Just Food For Thought

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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Sunday, July 31, 2011

You’ve read about him in Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and seen him in the Academy award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. Now, join Just Food at Let Us Eat Local on September 21 as we welcome Joel Salatin to honor his work as a tireless promoter of local, sustainable food...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just Food celebrates the April release of two major policy documents by the Mayor and Manhattan Borough President on the achievements and challenges of New York City’s community-run farmers markets. Currently half of NYC’s approximately 120 farmers markets are run by independent operators, including community-based organizations and volunteers. 18 of these are City Farms Markets, a...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

“For me, the most profound teaching...

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