Just Food For Thought

Thursday, June 30, 2016

     On June 10th, Just Food staff participated in Botany Day at McKinley’s Children’s Garden in South Jamaica. Each year, McKinley’s, which was founded in 2005 by the late McKinley Hightower-Beyah, welcomes over 500 students from P.S. 40 Campus, Jamaica Children’s School, and P.S. 48 to celebrate the first blooms and learn about urban agriculture. The Just Food team...

Stories
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cara Mangini’s grandfather and great-grandfather were both butchers. She is a butcher of a different sort: a green one. Cara’s first cookbook, The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, is filled with vibrant, step-by-step images of how to cut vegetables. Mangini not only provides delicious recipes for each season but also shares quick cooking techniques,...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

“From an early age a recurring theme with my family was growing our own food,” says Kadeesha Williams, describing her life growing up in the family that led the charge to create Tawqa Community Farm. The farm was once an empty lot in her family’s neighborhood in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. Her father, Bobby Watson; her grandfather, Abu Talib; and other community members transformed the space into a garden to be used as a haven for their families and neighbors. 

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