All posts tagged: New York

Mindful Attendance with Catherine Costanza of Rochester, New York’s Catherine Rising

Photos above by Jackie Meyvis Meet Catherine Constanza of Rochester New York’s Catherine Rising. Located in The Hungerford building, Catherine says she can’t believe it’s been three years since she moved her life and business up to the flour city from Brooklyn. When I met Catherine, I felt like I’d known her forever! She’s here today to share how she stays tuned to nature to be present in her everyday, both in work and her personal life. Garden Eats: How we mindfully attend to our daily lives is as important as the activities we fill it with — how does your work mirror this attitude? Catherine: Yes- I feel like I have this idea of this beautiful and mindful life that I want to live. I work to create products that are aligned with that idea so I can use them in my own life, and so I can share those ideas and practices with others. GE: Tell us about how you stay hygge in your personal life. C: I pay attention to details, and …

West Comes East Dinner: Lives Styled X Christine Dionese

West comes East + A celebration with friends new and old that brought the SoCal vibe I love to my Rochester roots through the colors of vibrantly alive food & drink. + Collaborating with friends Hannah & Maryn of Lives Styled has been organic from the start- this special night was yet another reminder of why the three of us love to entertain & connect with people over food. + Guests arrived as the last hours of Sunday’s natural light poured through the Lives Styled loft and stayed to chat until it was lit by candlelight. H E L L O A M U S E  B O U C H E P E T I T E  C O C K T A I L S   S H A R E D  C O U R S E G O O D N I G H T T H A N K  Y O U ! … to designer Devry Drosky, Grandma Rose, Collin McConville with Apple Country Spirits, The Flower Well, Cassandra Poindexter …

A Farm Grows In Rochester: Interview with Seedfolk City Farm for Boomtown Table

Lisa Barker didn’t grow up wondering where her next meal was coming from, but food security issues directly affect over 135,000 people — many of them youth — in the Rochester area. Seedfolk City Farm, where Barker serves as director, started as a response to food security with the mission to create sustainable, resourcefulness through food growing. Three years after it began, Seedfolk has transformed into a viable, multi-site urban farm across the city. I chat with Barker about what’s ahead for winter, Seedfolk’s latest endeavors aimed toward culinary career collaborations — and an exciting development in store for spring 2016. Read the interview at Boomtown Table.

Garden Eats Features Rochester’s John Bolton In Edible Finger Lakes Magazine

With winter quickly blowing into town, many health-minded Rochestarians find themselves struggling to come up with viable, nutritive, local sources of pesticide-free and organic produce. Little can be raised after the first frost making importation a seeming necessity. That’s where John Bolton comes into the picture. If you haven’t met him, John Bolton, engineer turned hydroponic farmer can be found several days a week throughout Rochester, New York’s market scene offering some of the most beautiful, alive foods you will ever taste. Seeing a practical need for ethically raised, pesticide-free produce, John created a hydroponic facility harnessing the power of water conservation and superior plant-nutrition. Kath has been enjoying John’s bounty for several years now. When I was in private practice in Rochester, I suggested to every single one of my patients that they go introduce themselves to John to fill their kitchen with live foods all year long. I finally had an opportunity to meet John at the Southwedge Farmer’s Market on a trip to Rochester this summer- he was selling the best (non-GMO) …

Getting Recreational With Guest: Donna Herrera

Just when you think summer is over on the east coast, when all of the leaves have fallen and the air is beyond crisp, a surprisingly warm 70 degree day pops up out of nowhere. Last week you were starting to feel the post-summer blues, pulling on the heavy sweater, wishing for something exciting to do… But today, with 20 more degrees than you’re usually allowed during autumn, you’re outside, you’re smiling, you’re frolicking, you’re happy. Weather is funny like that; it alters our perception of what we think we can do or should be doing with ourselves. While a change in weather naturally signals a shift in daily activity, it certainly doesn’t have to bar us from enjoying an otherwise good time. Friend and recreational therapist, Donna Herrera of Rochester, New York joined me to offer us some activity mojo to keep busy and connected locally throughout the cooler months. It’s her job to provide stimulating activity to hundreds everyday rain or shine! Christine: Hi Donna, thanks for joining us here at Garden Eats! …