Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shots from the Orange Greenhouse

Founder and President Lorraine Gibbons surveys the latest crop of bok choy, chicories and mizunas. We’re approaching 20 months in our greenhouse and it still has the power to make you take a moment to admire the beauty that nature has to offer.

Autumn Harvest and our Thanksgiving Markets

The city’s hot summer has given way to a beautifully cool autumn (outside of that odd October snow storm).  We say goodbye to the tomato for another year, but don’t fear because the cool weather greens and root vegetables are just at their peak. And there’s not much better than pumpkin pie.

At our farm at Newark Beth Israel we’re growing collards, carrots, radishes, broccoli and spinach.  Every Thursday throughout the fall and winter  we will continue to have our farmers market inside the hospital. On Fridays we are selling our wares (weather permitting) right from the farm.

And we’re excited to announce the debut of our Thanksgiving farmers markets. On the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving we’ll be open for business.  We’ll be outside on the 21st and 23rd, and indoors on the 22nd.  All of our produce will be for sale, along with wonderful greens from our Orange Greenhouse and some delicious fruits and veggies from farmer friends of ours.  Cant wait to see you!