- Special Projects
There are tall ones, short ones and even a pumpkin weighing more than two thousand pounds at the New York Botanical Garden’s Halloween exhibit. These spooky pumpkins came to life in the fourth annual Haunted Pumpkin Garden. The featured zombie pumpkin was shaped by master carver Ray Villafane from Food Network’s “Halloween Wars. “
From Gala to Golden Delicious, thousands crunched local apples during New York’s Food Day. Visitors to the Union Square Greenmarket got a chance to join in on the kickoff crunch at noon or take a free apple for the road.
The third annual Big Apple Crunch promoted the efforts of New York State’s apple growers, who produce 30 million bushels a year.
Hunts Point Market is a 329-acre industrial park that distributes food to 23 million people within a 50-mile radius. Each day, hundreds of trucks leave the south Bronx peninsula packed with produce, fish and meat. Those trucks head toward supermarkets and restaurants – as well as the city’s food pantries.
The Hunts Point Economic Development Corp. gave a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the market during a “food tour” of the sprawling hub.