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Morningside Almanac: 10/3/13
This little piggy went to the market

This little piggy went to the market

Stop by Columbia’s Greenmarket on your way to class for tasty fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and everything else delicious. The Greenmarket is every Thursday and Sunday—enjoy!

A brief spate of warm weather will bring in the last of the summer produce, and ripens the produce of fall. Come by the info table to see our Eat A Rainbow feature, get new recipes, purchase tokens, or just say hi! Fragrant grapes are available at Wager’s for just a few more weeks, while voluptuous squashes are just beginning. Your fall table has never been so beautiful and delicious!

Columbia market is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT. Greenmarket shoppers using WIC Vegetable and Fruit checks receive additional Greenmarket Bucks to spend for fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. For those with EBT, Health Bucks are available! $2 for every $5 you spend on your EBT card from now until November 15.

We collect food scraps for compost & textiles for recycling from 8am to 3pm on Thursdays and on Sundays food scraps for compost from 8am to 1pm, and textiles for recycling from 8am to 3pm Forget to bring a shopping bag with you to the market? Never fear! Visit the Market Information table and find a reusable bag at the Take a Bag/Leave a Bag collection.

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Morningside Almanac: 9/12/13
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Gordgeous…get it?

It seems hard to believe that any plant life could have survived the muggy, oppressively hot disgustingness that was the weather yesterday. The Columbia Greenmarket, however, is back in action and proving our fiery-doomsday premonitions wrong. Here’s what to look forward to for today:

It feels like the middle of summer but the market is looking more like fall. There are lots of varieties of apples and winter squashes, pears, kale, cauliflower and broccoli, all certain signs of fall. Now is the time to stock up on the last of summer’s bounty. Remember tomatoes are a fruit (botanically speaking) so they freeze very nicely and can be used as needed through out the winter months for soups and sauces. Check the managers table for some tips on freezing fruits and vegetables.

As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

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Morningside Almanac: Week of 9/5
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Hooray for greens!

It’s baaaacckkkkk.  Well actually, you’re back–the Greenmarket’s been holding down the fort while you were out.  The Columbia Greenmarket is on Broadway between 114th and 116th every Thursday and Sunday.  Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Lavender By The Bay is back, get something that smells nice!
  • Thanks to the weather and season, there’s tons of delicious melons, tomatoes, corn, peaches, pears, summer squash, eggplants, and on and on
  • Stop by the managers’ table today to learn about the real meaning of families…of plants
  • Textiles are collected for recycling from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Food scraps are collected for compost from 8 am to 1 pm.
  • Visit Market Information for a reusable bag
  • The Greenmarket is also looking for interns!  Read on:
Are you an outgoing, enthusiastic individual interested in local food, sustainable agriculture and education that’s looking for a fall internship? If so, then you should apply to Greenmarket Youth Education’s Fall Internship Program! For more info look for the “Youth Education Internship” description on our website.
The market accepts credit, debit, and EBT–and Health Bucks are available; you get $2 for every $5 you spend on EBT.  WIC+ Greenmarket shoppers using WIC Vegetable and Fruit checks receive additional Greenmarket Bucks to spend.
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Morningside Almanac: 5/2/13
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Bwog remembers what the sun feels like and decides to move to California

At long last! May has arrived and, with it, hordes of pasty-white legs that haven’t seen the sun since September (or your spring break trip to Cancun but whatever we’re definitely not bitter). As you sit outside and skip class enjoy the beautiful weather, you have the perfect opportunity to explore Columbia’s Greenmarket! Nothing goes with good weather like good food! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

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Morningside Almanac 4/25/13
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ummm I was promised fragrant herbs

As the Sun slowly but surely peeks its head out from behind the clouds, Columbia is transforming from a desolate wasteland into a pretty nice place to live. Take a break from stressing about how finals are coming up, or finding a job this summer, or that fucking jackhammer that’s right below your window — celebrate the warm weather with a trip to the Columbia Greenmarket! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here’s this week’s highlight:

  • Happy Earth week to all! Bit by bit Spring is arriving. There are ramps, asparagus, and plenty of greens in the market. There are lots of colorful flowers and fragrant herbs for your windowsills. Don’t forget to stop by the managers table to see what market manager Laura Emerson is cooking up this week!
Morningside Almanac 4/18/13
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Green goodness

It’s finally Thursday! If that’s not reason for celebration, we don’t know what is. Chase away those lingering winter blues and celebrate the sun slightly warmer weather at Columbia’s Greenmarket! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Spring is finally here and there are bunches of green in the market!
  • Lavender by the bay is back to soothe you during the tense last few weeks of the semester.
  • Lots of nice ready to eat products are available if you’re planning a picnic — fococcia from buon pane, pizetta bianca from hawthorne valley, and more!

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Morningside Almanac 4/11/13
Bacchanal beets, obvi

Celebration veggies

In three days, the Columbia campus will wake up disgustingly late and ridiculously hungover. Why? Because Bacchanal is this Saturday! And we don’t know about you, but we fully plan to make some decisions worth regretting. In preparation for your coming poor choices, give yourself something not to regret — go explore the Columbia Greenmarket and get some delicious veggies! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

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Morningside Almanac 4/4/13
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What a colorful veggie medley!

Happy Thursday y’all! Breathe in that smell of sweet sweet freedom! Don’t you think you deserve a treat for getting this far? Unless you have Friday classes, in which case you can return to your study cave and cry could definitely use some brain food! Congratulate yourself for another kickass week with some goodies from Columbia’s Greenmarket! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

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Morningside Almanac 3/28/13
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Food for whatever your celebrating

Just because Spring Break is over doesn’t mean that you have to stop gorging yourself on delicious food! Pretend like you’re still on break with a trip to the Columbia Greenmarket. But wait! There’s more! This week the food is extra yummy so you can make your Passover/ Easter/ regular weekend crazy delicious. As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here’s the highlight for this week:

  • We will be celebrating Spring holidays this week at the Greenmarket. Passover and Easter are a time for both traditional and new recipes. Stop by the info tent for Spring recipes, including Devilled Eggs with Beet Relish and Apple Charoset. There will also be info sheets on DIY Natural Egg Dying tips.

The Spring Break 15 is definitely a thing via Shutterstock

Morningside Almanac: 3/14/13
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Bwog’s primary diet staple

Happy double-holiday, Columbians! With both Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, it might be time to stock up for the weekend’s festivities with some tasty treats from the Columbia Greenmarket! What better way is there to recover from a green beer hangover than with some locally made deliciousness? As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT. There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are this week’s highlights:

  • We are getting in the St. Patrick’s spirit at the market! Stop by the info tent around noon where we’ll be whipping up healthy, mean green juices with local kale, carrots, beets and apples.
  • Our farmers and vendors will bring the spirit too. Meredith’s Breads has clover shaped sugar cookies (with green sprinkles, of course) and Hawthorne Valley is your stop to satisfy that sauerkraut craving…or prefer fresh? Gajeski Farm has green cabbage to boot. And not to forget, Stannard’s Farm has excellent pork sausages to make the meal complete.

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Morningside Almanac: 3/7/13
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Eat dem veggies, kids

Midterms getting you down? Think back — when was the last time you left Butler had a good meal? The last time you saw daylight ate food that wasn’t prepackaged? The last time you heard laughter had a *gasp* vegetable? If you can’t remember the answer to that question, it might be time to go explore the Greenmarket. Before you get, like, scurvy or something.

As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

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Morningside Almanac: Week of 2/21/13
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Procrastinate with delicious vegetables!

Looking for a little pick-me-up after that chemistry/ biology/ history/ underwater basket weaving midterm kicked your ass? Look no further than the Columbia Greenmarket! Extract your nose from your textbooks, take a much needed study break, and go support your community! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are the highlights for today:

  • Our farmers know the importance of a good breakfast! You can pick up all of your essential breakfast needs at the market…Ronnybrook milk, Millport Dairy eggs, churned sweet cream butter and thick cut bacon,a baguette from Buon Pane or 12 grain bread from Meredith’s to make perfect toast — even better topped with Beth Farm’s Kitchen jam. Stop by the info tent around noon where we’ll be cooking up Apple Cider French Toast, featuring market ingredients.
  • Sign up for our Refer-A-Friend program! Help us grow the market and be eligible to win prizes. Stop by the information table to pick up referral cards for your friends, neighbors, colleagues and roommates. They’ll receive a cup of tasty, hot apple cider when they bring your referral card to the market, and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $50 market shopping spree!

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Morningside Almanac: Week of 2/14/13
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Nothing says “I wanna lick your lollipop” like a locally made lollipop!

Ah, Valentine’s day. Whether you take today as an opportunity to make your lover a locally-grown feast, or as a time to gorge yourself on chocolate, the Columbia Greenmarket is there for you! Take a break from loving/ crying/ pretending-not-to-care/ actually-not-caring and come support your community! As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1 pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are the highlights for today:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from Greenmarket! How about some Ballard’s honey for your honey? Treat your sweetie to a DIY day spa — tips/instructions at the info tent for luxuriating honey body scrub, relaxing bath soak, honey conditioning mask and silky smooth mask made with honey, buttermilk and rosewater.
  • Sign up for our Refer-A-Friend program and help us grow the market and be eligible to win prizes! Stop by the information tent to pick up referral cards for your friends, neighbors, colleagues and roommates. They’ll receive a cup of tasty, hot apple cider when they bring your referral card to the market, and you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

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Morningside Almanac: Week of 2/7
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Buy yo lover some veggies this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s never too early to be thinking about what to get that special someone. Nothing says “I care about you… and my community” like some locally made candies! Or, if love’s not your scene, stop by to get some ingredients for your Mardi Gras feast (Furnald kitchens here we come!). As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are some highlights for today:

  • February is a sweet and spicy month! Whether you’re looking for some local sweets for your Valentine, apples for the apple of your eye or sausage, veggies and hot sauce for Mardi Gras jambalaya, we’ve got it at the Columbia Greenmarket.
  • Sign up for our Refer-A-Friend program and help us grow the market and be eligible to win prizes! Stop by the information tent to pick up referral cards for your friends, neighbors, colleagues and roommates. They’ll receive a cup of tasty, hot apple cider when they bring your referral card to the market, and you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

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Morningside Almanac: Week of 1/31/13
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Nature’s delicious bounty awaits!

A new semester means more chances for you to go to Columbia’s delicious greenmarket! Go buy yourself some yummy, farm-fresh food and take a break from the massive amounts of reading you already have piling up.  As always, the greenmarket is open year-round on Sundays and Thursdays and accepts credit, debit, and EBT.

There is food scrap collection for compost every Sunday, from 8am to 1pm, and textile recycling every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Here are the highlights for today:

  • Sign up for our Refer-A-Friend program and help us grow the market and be eligible to win prizes! Stop by the information tent to pick up referral cards for your friends, neighbors, colleagues and roommates. They’ll receive a cup of tasty, hot apple cider when they bring your referral card to the market, and you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

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