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Watermelon Moonshine – a nighttime ripening party

Posted: August 25 2009

WHEN: 3pm Saturday August 29 till Sunday August 30th afternoon
WHERE: Smithereen Farm – 286 Pleasantvale Rd. Nevis, NYDocument5
FEATURING: the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and lively nighttime music by DJs Shan K and Kokle Doodle Dews near the mermaid pond
*** Crop mob field party starting Saturday at 3***
FOOD: Smithereen muscovy ducks, rabbits and chicken; squash, greens, + hopefully some green tomatoes. Bread donated by Wild Hive Farm, Smithereen farm mayonnaise
***BYO-Carcass for the grill – BBQ starts at 6***
DRINK: spirits donated by Tuthilltown Spirits & Harvest Spirits, beer from Keegan Ales
***Sunday morning breakfast for all***
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS: Beekeeping by Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries, Raw Wool spinning by Ambika Conroy of Ambika’s Bikinis, Cooperative Marketing by Jo Angello of Angello’s Distributing, bike safety badge making, Ricotta cheesemaking and more!
Sunday Schedule
Breakfast: 9am
Cleanup afterwards
*Workshops begin at 11am*
------ Bike Safety Badgemaking station open throughout--------
11: Beekeeping with Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries AND Natural Wool Spinning with Ambika Conroy
12: Collective Marketing with Jo Angello of Angello’s Distributing
1: Seed saving with Ken Greene of the Hudson Valley Seed Library

bring: a plate, a fork, a cup, a blanket, a towel, sleeping gear, potluck cheese/ dessert /meat items of impeccable provenance, work gloves/hat/strongshoes, bathing suit, shiny friends, lovers and colleagues.
RSVP to [email protected] for directions and orientation sheet. And tell your friends to RSVP, too!
There will be merchandise for sale, but all who participate in the workday can expect to eat for free, guiltlessly.
Co-hosted by the Greenhorns and Smithereen Farm
Sponsors: Tuthilltown Spirits, Harvest Spirits, LLC, Keegan Ales, Wild Hive Farm, Moon in the Pond Farm