Just Food For Thought: Stories

Sunday, January 20, 2013

In January, 60+ local food lovers gathered at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery for the finale of Just Food's first ever CSA cooking competition: The Great CSA Smackdown. Over the course of the 2012 season, 7 CSAs held their own smackdowns to determine who would attend this finale to compete for bragging rights to the title of best home CSA Chef. Watch our slideshow to meet our five final teams and see the winning dish!

Friday, January 4, 2013

John KixMiller (center, in hat) and fellow Farm School NYC students learn season extension techniques.

In 2001, when gangs, drugs and violence were on the rise in the neighborhood, John KixMiller, a longtime resident of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, decided to take a stand. He started an after-school program for teens at the 64th Street Community Garden. Ten years later John was eager to grow...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Filmmaker Anna Mumford and Just Food's Farm Network Coordinator, Jess Cortes, filming at La Baraja Farm in Goshen.

At Just Food, part of our mission is to bridge the distance between local farmers and New York City eaters. We’d love it if everyone could get a chance to see their farmers in action on the farm, but we know that busy New Yorkers don’t always have the time to get out of town. In 2012...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Through the adversity of the past week, we’ve been inspired by our fellow New Yorkers. The friendliness that outsiders say New Yorkers lack bubbled up as we walked across bridges together, stood together in crowded lines and buses, and shared rides with strangers. Generosity poured forth as New Yorkers who came through the storm relatively unscathed opened up their homes to friends and family; they donated their time, money and other resources to lighten the burden for others who were less...