Saturday, December 27, 2008
Bees moved into the farmhouse in Andes a couple of years ago. Tovey collected rent/honey from the bees in October.
what to do next with the bees?
Beekeeper Rupert visited the farm today and showed us videos of beekeepers in brazil and upstate ny. we especially like the beekeeper in Tivoli using topbar hive system. one of these topbar hives could be future home of andes sprouts bees. to be continued.
see video at
anarchy apiaries: grassroots beekeeping in the hudson valley
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 5:47 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
ASsociety canning school
Flesh Farm, Roxbury, NY
6 days and 600 pounds of heirloom tomatoes, the andes sprout canning school preserved 60 gallons of tomato.
tomatoes wash, cut stems and blemishes
olive oil drizzled in bottom of big pot.
fill pot with cut tomatoes(big chunks ok) to the top.
add pinch of sea salt and couple cloves of garlic
slow low heat for about 45min or until consistency is saucy, then cool to temp good for pureeing sauce with hand blender.
return to low heat, bring to boil. add genovese basil and hot pepper
Valer Flesh. chef of simple foods opened her commercial kitchen at the Flesh Farm to ASsociety canning students for hours and hours of simmering tomatoes. Valer has been a chef at Cleaver Organic Catering Company, nyc for 10years+.
Jordan Colon. Greenpoint,Bklyn, Eat proprietor
Erwin Karl. Jefferson, NY, Naturalist
Emily Joiner. Williamsburg, Bklyn, Community Strategist
Cedric Martin. Greenpoint,Bklyn, Artist
Arthur Warren. Roxbury, NY, Prospector
tomatoes, garlic, hot peppers, genovese basil
provided by cooked goose farm.
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 11:25 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Center for Architecture, nyc hosted 2008 conflux festival headquarters. ASsociety partnered with the conflux opening festivies by providing farm direct SUNGOLD tomatoes.
The art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space.
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 12:31 AM
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tannersville Crazy Race
Awarded the Weirdest Racer Prize
called "smokin the competition" was a smoker on wheels. the vehicle was smoking a 15 lbs pork shoulder
during the race. following the race we all enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches.
Concept and fabrication by Arthur Warren, Roxbury, NY. prospector
15 lb pork shoulder provided by Flesh Farm, Roxbury, NY
Bikes provided by cooked goose farm, Roxbury, NY
Friday, August 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
100 degrees, chicken eggs, water (for humidity) and time to rotate eggs 3x a day
June 17, 19 eggs placed into the incubator and 21-23 days later we have healthy 9 chicks!
July 15, 24 eggs placed into the incubator and 21-23 days later we have healthy 16 chicks!
9 chicks adopted by Freddy the Dreamer, Stamford, NY
16 chicks adopted by cooked goose farm, Roxbury, NY
incubator provided by mediocker industries, Bklyn,NY
eggs provided by cooked goosed farm, Roxbury, NY
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 9:34 PM
Thursday, July 3, 2008
2 roadside garlic stands were built and stationed at ASsociety farm and cooked goose farm
bringing farm direct garlic and variety of produce to the driving public
wagon provided by castrucci
Tovey Halleck. Roxbury, NY
Arthur Warren. Roxbury, NY, prospector
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 12:41 AM
Sunday, June 1, 2008
John Burroughs (April 3, 1837-March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own.
Associety and Wired Heifer House build raised beds
The raised beds sit on the Wired Heifer House fields just south of the family farm Burroughs was born at in 1837, his writing studio Woodchuck Lodge and his final resting place at Boyhood Rook.
(8) raised beds 4 x 100'
planted pumpkin seeds
37 varieties of heirloom tomatoes
Posted by Madalyn Warren at 8:06 AM