Just Food's Emilie Miyauchi expains the fruit challenges of the 2016 growing season
August 2016: While we're now in the hot and sticky midst of summer, the bizarrely warm March followed by the deep frosts in April may seem distant, but are making big impacts on what we see this year in our CSA shares and at our farmer’s markets.
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!
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!
Throughout the year Just Food hosts different workshops that pertain to the development of your CSA. These workshops are helpful to new as well as existing CSAs.
All workshops are held at the Just Food office (1155 Avenue of the Americas between 44th Street and 45th Street, 3rd floor) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm unless otherwise noted. To RSVP for a workshop, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
As the owner of a small organic farm (Katchkie Farm), the CEO of a not-so-small catering/foodservice company (Great Performances) and a board member of Just Food, I sit at an interesting intersection of the food world. I’ve seen interest in local, sustainable food flourish, and over the past 16 years I’ve witnessed the role that Just Food and its unique take on the CSA model has played in fueling this interest.
In the summer of 2007, the four Ballentine siblings – Sky, Steven, Rebecca, and Galen – collectively purchased a 35-acre dairy farm with the intention of contributing to the landscape where they were born and raised.
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