Just Food For Thought: Stories

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

We are proud to welcome the youngest member of Just Food's Farmers' Circle—a place reserved for the most generous of all our wonderful supporters. Last month 12 year-old Sam Olsen raised nearly $1,200 for Just Food's City Chicken Project.

Sam met his first chicken just 12 short months ago while visiting friends in Rockport, Massachusetts. Their...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Farm Bill—or more accurately the Food and Farm Bill--has a huge impact on what kind of food is available in your neighborhood, how that food is produced, and how much it costs.

The Farm Bill sets parameters and funding targets for many programs related to food stamps, food pantries, farmers markets, farm-to-institution purchasing and community food projects in our city. It determines crop subsidies and insurance and what kinds of farms get to benefit from them, influences pricing...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

For most city folks, the measly rainfall and brisk winds of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee left a brief and underwhelming impression. But for many local farmers, the floods of last fall's tropical storms caused considerable physical and financial damage, which they've been working hard to clear away all winter.

Last fall, Just Food teamed up with partners throughout the region to...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Winter is the time when farmers in the Northeast get a much-needed break to reflect and prepare for next season. It’s also the time of year when farmers are a bit easier to catch for a conversation. This month we caught up with Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht who, with wife Eve (right), co-owns Garden of Eve Organic Farm on Long Island’s North Fork. Chris was one of four farmers who participated in the Farmer Panel...

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