Elizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan

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Elizabeth Ryan is a farmer in Upstate New York and an activist, who is one of the founders of the farmers markets in New York City and a passionate advocate for preserving organic farming. On her apple farm in Upstate New York, Elizabeth has put up for community use an amazing 3-ton wood-fired, cooper-covered oven on wheels. It was shipped brick by brick all the way from France to the USA, and for Christmas, 2011, it travelled all the way to Harlem, New York, all at Elizabeth’s expense, as she joined the cause of the Bread Houses Network to offer community baking events with the Theater of Crumbs and Kitchen Music methods. The mobile oven is still used for community baking at Elizabeth’s farm, especially for the few wonderful music-dance-and-food festivals she organizes annually, and people come sometimes driving a few hours to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the oven in its natural setting of a century-old apple farm.

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