Just Food Core Trainings

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Just Food offers fee-for-service workshops and intensive trainings in our Training of Trainers, Advocacy, Food Education, and Farmers' Market Intensive curricula for groups of 10-24 participants from your organization or project site. If you are looking to train a smaller group, consider co-hosting a training with a partner organization, or attending one of our Just Food in-house trainings. For more information about topics, scheduling, and sliding-scale pricing, please complete the Core Training Inquiry Form.

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Training of Trainers: A dynamic and foundational two-day training that offers practical tools in effective community organizing or project leadership through facilitating interactive, engaging, and participatory workshops, meetings, and campaigns. Participants walk away with teaching strategies and training techniques grounded in popular education that strengthens their facilitation, workshop planning, and community engagement skills. To date, we have trained over 500 people throughout the five boroughs.

Advocacy Training: Learn how to facilitate hands-on, participatory workshops about equitable local food and farm policy issues; develop skills in advocacy, community organizing, and grassroots campaigning; build your understanding of government structures and policy at federal, state, and city levels.

Community Chef Training: Learn how to facilitate engaging and culturally-appropriate workshops and cooking demonstrations about local, seasonal eating and cooking; basic nutrition; fruit and vegetable identification; recipe selection and creation; knife skills; as well as food storage and preparation.

Farmers' Market Intensive: This workshop covers all the basics of launching a community-run farmers market in New York City. Topics include establishing a location, schedule, market rules, and logistics; accepting SNAP/EBT, WIC, FMNP and other public benefits; navigating city permits and regulations; recruiting rural farmers and urban gardeners who are growing for market; community engagement; record-keeping and evaluation.

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