Singing to support Sandy Relief + local farms

Here's the clip I created from my trip to the Green Market.

GrowNYC/Greenmarket has a wonderful way to contribute directly to aiding those affected by Storm Sandy with their "Donate A Bag of food" campaign. Working with local community kitchens, they will be providing healthy prepared meals for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and relief workers. 

I took this weeks gig contributions as an immediate way to help.  On Wednesday I bought a huge bag of apples and cider from Locust Grove Fruit Farm (Milton, NY). Saturday the Greenmarket returned to Union Square Friday (after being relocated due to the storm). It was a beautiful morning and I walked my dogs to the market which was all abuzz in Thanksgiving preparations. I spoke with engaging volunteers of GrowNYC who were handing out flyers and asking people to purchase food and donate. I met senior greenmarket manager Jamie Gaehring who explained how they organize the distribution of food and prepare the meals for Sandy victims. We chatted about how important this program has also been for local farmers also affected by the storm.  I love being able to see how my contributions are working immediately and effectively.

I asked Jamie my favorite question "What inspires you?" and his response " the farmers inspire him, the hard work they do to make wonderful food, despite the hardships."

With my tips I was able to purchased eggs, salad greens, onions and potatoes from Norwich Meadow Farm (Norwich, NY), cheese from Hawthorne Valley farm (Ghent, NY) and bread from Our Daily Bread, (Chatham, NY).

So a big thank you to all those who might not have known by tipping a subway performer, you also helped to feed families displaced by Storm Sandy and the relief workers who were tirelessly helping them.


Cool Trick words and music Cathy Grier SESAC singerfish publishing