A tour of the New York City farm-to-table food chain, with guest-star onions from Texas or Mexico

But the distributor that supplied this pallet of onions had confessed to Forster they’d come from growers in Texas and Mexico.
“This is the beginning of the season and we were like ‘what’s the deal with this?’” Forster said.
He said the distributor told him it would soon replace them with onions grown locally, but Hurricane Irene had ruined the crops.
Forster  said the other producers with wares to sell at the market wanted the  onions to stay anyway: What if buyers skipped the market altogether for a  lack of onions?
“We kind of felt that our hands were tied,” Forster said.

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A tour of the New York City farm-to-table food chain, with guest-star onions from Texas or Mexico

But the distributor that supplied this pallet of onions had confessed to Forster they’d come from growers in Texas and Mexico.

“This is the beginning of the season and we were like ‘what’s the deal with this?’” Forster said.

He said the distributor told him it would soon replace them with onions grown locally, but Hurricane Irene had ruined the crops.

Forster said the other producers with wares to sell at the market wanted the onions to stay anyway: What if buyers skipped the market altogether for a lack of onions?

“We kind of felt that our hands were tied,” Forster said.

Read more»»

wnyc:

Many still stranded in the flood-ravaged Catskills.

wnyc:

Many still stranded in the flood-ravaged Catskills.

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

The calm before the storm
Hudson River, New York

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

The calm before the storm

Hudson River, New York

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brooklynmutt:

‘Monster’ Hurricane Irene is headed right for us, pretty much, almost!
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brooklynmutt:

‘Monster’ Hurricane Irene is headed right for us, pretty much, almost!

Capital New York: Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today’s winner?

Let us know what you think here!