Judith Ring and Karen Aase (teachers from Wisdom’s Heart Center) are going to be offering meditation for beginners on
Fridays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM May 10th to June 14th.
Free Health Resources & Family Fun at Safe Boating Day
United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester will hold its annual Safe Boating Day Event on Saturday, May 18th, to kick-off National Safe Boating Week, which is May 18-25. The event is to promote boating safety and awareness. Gates will open at 9:00 am and close at 1:30 p.m.
Free health information and resources will be offered by: Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, Addison Gilbert Hospital, PACE and several other agencies. For information on Health services contact Kathy Day at Healthy Gloucester Collaborative / Gloucester Health Department 978-281-0924.
This is a family friendly event and includes many activities for children including: boat tours, life jacket fitting, coloring, and face painting. Kids can say hello to Rocky, the inflatable right whale calf; Lucy, the leatherback sea turtle model, and a life-sized Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon models. Kids learn how to safely enjoy watching endangered species in their natural environment.
This free event is a great place for boaters to learn more about equipment and procedures that can keep them and their passengers safe on the water. There will be recreation booths and tours all day. Island Class Patrol Boat, will be available during the day’s events. For more information please contact Rick Bowen at 978-283-0705, ext. 204.
I hope this beautiful day finds you well!
I have some news from Apple Street Farms (ASF) that I thought you would be interested in.
First and foremost, Chef Frank McClelland is thrilled to announce Phoebe Poole as his new Farm Manager of ASF. Poole is a New England native and discovered her passion for farming while studying biology at Wellesley College when she worked on a local farm every weekend. Since then, Poole has worked on farms of various sizes at locations across the country learning how to grow vegetables, raise livestock, manage CSA’s and operating farmer’s markets.
Now that the growing season is upon us, Phoebe is very excited about the 3rd annual Seedling Sale and Family Farm Day at ASF over Memorial Day Weekend. Apple Street Farm provides over 90% of the produce for L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre and is utilized by many other Boston restaurants (many of whom are L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre alumni), and now fans and friends of the restaurant can visit the farm to grow their own produce. More information on the Seedling Sale is included in the advisory below.
Additionally, Apple Street still has availability and openings for their produce and poultry CSA’s. Produce CSA’s are $500 for the 20-week season and are picked up once per week on Thursdays. They expect the first pick to be early to mid June and the season will run through Octover. Vegetables include: lettuce, salad greens, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, cabbages, onions, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, rutabaga, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, squash, peas, beans and more. Poultry CSA’s are $450 for the 20-week season which includes a whole chicken each week, or a half share that is $225 and includes a half chicken every other week. Poultry shares are picked up on Fridays and ASF birds are raised in a radically different manor from any bird that can be found in a grocery store.
More info- http://www.applestreetfarm.com/