After a blisteringly cold (and long) winter in New York, we are barreling full steam ahead into Summer. Flowers are blooming, first veggies are ready to harvest in our gardens, and beach days have finally arrived. These initial extra steamy days have left us quenching our thirst with new products in the shop like delicious Cheeky Cocktail Kits manufactured in Brooklyn. This woman and minority-owned business brings the bar to you while taking the guesswork out of elevated cocktail recipes and is the perfect addition to any BBQ you host or attend this season. Warm weather and Spring cleaning also have left us with the urge to zhuzh up our decor, and we can’t think of a better place to start than with new to the site wall hangings from Brooklyn based Yoshi-Oka. Each piece is one of a kind, and we even have the ability to offer custom orders in the color palate of your choosing.
We’ve also gotten the chance to speak to amazing educational initiatives like Sunworks NY which brings hydroponic farming technology directly into urban schools. The nonprofit will have 85,000 kids in grades K-12 throughout the five boroughs and New Jersey harvesting crops from in-class hydroponic farms this year. Read more about their initiative here! They join a rich history of marrying agriculture and education in our state, and we can’t wait to see how far they grow.
As New York continues to return to ‘normal’, we are so invigorated by the outpouring of community- based projects and creative endeavors from Makers and towns all over our state. We are excited to announce a series of pop up events at Olana State Historic site, where we will be selling products from across our online shop, featuring Silda’s Jams. We are thrilled to partner with such an iconic cultural landmark, and look forward to seeing all of you in person. Here’s to a vibrant, healthy, successful Summer season!