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Thank You! from ENYF


ENYF! 2013 Farmers Market has been amazing! We had cultural performance during our SummerDaze events with ArtsENY, we had another year of our annual corn festival, pie contest, pumpkin fest and lets not forget our hot pepper contest! We want to thank you for making this a successful year. Full of fresh produce, creativity and community collaborations.

THIS SATURDAY at 9:30am Congressman Hakeem Jeffries will be visiting the market . Come meet our new Congressman, learn more about the Affordable Care Act and tell him what’s important to YOU and our community.

As a reminder the last day of our farmers market is November 16th. Vendors are accepting WIC, Senior, Fresh Connect and HealthBucks coupon this Saturday! In efforts to continue access to fresh and affordable foods all year long, our first Winter CSA Program will start December 2013. To find out more and sign up for ENYF Winter CSA  Apply Here!

This cycle of ENYF! 2013 Fall Food Diginity Mini-Grant has been awarded to Toyin and Alicia! Congratulations to Toyin Ayanfodun of Tomorrow’s Leaders and Alicia Williamson of Transitional Living Community (TLC Garden) for their dedication to providing healthy foods and nutrition education in East New York.

Are you resident, organization or local bussiness of the East New York area? Want to increase access to healthy foods in East New York? Apply for ENYF! 2013 Winter Food Diginity Mini-Grant, applications are due December 13th 2013. For more information please view the flyer here. Read about our inspiring 2013 Fall Grantees below.

Tomorrow’s Leaders is an after school academic based program for middle school teens who have repeated a grade numerous times and need support to make it to High School. With this grant Tomorrow’s Leaders will be able to make healthy snacks for their program. Youth will learn how to shop in their community and prepare nutritious meals.

Transitional Living Community (TLC Garden) of East New York provides homeless, low-income, women with shelter and assistance to secure permanent housing. TLC staff and residents transformed a formerly vacant lot into a community garden. This award will help them continue to build raised beds to garden and grow food.

“In the garden, I feel happy. It is like therapy. It is a breath of fresh air!”
—Josefina, a TLC resident

As always enjoy our chemical free & freshly harvested produce! Don’t see what you were looking for? Feel free to suggest produce for next years growing season. This week’s highlights are Sweet Potatoes and Greens (collards, kale, swiss chard, bok choi and many more), you won’t find these in the grocery store!

Sincerely, East New York Farms Team


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