Monday, April 30, 2018 - Farmers For America Documentary Screening
EVENT TIME: 6pm to 9pm
- 6pm - 7pm - Light Refreshments (Popcorn & products from Regional Farmers)
- 7pm - 8:20pm- Film
- 8:20pm - 9pm- Panel Discussion (with the film's director, Graham Meriwether, local farmers and experts in the field)
PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased here.
FILM DESCRIPTION: Farmers for America is a documentary that traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America.
With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soar, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome.
We hope you will join us for an informative evening on the future of farming in America.
To learn more about the film and view the trailer, visit Farmers of America online.
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Nonprofit Event Planning 101 – Benefit Basics Workshop
EVENT TIME: 9:30am to 3:00pm
PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased here.
Who is this for: You’re a development or special events staffer at a not-for-profit organization or a volunteer serving as an event chair or benefit committee member.
Why do you need this: You’re responsible for planning and coordinating an event that will raise funds, attract new supporters, promote your organization’s mission and programs, stay within the budget… AND be a memorable and fun party.
What you will get out of this:
- Hands on experience in vetting a real NYC venue as a location for your event
- Practice in putting together an event timeline
- Chance to hear from and ask questions of an event caterer and A/V vendor
- Planning timeline, run-of-show, and event budget templates
- Our customized event checklist
Our class will explore the cornerstones of a successful fundraising event:
As specialists in working with nonprofit groups of all sizes and capacities, we know that the path to a compelling, engaging, and profitable benefit requires a significant investment of time, money, and other organizational resources. Through discussions, presentations from experts, and hands-on exercises, we will explore the most efficient, effective, and creative methods of event planning and management we’ve developed during our 25 years of working in the field.
- Timeline and budget management
- Venue search and selection
- Caterers and food/beverage arrangements
- Working with event vendors (A/V, rentals, decor)
- Program and entertainment
- Day-of management: guest list & seating, run-of-show and award presentations
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!
Project Farmhouse will lead this workshop with Lynn McCary Events. Established in 1993, Lynn McCary Events (LME) specializes in working with not-for-profit organizations in New York City. From intimate donor cultivation parties to 1,000 + guest galas, we provide customized event strategy development, project management, and day-of event production services. LME has become the go-to consultant for organizations who are undertaking their first gala or considering updating their event strategy. We help our clients articulate, refine, and implement their special event goals, and produce events that celebrate accomplishments, attract new supporters, and raise their public profiles. In 2014, LME was selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to be one of two exclusive event planning vendors working with nonprofit organizations who hold their fundraising events at the Museum.
Monday, February 26, 2018 - Greenmarket Home Bakers Meet-up
Event Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Description: Break bread with Greenmarket Regional Grains Project and your fellow home bakers! Bakers of all experience levels are welcome to swap samples with fellow grain geeks and share secrets on how to get a really crusty crust. Some of New York City's best professional bakers, including Austin Hall of She Wolf Bakery, Sharon Burns-Leader of Bread Alone Bakery, and Peter Endriss of Runner & Stone, will also be on hand to talk tips and techniques. Bring a loaf of your favorite home baked bread, made with locally-grown grains and flours, and copies of your recipe and/or starter to trade with others.
Tickets include event entry and one drink.
Purchase grains and flours from the Greenmarket Grainstand at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and other locations listed here.
THANK YOU to our sponsors, Meyers USA, Toast Ale, and Mockmill.
All proceeds benefit the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project. To purchase tickets visit here.
Monday, November 27, 2017 - Documentary Film Screening “Wasted”
Event Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m.
Description: GrowNYC and Project Farmhouse are happy to announce a screening of the documentary film, WASTED.
After the screening, please join us for an open discussion on food waste in NYC with GrowNYC’s Compost Program staff. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.
The screening is open to the general public and a $10 donation is suggested at the door.
Film Information: 40% of the food in America is Wasted. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food. Learn more at
Monday, November 13, 2017 - Slow Money, Grains, FARMroots
Event Time: 6:30p.m. – 9p.m.
At this interactive food business event, entrepreneurs share business challenges and gain feedback from a panel of food business investors and experts. Audience members get to weigh in as well. Mingle and network with others who care about good food business success.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-food-spotlight-november-2017-tickets-38095574890
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Greenmarket Seasonal Dinner Series - Harvest Dinner
Event Time - 6p.m.-9p.m.
Description: Join GrowNYC and Greenmarket for the next installment of our Greenmarket Seasonal Dinner Series. Grab your passport because the theme for this seated, four-course feast, prepared by a coterie of celebrated NYC chefs, is International Harvest. The menu will feature appetizers from Chef Ron Rosselli of Bowery Road, a Mexican dish created and prepared by Daniela Soto-Innes of Cosme, a Dominican course from Charles Rodriguez of PRINT., Icelandic fare from Michelin-starred Agern's head chef Gunnar Gislason, and a Serbian desert from Michelin-starred Gramercy Tavern's pastry chef, Miro Uskokovic.
Cost: $300 or Event Sponsor (includes 10 tickets), $5000
*The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $150, as this reflects the fair market value of goods and services to be provided at the event.