Just Food podcasts will focus on the stories of of the people in the local food movement, such as our farmers, community garden members, and activists, and will feature policy updates and relevant news. Check in for new podcasts and let us know if you've got a story to share
Episode 1: An Inside View of Sang Lee Farms
Sang Lee Farms is a second generation family farm originally growing produce for the Asian markets in New York and along the east coast. Over the last fifteen years the farm has shifted its focus to retail, farmers' markets and CSA. In doing so it has added many new specialty vegetable and herb products, including heirloom tomatoes, multicolored carrots, asparagus, potatoes and garlic.
This podcast features an interview with Farmer Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms and music by Arliss Parker and Glenn Jones.
Jimmy Carbone, owner of the East Village bar Jimmy's No.43, has been a long time supporter of the local food movement. Incorporating his family's tradition of using fresh ingredients, Jimmy's No.43 uses the organic ingredients from local farmers around New York City. His bar, which also serves handcrafted beer on draught, has become a community space over the years. On any night of the week, the back room at Jimmy's No.43 is used for a variety of events; from a CSA drop off to a fund raising event, or a farmer meet and greet to a musical performance.
On Sunday, July 11th, 2010, Jimmy's No.43 will be hosting a barbeque meat tasting event on Governor's Island, featuring 30+ top chefs and BBQ teams. For more info and where to purchase tickets, see here.
This month's podcast includes music from Lee Rosevere, Eskalators, and El Jugador.