FOR HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE FOOD, YOU NEEDN'T GO MUCH 
FURTHER THAN YOUR COMMUNITY OR YOUR OWN BACKYARD
 
 
 
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Oh honey, honey, this installment of VegOut! encourages you to Plant for Pollinators, enjoy Local Honey and Honey Liquor from local purveyors, and bake this lovely Honey Cake!

Below you will also see local food events including classes to get your organic garden started and some great events including a Native Plant Sale and Herb Fair.

If you have some ideas for a future VegOut article, whether it be a great local food recipe, a store you want us to feature, or local food events you want us to promote, please email us, we would love to hear from you!

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Planting for Pollinators
Bees and other pollinators are important to fertilizing plants, shrubs and trees. Keep these helpful creatures in mind when you plant to ensure a robust harvest, and your yard will "bee" beautiful, too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Honey
We have so many local beekeepers in the Hudson Valley to keep our local honey supply plentiful. Check out our list and info on a local honey liquor company, KAS Spirits in Mahopac, as well!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honey Cake
B2020 Board member and avid beekeeper, Karen Sabath shared with us her family Honey Cake recipe.
Click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






Rainbeau Ridge, September 19, 10:30am-12pm
Discuss winter hive planning as well as other products that come from the hive — beeswax, propolis and more! Share your 2015 season results with the group — or if you don’t have your own bees, you can meet others who do and make plans for 2016.

Teaching Garden at John Jay Homestead
Introduction to Organic Gardening:
Garden smarter: vegetable varieties for Gardeners, Thursday, 9/3, 6pm - 7:30pm
Organic Pest and Disease management, Thursday, 9/10, 6pm - 7:30pm
Advance registration required. $30 per class or $90 for the series.​
Click here for information and to register.

Farmer Training Workshops at Glynwood in Cold Spring:
Beginning Beekeeping III: Tuesday, 9/1
Rotational Grazing: Wednesday, 9/2
Irrigation: Wednesday, 9/9
Fencing: Monday, 9/21
Developing a Small Diverse Farm: Thursday, 9/24

Click here to read more about each of these workshops, and register in advance.

Go Native U at Westchester Community College
Classes sponsored by the Native Plant Center:
“Native Perennials: Summer/Fall," Saturday, 10/3 , 10am-12pm
“Introduction to Native Plants,” Wednesdays, 10/14 - 10/28, 6-8pm
“Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants,” Thursday, 11/12, 6-8pm
Click here to register for classes or call 606-6830 (press 1)
 
Native Plant Weekend at Rosedale Nurseries, Hawthorne
September 12-13, 9am-5:30pm
Including classes:
  • “Native Edibles,” Saturday, 9/12, 11am
  • “Beneficial Plants for Butterflies ,” Saturday, 2pm
  • “Identifying Goldenrods and Asters,” Sunday, 11am
  • “Native Alternatives to Common Exotic Plants,” Sunday, 2pm
 
67th Annual Herb Fair at John Hay Homestead
Thursday, September 17, 11am-2pm
 

Local Apple Picking Guide 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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Special Offer for Friends of Bedford 2020
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A testimonial from a member of Bedford 2020: "This is a really good price for a compost bin -- and it's a very good bin. I've used one for about 6 years and it looks as good as new." 
 
 
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