Friday, October 28, 2011

The Sexiest Farmer Alive

Who needs People Magazine?



Jake Gyllenhaal has been dubbed the "Sexiest Farmer Alive" by the people at Fashion Week Daily.

We know you're probably here because we're a fashion blog, but today we've got an EXCLUSIVE! Actor/Hottie/Farmer Jake Gyllenhaal chats...vegetables! Take that, Entertainment Weekly! Eat your heart out, Bon App├ętit! Last night, designer Lela Rose hosted a swanky $1000-a-seat dinner party at her gorge Tribeca mecca to support Edible Schoolyard, which encourages kids to eat healthier and change their food habits. The most perfect man alive (the aforementioned JG) was a special guest, and we grabbed him for a quick chat pre-dinner to discuss veggies, farmers and besties.

It's a pleasure meeting you. You're one of our favorite actors in the world.

That's very nice of you!

[Chic sighs....catches breath] Tell us about your involvement with the Edible Schoolyard.

I've been involved with them for a couple of years. I'm titled by Alice Waters, the ambassador of the school yard. I got involved because the dinner table was always a place, since I was a young child, where we got to get together, and I actually got to know my family there more than any other place in the world. I grew up growing my own food in our family garden. One of my best friends is a farmer. It's been a primary focus of my life.




We love food!

I didn't realize that I grew up in the slow food movement. I see children who didn't know any of these things—that they can grow their own food and learn about vegetables when they are at a primary level. It was everything to me, so I wanted to be involved. Since knowing about this organization, I've done everything I can.

What's your favorite vegetable?

I'd say right now, after an extensive search over the years and living the wonderful life that I've had so far, and after tasting many, many vegetables...cavolo nero. It's like a really soft kale. You can eat it any form: cooked, raw...




We trust anything you say. Let's backtrack...How do you know a farmer?

I was raised in Los Angeles, but I spent my summers, since I was born, in Martha's Vineyard. My best friend, since we were little kids, lives there, and he's a farmer. His whole family farms. I know it might seem odd, but it's what I love more than anything. Being in gardens have been some of the most wonderful times of my life. Washing lettuce and watching things grow...you feel connected to the world. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything that connects you to the universe in the same way that planting a seed does.

That's so sweet! And now you've got a beard like a real farmer.

Seeds of growth!




You can read more about the party here.


New bonus photo of Jake on the subway, 10/28:



Bonus fan photo of Jake in NYC, posted on FB on September 34:



(Photos, as always. courtesy of IHJ. Cavolo nero photo from Souvlaki for the Soul. Train photo from tumblr.)

81 comments:

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for all the SC alerts about the Japan opening. I hope it's a great success there.

And thanks for all the tweets. Here's one from yesterday:

shunafish shuna fish lydon
Anchoiade at Buvette. brilliant, understated, supple, sensual, ridiculousdelicious, perfect. eat when warm! pic.twitter.com/XSpmlkEE
12 hours ago
»

shunafish shuna fish lydon
it turns out I was sitting next to Jake Gyllenhal at a restaurant in the West Village today & had no idea. [i only know chef celebrities :|

UltraViolet said...

Also, did the Fashion Week Daily reporter really say "We love food?" I think Jake really flustered him/her.

bobbyanna said...

Yes, LOL! "We love food!"

(sigh.) Why couldn't he just say Kale. Now I'll have to go to one of "those" stores to find it and try it. : )

bobbyanna said...

Of course, thanks to your picture, when I find it I can say, "Oh, look, cavolo nero!" And seem smart. : )

sass said...

I can't tell you how happy this article made me. I clicked Gyllenbabble on my favs list and immediately felt a huge smile starting on my face.
I'll probably go back and read this post at least 30573093 times. And all the pics of Jake with everyone smiling, happy and blown away being near him are wonderful.
Jake, whatever is keeping you in NYC, I love it! Never ever leave!
TY again UV!!
s

sass said...

The women were completely wonderful.

"That's so sweet! And now you've got a beard like a real farmer."

Sisters of the world Unite. Jake does indeed boggle the mind and we all love him for it.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend everyone.
s

Chica said...

He does look like a farmer, LOL!!

I think the reporter was a bit flustered, and who can blame them. I love that he is so serious about the this wonderful program.

Yeah, Kale is a lot easier to find at the market Bobbyanna!

Anonymous said...

From twitter:
" Qbertplaya Ellen aka Qbertplaya
Mmm...spotted Jake Gyllenhaal walking up Flatbush Ave with a cute little girl (his niece?)."

Anonymous said...

" DeesAlwaysSunny Diana Kessel
Wow @RoeFracc and I just saw jake gyllenhal at the subway station and she's having a panic attack! With maggie's daughter if ya care"

Tweety said...

Souvlaki for the Soul, what a great name for that site! It must have been fascinating sitting around the Gyllenhaal family dinner table. I think food has shaped Jake's upbringing as a source of connection and comfort IMO.

I love seeing Jake out and about and especially at events like this but I sure wish he had another outfit.

Jake is watching Ramona because Mommy and Daddy are in Rome for the premiere of Hysteria according to the tweets.

I have my fingers crossed that SC will do well in Japan!

Paula C. said...

Someday Jake will be a great ( and hot) dad.
He must have tons of fun with Ramona.

Anonymous said...

Aw Uncle Jake is watching his niece. SO CUTE.

thanks for the photos from the dinner. I have to wonder if Jake has become a vegetarian? I have never had Kale, maybe I should try it sometime

Lily

bobbyanna said...

Talking about little girls reminds me. Matilda Ledger turns 6 yrs. old today! I wonder if she's in Michigan, while Michelle works on "Oz."

Happy Birthday, Matilda Rose!

Anonymous said...

As far as I know she's in Michigan with Michelle

Lily

Monica said...

I just don't like that Jake's pant. Well, it seems that everyone was having a good time.

I saw the pictures of Maggie on the red carpet in Rome. Nice dress!

Happy birthday, Matilda Ledger!

Mary said...

Glad to see Uncle Jake spending some quality time with Ramona wonder if this is the first time hes watched her for this long.

Yea Jake definitely needs to change his clithes i wonder if hes just has a few set of clothes with him in NYC or he just likes likes to wear the same ones he seems to do that with clothes.

Happy birhtday Matilda

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Cavolo nero, I will have to remember that. If it's anything like kale then I think I would like it!

Another request for Jake to change up his NY outfit of choice, please!!

I would love for a twicpic of Jake and Ramona to pop up!

Happy Birthday Matilda!

Anonymous said...

From twitter
"danascanlan Dana Scanlan @
@articulicious my friend's bday. I know,I know. Just saw Jake gyllenhaal @ Brooklyn bowl:) wish you were here now???"
"
@edforever
Ed Warren
Gone bowling with 2 of my favourite people. Jake Gyllenhaal and @Rachael__Wright (in that order)"

Anonymous said...

And:

"@donk2
Shari Donk
Jake Gullenhal at Brooklyn bowl.. Worth the $15 cover charge #hessosexy"

UltraViolet said...

This woman saw Jake on the train today and snapped a pic, which I added to the post:

OMGOMGOMG I cannot get over how exciting it was to see my hubby today…. I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was lookin so fine reading that script on the train right in front of me :””)

Paula C. said...

Now, that's what I call a fine tweet, funny and with valuable information and a pic to prove.
First info, he´s definitely reading a script, yeahh.
Second info,he looks so good with the white t-shirt.
Third info, he only packed two pants to NY, the khaki and the cargo and I don't like both.

OT,I just saw The adventures of Tintin in 3D with my son and loved it, what a wonderful movie, brought me back to my childhood.

bobbyanna said...

Yessss! A bona fide picture! And he's reading a script!

Paula C. I understand. But I do think Jake has more than one pair of the khakis. He might even have a pair of jeans with him...Maybe.

It's cold, but brilliantly sunny here.I read that some parts of Conn. Vermont, NY, MA, are getting a dusting of snow! That is SO wrong!

Chica said...

Yay, he's reading a script! I was trying to figure out what train he was riding it's probably the Q or N . LOL at the guy sleeping next to him!

I have heard so much about the Adventures of tintin Paula C, I can't wait until it opens here.

They are expecting some snow later on here in NY Bobbyanna, isn't that nuts!!

Congratulations to the Cardinals!

Mary said...

Yea we havent seen Jake in jeans in ages hope he still owns apair:)

Nice pic of Jake good to see him reading a script.

Chica said...

Ack, it's snowing! I don't think we will be seeing to many tweets of Jake wandering around Brooklyn today.

Also the subways in the weekends are a bitch, with many not running or running on other lines due to track work.

bobbyanna said...

Good Lord, chica! I was thinking if NY got snow, it would be upstate! Never expected it in NYC.

Wonder if OONP or UV and others here are expecting snow?

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

It's snowing here in CT, it's not sticking because it rained previously, blech.

And look, Jake did pack a pair of jeans!! I'm thinking that he has been hanging with America Ferrera and her husband, he is an up and coming Director.

Seeing Jake reading that script on the train, mabye they are working on something??

Anonymous said...

I wish the person was able to see the title on the script. It has been raining/sleeting here in Virginia. blah! I hate the winter.

I wonder if Ramona went bowling with uncle Jake (he should go to spin and play table tennis)

Lily

Paula C. said...

Lily,that would be a great pic, Jake and Ramona bowling:)

I only saw snow falling once in my life and was just a few snowflakes.

Extra said...

This weather is crazy, it's snowing like crazy here in NJ, what a mess.

Jake looks so relaxed and I love hearing about his involvement with the Edible Schoolyards and his love of food, farming and cooking.

Jake seems right at home in Brooklyn/Manhattan, wouldn't be surprised if he decides to move ti NY.

A new script, fingers crossed!

sass said...

Snow and rain mixed here now. Love to see this weather go away...weather channel says no more tomorrow. Snow blowing all over this morning...what a surprise. Love that Jake is still here and taking care of his niece. Happy Birthday Matilda Rose! I get teary when I think of her...but not for long cause I know no one close to her would appreciate that...anyway the tears are cause I miss Heath as usual.
love you all...reports are we had 1.5" + of snow in Central Park.
xoxoxo
s

sass said...

Why that poor woman didn't fall down dead when she spotted Jake is beyond me:lol And she managed to snap a pic...love her...TY again...
sass

UltraViolet said...

Nipping in quickly to say it looks like L&OD is on HBO tonight.

Just a little wet snow here but I think we're going to get more. Boo!

I think of Brooklyn Bowl as more of a bar/bowling alley, not a place Jake would take Ramona to hang out.


Third info, he only packed two pants to NY, the khaki and the cargo and I don't like both.

LOL, Paula C! I often wish Jake would dress up a bit more. I like his style mostly, but I think he could do with a bit of variety and a bit more elegance. Then I remember that he doesn't care what I think :)

Hope the script is for something good and something soon!

Sass, hopefully this snow will all be just a memory by Monday! Stay dry, everyone.

sass said...

Enjoying LAOD fellow Babblers...and laughing
which makes me happy.
HBO gives it 2.5 stars mostly
for the acting.Too bad the director/writer/editor
didn't pull it together more. Love the last song...just to break
my own fall

sass said...

Hope you're right UV and tomorrow is a better
day!they(AAMPAS) owes Jake. An Oscar!
I watched BBM earlier today and Jake blew me away!
xxxooo
sass

Sheba Baby said...

Loving all the Jake in NY news, I see he was with Sophie again. I don't the nature of their relationship but they sure look cut together:) :)

I was going to post that LAOD is on HBO, Jake and Anne are so good in this, too bad they didn't have the script to work with.

Caught BBM on Ovation Sass and it still packs an emotional wallop, even though they showed the edited version.

Hope everyone survived the surprise winter storm!

bobbyanna said...

I'm enjoying all the tweets about LAOD! Jake is making quite an imporession on people who are just seeing it! : )

Mary said...

Peoples sexiest man alive issue comes out Nov 18 i heard

UltraViolet said...

I know it's going to be a stake through my heart: Ryan Gosling.

The tweets are so much fun, Bobbyanna. Love people's reactions to Jake movies. Wish more of them would see them in the theater!

Jake out of the CZ and in Queens tonight?

just spent the eve on a barstool next to who I'm pretty sure is jake gyllenhaal. Very chill.
3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
Favorite Retweet Reply
replies ↓

very cool, are you home? (in NYC I mean) I think he lives in Brooklyn (at least I know his sister does)
2 hours ago
»
yep, NYC! The bar is in Queens--what's he doing in this nabe, I wonder


Also, this tweet made me laugh:

I'm in the exact opposite situation to Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code because I really want everyone on this train to die.

Sheba Baby, ITA with you :)

Since I'm awake, I might try to catch the L&OD showing on HBO. Missed it earlier to watch the U2 documentary.

We finally have snow cover here, damn it.

Chica said...

He was in Queens!!! Of course it's probably not the part of Queens where I live but still.

It stopped snowing here and the sun is shining but it's messy out. I'm glad that I didn't lose power like so many have:(

Anonymous said...

There was more sleet and rain here than snow, but west of me got a lot of it (Virginia)

I think Jake knows his way around the 5 boroughs (I wonder if he's been to Staten Island or the Bronx?) like the back of his hand by now. It won't surprise me if he decides to either move there or at least have a 2nd place to hang out instead of with his sister.

I assume there is someone else to watch Ramona while Jake went to the bowling alley (I still wish he could take her bowling, that would be a cute pic)

I wonder if he would want to live through NY winters (where you can be literally buried in snow) as opposed to being able to go out in the middle of Jan wearing a t shirt or a light jacket and the only snow you'd see is in a snow globe (or in the mountains)

Lily

bobbyanna said...

Strictly a wild guess, but maybe Jake was at a bar called Dutch Kills not far from the 59th Street Bridge. Or not. Guy who owns it also owns Milk & Honey in Lower Manhattan.

We have brilliant sunshine here. For now. I may be forced to go for a walk. : ) but it's 33 degrees.

Mary said...

Yea UV you are probably right that it will be Ryan G but we all know who the sexiest man alive is:)

Chica said...

Dutch Kills in in Long Island City and I have been to that place! It's a good guess because it's not far from that food event Jake attended last year. Plus it nit far from Manhattan.

Monica said...

I know it's going to be a stake through my heart: Ryan Gosling.

He is sexy, but he's not the sexiest of the moment!

bobbyanna said...

Chica, Dutch Kills isn'tt far from the Five Pointz Grafitti building, too. It's less than a half mile up the street.

I've given up on the People Magazine Sexiest Man thing. I like Ryan Gosling well enough, but he really doesn't "do" anything for me.

If People Magazine wants to gain any credibility, they need to pick Jake as #1, and then end the series, because there is no one else like Jake. : )

Anonymous said...

People always picks someone who is "everywhere" at the time. They are making some sort of headlines or they are in a number of movies and are getting good reviews, which would be Ryan.
George and Brad have movies, etc. and always in the news, but they have already been, so they aren't going to pick them again.
They pick who they think is the "most popular" at the moment.

Paula C. said...

Like Anon said the choice is based on who is most popular at the moment.

There is no one sexier than Jake, but for me Gosling or Daniel Craig are going to land the cover.

Anonymous said...

As much as I like Jake's style, I do wish that he would dress a bit for an event like this. He is the Ambassador for the Edible Schoolyard project.

That said he does still drool worthy and i'm getting a kick keeping up with his NY advnentures!!

I have given up with People and the sexiest man alive campaign. We all know it's not about looks but how "hot" you are at the moment.

I would be surprised if Gosling wasn't their choice.

I love checking out the tweets about LAOD, it's always fun reading peoples reaction when they view one of his films for the first time.

I can't wait to first out the BO for the opening pf SC in Japan, I have a feeling that it will be a hit over there.

Philly got hit bad by the freak snow storm but not as bad as NJ, MA and CT, keep safe everyone.

Josie said...

As much as I like Jake's style, I do wish that he would dress a bit for an event like this. He is the Ambassador for the Edible Schoolyard project.

That said he does still drool worthy and i'm getting a kick keeping up with his NY advnentures!!

I have given up with People and the sexiest man alive campaign. We all know it's not about looks but how "hot" you are at the moment.

I would be surprised if Gosling wasn't their choice.

I love checking out the tweets about LAOD, it's always fun reading peoples reaction when they view one of his films for the first time.

I can't wait to first out the BO for the opening pf SC in Japan, I have a feeling that it will be a hit over there.

Philly got hit bad by the freak snow storm but not as bad as NJ, MA and CT, keep safe everyone.

Extra said...

Happy Halloween everyone, have a fun a safe day and don't let the goblins get ya!

bobbyanna said...

(waves to Extra!)

Happy Halloween!

I think I'll watch a duble feature tonight: "Donnie Darko" and "Wolf" starring Jack Nicholson, directed by Mike Nichols. "Wolf" is delicious satire.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he's taking his niece out trick or treating OR has a party he's going to?

Lily

UltraViolet said...

My ghoulish work schedule continues - hope everyone has a fun Halloween.

I also hope that the mass retweeting of any/all Jake articles stops. It's making twitter useless!

Also, the news that the Coen Brothers want to cast Justin Timberlake in their new movie made my heart sink this morning.

Oh, and anon from yesterday - I realize how People chosses their SMA. That's why I'm afraid it will be Gosling. And it probably should be. He's the Man of the Moment.

The only thing going against him is that neither Drive nor IDes of March has broken out at the box office.

I say this every year and will say it again when People fails to choose Jake again: They missed the moment when they didn't choose Jake in 2005.

sass said...

Happy Halloween Babblers!
*SASS WAVES*
Have a wonderful evening/night. The snow's a melting' and the temperature is in the low 50s around the city. And that's good for everyone!
Mina

Chica said...

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Monica said...

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

He's the Man of the Moment.

No! The Man of the Moment is Michael Fassbender!

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Well it sure has been a horror here in CT, that snow storm caused more damage than hurricane Irene. Some parts of the state has the power back on but overall it was a disaster.

My power was off for a bit but it's back n for now.

It's too messy and dangerous for kids to go out trick or treating so it will be pretty quiet tonight here.

This is a good time to watch Donnie Darko:)

Happy Halloween!

UltraViolet said...

LOL, Monica. Not in the US. Or the minds of People mag types.

Glad you got your power back, OONP.

This annoying twitter retweeter has made searching for Jake news really irritating. But I did see this:

Oh yea, and i totally walked by jake gyllenhaal on essex today
16 minutes ago

Monica said...

LOL, Monica. Not in the US. Or the minds of People mag types.

What a Shame!!!

Tweety said...

Yeah Twitter is being a pain in the ass. Some of the tweets/news are over a year old, what the hell??

This one is recent:

every1hatesdove Dove
just saw Jake Gyllenhaal outside the apartment in the lower eastside
3 hours ago

Happy Halloween!

UltraViolet said...

It's some kind of automated nonsense retreater, trying to get you to click on commercial links, probably porn. It tapered off tonight and I hope it's not back tomorrow.

Hope everyone gave out and/or got some good candy!

Paula said...

I had a Jake scary movie night with Donnie Darko and Zodiac, they were perfect viewing as I waited for the little monsters looking for treats!!!

More showed up than I thought and I ran out of candy:(

Jake seems to be at home in NYC, just an observation. I do hope that we will be haring of a new project soon after seeing that pic of him reading the script on that subway train.

UltraViolet said...

As long as it wasn't the Born To Run script :)

And no candy left for you, Paula!

From twitter:

Has everyone seen Jake Gyllenhaal at Soul Cycle besides me? Coworker informed me he takes shirt off in class? #areyoukiddingme #motivating

bobbyanna said...

Well, bless his heart! I may have to plan a trip to NYC to "visit the kid" soon.

Of course she'll be working, but she knows how much I love to explore NYC on my own...:)

(He's got to know the effects of his shirtlessness. He's gotta. Bet SoulCycle is really catching on!)

Anonymous said...

just out of curiosity which Soul Cycle is he at, there are several in NYC.

I wonder if Jake has gotten himself a place in NYC (no one mentions seeing him walking Atticus, I wonder if he left him in LA)

I hope he finds a project soon, I'd like to see another drama. I loved Source Code.

Lily

bobbyanna said...

Dorothy Rodham has passed away.
The more I've read about SOS Hilary Clinton's mother, I realize what a remarkable woman she was for her generation. She reminds me a lot of my own mom.

UltraViolet said...

Aww, that's a shame, Bobbyanna. RIP to both of your mothers. And to mine :)

UltraViolet said...

Linda,it does seem as if Jake has moved to NY, but there's no way to tell for sure if it's true, just temporary, part-time or what. I'm sure Atticus is taken care of, no matter where he is.

Missed him again, Bobbyanna:

Jake Gyllenhaal was in my Soul Cycle class!
37 minutes ago

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Dorothy Rodham was a remarkable woman and shaped Hilary into the woman she is today.

RIP.

sass said...

Conn had 750,000 people with no power as of this morning
:that's unbelievable.

Maybe Jake is taking time off to be here for his Mom. I divorced near her age, and needed my friends and family. I understand Jake being here with her and the family. He and his sister looked stressed and unhappy on that island beach.
Jake's had a tough time these last three years; taking time off for himself and hanging out here with his family, where he's loved, makes good sense to me. If only I could run into him, just once. *sass's fingers crossed*
See y'all later,
xoxoxo
sass

bobbyanna said...

Dang, UV! If I tried a spinning class my knees would pop off! Literally. But I bet Soul Cycle's membership has increased, and it's waiting list is getting longer with each tweet.

UltraViolet said...

A lot of people in MA still without power, as well. Very grateful we didn't lose it and that there's no trace of snow where I live.

From Twitter (listed as the official Zac Posen Twitter, but not verified):

My favorite Japanese restaurant in NYC was filled with familiar faces from @TheRealDaphne to Jake Gyllenhaal! Full house tonight! Xoxo Zp

UltraViolet said...

Oops, it is verified.

Also, Linda, Jake seems to go to the Union Square Soul Cycle.

Monica said...

I just saw the episode of Man vs. Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal on the Discovery Channel Brazil.
Much better to watch on television. Especially the moment of the river.

Anonymous said...

Thanks UV,

now to get myself up to NY and check out some spin cycling :D (not do it just watch. I'd have to work my way up to spin cycling)

Lily

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Gov. Malloy is asking for help from Washington, it's a disaster here worst than Irene. Areas like Bridgeport/Fairfield where I'm at managed to only be w/o elecricity for a few hours or a day but in places like Danbury, Hartford and Ridgefield they are being told that they may have to wait until Sunday!

The Red Cross has set up temp. housing for people to sleep, shower, etc and business are losing $$$$.

I thought that Jake and Maggie looked stressed at their Dad's wedding too Sass:(

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal at @FranksChopShop, getting cut by @OGKcutYou

http://lockerz.com/s/152698220

Mary said...

Maybe getting a shave fingers crossed:)

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, anon. That's a nice picture.
LOL! (((mary)))

Well, at least he's been keeping his hair and his beard trimmed neatly. Last year he got all shaggy for a while.

OONP I had no idea it's been so awful in Connecticut. Glad you have power. The scarey part is realizing winter really hasn't started yet.

With or without storms, we had so many power outages here, we had to raise hell with ths state commission, and force them to trim trees and upgrade the substations.
One utility worker suggested I buy a generator! How's that for an admission of failure.

UltraViolet said...

Wow, bobbyanna. That's great customer service!

Put up a new post.