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For those of us who love the seasons, there is something comforting about preparing for winter. Cleaning up the garden and putting away well used tools gives gardeners a break from this labor of love and allows excitement to build for next spring. To help you out, our Grow It article is our October garden to do list.

But don't worry, just because winter is coming doesn't mean you'll have to do without local food: our Buy It section tells you where (and what) you will find this winter. We also offer recipes for the plentiful winter storage crop: Root Vegetables Three Ways in our Cook It article. Listed below you will also find local food events.

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October Garden
Planting garlic, keeping root vegetables in the garden, putting away tools, and preparing the garden for spring are among the chores to check off this month. 
Winter Local Food
What does eating local look like in the winter and were can you get some of this delicious, fresh, local food? 
3xRoot Vegetables
Simple techniques: bring out the delicious sweetness of root vegetables.
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(and some landscape events, too)

Hands On Volunteering at Sugar Hill Farm
Tuesday, October 27, 10am-2pm. Come put your gardening skills to work to supply food to the Westchester Food Bank at Westchester Land Trust's Farm at 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. No experience necessary. For more information contact Kate Sann, or 914-234-6992 ext 15. 

Natural Landscape Design: Meadows to Woods
Saturday October 17 at 10am and 1pm. Two part landscape workshop by Larry Weaner at Bylane Farm (35 Todd Road, Katonah) to benefit Bedford Audubon. Sunlit Landscape workshop 10am-12pm; Shaded Landscape Workshop from 1pm-3pm. The cost is $75 per session, $140 for both, $15 for lunch. Register with Janell Robbins at

Farmland Match Orientation Event 
Thursday, October 22, 7-8:30pm or Saturday, October 24, 10:30am-noon, Sugar Hill Farm, 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Come learn how you can put your land in agricultural production. Through the Farmland Match Program, Westchester Land Trust helps connect and facilitate working relationships between landless farmers and non-farming landowners. For more information or to RSVP email or call Joan at 914.234.6992 ext 22

Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
Thursday, 11/12, 6-8pm, Class sponsored by the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Click here to register for classes or call 606-6830 (press 1) 

Invasive Species Summit: Challenges, Strategies and Perspectives
Friday, November 6, 10am-4pm, NY Botanical Gardens Ross Hall.  Click here for more information.
Local Food Is All Around! 
Don't have a vegetable garden? Visit our local farmers markets:

  • John Jay Homestead,  Sat. 9-1 
  • Muscoot Farm Sun. 10-3 
  • Or stop by a farm stand or join a CSA for a weekly delivery.

Check out this NY State harvest calendar WHAT IS FRESH each month in our area! 
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