Just Food For Thought: Stories

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In New York City Hurricane Irene was much less severe than projected, however, the same cannot be said for many areas in upstate New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and throughout the Northeast. While not all of our CSA farmers were severely affected, others sustained tremendous damage. All week we have been soberly witnessing images of farms under feet of water, hearing stories of farmers who are...

Monday, August 1, 2011

You’ve read about him in Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and seen him in the Academy award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. Now, join Just Food at Let Us Eat Local on September 21 as we welcome Joel Salatin to honor his work as a tireless promoter of local, sustainable food...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Where do food pantry staff and volunteers go to unleash their inner food geek? This spring, Just Food hosted a series of Veggie Educator trainings, which brought together 90 food pantry staff and volunteers to taste and talk about a rainbow of vegetables from golden beets to purple carrots, Swiss chard and purslane to banana peppers and more.

The Veggie Educator trainings are part of Just Food's Local Produce Link program, which helps food pantries and other emergency food programs...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just Food celebrates the April release of two major policy documents by the Mayor and Manhattan Borough President on the achievements and challenges of New York City’s community-run farmers markets. Currently half of NYC’s approximately 120 farmers markets are run by independent operators, including community-based organizations and volunteers. 18 of these are City Farms Markets, a...