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Join Cathy Zises, the great-granddaughter of Regina Margareten a Hungarian-American entrepreneur, who became known as the "Matzoh Queen" of New York City where the family set up a business which grew into Kosher Food manufacturers Horowitz Brothers and Margareten Company.
When Cathy bought a farm in Ghent, NY it became ZFarm and since 2013, she has connected her biodynamic farming techniques with the Jewish community. She brought family heritage into modern day farming with the ultimate goal of providing biodynamic farming practices through the various stages and processes into matzah for the community. Cathy chose spelt as the grain for this endeavor and plants it at a farm that she now leases as well, harvests it and has the help of local farmers to thresh it and mill the grains into flour...and finally ready for matzah baking. Cathy works to farm the land and to share its bounty through community participation.
Join us for this modern day story that traces its roots, literally and figuratively, from the ancestry of the 1800s to Cathy Zises farming for matzah.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.