|Food Co-op Open House - Tues Apr 17 @ 7pm|
Yes, we are stalking you!
Come learn more about the exciting work that is happening to bring the first ever food co-op to Western Queens. We really really want to meet you!
Our 2nd OPEN HOUSE of 2012 is next week!
Join us Tues., April 17th, from 7-8pm at Terraza 7 Train Cafe in Jackson Heights,
40-19 Gleane Street, off Roosevelt Avenue.
It is near the 82nd Street subway stop.
Hear about recent news and updates with the co-op and how YOU can make it happen (even if you have limited time to volunteer).
We'll have a Question and Answer session and end with some time to socialize.
Read on for details about:
Summer Rooftop Dinner @ Bklyn Grange
We are happy to announce our next special event, a summer rooftop dinner on top of the Brooklyn Grange Farm in LIC!
The multi-course meal (with local beer & wine) will honor the harvest of the Brooklyn Grange, as well as products from some of city's most sustainable suppliers.
We are also thrilled that Joan Gussow, the seminal urban farming pioneer, will join us as a guest speaker.
100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly into supporting the co-op!
Please save the date!
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Rain date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2012
Brooklyn Grange Farm: 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City
On sale: May 20th, 2012
If you loved Queens Eats in 2010, you won't want to miss this!
|Lights! Camera! Food Co-op! |
The Queens Harvest Food Co-op is looking for some creative people to help with an Indiegogo online fundraising project.
We need to create a fun and engaging 2-3 minute video outlining the project so we are looking for people with experience developing, shooting and editing video.
We also need people to :
- Help dream up and gather fun donor prizes for different pledge levels
- Write copy for the campaign homepage
- Spread the word about the campaign
The goal of the project is to raise $10,000 to pay for a feasibility study that will help us figure out the best best location/size/form of the Co-op, and how the store can best serve the residents of Western Queens. We want to get started on this ASAP so if you are looking for a way to put your creatives skills to work on behalf of the co-op send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Queens Harvest Buying Club for
Fish! Chocolate! Pies! Meat! Dairy! Veg!
Although we don't have a physical store yet, we are launching the Queens Harvest Buying Club on April 13th. Right now, the Buying Club is open to all active committee members, and by mid-summer we hope to open it up to everyone who wants to join the co-op. Not a committee member? Read below about how you can pitch in right now!
The Queens Harvest Buying Club offers great prices on fresh food from local farms, delivered on a monthly basis to a central location near the Queens Plaza subway hub.
So far, our vendors include:
- Brooklyn Grange
- Mast Brothers Chocolate
- Fresh Fish from DeMartino's
- Incredible Quiche from Cafe Patisserie Lafayette
- Melt-in-your-mouth Pies from Delicious Laughter
- Beans and Grains from Cayuga Pure Organics
- Meats, Dairy, Bread, Honey, Fruit and Vegetables and more from Lancaster Fresh Farms Cooperative and Regional Access
If you want to get involved send an email to QHbuyingclub@gmail.com.
HELP! We really need skilled computer help because we're on the verge of choosing a software program to simplify the ordering process. We also need volunteers who can work during the day on our distribution days. The next distribution day will be May 16. The deadline to order will be May 6.
By mid-summer the Buying Club will be open to everyone who joins the co-op with a partial membership payment of $50.