Harvest Festival with Live Music!

Happened October 4th, 2009

Mark your calendar for a day of cooking, tasting & celebrating local food!

Saturday, October 3rd

at the Morningside Park Farmers Market (110th St. and Manhattan Ave.)


Ongoing: Observation Beehive

Joel Klose, the owner and beekeeper of Natures Way Farm in the Finger Lakes will bring one of his bustling honey beehives to the market! Learn how the many different varieties of honey and bee pollen are produced and get tips on the versatile uses for nature’s sweetener!


11-1pm: Cooking Demo.

Chef Emily Peterson will pull from her externship experience at the Cleaver Company and Green Table Restaurant in Chelsea Market where she says her cooking philosophy was nurtured. While she believes in seasonal eating and supports local growers as much as possible, Chef Emily also understands the time and budget constraints that most students face.  Along with cooking advice she will offer tips on how to economize on pantry ingredients and save money.


12pm-2pm: Apple Tasting.

Too many apples to choose from? Taste a few different slices at the manager’s tent. Don’t forget to pick up an information sheet on which apples to buy for pies, sauces, or just for eating.


12pm-2pm: Market Tour & Local Food and Cooking Q & A.

Boost your local food saavy! Don’t know what to do with carrots? Stuck in a food rut? Want to know how and where your food was grown or made? Meet the vendors at the Morningside Park Farmers Market and get your questions answered! The tour will be led by Rebecca Pedinotti, a Masters student of Food Studies at NYU. Pedinotti spent two years cooking with her father at his restaurants, One Caroline Street Bistro and The Mouzon House in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she learned how to make global comfort food from local sources.


2:30-4:30pm: Live music and a movie in the making.

Railbird is an all-original indie folk rock group with eclectic, lyrically driven songs from Saratoga Springs, NY. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Sarah Pedinotti who is described by Billboard Magazine as "a talented young singer/songwriter on the rise." In a recent review of Railbird Pedinotti’s songs are compared to that of Dylan, The Band and Patti Smith. Pedinotti is a storyteller, who finds inspiration in the fiction and poetry of writers such as George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, and W.B. Yeats. You won’t want to miss Railbird’s performance of Pedinotti’s “Farmony” Project, a compilation of songs written about the lives of local growers. With the project, Pedinotti’s mission is to help creatively promote local farms and the "buy local" philosophy with music.  She will also be making a film about the project- and will be including footage from the Morningside Park Farmers Market!

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