Congratulations Rachel! You won our giveaway bookJam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit by Laena McCarthy! Thanks to everyone who commented on their favorite jam. And stay tuned for future giveaways and contests!
Don’t worry, you can always buy a copy from Word, Greenpoint’s Favorite Book Store!
I am not going out of town this weekend (even though I need to get out of this sweaty city!) so I can be here for this awesome day, the first day of the first season of the McGolrick Park Farmers Market. And it’s every Sunday until November! I feel so lucky that I can walk around the corner from my home and find fresh local fruits and vegetables, and lots of other delicious goodies. Greenpoint just got awesomer. Check out the vendor list, here. See you there!
McGolrick Park Farmers Market
Russell St Between Driggs & Nassau
Gardening can sometimes feel like an ominous fitness regimen. You’ve committed to a challenge, invested in supplies, and now you must maintain the project every day in order to succeed. You watch other people around you excel with leaps and bounds, all the while your tiny basil plant has just start to make it’s way out of the ground.
I can see why it might be discouraging to some people – but just like the world of diet and exercise, there is a ridiculous amount of resources and information out there to help you reach your goals. What I have found thus far is that sticking to one plan is best, and seeking inspiration from the world around you only improves your drive. I mean, I see a particularly pretty rosemary bush, and I want to go home and COMPOST, know what I mean?
Anyway, it’s been a little chilly outside, so my garden is still hanging out indoors – which means there not a lot to report right now. So this week I thought I’d hook you up with a couple of my favorite inspiration resources, as well as share something I am very excited about.
If you have a few hours to spare and want to fall into a container gardening worm-hole (haha) there is Life On The Balcony. It’s filled with all sorts of Pinterest/Apartment Therapy-looking inspiration that pretty much screams, “do this on a Sunday afternoon.”
I’m not always the DIY type, but I love to support those who are. It’s no surprise that Etsy has some of the best, most original gardening accoutrements around. You can also look for stuff directly from Brooklyn sellers, if you want to keep things wicked local.
And finally – this is sort of my dream come true. There is going to be an urban gardening pop-up shop in Greenpoint from April 4 through the end of June. HaySeed’s Big City Farm Supply will provide everything from soil to lessons to bees. And it’s just down the street on India!
Until then, do you have any great resources you’d like to share with me? Tweet them to @everydaycaitlin !