Transforming New York land to fit Mexican need

September 29, 2008

Agustín Juárez of New York’s Staten Island has brought Mexican produce to the United States.

For generations, immigrants from around the globe have turned little corners of New York into an approximation of the countries they left behind. Since 2001, Mr. Juárez has been following in their footsteps. He is maintaining the traditions of the small farming town in southern Mexico where he grew up, and providing an anchor to home for some of the city’s quarter-million Mexican immigrants.


Harvest Festival in North Amherst

September 14, 2008

The 3rdAnnual North Amherst Harvest Festival will be held at the North Amherst Community Farm on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.. Please be part of this exciting event, celebrating the 3rd successful saving of the Simple Gifts Farm CSA at NACF.

If you all are interested in this event, leave a comment or email the group at

We will discuss it at our next meeting (less than a week away).

Amherst Farmer’s Market

August 13, 2008

For those that are unaware, the Amherst Farmer’s Market is now open. In fact, it has been since May 3rd. Visit the market in Amherst Center (it takes over the parking lot in the center of town) on Saturdays from 7:30 until 1:30 pm. We will be able to enjoy the AFM for about two solid months before it ends on November 15th.

As a group, we have a lot of interest in the AFM. Support local farmers and help grow and publicize the local market!!