An in-depth article in The Nation by Elizabeth Royte should put to rest any doubts about the lethal consequences of hydrofracking on our farms and food supply. The article profiles farmers in fracked states. New York has been temporarily spared, but Governor Cuomo is just months away from deciding to let drillers have their way with our farmlands. Let him know that as a food professional, you want to protect our farms and food by banning fracking in New York. Sign on to our campaign today.
We’ll be with Riverkeeper at the Tarrytown Farmers Market tomorrow 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, talking to folks about fracking and food. Stop by and say hello. LEARN MORE
Ohio restaurateur Christine Hughes has made a video that points out, that “the restaurant industry industry is a bigger part of the American economy than the entire oil, gas and tar sands industry.” Yet restaurants — unlike drillers for oil and gas — are not exempt from laws that keep Americans safe. WATCH THE VIDEO
We want to hear from our members who have been affected by Sandy. Check our Facebook page for timely updates. Here’s what we’ve heard so far:
Northern Spy Foods tweets that it’s having a grilling party tonight, and will open for brunch tomorrow.
Gramercy Tavern tweets that it’s reopening tonight.
The Green Table got power back this morning. Prep is underway to reopen Tuesday or Wednesday.
No word from Pasanella & Son Vintners, but we know that most businesses and restaurants at South Street Seaport were badly damaged by flood waters. We wish them a speedy comeback.
Telepan Restaurant posts on Facebook to say they ”will be hosting a dinner in our semi-private room to benefit the Mayor’s fund for Hurricane Sandy relief” on November 5.
No market tomorrow Sunday at New Amsterdam Market, but they are asking for volunteers to come to their offices at noon on Sunday, Nov. 4, to help clean up Seaport-area businesses.
Meatball Shop reopening tomorrow.
Jimmy Carbone, a Chefs for the Marcellus founder, and owner of Jimmy’s No. 43 on the Lower East Side, writes on his website, “we have been really hurt by Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent loss of power.” Many know about Jimmy’s legendary generosity. We think back to how he stepped up after Hurricane Irene, to cite just one example. He’s asking for help to get his establishment up and running — mostly because it is a venue for so many fundraisers, which he hopes can go forward. READ MORE