Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bees in the house

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

Saturday, September 20, 2008

canning school

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

canning teacher
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+.

canning students
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.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

farm direct to conflux festival

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Smokin the Competition

Tannersville Crazy Race
non-motorized vehicle

Awarded the Weirdest Racer Prize

ASsociety entry
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

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

100degrees + chicken eggs

100 degrees, chicken eggs, water (for humidity) and time to rotate eggs 3x a day

2 Heats
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!

Chick adoption
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

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
fabrication by
Tovey Halleck. Roxbury, NY
Arthur Warren. Roxbury, NY, prospector

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Burroughs Raised Beds

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.

spring 2008
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

Sunday, May 25, 2008


twin cab pick up truck transformed into a farm stand

Tovey Halleck, Roxbury, NY, Truchitect

fabrication assistance by
Arthur Warren. Roxbury, NY, prospector
Erwin Karl. Jefferson, NY, naturalist
truck provided by Ferra Design, Brkln Navy Yard, NY

Saturday, May 24, 2008

elderbery + stinging nettles DYE

cooked goose farm was cleaning out their freezers, and bags of 2007 elderberry and fresh cut stinging nettles were boiled to make 2 natural dyes, purple and smokey mint green.