Autumn interns and pepper explosions...  

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October News from Added Value!

Join us at the Red Hook Community Farm on Saturday, October 24, 11am-4pm for the 12th annual Red Hook Harvest Festival. We'll have goats, fresh sushi from farm ingredients, pumpkins, music, and more! What better way to celebrate the hard work and wonderful fruits of the 2015 growing season. Please get in touch if you're interested in volunteering, tabling, or vending, and see you there!
Time to carve, bake, roast, puree, candy...
We are so thrilled for Added Value alum and Red Hook resident Victor Colon, as he journeys to greener lands to start his college studies at Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn, Victor worked as a farm apprentice with us for 3 years, serving as an important constant as we weathered many changes over that time. We're proud of you Victor!    
Victor and the monster mustard greens!
We're super excited by our new fall agriculture interns Nefratia Coleman and Domingo Morales! Both are Green City Force corps members who have been working since last spring at our NYCHA farm site at Red Hook Houses. Nefratia is supporting our community farm-share program while Domingo is focusing on school workshops. Welcome Nefratia and Domingo!
Nefratia and Domingo at home on the farm.
October is a big month for harvesting, and we need YOUR help! Come by the Red Hook Community Farm on Saturday volunteer mornings, 10am-1pm, and help us get those ripe peppers, eggplants, squash, greens, and more off the plants and on the way to our bellies. No registration required, just dress for the weather, be ready to get dirty, and enjoy the glorious fall weather on the farm.
Habañeros, jalapeños, cubanelles, cayennes...
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