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We caught up with Nancy Roper and took a tour of the beautiful gardens at her restaurant, Truck. Known not only for their delicious drinks and their 'Northern New Mexican' cuisine, this local gem has given us a delicious local veggie taco recipe for VegOut. If there is something you'd like to see in our next newsletter, let us know!
July Plantings

Urban Farmer gives some tips on the proper vegetables to plant in July that will be a delicious addition to any garden. Use the beautiful sunshine to prepare for harvest this fall.

Truck Restaurant

A local favorite that uses everything produced in their garden in their delicious food.

Local Veg Tacos

Use fresh local vegetables from your garden or from a local farmers market in Truck Restaurant's new take on a Tex-Mex classic.

Mt Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry

Getting weekly donations from farms such as Hilltop Hanover along with other local gardens, this organization is a great place to donate both food and volunteer time.

Area Events
Every Saturday and Sunday
U-Pick at Hilltop Hanover Farm
Hilltop Hanover Farm
U-Pick takes eating locally to whole new level; it’s a great way to get your hands dirty and be a part of the farm-to-table community. Bring the whole family open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Call 914-962-2368 for weekly availability or if weather is questionable.
Saturday, July 14
8:30am- 12:30pm
Marina Stopler, Nutrition Bits and Bites
Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville
Stop by the Health & Sustainability Tent at the Pleasantville Farmers Market to speak with nutritionist Marina Stopler MS, RD, IBCLC, of Lehman College for her Nutrition Bits and Bites event. The theme is “Anti-inflammatory foods.” Ever wonder what foods can help reduce inflammation? How does that relate to gut health? Marina will have some interesting information to share along with some recipes for you to try. 
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
2-2:30 and 4-4:30 pm
Edible Academy Fresh From the Garden Tastings
NY Botanical Garden
Cooking demonstrations, presented by Whole Foods Market®, encourage families to get hands-on with healthy cooking. New recipes featuring plants grown in the Edible Academy are offered each week. Edible Academy staff will demonstrate family-friendly recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Kids and adults alike will learn how garden-to-table cooking is not only nutritious, but fun, too.
Sunday, July 29
Garden Conservancy's Open Day at the Sara Stein Garden
8 Fox Hill Road, Pound Ridge
Visit Ellen and James Best's garden in Pound Ridge as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Day program ($7 donation to the Garden Conservancy).  The land was previously owned by Sara Stein who planted it for the wildlife with 5 acres of mostly native plants and now includes a vegetable garden and other edibles. Click here for more info and a list of other open gardens, with several others in Westchester on that day.
James and Ellen Best's Sara Stein Garden
Photo Credit: James Best
Fridays and Saturdays
4pm- 9pm
Brick Oven Pizza, Homemade Cider, Live Music
Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
They will be offering scenic hayrides around the trees, jammin’ live music on the patio, boozin’ with Hardscrabble Cider, and food options including our special farm brunch menu, brick oven pizzas and TWO local food trucks - Mt. Kisco Seafood and Crafty Cue BBQ! 
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