Just Food For Thought

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

“For me, the most profound teaching...

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Part of a Community

On December 4, 2010, Just Food hosted our 2nd biennial Farmer Summit at the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Fifty participants, representing more than 20 farms in Just Food’s network, took part in a full day of workshops and information sharing. The Farmer Summit is a wonderful opportunity for CSA and additional product farmers to come together,...

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Michael Pollan Wins Lennon Ono Grant for Peace

With Thanksgiving under our belts (literally) and the holiday season officially in full swing, Just Food has quite a bit of exciting news to celebrate this fall.

In October, journalist, best-selling author, and sustainable food champion Michael Pollan won the 2010 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace. The biennial award was created in 2002 to honor the former Beatles legend’s peace and human rights activism. Pollan designated...

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