Just Food For Thought: Stories

Monday, January 9, 2012


Qiana Mickie, bottom left, with fellow advocates in training.

On January 4th, more than a hundred concerned New Yorkers attended a Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

"The Bronx is home to urban farms like La Finca Del Sur and Taqwa Community Farm, farmer’s markets like the one at Lincoln Hospital and...

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Monday, December 5, 2011


Just Food Trainer Classie Parker with the Food Bank's Head Cook, Cathy Sturry

If you've ever been to a workshop led by Just Food Trainer Classie Parker, you know that canning is even more fun when there's dancing involved. Last month members of Harlem Community Farm Share learned this fact first hand. CSA members joined staff and clients of their...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

by Liz Neumark

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...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

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...

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