Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Relaunch 2013!

Locally LI's blog will be ready to 
relaunch in Fall 2013!

Stay in touch through our Facebook page in the meantime, and get ready 
for a new season of farmers market calendars, events, workshops & educational programs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

[EVENT] Organic Corner's 1st Birthday, May 19th 2012

From Organic Corner's email list:

Organic Corner Health Market & Juice Bar cordially invites you to our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSAY DAY, Saturday, May 19th.

Stop by to enjoy:

20% percent off vitamins

Free samplings from our delicious juice bar and product demos from various vendors like Barleans, Soapwhip, Scrubtz and much more.....

A big thank you to all of our customers for your continued patronage and support this past year! We’ve had a blast serving you and look forward to another vibrant year together as we continue to bring you the best health products available. Some of our upcoming plans include adding more food & beverage items, expanding our cafe department, providing a forum for seminars/classes and exciting nightlife events.

In the meantime, comments and suggestions are always welcome; send us a note on facebook or write to us at

Hope to see you on the 19th!

Your friends at Organic Corner Health Market & Juice Bar!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

[May 9] Long Beach Farmer's Market

At last, I've figured out how to share the Friends & Farmers emails for the Long Beach farmer's market! You can subscribe to Friends & Farmers' email list to have them sent right to your inbox, too.

Today's market is on rain or shine from 10am - 6pm at Kennedy Plaza in Long Beach (right next to the Long Beach train station. It's on West Park Avenue between Centre Street and National Blvd).

This season's 2012 Farmers Market Calendar coming soon!

Kennedy Plaza Farmer's Market
Markets & Times of Operation

Long Beach at Kennedy Plaza:Wednesday & Saturday
1 West Chester Street, Long Beach NY
May 2, 2012 through November 21, 2012
Wednesdays Hours: 10:00 A.M- 6:00 P.M.
Saturday Hours: 9 AM - 2 PM
ATS Parking lot on
Hours 11:00 am -6:00 pm
July 5, - November 15, 2012

Oyster Bay:Saturday
Audrey Ave, at the Gazebo
June 16 - November 17, 2012
Hours: 9 am - 1 pm

Nesconset Plaza
127 Smithtown Blvd.
July 7 - November 17, 2012
Hours 9 am - 1 pm

Kings Park:Sunday
Municipal Lot. 25A and Main St.
Across from the Fire Dept.
June 24- November 18, 2012
Hours 9 am -2 pm
Hicksville Farmer's Market:Sunday
Kennedy Memorial Park
Broadway & Jerusalem Avenue
June 24- November 18, 2012
Hours: 9 am- 2 pm
Ok so more rain today, great day for a rain gear fashion show...
A few of us will be out on the plaza today, so come on out and support your regional growers.

We are collecting compost again this season, you can drop off your bagged raw vegetable scraps, eggs shells, coffee grinds, etc at the managers stand.  Please do not compost any cooked materials, meat, or anything with oil on it.

Also we give weekly to the Food & Friendship in so we would be happy to drop a perishable or non-perishable food item for you.

Tom Ryan will be playing this Saturday, if the weather is agreeable.

Casey Ward, the fish guy will start market next week, and Paul the Saturday fish guy will be with us this weekend.

Home made dog treats are coming to market too, next week, so be on the lookout.

See you on the Plaza,
Flower Flats

Carucci Farms
Casmo has got great deals on Bedding Plants for your flower gardens. He also has some tomato plants for your vegetable gardens.
Stan Pat Farms
Will be selling Fresh Asparagus, spinach,herbs and mesclun mix, some LI potatoes, along with 10" geraniums, strawberry plants, and really nice coleus. 
Croissants & Danishes
Bread Alone Bakery 
Danish, muffins and croissant, and check out the new brownies too.
Gentle Brew Coffee Logo
Gentle Brew Coffee

Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondie
Sweet To Lick
I had one of their Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies on Wednesday. I'm trying their Vegan Chocolate Twinkie Next :-)
Hormans Pickles
Get attacked by some Killer Pickles.
Tom RyanLive Music                         
Saturday May 12, 2012 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Tom Ryan has been active on the Long Island music scene for over 20 years. He is a singer-songwriter and plays guitar, keyboards and bass. He has studied classical guitar with the head of the music department at Molloy College, and is currently working on fingerstyle techniques with Toby Walker, international blues artist. He started out performing while still in high school when he joined the Coalition for Disabled Musicians= rock band, Range of Motion. He is an active member of OOMPA, Organization for Open Mic Performing Artists on Long Island, and also plays with Copper Rose - a Cajun and Blues band and traveled to Louisiana with them for a cultural immersion to fine tune and fire up their performances. Currently Tom is doing solo gigs at local coffeehouses and restaurants as well as private parties and organizations for the disabled.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Farmer's Market Returns to Long Beach May 2nd & May 5th

Today is the first Long Beach farmer's market of the season! The market is held at Kennedy Plaza right next to the Long Beach LIRR station from 10am - 6pm. They will also be open Saturday from 9am - 2pm.

At the market, you'll find....
At the market, you'll find.....
  • Goodale Farms, LI: dairy & veggies
  • Sweet to Lick, LI: vegan baked goods
  • Papa Pasquale, Brooklyn: pasta, ravioli, sauces, cheese, pesto
  • Horman's Best, LI: pickles
  • D&J Organic, NY: veggies, greens
  • Bread Alone, NY: organic bread
  • Millport Dairy, PA: baked goods, raw milk cheese, fresh bacon, eggs, poultry
  • Sannino Vineyards, LI: wines
  • Coach Farms, NY: cheese, milk, yogurt, maple syrup
  • Gentle Brew, LI: fresh coffee
  • Casmo: bedding plants

Donations of fresh & canned food for the Food & Friendship Inn will be accepted this week at the Market Manager Table.

To read more, visit the City of Long Beach's press release for the market.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

[EVENT] 2012 Small Farm Summit, April 14th at Hofstra University

Today is the last day to register online for the Long Island Small Farm Summit!

"Last year, more than 600 interested and committed people attended the 2011 Small Farm Summit on Friday, April 15, 2011 at SUNY College in Old Westbury to promote locally sustainable agriculture.
The original [sic] six breakout sessions grew into 20 with the help of the Long Island Chapter of NOFA. Interactive workshops covered a wide range of topics from food equity to organic gardening 101. Panels of experts, organizers, and practitioners offered their knowledge and help to stimulate a free flow of ideas between group leaders and participants. The conference also include a networking lunch, a series of exhibits, and a closing session to aid in turning the ideas of the day into next steps toward supporting an active and sustainable local farming community." [text & photos from ]
This year, the 2012 Small Farm Summit features keynote speakers Will Allen of Growing Power and Chef Ann Cooper, the Renegade Lunch Lady. There will be a concert by Tom Chapin to close the evening, as well as a movie screening, cooking demonstration, and build-your-own hydroponic planter workshop. The agenda includes 19 panel discussions, 18 interactive workshops, and a closing wine & cheese celebration, as well as 50 Long Island exhibitors (including yours truly, Locally Long Island!). 

You can register online today or at the door. There are also still plenty of volunteer opportunities for the day of the event. 

This will be a networking event you don't want to miss to get your finger on the pulse of Long Island's sustainable food scene. (And, the food at food conferences isn't bad, either!)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

[EVENT] "One Water" Screening at Adelphi University

On April 18th, Adelphi University's Environmental Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communications, and the Environmental Action Coalition will host a screening of One Water.

One Water is a documentary, narrated by Martin Sheen, that was filmed around the world and examines water issues in the 21st Century. The evening's special guests are the film's Director Sanjeev Chatterjee and Executive Producer Sam Grogg.

To view a preview, click here.

Wednesday, April 18th
Adelphi University
1 South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel discussion about water issues globally & locally (Black Box Theater)

Sanjeev Chatterjee, Director
Sam Grog, Executive Producer
K.C. Rondello, Chair, Department of Allied Health, School of Nursing
Frank Castellano, PW Grosser Consulting, Inc.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Reception with Director, panelists and local environmental groups (Lobby)

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Screening of One Water followed by a discussion with the filmmakers (Concert Hall)

Monday, April 2, 2012

[EVENT] Alula Birding & Natural History Tours, April 5th

Ever wanted a guide for Long Island birds? Alula Birding & Natural History Tours offer birding hikes and trips around Long Island. Their mission is "to inspire people to deepen their appreciation of, connection with, and commitment toward, the natural world by sharing its many wonders, and by financially supporting organizations working to safeguard these aspects of nature in the places we visit.” 
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The next tour is Thursday, April 5th at the Pine Barrens Trail in Manorville to witness the Woodcock, also known as the American Timberdoodle. 

In Nassau County, you can visit the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center 10 months a year in Oyster Bay (closed November & December). The center offers programs for school groups, pre-school groups, and weekend groups, including live animals and tours. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

[EVENT:] Benefits of Juicing at Yoga & Tea, March 24th

Have you seen Dr. Terry Wahl's TEDx talk about "minding your mitochondria"? She was able to reverse her multiple sclerosis just by changing her diet & juicing fresh fruits and vegetables:

Yoga & Tea in Lynbrook will be hosting a juicing workshop this Saturday, March 24th in their studio. You can find more details here, and if you can't make it to the workshop, be sure to visit their new juice bar! The cafe also has smoothies, hot & iced tea, and a variety of healthy muffins, cookies, and granolas. You can check out their yoga schedule to stop in for a class, too. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Facebook & Twitter for Locally LI

Have you "Liked" and "Followed" Locally Long Island?

There's new Locally LI Facebook & Twitter accounts!

You'll get more frequent updates for Nassau green living, connect with other Nassau residents & share your favorite green resources. Hope to see you there!