Get Involved With Just Food
Just Food can help you connect with a local farmer anywhere in NYC, no matter what your budget is! We’ll help you get fresh fruits and veggies straight from the farm.
KNOW YOUR FARMER - JOIN A CSA
CSA (community supported agriculture) connects you and your neighbors with your very own local, organic farm. With CSAs you get a full season’s worth of weekly deliveries of delicious seasonal produce at an affordable price. There are over 100 CSA sites in NYC. Find your neighborhood pick up site at justfood.org/csaloc.
START A CSA
No CSA in your neighborhood? No problem! Just Food can help you start one. We’ll train you to start a new CSA for your community or religious group, school – even your office! If you’re interested in starting a CSA, Just Food can help. Visit justfood.org/csa/how-start-csa-nyc, or contact Paula Lukats (email@example.com).
SHOP AT A CITY FARMS MARKET
It doesn’t get any more local than this! City Farms Markets sell produce grown right here in NYC. They sell urban-grown and regionally grown produce and accept SNAP (food stamps), Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons, and WIC. City Farms Markets run from June to November. Find schedules and locations at justfood.org/city-farms/city-farms-markets/market-schedules.
START A FARMERS MARKET
City Farms Markets are run by community members who want to bring fresh, affordable food to their neighborhoods. Contact Nadia Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how Just Food can help you start a City Farms Market.
Just Food can teach you how to make eating local easier. From gardening to cooking skills - Just Food’s classes and workshops will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go!
SEASONAL COOKING DEMOS & CLASSES
Hungry to learn more? Love the idea of eating local, but don’t quite know how to make the most of all that beautiful food in your tiny kitchen? Just Food offers monthly cooking classes on a host of seasonal food topics. Proceeds from these classes support Just Food’s Community Food Education programming at food pantries and farmers’ markets.
Cooking Classes with Whole Foods
Canning Skillshare with West Elm Market
URBAN AGRICULTURE WORKSHOPS
Every year, throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall, Just Food organizes a Community Workshop Series that is free and open to the public. Workshop topics include: seed saving, composting, food preservation, chicken care, container planting, plant propagation, hydroponics, soil preparation and more. Find more info here: meetup.com/City-Farming-NYC.
FARM SCHOOL NYC
Ever wanted to become a farmer? Farm School NYC offers professional training in urban agriculture. Designed for busy New Yorkers, you can choose to commit to a 2-year certificate program or take individual courses on the subjects that interest you the most. For more information, check out justfood.org/farmschoolnyc.
ONLINE URBAN FARMING COMMUNITY
Find out about upcoming workshops, suggest a workshop topic and get advice from experienced urban farmers and chicken keepers through Just Food’s online Meetup Groups.
City Chicken Meetup
City Farms Meetup
Would you like to help make fresh, locally grown food available to all New Yorkers? Contribute your time and talent by volunteering for Just Food! Just Food volunteers support our work in every capacity, from event planning to programmatic support; from folding brochures to building chicken coops, and everything in between. If you’re interested in volunteering, please take a look at the volunteer opportunities listed on our website here or join our volunteer e-newsletter list here.
Support the creation of a just and sustainable food system for New York City and beyond: become a Just Food member!
In addition to the satisfaction of supporting a cause we all believe in, your membership is tax deductible and includes:
- Discounted tickets to Just Food events (such as Let Us Eat Local and the Just Food Conference)
- 10% off Just Food Marketplace purchases
- An invitation to our annual Members Meeting, and
- Special offers from our favorite local businesses! See the full list of Local Business Partners here.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Our work would not be possible without the volunteer hours, donations large and small, and the vibrant energy and ideas that New Yorkers bring to every endeavor. Visit justfood.org/learn-more to find programs that can benefit your community, or ones you’d like to support. Let’s keep making NYC a better place to live and eat!
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