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Bronx Residents Celebrate 10 Years of Growing Their Own

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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.

It’s Elementary: Chickens Come Home to Roost at PS 11

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 announced. A third grader giggled, “When they eat out of your hand it actually tickles.”

Growing more than food: Farming with Zaid Kurdieh

 

This season, Norwich Meadows Farm owner Zaid Kurdieh is one of 100+ regional farmers providing New York City communities with fresh, locally grown food through Just Food’s CSA Network. If you want to support local farms and get access to healthy, organic produce, now’s the perfect time to join a CSA: find yours

CSA Chefs Throw Down at Just Food’s GREAT CSA SMACKDOWN

In January, 60+ local food lovers gathered at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery for the finale of Just Food's first ever CSA cooking competition: The Great CSA Smackdown. Over the course of the 2012 season, 7 CSAs held their own smackdowns to determine who would attend this finale to compete for bragging rights to the title of best home CSA Chef. Watch our slideshow to meet our five final teams and see the winning dish!

Farm School NYC: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers


John KixMiller (center, in hat) and fellow Farm School NYC students learn season extension techniques.

Meet a Just Food Farmer (OR 10!)


Filmmaker Anna Mumford and Just Food's Farm Network Coordinator, Jess Cortes, filming at La Baraja Farm in Goshen.

After the Storm

Through the adversity of the past week, we’ve been inspired by our fellow New Yorkers. The friendliness that outsiders say New Yorkers lack bubbled up as we walked across bridges together, stood together in crowded lines and buses, and shared rides with strangers. Generosity poured forth as New Yorkers who came through the storm relatively unscathed opened up their homes to friends and family; they donated their time, money and other resources to lighten the burden for others who were less fortunate. As the challenges continue, New Yorkers continue to give.

Just Food Celebrates Fifth Annual LET US EAT LOCAL

We are thrilled to partner with 40 of New York City's most acclaimed chefs and food artisans as we celebrate the delicious core of our work: uniting NYC residents with sensational seasonal food grown on local farms.

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