Extra mural

A cruel individual from this organization once told me that reading this weekly newsletter was as exciting as watching paint dry. I would have been offended if it wasn’t for the fact that it gave me an entirely spurious opening paragraph to another stultifyingly ungratifying edition.

You see, for the past few months, two kind and giving Bay Ridge CSA members  – Natasha Mottola and Andy Issermoyer – have been painting some special murals at our pickup location at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. After seeing decades-old graffiti on the walls around the garden of the church while volunteering at the CSA, high school art teacher Andy talked to David about creating some murals to dress up the walls. And this August, Andy and Natasha started to make it happen.

Two months later, the murals are finally ready for consumption. Inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch barns, the murals reflect the vegetables that we consume each week. Andy and Natasha did some incredible work to bring this mural to life, and we should all be very grateful for their work for the community. Thank you Andy & Natasha!

Remember that this weekend is the Fall Harvest Party at Hearty Roots Farm. This Sunday (October 5) from 2pm to dark, it’ll be time to celebrate another great season with cider pressing, pumpkin carving, music, hayrides, visits to the chicken and pigs, and more.

The farm is about a 2 hours drive from NYC.  It’s also possible to get there via Amtrak (Rhinecliff station) and a 20-minute cab ride.  You’ll be welcome to camp at the farm Saturday or Sunday nights.

Details are at

Here’s what you can expect to receive in this week’s Bay Ridge CSA share:

Swiss Chard
Winter Squash
Baby Pumpkin

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