Farm To Yoga
Spend a relaxing day at Growing Heart Farm and indulge in the best of the harvest season. Tour the fields of veggies and learn about the source of your food. Stretch out in the sunshine with a yoga class led by amazing teachers. Following yoga, nourish your body with an “ultra-ganic” meal grown in our farmer’s fields and prepared by our team of holistic chefs.
Sunshine, fresh air, heart centering yoga, a delicious meal, amazing people, supporting your local farmers. Does it get any better??
We are honored to share the abundance.
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General Day plan:
2pm friends arrive. 2:30pm Farm tour with Abby. 3:45pm Yoga. 5:30pm Dinner from the field, served in the field. 8:00pm train back to NYC. (or spend the night camping on the farm.) (Note: times will change for some Fall events.) For booking details, check out: FarmToYoga.com.
The 2014 Line up
Sat July 12th – Full Moon Extravaganza // Opening Weekend
Derek Cook and Kevin Bigger of Om Factory NYC will creatively take us into a fun and energetic yoga class as we celebrate the fullness of the moon and the abundance of the field. Rachelle Crocker of Honey + Schmaltz will be wildly cheffin’ it up in the kitchen and Tyler Sussman will take us on a sound adventure.
Sat July 26th – Cool as a Cucumber
Aarona Pichinson will keep it cool as a cucumber as the summer heat dials in. The field will bask in all its magnificent glory and freshness. Rachelle Crocker will creatively cook while you quench yourself with cooling and refreshing herb tea. Chill soundscape with Tyler Sussman.
Sat August 16th – It’s Getting Hot in Tomato and Pepper Town
Beloved Christie Clark and Margi Young, formerly of OM yoga, will be back for their third OM yoga reunion. The fields will be fired up with an incredible display of heirloom tomato varieties, each tastin’ like a different flavor of sunshine. Rachelle Crocker mixing it up in the kitchen. Sara Auster serenades our ears with sound delights. Hot and sweet peppers will be making their sassy debut onto the fields. But don’t fret, there will still be cooling herbal iced tea on hand and plenty of shade for your leisure.
Sat September 6th – Medicinal Plant and Herb Love
Richard Mandelbaum of Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and Pepper Monroe come together to show us the ways in which plants teach us and heal us. We will explore the native flora and observe the essence and healing properties of the plants that surround us. Rachelle Crocker is back again with a flavor adventure. The mystical Susanna Raeven will sweeten the land with sound and music. The air is still warm and light with the scent of Fall tingling our noses. It’s the last chance for romance as we see the field shifting towards the final harvest of potatoes, squash and turnips.
Sat October 4th – Fifth Anniversary of Farm To Yoga and Growing Heart Farm Celebration
Join Abby Paloma, Lewis Kofsky, Hannah Gruber & Rusty Zimmerman and come together to celebrate five years of farming, dining, and yoga-ing at Growing Heart Farm. Abby will teach and guide the farm tour. Hannah & Rusty will cook up a divine feast in the kitchen. AJ Block of the Didge Project will take us on a sound exploration. We will savor the flavors of abundance from the farm, and with pickling and storing, the harvest will last until next year’s young veggies sprout forth.
Sun October 12th – Closing of the Season
Erin Dudley keeps us earthy and connected as we move closer to the time of final harvest. On the farm it’s time to start gearing up for the arrival of Winter. Consider the soil health, cover-ups and the coming frost.Rachelle Crocker creating in the kitchen. This event will be an intimate gathering, half the size of our other events. Enjoy dining fireside as the sun sets and the smokey winds of change enchant the land.
Farm To Yoga Dinner Exchange: $85 ticket (full experience: Yoga, Tour, Dinner) Overnight Camping $120 (full experience and light Breakfast the following day)
We’re super happy to announce that we are adding the option to camp on the farm this season. To have the full experience of a night at the farm stay past sunset and enjoy the starry night. There is an outdoor toilet, sink and shower. (Camping gear is not included.) A light breakfast will be offered in the morning and “check out” time is 11:30am.
Getting to the farm: Growing Heart Farm is less than 80 mile drive from Midtown Manhattan or an easy, scenic train ride from New York City. You can walk from the train station to the farm. For most dates starting at 2pm, take the 11:48am Metro North train from Grand Central to the Harlem Valley Wingdale Station.
About the menu:
Every dinner is different as what is ripe on the field changes. The meal will be vegetarian with vegan and gluten free options. Here is a sample menu from our July 23rd Dinner: Tulsi iced tea Cucumber lemon water Seasonal crudites (carrot, cucumber, green beans) Roasted tomatillo salsa Eggplant tahini dip Sourdough focaccia baked in-house *Kale Salad with green beans, yellow, black, and orange sweet peppers, capers, and creamy pine nut/apple cider dressing *Lemony pot-crushed red potatoes with dill, parsley, chives, garlic, extra virgin olive oil *Roasted beets infused with fennel seeds, lime zest, garlic, and thyme and garnished with pistachios *Raw zucchini ribbons and cherry tomatoes marinated in olive, garlic, and thai basil *Cabbage rolls filled with spicy chimichurri brown rice -Carrot, cumin, ginger dipping sauce Dessert *raw vegan chocolate cherry pie *iced lemon basil-infused raw milk custard