Just Food For Thought: Stories

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

For members of Crown Heights Farm Share, CSA is more than just a way to access fresh, local food from Sang Lee Farms.

Crown Heights Farm Share has created a strong sense of community for its members through bake sales, cooking demonstrations, and other initiatives. The pick-up site is located in the dining hall of Georgia’s Place, a residence for formerly homeless adults, and the CSA has hard worked to...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

At Just Food’s Conference on March 15th, New York City Comptroller and longtime ally of Just Food Scott Stringer presented the McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award to South Bronx resident Dawn Ortiz. Just Food launched the award in 2008 to commemorate McKinley Hightower-Beyah, a dear friend of Just Food, for his lifelong work and achievements. Each year, the award highlights an outstanding youth who has demonstrated a commitment to urban agriculture, community leadership, and social justice...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Just Food is thrilled to welcome Barbara Turk, the Mayor's Director of Food Policy as a presenter at the annual Just Food Conference on March 15th. 

Barbara, along with other leaders in city government will share their experience, goals and challenges in working to build equity in the planning, implementation and impact of their work on the panel, "Building Equity in City Government." 

Just Food’s annual conference...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On February 10th, 2015, Just Food joined more than 100 community gardeners and supporters on the steps of City Hall to oppose a new housing plan by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) that could potentially destroy 17 thriving community gardens for developers to build "affordable housing."

Organized by the New York City Community Garden Coalition, the rally gave community gardeners and supporters a chance to call on the...