Just Food For Thought

Monday, June 3, 2013
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Visit Tremont Park on Tuesdays from July through October and you’re likely to see Karen Washington running La Familia Verde Farmers’ Market, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season. In 2003, when La Familia Verde Coalition was looking to launch their community-led market, Karen enlisted Just Food’s help to...
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Friday, May 3, 2013

In 2012, Chelsea’s PS 11 got some new school pets, but they weren’t the usual gerbils and turtles. Thanks to the help of Just Food, the school was able to build a chicken coop now occupied by nine hens. Over the past year, students have come to love the flock, including favorites Pecky, Roxy, and Kebab . “Sometimes when I feed them they come to me,” one fourth grader proudly...

City Farms
Monday, October 3, 2011

Every Thursday from 9 to 4, Veronica Class and her 18 year-old daughter Sacia volunteer at the new Pomonok Community Fresh Connect Farmers’ Market on Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Queens. Veronica helps to sell fruits and vegetables and chats with customers about how to use them. Veronica appreciates the healthy addition the market has made to the neighborhood, “This market is very good, because everything is...

City Farms
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...

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