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

The New Amsterdam Market.
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 Dickson’s 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 Settlement’s kitchen if you’re so qualified. And there’s 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-op’s bylaws, which means they can now recruit members. They still don’t have a location, though, so it’s uncertain whether they’ll succeed in opening this spring or summer.

According to the Bay Ridge Co-Op’s 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 we’re 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]

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