Just Food For Thought: Stories

Friday, January 30, 2015

Food First, the pioneering “people’s think tank,” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez will be launching a nationwide tour. His first stop on the East Coast will be to make the Keynote Speech at the 2015 Just Food Conference on March 15th.

Just Food is excited to have Eric share his perspective on the question of why equity matters and how it helps us build a more just and...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It’s 2015 and a critical piece of food legislation, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Act, is set to be renegotiated in Congress this year. CNR governs the Women Infant and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) among other federal programs that provide food and nutrition education to families. WIC FMNP is instrumental to Just Food’s network of community-run farmers’ markets. For some markets, WIC FMNP is the most significant source of income, even topping cash or EBT...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

During summer 2014, Chef Ben Towill of The Fat Radish and The East Pole embarked on a cross-country bike tour, raising over $25,000 for Just Food's Youth Community Chef program.

Throughout his trip, Ben wrote a blog series for The New York Times covering the conversations around food he had with people all over the country. Ben's riding partner and photographer Patrick Dougherty...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On October 20th, judges Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser, and David Mawhinney chose Grand Street CSA’s Autumn Harvest Medley with Chinatown Pico de Gallo to win Just Food’s 2014 CSA Smackdown. Julie Ulmet and Stephanie Schumm edged out the competition at the third annual event, which was hosted this year at Haven’s Kitchen in Chelsea. Grand Street was one of three teams, including Staten Island’s Mid Island and South Shore CSA and Sunset Park CSA, to compete in this year’s finals.