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Spring Guide 2019

This special section by Halston Media is your go-to for all things spring.

HVUADLLSEOYNSpring Guide
March 28, 2019
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Hop over to these local Easter Egg hunts

Lewisboro be o ered, weather permitting, and at an additional cost.

Lewisboro’s Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m. on ursday, ese events are outdoors and cash only. e $15 ticket

April 18, at Onatru Park. Meet and greet the bunny includes one egg hunt session, a carton for collecting eggs,

and bring your own basket. is event is open to anyone a visit with the Easter Bunny and an Easter souvenir.

in the Katonah-Lewisboro school district. Somers
e Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem

invites you to join them on Sunday, April 21, to learn Somers’ annual Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m., Saturday,

about the the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves April 13, at Reis Park. It is sponsored by the Somers

in North America and then join in an egg hunt with a Leos Club, Somers Senior Citizens Club and the

twist. Instead of looking for eggs, guests will help hide Somers Department of Parks and Recreation. Meet

them for Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr Cottontail the Bunny and collect eggs to be redeemed

to nd. Guests will also potentially behold some of the for candy. is event is open to Somers residents ages

WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican 2-8. Complimentary egg collection bags will be given

gray wolves. e cost is $14 for adults and $11 for chil- out the day of the event.

dren under 12. Visit nywolf.org to register. ere are two Yorktown
opportunities to go: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Mahopac Yorktown’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is at 10:30 a.m.
on Saturday, April 13, at Downing Park. Hunt for Eas-

e Carmel Recreation Department’s annual Egg ter eggs, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and take a

Hunt is at noon, Saturday, April 13, at Mahopac High chance at Jellybean Guess.

School. ere will be a DJ, pictures with the Bunny, and e Yorktown Recreation Department is also host-

lots of eggs with tickets for special prizes.Don’t forget your ing an egg decorating contest for kids in kindergarten Abigail Ventura, of Yorktown,
baskets! e Mahopac Rotary Club will be serving lunch through fth grade who reside or attend school in Yor- visits with the Easter Bunny.
from 11 a.m. to noon (hot dogs, cookies, juice, co ee etc.). ktown. All nished egg pictures must be returned to the
FILE PHOTO/SKIP PEARLMAN

is a free event for town of Carmel residents only. Yorktown Recreation Department by 4 p.m. April 5.

North Salem Participation ribbons will be awarded to all participants. Pizzazzles. Remember to bring your baskets! All money
Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Hon- raised goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

e North Salem Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt is noon, orable Mention nishers in each age group, which will

April 13, at PQ Elementary School, weather permitting. be presented at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Pegasus Therapeutic
Riding in Brewster
Arrive early to take photos with the Easter Bunny and the April 13. Print out the egg page for decoration at york-

Lion. Bring a basket to gather your candy. townny.org. Markers, crayons, paint and/or glitter may

Harvest Moon and Orchard in Croton Falls hosts be used to decorate the egg. One entry per child. Pegasus erapeutic Riding hosts a free Easter Egg

Easter Egg Hunts on April 13, 14, 19 and 20 for a cost e Denet Family 12th Annual Egg Hunt bene tting Hunt, open to all, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April

of $15 per child. Pre-registration is required. Parents do St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is at 11 a.m. Satur- 7, at the farm, 310 Peach Lake Road, Brewster. Bring

not need to purchase a ticket for the event. To purchase day, April 13, at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. a basket and come for the egg hunt, bake sale, crafts,

a ticket, visit harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com. Hayrides, Admission is $20 per family. ere wil be over 15,000 photo opportunities and barn tours. Visit pegasustr.org

pony rides, a bounce house and food from the grill will eggs stu ed with candy and prizes and entertainment by for more information.

The Easter Bunny at Carmel’s annual Easter Egg event.

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5 dental health tips
for all that Easter candy

BY CARLA ANN TORNATORE, D.D.S. bubbles. It is a good way to guarantee there won’t be too much sugar around.

Spring has sprung and Easter holiday treats are ev- 3. Make sure to always serve plenty of
erywhere. Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, marshmal- heathy food before snack time.
low chicks and coconut macaroons ll the grocery store

shelves. ese sweet treats can weaken our teeth and lead

to cavities. e best way to avoid unwanted cavities is to Snack alternatives such as fresh fruit, veggies and cheese, should be of-

practice good oral hygiene, visit the dentist regularly and limit sugary treats. fered to replace sugary treats.

Here are some healthy swaps for the Easter bunny that even the Tooth 4. Water, Water, Water.
Fairy would approve!

1. Avoid sweet and sticky. Water is the best beverage to drink in between meals as well as after a
snack. Soda and even fruit juices contain a lot of sugar. Rinsing or swishing

Pass on jelly beans, gummies and caramels. e stickier the treat, the lon- with water will wash away food particles throughout the day. Inspire your

ger time it is in contact with the tooth surface, which can damage enamel children to drink more water by purchasing water bottles with their name

and cause decay. Chocolate is a healthier choice, as it melts in our mouth. or favorite character.

Dark chocolate even has nutrients that help protect your heart. 5. The best way to combat the effect
of moderate holiday candy consumption
2. Look for fun treats that aren’t candy.
on teeth is brushing and flossing.
Replace the sweets with fun toys like stickers, puzzles, Play-Doh, and

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Start preparing for day camp in the spring

Tips for giving your child the best summer ever

e following is from Jamie Sirkin, director of Summer operating rules of speci c programs. you in nding the right t.
Trails Day Camp: 6. Mission/values/philosophy. Does the program Step 2: Provide your child with tools for success.
e most important tool is the art of making friends.
Choose the right summer reinforce your family values? Can the director easily ex-
camp for your child: plain the programs’ mission statement and goals? Ask Making friends is a skill that requires practice. Here is a
the director about the type of child that is a successful simple guideline to friendship building:
Families should make it a priority to meet the director participant in their program.
of the camp before making a decision. Open and hon- • Make a plan. Role play with your child to be pre-
est communication is a key component to success. Share 7. Sensitivity to camper needs. Understand the train- pared for di erent situations. For example, what to talk
both your concerns and your expectations, inviting dia- ing given to sta regarding camper needs including diver- about over the lunch table.
logue from the director in order to decide together if the sity training, behavior management, position on bullying,
program is the right t. Parents should feel comfortable and navigating friendships. Additionally, if your child has • Help the child understand that if one course of ac-
discussing any topic with the camp director. After all, a special need,be up front and open with the director.Ask tion does not work, another can be tried.
you are entrusting your child to their care. about the camp’s ability to meet your child’s speci c needs.
• Give it time. Good friendships take time to form.
Here are 10 important topics to ask about: 8. Accreditation. Find out if the program follows a Step 3: Continued dialogue with your child. Continued
1. Enrollment options. What is the length of the nationally known accreditation process. Ask for those parental engagement through ongoing conversation aids
program o ered? Is there exibility? What is the length standards to be outlined. Find out if their camp program in camper adjustment. Be sure to choose a quiet time to
of the day? Is transportation available? Ask and under- is inspected each summer by the Westchester or Putnam make the conversation more meaningful. Setting aside a
stand why the programs being o ered have been de- Department of Health. Understand what it means to be few minutes each night to talk about the day builds trust,
signed at a particular length. accredited by the American Camp Association ( e allows you to understand and address adjustment concerns
2. Program quality/diversity. Are you looking for a “ACA” is the only national organization which estab- in the moment, and overtime will be very meaningful.
traditional well-rounded experience or a specialty pro- lishes uniform standards for reviewing camps) and ask
gram? What activities are must have’s for your child? if the program has chosen to participate. Get your teen a job
What kind of teaching experience does the camp activ- as a camp counselor
ity leader have? How long is each activity? What kind 9. Friends. Will my child make friends? Ask what
of choice is available to your child? is done to help cultivate friendships, manage the rocky Meaningful job opportunities for teenagers are hard to
3. Cost. Ensure that you are comparing apples to roads in relationships, handle cliques, and ensure that come by. Summer Trails has worked to ll the void with a
apples when looking at programs. What is included in new campers are welcome. Leadership in Training Program for teens entering ninth
the base price? Are there a la carte fees? What is the grade; an internship program for teens entering 10th grade;
program’s overall value (not simply nancially, but pro- 10. Fun. All summer programs should be anchored and an assistant counselor program for teens entering 11th
grammatically and emotionally)? in a spectacularly FUN and memorable experience for grade. ese opportunities help campers transition to sta
4. Sta composition. Who is caring for your child? your child. What special traditions does the program members as they hone several life skills. Skills learned by
Ask about: age, experience, pre-season and on-going sta have? Special events? both campers and sta at camp include: communication,
training, child abuse training, background checks, the in- decision making,creative thinking,self-awareness,empathy,
terview process, retention rates, and camper-sta ratios. Prepare your child for resilience, time management, leadership style, and patience.
5. Safety procedures. Ask about the safety measures a great time at camp
that are in place. ese can include inquiring about My best tip for teenagers is for them to take the lead
medical personnel on property, emergency plans, and Every parent wants their children to be safe and have on the application process. at means they should ll out
facility security management, sta screening proce- positive experiences that are lled with opportunities for the application and call the camp to schedule an interview.
growth, new friendships and most importantly FUN! When young adults demonstrate that they have the skills
dures, instructor quali cations, and to communicate with the camp directly, they are showing
ere are three simple steps parents can take to help ease maturity, responsibility and a true desire for the position.
the transitions to day camp:
Learn more at summertrailsdaycamp.com
Step 1: Choose the right program. Discussing both
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Yoga for spring fever

Sensitivity to seasonal changes a ects parents and kids alike

In terms of nutrition, spring is a “green” time of year, BY JAIME ROCHE nature’s lead and transition slowly and mindfully into this
so offering your child fresh vegetables, especially As spring gets into full swing here in the Northeast, more yang time of year. By following the tips below, you
greens, with at least one meal a day is important. can help your child stay balanced and well during this
If your child will not eat greens, try preparing green it’s not only plants and animals we’ll see reappear, but our higher-energy season.
smoothies or juices. One of our favorite spring “little buds” as well.
juice blends is “Hulk Lemonade” made with fresh • Although sports and other more high-exertion
Most educators know this seasonal behavioral shift activities may begin to dominate your child’s schedule, it’s
cucumber, celery, green apple, kale, lemon, and ginger all too well and refer to it as the notorious “spring important to also make room for activities that replenish
with a few drops of stevia. Check out the recipe below: fever.” Symptoms of spring fever in children can include as opposed to exhaust, such as nature walks or light hikes.
restlessness, lack of ability to focus and even irritability.
HULK LEMONADE Symptoms in the adults who work with them may • Ensuring your child gets adequate sleep is essential to
include shortness of temper and the desire for summer helping them stay well during all seasons, but particularly
Add to a juicer: vacation to begin quickly! during spring. In spring, most children will naturally
• 1 organic cucumber want to rise earlier, so setting earlier bedtimes can assure
• 1 organic green apple So why do so many children (and educators) struggle they are getting the sleep their bodies and minds need.
• 2 stalks organic celery with the transition from winter to spring? As usual, the
• 2 pieces organic kale Five Daoist Elements theory has our answer and, of • Partner yoga is a fun activity for parents and children
• Few sprigs parsley course, it’s seasonally focused. that can help bring more balance into the spring season.
• 1 organic lemon, rind removed Below is a brief spring-aligned partner yoga practice
• Small piece ginger Simply put, the sudden rise in organic energy we feel that focuses on the liver and gallbladder meridians.
• Liquid stevia to taste at the spring’s equinox can be a bit overwhelming to Remember to always check in with your child before,
our somewhat sluggish systems. is is especially true during and after each pose to see how they are feeling,
Juice all fruits and vegetables. Pour over ice and for children, who are often more sensitive to seasonal mentally and physically. Also remember to talk to your
add stevia to sweeten to taste. changes. child’s pediatrician before having your child take part in
any new physical activity.
To help alleviate the negative symptoms associated
with spring fever, Eastern medicine asks us to follow

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Seated Partner Twist

Sit cross-legged and back to back with your
child. Sit tall, sit bones grounded, and feel as
though someone is pulling you up to the sky by
a string coming from the center of the crown of
your head. Inhale and as you exhale, twist, from
your mid-back, to the right. Place your left hand
on your right knee and your right hand on your
partner’s left knee. Have your partner do exactly
the same.Take ve breaths in the twist, attempt-
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comfortable for you. With each inhale, try to
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THE COLELLA DESIGN TEAM Springtime health
hazards for dogs
DECORATING DEN INTERIOR®

BY STEVE REID Safely Enjoy
Now that the harsh winter weather is the Dog Park

behind us, we are all excited to get outside

with our pets. In order to truly enjoy the Many owners love taking their dog

nice weather, we need to keep our fam- to the dog park to enjoy o leash free-

ily dog safe from ve common springtime dom while playing with their four legged

health hazards for dogs. friends. A few important safety consid-

Toxic Plants erations owners should know are: Never
take a sick dog to the park, leave distract-
ing devices such as cell phones in the car,

Not all plants are animal friendly. If your teach your dog reliable obedience com-

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common plants, it can lead to serious health do not use the park as a place to socialize a

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5 spring tree maintenance tips

e following is from Six Diamonds from the winter moisture. Remove that stretch out under their canopy and limits hiding spots for bugs and
Tree Services & Landscaping, Inc. any dead leaves or sticks and rake to keep it healthier and protect from disease.
about three or four feet out from the disease. For trees under 3 years old,
After the long, cold winter, your base of the tree. water them closer to the trunk. eir For shrubs and smaller trees, prune
trees and shrubs will need some roots are still young and don’t stretch any dead or diseased branches as well
attention and care. ey’ve been 2. Mulching as far. as any that rub together.
“asleep” or dormant for the past few
months, while moisture and debris Next, we recommend that you ap- It is important to water deeply When it comes to bigger trees,
has built up around them. It is vital ply about 3 to 4 inches of mulch to rather than frequently, as the roots we recommend hiring a professional
that your trees are taken care of as o er enough protection to allow the sit 18-24 inches below the surface. tree service. Safety is the most im-
early into spring as possible. tree to retain more water, instead of portant thing and the pros will have
allowing it to run o . It’s also a good ey need a complete soaking to re- the proper equipment and training.
Here are a few step-by-step tips for barrier at keeping away weeds and tain some of that water.
spring tree and shrub preparation: will reduce the damage from your 5. Fertilize
lawnmower. 4. Pruning
1. Clean Up Spring is the best time to fertilize
3. Watering If you didn’t have your trees your trees and shrubs, before they
Do this as early as possible to clear pruned in the winter (we recom- start growing and blossoming. Ap-
away all the debris such as leaves left Water thoroughly throughout the mend winter pruning because your ply fertilizer directly on the drip line
over from the fall, winter snow, wild- spring, varying for each tree’s unique tree is dormant, the ground is fro- of the tree. If you’d like it to absorb
life and holiday decorations. Don’t situation. More established trees that zen solid and prevents lawn damage, quicker, poke holes into the soil.
forget to remove any weeds around are a few years old or more should and it’s usually cheaper!), then early
the trunk. is is a good time to be watered away from their trunks spring is the time to prune before the Always protect yourself by hiring
weed while the ground is still soft so the watering soaks to the roots leaves start to emerge. It’s also easier professionals who are licensed and
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The
college fair
experience

BY DEBORAH HARDY will attend an information session that o ers a broad view
In May, students will have an opportunity to visit with college of the college. In addition, you will also go on a tour to see di erent facilities.

representatives at the Northern and Southern College Fairs. It can be is process can be di erent for everyone. You have a perspective about the
energetic or overwhelming as you walk the aisles with many tables lined up college or university you visited while your parents may have a di erent one.
and representatives inviting you to pick up materials. How is this supposed Bridging di erences also takes time and knowledge of the campus culture,
to help you narrow down nding a college to visit and nding the “right t”? the student and the vision parents have about the future nancial investment
for their child.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO REVIEW WHAT YOU LEARNED:
1. Go through the yers and information brochures you picked up. Read As a college counselor, I have found that breaking down the emotional and
college procedural boundaries reduces the stress of organizing the applications
through them again and if you do not connect with the information, put it and all its components. How do you begin? Start early! In working with
to the side. sophomores, they were thrilled to have attended the college fair and have a
better sense of what to look for, what they liked and did not like. If you are
2. Go online and do the virtual tours that many o er as a tool to see in junior year, do not worry, nding the support to go through the process,
the campus. Look at the layout of the school and ask yourself: Does this removing the tension and connecting your interests to the right t is not
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Tax advice
… with a twist
BY SARAH GAYDEN

If tax season has you stressed, Croton Falls nancial advisor Michael Carminucci has the solution:

a sti drink.

Carminucci recently published a book, “Tax Time Tales, ‘Tinis & Toddies,” a lighthearted, humor-

ous read that includes weird facts, funny stories from tax-su erers and easy-to-mix libations themed

around the annual tab we all have to settle with Uncle Sam.

What would inspire a lifelong nancial planner to write a book of cocktail recipes? e IRS.

“I’ve seen a lot of transition in the tax codes and how those changes a ect people,” Carminucci said. “I

knew that the new tax plan [adopted by the Trump administration in December 2017] would a ect peo-

ple dramatically. And, if you have to do your taxes, you might as well have a drink while you’re doing it.”

is tax season is the rst in which the IRS’new tax code changes will impact lers.For clients in North

Salem, Somers and the surrounding area, Carminucci expects them to feel the tax pain more acutely.

“Around here, we are subjected to a lot of di erent tax environments that people in

other parts of the country are not. People here have a speci c ‘tax personality’,”

he said, explaining that people often buy a home based on the fact that they

can deduct property taxes and New York State taxes when it comes time

to le.

In his book, Carminucci tells readers that the combination of losing

money, interacting with the government, completing endless paper-

work and shivering through cold weather is enough to justify imbib-

ing. While this year’s lers may not expect their usual return from

the IRS, they can mix up their own “Reasonable Refund” at home by

combining vodka, cranberry juice and a lime wedge. PHOTOS: BEN ALLEN

Cleverly titled drinks like this one and others such as the EZ Form Docile Dependent

(Irish cream Kahlua, crème de cacao, hot chocolate and a dash of nut- This drink works only when made by a dependent
(no one else’s kid will do). This will only work if
meg) or the Charitable Donation (whiskey, rum, ginger ale, nutmeg
your dependent is 18 or older. Its simplicity makes
and an apple slice) are included in the book alongside fun facts, humor- for quick mixing, and the potency of the rum is
offset just enough by the Coke and lime.
ous stories, comics and quotes about taxes.
Ingredients:
Carminucci sent copies of the book to his clients before they saw their
• 1 oz. Captain Morgan rum – black
tax bill. • 3 oz. Coca-Cola

“I want people to have a drink and a laugh on me,” he said. “And I hope that Michael Carminucci • 2 lime lollipops (one for the drink and
this book helps to lighten up the tax burden that comes around every year.” one for the dependent)

Carminucci hopes to refresh the book each year with new and exciting drinks. He sees an opportu- Mixing instructions:

nity for clients to submit their own cleverly named drinks, recipes and tax tales. Copies are available for Pour one ounce of rum into a glass with some
ice. Slowly add an equal amount of the Coke.
purchase on Amazon or at Carminucci’s o ce at 4 W. Cross Street, North Salem.
Stir vigorously with lollipop.


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Shop the latest spring fashions at these local boutiques

BY NANCY SORBELLA Petticoat Lane ers both local and from afar. ey close every quarter for
Shopping is a sport, a science and an art form at Di- 1-2 weeks to rotate stock and bring in new vendors and
66 King Street, Chappaqua, lines. Included most of the time is apparel, accessories,
versions. Exploring unique, local shops is a favorite. It is bagshop.com baby and home goods. e trends that In2Green is seeing
nally spring and I visited a few darling shops to nd out this season are pure cotton woven shawls, long beaded
Petticoat Lane is the bright necklaces and colorful, textural clutch bags.
what the latest trends are around here. ere are so many pink hotspot on King Street. Fam-
options, but I chose boutiques that o ered something ily owned and operated for over 30 Bella’s
for everyone and every budget. Each spot features warm, years, Petticoat Lane is known for Boutique
welcoming and helpful sta . In most cases the owners its vast array of lingerie and cus-
were there when I visited. We also like each shop’s story tom tting, fashion-forward brands of apparel and acces- 35 North Broadway,
and hope that by patronizing them, you will, too. sories, prices from luxury to the omni-present $20 sale Tarrytown, bellas-
rack in the back or frequently found on the sidewalk. is boutiquetarrytown.com
Audrey Road season Petticoat Lane is featuring must-have trends in- Bella’s Boutique is
cluding: Mauritius leather moto jacket embellished with a charming boutique
7 Bailey Avenue, Ridge eld, stars on the back, cotton and cashmere sweaters for layer- that features local
Conn., audreyroadct.com ing, vegan leather pants and fun, irty boho tops. art, souvenirs, home
Tucked away on Bailey goods, gifts and acces-
In2Green sories. is is the place
Avenue just o of Main to nd that one-of-
Street, Audrey Road 546 Warburton Avenue, Hastings a-kind piece of state-
features a wide array of on Hudson, in2green.com ment jewelry, a house
bright, fun, casual-chic gift and every card featuring the Tappan Zee Bridge that
apparel and accessories “Green is the new black” you could imagine. is season Bella’s is seeing trends in
at very reasonable price is how In2Green’s rotating tortoise and beaded bracelets, chunky necklaces and re-
points. e merchandise is all on the sales oor so when it is pop-up shop is often referred cycled clutch and makeup bags.
sold out, it’s gone. e “secret sauce”here is the owner, Dani- to when describing it’s mer-
elle Verrilli’s keen eye for eclectic style for women of every chandise mix. is long-term
age and stage of life. is spring, Audrey Road’s trends pop-up features green collec-
are animal prints, two-piece casual wear and straw bags. tions from designers and mak-


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SPACE on Ryder Farm launches CSA membership

Community Supported Agriculture on a sliding scale

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the residency including the 1795 farmhouse from

program for artists and activists, has begun which the organization operates.

managing the organic farming operations Produce grown on Ryder Farm is

at Ryder Farm and is launching its incorporated into the three farm-fresh,

inaugural sliding scale CSA (community communal meals shared by residents

supported agriculture) membership. each day, and SPACE hosts farm-to-

SPACE is succeeding Betsey Ryder table dinners and performance events

of Ryder Farm Cottage Industries, who throughout the season for the public.

retired at the end of the 2018 growing “Since SPACE’s founding, art

season after 40 years of farming. and agriculture have been in concert

Located on Starr Ridge Road in on Ryder Farm,” said Simoness,

Brewster, Ryder Farm is one of the Executive Director of SPACE. “At a

oldest family farms in the Northeast, rst time when family farms are being lost

established by Eleazer Ryder in 1795. across the country due to economic

Ryder Farm was an early adopter in pressures and the lack of succession

the organic movement, and one of the plans, SPACE is deeply committed to

founding farms to participate in the ensuring Ryder Farm is still farming

Union Square Greenmarket. Betsey Ryder in another 224 years. In taking on

has been growing organic vegetables, the agricultural operation, we see

herbs and owers on Ryder Farm since enormous opportunity for increased

1978, following in the footsteps of her reciprocity among the creative processes of

cousin Hall Gibson and ve generations our artist and activist residents, the meal

of Ryders before her. Betsey maintained planning and preparation of our resident

Ryder Farm’s presence and worked chefs and the sweat, ingenuity and skills of

diligently to keep the farm’s 127 acres our farmers and their team.”

from being sold for development. In addition to stocking SPACE’s

Emily Simoness, a 7th generation residency kitchen, produce from Ryder

Ryder, became involved with Ryder Farm Farm will be available via a sliding scale

upon recognizing that her own artistic CSA (community supported agriculture)

community could both bene t from and memberships, providing weekly

reinvigorate the aging family farm. In installments of vegetables and herbs for

2011, she co-founded SPACE with the pickup at Ryder Farm and in NYC from

two-fold mission of providing time and June to October. Taking advantage of

space for artists and innovators to develop SPACE’s network of over 1,300 resident

new work, while contributing to the alumni, CSA members can also expect

sustainability and resourceful preservation to nd samplings of the artistic projects

of Ryder Farm. cultivated at Ryder Farm among their

SPACE welcomes nearly 150 residents weekly allotment of kale and tomatoes.

to Ryder Farm each year for fully- Aligned with SPACE’s commitment

subsidized residencies of one to ve weeks, to equity and inclusion, CSA shares are

in programs supporting playwrights, o ered on a sliding scale.

lmmakers, activists and working artists- SPACE also plans to sell produce

parents, among others. weekly at a to-be-announced NYC

Over the past nine years, SPACE has farmers’ market location and at Ryder

facilitated the restoration and management Farm’s roadside stand on Starr Ridge SPPHAOCETOOSNCROYUDRETRESFAYROMF

of many of the farm’s historic buildings, Road in Brewster.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a collaborative and reciprocal relationship between farmers and their community: the CSA member
purchases a share of the farmer’s harvest at the beginning of the season, providing resources at the beginning of the season when they are needed most.
In return, the CSA member receives a weekly or bi-weekly share of fresh produce throughout the season. Unique to SPACE, members will also receive locally-
grown art created by friends and alumni of SPACE’s artist residency programs. To sign up for a 2019 CSA membership, visit spaceonryderfarm.org/farm.


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