Just Food For Thought

Friday, April 29, 2016

Combining Vietnamese traditions with contemporary sustainability practices, Linda Ly’s The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers’ Market, or Backyard Bounty (2015) is a great resource for cooking and eating locally this spring. Ly offers strategies for using all edible parts of the plant as part of a “zero waste mentality” that also enhances flavor and nutrition.

*Makes 4 Servings

For the salad:
2 spring...

Friday, April 29, 2016

After a vacation where the house his family rented included a vegetable share, Dave Mammen, Church Administrator at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, became hooked on the concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). He dreamed of bringing it to his Upper West Side community. Soon after, Mike Fonseca, new to the neighborhood and unable to squeeze into existing CSAs, reached out to Dave about starting one.

Just Food connected Dave and Mike with farmer Ben Shute from Hearty Roots...

Monday, April 4, 2016

This March, the next generation of food movement leaders were present in full force at Just Food’s 2016 Conference. More than 100 youth joined 700 other community organizers, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, and entrepreneurs gathered for a full day of workshops and panels focused on building a more equitable food movement.

The conference opened with Just Food’s annual presentation of the McKinley Hightower-Beyah award, which celebrates  New York City...

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