Sign ups!
« Last post by civita on Today at 04:17:05 PM »
Good news! There is still time to sign up for a winter csa share, but hurry because we are only accepting sign ups for a few more days. The  deadline to sign up is Saturday, November 25th. We have a few choices of different types of shares -- you can sign up for any combination of shares, or just one.

There will be 4 deliveries of the winter share, once a month from December - March. The dates (all Thursdays) are:
 -- Thursday, December 14, 2017
 -- Thursday, January 11, 2018
 -- Thursday, February 8, 2018

 -- Thursday, March 8, 2018
Pickup will be at St. Mark’s Church from 5:30-8:15pm

Types of Winter Shares:

1) GOLDEN EARTHWORM ORGANIC VEGETABLE SHARE

2) BRIEREMERE FARM APPLE SHARE

3) BRIEREMERE FARM CIDER SHARE

4) FARMBRIDGE (formerly Winter Sun Farm) FROZEN VEGETABLE SHARE


Please use this link to sign up for shares #1, #2, or #3 below:
https://csa.farmigo.com/join/farmspot/winter2018

#1 GOLDEN EARTHWORM CERTIFIED ORGANIC VEGETABLES (root vegetables and hearty winter greens)
Cost: $125 for a share (4 distributions)
If you signed up for a winter share last year, note that this year's share is larger by at least 5 lbs.
Each box will contain 15+ lbs of the following crops grown on the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm (and sourced from other local, organic family farms). Actual crops depend on availability: Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Purple Top Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Carrots, Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash and Cabbage.  If we have a warm December, the first box may include greens from the fields.  Exact contents to be determined.

#2 NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM APPLE SHARE - $32 for a share (4 deliveries, 4 lbs of apples per delivery)

#3 NON-ORGANIC BRIERMERE FARM CIDER SHARE - $23 (4 deliveries)

Please use this link to sign up for shares #1, #2, or #3 above:
https://csa.farmigo.com/join/farmspot/winter2018

#4 FARMBRIDGE FROZEN VEGETABLE SHARE

To sign up for #4, a frozen share, please follow this link:
http://thefarmbridgeshares.csasignup.com/members/types
(please scroll down to the "Jackson Heights Share"

The frozen share will receive a total of 35 items spread out over the four deliveries. The share consists of frozen items which are either individually quick frozen (IQF) or pureed fruits/vegetables. The IQF process freezes each kernel of corn, each berry, which not only maximizes flavor, but allows you to parcel out what you need (without having to hack off a chunk from a solid block), and put the rest of the package back in the freezer. We freeze at the peak of freshness, often hours after the farmer’s harvest.

farmspot@gmail.com
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 03:37:26 PM »
my only issue with our hawks - there are a few, along with falcons and kestrels - is that they're messy eaters. when we owned a home, as opposed to an apartment, i'd find squirrel tails and other a la carte toss-offs lying around the yard all the time.
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Community Groups, Activities & Events / Music Event at Flushing Town Hall
« Last post by FCCA on Today at 02:12:22 PM »
Event: The Brubeck Brothers Quartet features two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck on drums and Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Although their music style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music.

Date: Dec. 8, 2017
Time: 8pm-10pm
Venue: Flushing Town Hall
Location Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students

Event/Ticket url: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/4289c51539cae321af89f8e887c83164


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Neighborhood Chat / Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Last post by Annie007 on Today at 02:00:19 PM »
We just saw a hawk a few days ago.... magnificent!  A rare treat to see one in the City (and hopefully it will keep the pigeon population down.)
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Restaurants & Food / Vegetarian sandwich
« Last post by ABWinery on Today at 01:36:40 PM »
Dear neighbors,

Have you tried our tofu mushroom banh mi? It's the talk of Jackson Heights!

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Addictive 87
3263 87th Street 
Jackson Heights, N.Y. 11369
Tel. 718.899.8666
http://www.addictive87.com/
Hours: 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm Tuesdays to Sundays

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drivers are so impatient. I can guarantee anytime I'm looking for street parking, one or two drivers who imagine themselves to be Indy car drivers are going to get impatient with me because I'm looking for a spot big enough for this far-from-expert parallel parker and not barreling down a residential street to the next stop light in the fastest time possible. And about half the time there's some fool who beeps his horn at me impatiently as I slow down for a spot and position my car - while signaling. Dude, go by me. There's space. I promise your car isn't as wide as a tank. But sure, pressure me while I parallel park. I'm sure that will improve my performance and speed me up.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Honey vendor on 37th Avenue
« Last post by AmazingJason on Today at 01:04:25 PM »
You guys are really buying Dutch Gold honey  ;D

Hopefully, it's from the bottles that are shaped like a bear. They are so adorable  :D
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Honey vendor on 37th Avenue
« Last post by Jeffsayyes on Today at 11:33:11 AM »
We stopped on Friday. He had a big crowd and was allowing samples. He had raw honey and creamed honey and marketing alluding to the health benefits. He offered buckwheat and orange blossom. We would have bought some, but I became skeptical by three things.
First, a store price sticker was semi ripped off one bottle.
Second, the labels didn't state where the honey was from. (I had to show my son at the veggie shop that it's a law to have this info)
Third, under his table were a bunch of labels to get slapped on bottles.

It was tasty and good quality, but a bit strange.


Hmmm, that IS distressing. Do they say it is NYS or local honey? that'd be interesting bc we don't have many orange blossoms in NY.....


I did buy a creamed honey from them. It was good but that sounds dishonest. I will make sure to investigate next time I see them.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: What are you making for Thanksgiving?
« Last post by wallaby on Today at 10:41:09 AM »
I've heard dry brining is the way to go! I also used to wet brine, but this year I'm dispensing with the whole turkey entirely in favor of braising a pork shoulder, so that I can cook it the day before. fingers crossed.
Cheesy hasselback potato gratin (by Kenji Lopez if there are food lab readers out there...also in the nytimes) is also happening!

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