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Just Food Conference 2012: Eat • Work • Grow the Movement
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ABOUT THE EXPO
We'll celebrate the end of our conference with an EXPO featuring exemplary local food artisans, sustainable businesses, and organizations. Conference attendees will join us on Saturday, February 25th from 4:30 - 6:00PM to eat, drink and engage with our tabling vendors. Sign up and directly interact with hundreds of conference attendees.
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596 Acres is a public education project aimed at making communities aware of the land resources around them. With the goal of a food sovereign New York City in mind, 596 Acres is helping neighbors form connections to the vacant lots in their lives -- from the smallest (throwing a seedbomb) to the largest (hosting a public meeting with the head of a City Agency which owns a vacant lot promised to the community as a park, see myrtlepark.org).
Added Value is a non-profit organization promoting the sustainable development of Red Hook by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. We work towards this goal by creating opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise.
Animal Welfare Approved
Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a national nonprofit organization that audits, certifies and supports independent family farmers raising their animals according to the highest welfare standards, outdoors on pasture or range. All services are offered for free to farmers. Search for farms, products and restaurants at www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org.
Tamar Adler is the author of the recently released An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. (Scribner, October 2011) She is a former editor of Harper's Magazine, the founding head chef of Farm 255 in Athens, Georgia, and cooked at Chez Panisse from 2007-2009. Her writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The New Leader, Mother Jones, Fine Cooking, Salon.com, Gilt Taste, and the Atlantic.com, among other publications. Tamar lives in Brooklyn, NY. www.tamareadler.com
Tracie McMillan, a freelance journalist whose work centers on food and class, is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her first book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, will be published by Scribner in February 2012. www.traciemcmillan.com
Andrea Beaman is a natural foods chef, thyroid expert, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing sustainable eating and living. Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo's hit reality TV show, Top Chef. She is a regularly featured food and health expert on CBS News and is the host of the Award Nominated Fed UP! A cooking show that educates guests and viewers on how to cook for, and cure, bodily ailments. She teaches fun cooking classes and health seminars to a wide base of clients and students. email@example.com
Since the dawn of farming, people have eaten the same organic, all natural, free-range, grass-fed meats; organic and all natural cheeses; and organic vegetables that we offer. By partnering with local artisans and working with sustainable farmers, we're returning to an old-fashioned emphasis on quality. Our restaurants are built from sustainable and reclaimed materials and use renewable green energy. We are proud that the animals that supply our meat have been treated humanely and with respect by workers who are provided fair wages.
Barefoot Books is a world-wide community of writers, artists, storytellers, musicians, and others who are committed to providing timeless stories and captivating art that can help children become happy, engaged members of a global society.
Founded in 1987 by two New Yorkers, the Brooklyn Brewery today is one of America's top 40 breweries, and Brooklyn Lager is among the top draft beers in New York City.
Brooklyn Food Coalition
The Brooklyn Food Coalition is a grassroots organization dedicated to the vision of a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn through community organizing, public education, and research and advocacy. The Coalition is fundamentally committed to building an inclusive, multi-racial, multi-cultural alliance of residents and community-based groups from all parts of Brooklyn, reflecting the borough's rich diversity.
Makers of Mina Harissa; a traditional Moroccan red pepper sauce made using only 6 simple all natural ingredients.
Clean Plates, a guide to the healthiest, tastiest and most sustainable restaurants for vegetarians and carnivores in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Community/Farmworker Alliance (NYC)
Community/Farmworker Alliance (NYC) is a local coalition of community members that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their campaign for fair food.
Crock & Jar
At Crock & Jar, we are dedicated to capturing the seasons so you can eat locally year round! Using locally grown produce and time honored food preservation methods, such as fermentation and canning, we create delicious, nutritious sauerkrauts and pickles. By preserving our food seasonally, we increase the amount of local food we buy, strengthen our connections with farmers and support our community. We love to teach food preservation skills too - ask us about workshop opportunities!
Our company is EcoOrchards. We specialize in green food packaging products that are 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable - made out of sugarcane leaves containing no toxins. Our products serve as the "browns" which are necessary to add when composting.
Ethikus is an online community that connects people with ethical and sustainable businesses in their neighborhoods. Our goal is to direct the purchasing power of conscientious consumers towards businesses that do good.
Farmigo's mission is for locally grown healthy, fresh, organic food to be readily accessible to all consumers thereby promoting eco friendly agricultural methods that are environmentally sustainable. Farmigo is providing an alternative food system by enabling group-buying of fresh food directly from local farms & producers, making it convenient and affordable to get local, seasonal food.
Farming Concrete is a grassroots science project to measure food production in community gardens.
Flip the Table
Flip the Table: Youth Food Council is training future leaders in the sustainable food movement, lending a problem-solution framework around which youth can mobilize and envision change. Our aim is to connect youth within a network of local organizations and institutions while raising awareness about local, regional, and systemic issues surrounding food systems.
FoodCorps places motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our service members deliver hands-on nutrition education, build and tend school gardens, and bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias.
FoodFight is NYC based nonprofit, whose mission is to revolutionize the way teachers and students think about food and its impact on their lives. FoodFight develops and implements cutting-edge teacher health and wellness programming, designed to address the unique health needs and constraints of teachers, staff and administrators. Our goal is to improve teachers' health (and thereby performance), transform the culture of schools and arm educators with the tools they need to become role models and change agents for their students.
Free Bread, Inc.
Free Bread, Inc. aims to fill the last nagging void in the New York City Food Marketplace: fresh-baked, artisanal, gluten-free bread rolls. Free Bread is baked daily, by hand, in a 100% gluten-free, organic, and Kosher kitchen facility in Long Island City. Our four outrageously delicious varieties are all sugar, nut, and corn free, and will be available to you direct or via local retail establishments in the coming year.
Granola Lab creates exciting, flavorful granolas that strike the ideal sweet-savory balance. Our inventions are baked in small batches in our Brooklyn laboratory, where ingenuity, experimentation, and all-natural ingredients produce delicious results.
Greene Hill Food Co-op
We are a food co-operative based in the vicinity of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We are a 100% working co-op—all members contribute two hours of work every four weeks. In return, we build a strong sense of community and enjoy prices that are significantly lower than for-profit grocery stores.
Green Mountain Energy – Renewable Energy Supplier
Green Mountain, the nation's leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 to "change the way power is made." The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, such as wind, as well as a variety of carbon offset products.
Grown In Brooklyn, LLC, Makers of Barry's Tempeh
The only fresh, unpasteurized tempeh in New York.
Harlem Brewing Company
Sugar Hill Beer brings you that authentic delicious, unique taste Harlemites loved during the Renaissance.
Hot Bread Kitchen
Hot Bread Kitchen is a non-profit social enterprise that creates professional opportunities for foreign-born women. Through paid training in our commercial bakery, we teach the skills necessary to become managers and business owners in the food industry.
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Learn more about our work to protect farm animals and end factory farming at humanesociety.org/farm.
Need Money? ioby connects people and money to environmental projects. We've helped about 100 projects raise over $100,000 for environmental projects around NYC in the past few years. Community gardens, parks, kayaks, compost bins, bicycle programs, chickens, bees and dogs have all benefited from working with us.
Just Food's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in NYC Program
Just Food's CSA Program supports regional family farmers and creates access to nutritious food for New Yorkers of all income levels. CSA members buy shares in a farmer's growing season and in return receive weekly neighborhood deliveries of fresh produce and other locally, sustainably grown products. Just Food trains groups to start and run CSA projects. Since 1996, we have helped to start over 100 CSA sites in NYC.
Katchkie Farm is a year-round organic farming operation owned by the NYC-based catering company, Great Performances. Katchkie Farm represents a commitment to celebrating local flavors and an investment in sustainable agriculture and good earth practices. Katchkie, which sits on 60 acres in Columbia County, NY, also houses The Sylvia Center. This educational nonprofit introduces children to the pleasures and benefits of healthy, sustainable food through farm visits and cooking classes. Katchkie supplies Great Performances with fresh produce and is the source for a line of artisanal products including the acclaimed Katchkie Ketchup, Thunder Pickles, and Katchkie Farm Bob-A-Que Sauce.
Deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, living on our off-the-grid farm and sustainability center, we discovered the most incredibly delicious and luscious food, grown by indigenous farmers in harmony with the ecosystems that support all life. We founded Kopali to invite you to join us in creating a more sustainable and compassionate world for all by delighting in this pure goodness. Today with every bag of Kopali, you join us in directly supporting thousands of small farmers, their families, and their communities in countries all over the world.
Martin's Handmade Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzels
The pretzel-lover's Rolls Royce. World-renowned hand-rolled, hand-twisted, hard pretzels with deep, rich flavor and all natural ingredients - no fat, no preservatives. Machines beware! Only hands can make a Martin's Pretzel!
Milk Not Jails
Milk Not Jails is a political line of dairy products working to end rural New York's dependency on the prison system by revitalizing relationships between farmers and consumers. Milk Not Jails operates a dairy share program for NYC's CSAs to purchase weekly shares and/or monthly orders from its farmers.
Founded in 1940 in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, Murray's started out as a neighborhood wholesaler of butter and eggs and has evolved into the country's leading cheese destination. Murray's stores, located in Greenwich Village and in Grand Central Station's food market, offer hundreds of domestic and imported artisan cheeses along with a wide selection of specialty foods. For more info visit www.murrayscheese.com.
New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
NYCHSF introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The Department of Agriculture and Markets is the state agency that oversees our farmland, farmers, agribusiness, food security, and farmers' markets.
NOFA-NY, Inc. is an organization of consumers, gardeners, and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and educational opportunities, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. NOFA-NY brings consumers and farmers closer together to make high quality food available to all people.
NonaBrooklyn is all about good food. By ‘good,' we mean local, artisanal, sustainable and/or traditional food and drink made by people with a passion for what they do. Brooklyn is full of people growing, making, serving and selling food you can feel good about. At Nona, our goal is to bring you everything you need to know about that food and the people behind it.
NYC Compost Project
The NYC Compost Project was created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993 to provide compost education and outreach to NYC residents, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Most of the successful community-based composting operations in NYC have received technical assistance from the NYC Compost Project. Funded and managed through the Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling, the NYC Compost Project programs are carried out by Department-funded staff at host sites in each borough.
The NYC Degustation Advisory Team
NYCDAT is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of craft beer through creative and delectable food pairing.
NYC Hotsauce Company
Made, Manufactured and Distributed in NYC for NYC. This absolutely delicious Habanero Sauce will satisfy your desire for hand-crafted Artisanal hotsauce. Once you try it, you won't stop using it.....
Organic Soul Chef, LLC
Madea Allen is a certified health coach and holistic chef. Known affectionately as the "Organic Soul Chef", she dishes up nourishing cuisine with flare. After studying holistic nutrition and health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), Madea trained as a professional chef at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, where she learned the art and theory of health-supportive cooking. She founded Organic Soul Chef, LLC, with a mission to empower herself and others through wholesome living and eating. www.organicsoulchef.com
Orwashers is New York's original artisan bakery, hand making breads using natural ingredients, local wheat and sustainable methods since 1916. Owner Keith Cohen has partnered with regional grain growers, millers, brewers and winemakers to inspire his signature loaves, one of which New York magazine has said "just might be the edible symbol of New York's locally grown-and-milled-flour movement."
In 2004, Noha Waibsnaider founded Peeled Snacks in New York, NY, to fill a critical void in the snack market: tasty, convenient foods that are healthy and make people feel good about snacking. The Company brings consumers the juiciest, tastiest, gently-dried organic fruit snacks with no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. They provide a natural source of fiber and vitamins, and are gluten free. Peeled Snacks has partnered with the American Farmland Trust to promote and save American farmland. Peeled Snacks: "Real food, real apeel."
Saucy By Nature
Saucy By Nature is a Brooklyn based producer of seasonally inspired artisanal sauces and spreads. We focus on working directly with farmers within 100 miles of NYC to create exceptional hand-crafted sauces from farm-fresh ingredients. Our all natural products are made with ingredients picked at the peak of freshness and are always free of preservatives. Co-founders Monika Luczak and Przemek Adolf continue to expand their mission to promote the good food movement by making delicious real food easy for people to incorporate into every meal.
Spring into Action
Spring into Action will deliver high quality, fresh regional produce to institutions, food manufacturers and food retailers in New York City, while creating jobs for people rebuilding their lives after periods of incarceration. Spring will aggregate seasonal produce from small to mid- sized farms in the North East/Mid Atlantic states, lightly process it to customer specifications, and deliver the best our region has to offer with exceptional customer service.
St. Lydia's, a Dinner Church in Brooklyn
St. Lydia's is a Dinner Church. We gather every Sunday night to cook and share a sacred meal, just as the first followers of Jesus did. We eat, explore scripture, offer prayers, and sing together. We are a progressive congregation in New York City, located where Gowanus and Park Slope meet in Brooklyn. Our worship is rooted in the patterns of the Early Church, and we are tied to the Lutheran and Episcopal traditions. All are welcome at the table. www.stlydias.org
Upstate Wine Company
Upstate Wine Company provides only the highest quality, award-winning wines from Upstate New York to the New York City area. We are driven by a passion to share outstanding local wines that focus on environmental responsibility.
The Veggiecation Program
The Veggiecation Program is a curriculum based nutrition education concept that introduces young students to the delicious and nutritious world of vegetables. Utilizing existing school resources to minimize costs and seamlessly integrate Veggiecation into the classroom and school lunch programs, Veggiecation incorporates kid-friendly vegetable preparations into each lesson.
Victory Chicken, established in 2011, is a Brooklyn-based company committed to spreading the joys of raising chickens. We sell coops, chickens and supplies and provide training so our customers can tend their flocks confidently. Our all-in-one Rosie package can set you up with a backyard coop in less than 2 hours, and our subscription service can keep you supplied with feed, hay, wood shavings and other supplies and expertise all year long.
Vokashi is a composting waste solution that uses the Bokashi process of fermenting organic matter.