Market Watch: New Amsterdam Raises Funds, Bay Ridge and Fort Greene Co-ops Get Closer, Edgemere Gets CSA

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The New Amsterdam Market. Photo: Courtesy of New Amsterdam Market

The ever-budding New Amsterdam Market sends word that Sara Jenkins of Porchetta and farm-to-table trailblazer Odessa Piper will use ingredients from Dicksons Farmstand Meats, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Red Hook Winery (among others) to prepare a Winter Night Banquet on February 27. A minimum donation of $300 lets you help out in the historic Henry Street Settlements kitchen if youre so qualified. And theres more news in the world of progressive grocery shopping today.

The Local reports that the organizers of Greene Hill have approved the fledgling food co-ops bylaws, which means they can now recruit members. They still dont have a location, though, so its uncertain whether theyll succeed in opening this spring or summer.

According to the Bay Ridge Co-Ops newsletter, it now has over 300 members: We began the discussion of an administration fee to be implemented after we have signed 500 members. This will cover the costs of creating member IDs materials, etc. The conversation will continue at the next general meeting. If you haven't yet joined, remember that doing so now will save you some $$.

And while were at it, the Wave reports that a new CSA based in Edgemere will bring farm-fresh food on a weekly basis (contact Culinary Kids at 327-321-0423 for more information).

Greene Hill Food Co-op Closer to Opening after Bylaws Vote [Local]
A Winter Night Banquet [New Amsterdam Market]
Bay Ridge Food Co-Op Issue 23 [Newsletter]
Organic Food Program Coming to Rockaway [Wave]