Last 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
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Scott Zimmer ’14, king of beautiful locks and vegetables, is here to help you eat local:
Have you heard about the Local Food Co-op? For the last few semesters, we have been sourcing a large variety of local foods, and allowing students like you to buy them at wholesale prices through your meal plan. This semester we’re offering produce, milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, meat, coffee, eggs, bread, tofu, seitan and granola. That’s a lot of foods!
If you’re interested in hearing more about the co-op, we’re holding an information session this Sunday, from 6-7 in Shanklin 107. We’d love to give you the whole run down. If you’ve been in the co-op before or already know about it, this meeting is not mandatory.
The deadline for signing up with the form below is WEDNESDAY NIGHT (January 29th)!
If you’re ready to sign up, here’s the link to do it!
Any questions? Just email wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com
What? Go to the info session!
When? Sunday, January 26th at 6pm
Where? Shanklin 107
From Becca “grow-your-own” Wilton ’15:
Do you read Jonathan Safran Foer? Are you a vegetarian? Do you still think that most of the meat sold in America comes from little farms owned by grandma and grandpa?
If you answered any of the questions above, you should come to Woodhead Lounge at 12:45 on October 3rd. Jonathan Safran Foer is making a virtual visit to Wesleyan to talk about his book Eating Animals and to lead a discussion about factory farming practices in America. Bring your lunch, it’ll be pretty freakin sweet.
Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 12:45-1:20 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
One time I ran into Ally Bernstein ’13 unexpectedly standing behind a farm stand at a yoga festival in Vermont. The girl likes to farm, and on Saturday morning, she wants you to join in the labor:
Long Lane Farm is one of Wesleyan’s most beautiful secrets, an organic student-run farm filled with growth and potential. There will be lots of opportunities to work on the farm this year, but Saturday mornings are the perfect time to enjoy the lovely autumn weather and play in the dirt.
We welcome everyone with any level of agricultural experience, and now is an especially exciting time to come out and lend a hand! The summer student farmers worked tirelessly and the farm is filled with ripening tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, kale, chard and more. We’re preparing for the first winter growing season in our brand new hoop house and providing produce for charities, the Middletown Farmer’s Market, and Bon Appetit (yes, there are Wesleyan-grown veggies in Usdan!). Students will be working from 10 AM to 2 PM, and we’ll be meeting at noon to discuss goals and ideas. Feel free to swing by any time.
Sign ups open until September 12.
Val Pucilowski ’13 wants you to eat more fruits and veggies:
Fruit and Veggie Co-op is accepting members for this semester’s co-op from now through Wednesday, September 12!
For 200 points for the semester [or 20 points/week], you will receive a selection of organic fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. You can also split the share with a friend [100 points/semester] or two [67 points/semester].
Check out our website for more information, and to complete part 1 of sign-up.
Date: now until September 12
Cost: 200 points
Sign-up for the Fruit and Veggie Co-op by Wednesday January 26th to receive a selection of organic fruits and veggies every week this spring using your points (or $$)!
Each share is 150 points for the semester (10 weeks @ 15 points/week). You can also split a share with 2 people (75 points each) or 3 people (50 points each).
Check out our website for more information and to sign up by Wednesday January 26th.