Just Food For Thought: Stories

Friday, April 29, 2016

After a vacation where the house his family rented included a vegetable share, Dave Mammen, Church Administrator at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, became hooked on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). He dreamed of bringing it to his Upper West Side community. Soon after, Mike Fonseca, new to the neighborhood and unable to squeeze into existing CSAs, reached out to Dave about starting one.

Just Food connected Dave and Mike with farmer Ben Shute from Hearty Roots...

Monday, April 4, 2016

This March, the next generation of food movement leaders were present in full force at Just Food’s 2016 Conference. More than 100 youth joined 700 other community organizers, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, and entrepreneurs gathered for a full day of workshops and panels focused on building a more equitable food movement.

The conference opened with Just Food’s annual presentation of the McKinley Hightower-Beyah award, which celebrates  New York City...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Just Food’s annual conference is less than two weeks away. We are excited to welcome Just Food co-founder, board member, and food movement leader Joan Gussow as one of this year’s speakers. We caught up with Joan to get the inside scoop as she puts the final touches on her Food Talk, which will focus on the history of Just Food.

Just Food: How has the food movement changed since JF started?...

Monday, February 1, 2016

On January 20th, Jimmy Carbone and Matt Timms emceed Just Food’s 2015-2016 CSA Smackdown at Brooklyn’s The Bell House to crown the most creative cooks from Just Food’s CSA network. Teams representing Yorkville, Katchkie Farm, Grand Street, Sunset Park, and Mid-Island/South Shore CSAs were given 30 minutes and a mystery CSA share to create a winning seasonal dish. After an electric and energetic competition, judges Andrea Beaman, Sawdayah Brownlee, Anne Saxelby, and...