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Make some time to transplant those tomatoes this weekend! And how about checking out the John Jay Homestead market this Saturday for fresh ramps to make our ramp drop biscuit recipe? 

VegOut is back and your local source for sustainable food choices with monthly tips for buying, eating, growing and sharing local food. If there is something you'd like to see in our June newsletter, let us know!
Tips for Transplanting Tomatoes

Time to bring your babies - your tomato babies - to their outdoor garden bed!
Here are Ten Tomato Transplant Tips from the Hudson Valley Seed Company to ensure your tomatoes get the best start for the growing season ahead. 

John Jay Homestead Farm Market

Find fiddleheads, rhubarb, ramps and whole lot of other reasons to visit in May including the new wine bar, live music, and supporting ecological sustainability, the local economy, and more!


Ramps are in season right now but they don’t last long. Take advantage of their sweet, mild onion flavor in this recipe for Ramp Drop Biscuits. Yum!
Get Growing to Share

Westchester Land Trust offers two days a month when volunteers of all ages work together to grow and harvest fresh food.  Learn and volunteer at Sugar Hill Farm to help grow food for neighbors in need! The next opportunity is June 12.

Area Events
Saturday, June 2
Hilltop Hanover Farm Fest
Hilltop Hanover Farm
Bring the whole family and experience being on a real farm. There will be organic seedlings for sale and the farm stand will open its doors for the season. 
Early Bird Pricing: $8 per family. Click here for more information.
Saturday, June 2
Westchester Land Trust Annual Benefit
Rockefeller Family Estate
Honoring the legacy of David Rockefeller and his contribution to local land conservation. Click here for more information
Saturday, June 16
On The Farm Dinner
John Jay Homestead
Outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Enjoy an idyllic evening featuring locally-grown food from Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish. Click here for more information
Thursday, June 14
7:00 pm
Mark Bittman, Right to Harm
Bedford Playhouse
Co-sponsored by Bedford 2020.
Watch exclusive footage and select scenes from forthcoming documentary “Right to Harm." This film takes a provocative look at the powerful industrial farming business in rural America — and poses the question, “Are the economic rights of agri-businesses more of a priority than the very basic human rights of Americans?” The evening includes a Q&A with Executive Producer and legendary New York Times food author and activist, Mark Bittman, and the film's directors Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher. Click here for More information.
Learn what's fresh when!
Before you go searching for local food, check out the New York State Dept. of Agriculture's Harvest Calendar to identify what you are looking for.
If you see something at the market that doesn't grow here this month, ask how it was grown.  Perhaps the farm has a greenhouse or they are using hydroponic or aquaponic technology, or perhaps what you see is not so local after all.
Sign up today! Community Compost
Bedford 2020 and the Town of Bedford bring you an organic waste drop off program for residents of Katonah, Bedford Hills and Bedford Village. 
Click here for more information and to sign up. Compost drop off available whenever the Recycling Center is open: Tues/Thurs/Sat 8am-3pm.   |   P.O. Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507