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ny: wassail and balkan dance party

Happy Spring! We are please to invite you to our 20th Annual Wassail. This year we will be joined by an unusually robust group of musicians. There will be wassailing, singing, dancing and feasting among the trees. As always, we invite anyone who would like to camp in the orchard, (which is now certified organic!), to do so. Please note the Wassail is being held at Breezy Hill Orchard-just outside Rhinebeck. There is a lot to celebrate this year, especially our purchase of Stone Ridge Orchard. We will be unveiling some exciting new plans for that farm at the Wassail.

RSVPs are quite important to us to make sure we are cooking the right amount of wonderful foods for you all. The wood fired pizza oven will be cranking, the cider will be pouring. We will have wonderful new hard cider releases which you will be the first to taste. Please help us publicize this event by sharing this email with family, friends and colleagues.   flexible pricing, no one turned away

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NYC greenmarket job opportunities

I got my first whiff of spring this weekend at the Greenmarket in Union Square. For a few moments the sun diffused the biting air, and I drank a cold ginger cider from Breezy Hill Orchard and admired dandelion greens and broccoli sprouts and bought 10 pounds of ground sirloin pork from Flying Pigs Farm to make into sausage and serve at the Greenhorns fundraiser.

There were pussy willow branches, the famous knife-hawker who still advertises his wares on the sidewalk, oysters, goat cheese, lamb, cinnamon buns, succulents, farmers in t-shirts, and babies on shoulders.

Tompkins Sq Greenmarket, East Village

Greenmarket operates 46 open-air farmers’ markets in all five boroughs of New York City, and is hiring 4 positions for the coming market season. They’re looking for “passionate, organized, outgoing people from all walks of life, interested in promoting regional agriculture and food justice,” who can wake up really early.

Check out the job descriptions here and if you’re a New Yorker, check the schedule of your closest Greenmarket. If you want a city farmer’s market with a permanent roof over its head, look into the New Amsterdam Market plan for the old Fulton Fish Market. It needs your support!

widgetAnd speaking of finding fresh food anywhere in the States, check out the Eat Well Guide’s widget you can add to your igoogle, your google homepage.