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New York Fruit Farmers Weathering the 2016 Season

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.

Simple, Healthy and Delicious: Seasonal Cooking with Community Chef Tree Williams

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Just Food’s Community Food Education program has a wealth of resources for New Yorkers looking for inspiration to create simple, healthy--and of course--delicious seasonal meals. Join us for our monthly cooking series at Whole Foods, or check out a Community Chef in action at one of 24 markets in the City Farms Market Network. 

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.”

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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