A friend introduced Sia Pickett to Just Food’s Community Chef training program in 2011, and she’s been inspiring Brooklyn farmers’ market shoppers with healthy--and delicious--cooking demos ever since.
“This is the first example I’ve seen of real political clout in the food movement,” said author and NYU professor Marion Nestle to an audience of over 750 New Yorkers who packed the Mayoral Forum on the Future of Food in New York City, co-hosted by Just Food on July 17th at The New School.
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.”
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!
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