Just Food For Thought

Monday, July 9, 2012

The summer season is officially in full swing, and Just Food’s Community Food Education program has a wealth of resources for New Yorkers looking for inspiration to create simple, healthy--and of course--delicious seasonal meals. Join us for our monthly cooking series at Whole Foods, or check out a Community Chef in action at one of...

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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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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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Monday, January 9, 2012


Qiana Mickie, bottom left, with fellow advocates in training.

On January 4th, more than a hundred concerned New Yorkers attended a Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

"The Bronx is home to urban farms like La Finca Del Sur and Taqwa Community Farm, farmer’s markets like the one at Lincoln Hospital and...

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