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F*&# Chickens, Get Eggs: Long Lane Farm Interest Meeting

IMG_0037From Hilary “Up-and-Coming Hammer Power House” Brumberg ’17:

Do you think weeding is the most relaxing de-stresser ever? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to pet a chicken but was unsure of the right technique? Do you want to be physically active in these snowy winter months?

Ever wanted to farm & learn about crops in an informal setting? Maybe you want to get your hands dirty ;)

Long Lane presents SPRING SEMESTER INTEREST MEETING FOR NEWBIES AND OLD-TIMERS!

Whatever the appeal is, we want to see your face (and the rest of your body) at 41 Wyllys room 110 at 4:30 on Sunday for a brief interest meeting.

Come with questions or smiles and you will be rewarding with answers AND…smiles :D

THIS IS THE TIME. THIS IS WHEN YOU CAN GET INFO ABOUT THE FARM.

Date: 2/8
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 110

Long Lang Hoop House Extravaganza!

llLast spring Eva “Bubbe” Steinberg ’17 made me a mixed CD composed of only farm-related songs. Now she’s asking you to come help Long Lane Farm move their hoop houses this Saturday 11/1. Just remember that rain makes corn and corn makes whiskey! There will be snacks, but probably not of the whiskey variety. Here are the actual facts:

This Saturday, join your favorite local student-farmers as we take on the hoop houses!! These massive structures keep our veggies nice and cozy, but they aren’t in the right place! Help us with this task, and feel as warm and happy and good as our wee lil greens will in their new homes! Snacks will be provided!

Date: Saturday 11/1
Place: Long Lane Farm (near the rugby fields)
Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Long Lane T-Shirt Sale

From the one and only Eva Steinberg ’17:

Come support everyone’s favorite local organic farm! We will be selling our DELICIOUS t-shirts in Usdan on Wednesday from 11:30-1:30! We’re selling them on a sliding scale from $7 and up (they cost about $10 each to make). Can’t wait to see you there!!

Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Place: Usdan, first floor
Cost: $7 and up

WesFRESH Survey

Veggie+TalesBecca Wilton ’15 wants to make sure you don’t pull a “Groundhog Day” with this survey, but would very much like to hear your opinion:

DO NOT TAKE THIS SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE.

This survey is part of WesFRESH’s ongoing food activism work on campus. Its intention is to give us an understanding of what kind of changes students would like to see in their dining experience so that we can tailor our work to you!

Follow this link to our live form.

Last spring, Wesleyan signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, pledging to improve campus dining and spend at least 20 percent of Wesleyan’s dining budget on “Real Food” by 2020. “Real Food” is defined by the Real Food Challenge as food in one or more of the following categories: local/community-based; ecologically sound; fair for workers; humane for animals.

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to have you! Shoot us an e-mail.

Deadline: February 6th
Contact: rwilton(at)wes

Farmers’ Market, don’t miss out!

So, in case you missed the farmers’ market last week, you seriously missed out. I don’t want the same thing to happen to you again at the market tomorrow. Bon Appetit served up incredibly delicious local pork sandwiches and tofu with curry salad dressing, both on ciabatta bread. May or may not be salivating while reminiscing about it now. Not to mention the peach crisp and frozen apple cider. And, attention underclassmen: Bon Appetit will now accept points AND meals for their local lunch.

If that’s not enough to entice you to come to this week’s market (happening tomorrow), then just let this incredible list of vendors bring you out to the market with PLENTY OF CASH to spend.

  • apples from Horse Listeners Orchard
  • organic smoothies from Raw Youniverse
  • fresh produce from George Hall Farm
  • organic fair trade coffee from Shoreline Roasters

And, as you can see, the weather is supposed to be beautiful. Seriously, you need to be there. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TOMORROW. Usdan Courtyard.

  • Date: TOMORROW
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Place: Usdan Courtyard

Fruit and Veggie Co-Op Sign Ups

Miriam Rosenau ’11 writes in with a great opportunity:

Want something healthier than Usdan fare?  Need motivation to cook? Sign up for the Fruit and Veggie Co-op this fall!

Sign-up by Thursday, September 9th to receive a selection of organic fruits and veggies every week this fall using your points (or cash/check/credit)!

Each share is 165 points for the semester (11 weeks @ 15 points/week). You can also split a share with 2 people (83 points) or 3 people (55 points).

Check out fruitandveggiecoop.blogspot.com for more information and to sign up by Thursday, September 9th.

Since the deadline is so soon and there’s a certain number of people needed for the program to take off, sign up as soon as you can!