The fun of having a farmshare is of course, the surprises. When the season started, I assumed something like July would be the peak bounty but we didn’t have a lot of hot weather. The farmer said that the tons of rain at the beginning of the season slowed the crops. Now we are at the end of September when things are supposed to slow down but we are getting the most vegetables.
Farmshare, week 17
This week, we’ve got:
- white eggplant
- pattypan squash
- some weird, spiky, mystery herb?
- bell peppers
- one scotch bonnet pepper?
The only thing I missed this week was the lettuce mix. It was the first time all season I didn’t get lettuce!
Disclaimer added 1/15/2014: As a Firefly Run ambassador, I was offered compensation for referring runners to sign up for the Firefly Run. To date, they have not paid me and they have not answered my follow up e-mails. Meanwhile, they continue to advertise an ambassador program.
Firefly Run – NYC
I’m excited to announce a new partnership: the Firefly Run 5k in New York! My gift to you is a coupon code to save $10 on the race. I’m excited to be a race ambassador because I love themed races, and I love costumes! Everyone will be decked out in crazy, glowy outfits so get your costumes ready. There will be prizes for the best oufits too.
The charity partner for this race is the American Lung Association so in addition to helping them out, you will get:
- a tech t-shirt (!)
- light up LED bracelets
- glow-in-the-dark rubber bracelets
- post-race party with snacks (food trucks!) and DJ
Better perks than your average 5k right? I think the price is well worth it for such a fun race. Enter the discount code VILAY13 at checkout to take $10 off your registration fee.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
My dude attended a conference in NYC this week, so I tagged along over the weekend (which meant spending barely 24 hours in the city). I covered a lot of ground!
We stayed at the Kitano Hotel on Park Ave. As we were walking up, we discovered that all of Park Avenue (nearly 7 miles) was closed to cars due to the Summer Streets program. It was amazing – just thousands of pedestrians filling the streets. How cool would it be if you were training for something and got to use that big open city street to run or bike?
The rest of my pic-heavy eating and shopping adventure –