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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

Bringing Fresh Produce to Pomonok

Every Thursday from 9 to 4, Veronica Class and her 18 year-old daughter Sacia volunteer at the new Pomonok Community Fresh Connect Farmers’ Market on Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, Queens. Veronica helps to sell fruits and vegetables and chats with customers about how to use them. Veronica appreciates the healthy addition the market has made to the neighborhood, “This market is very good, because everything is fresh and natural and the people are very nice.”

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