This month's seasonal recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika-Lemon Butter comes from The Lemon Cookbook by Ellen Jackson. Lemons add tanginess to desserts and brightness to help ingredients shine in savory dishes. Jackson celebrates the zest of lemons in every dish.
Cindy Nibbelink-Worley first planted seeds at The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden aka Project Harmony in 1985. With help from a crew of high school volunteers from City Volunteer Corps, Cindy transformed the Harlem garden from an abandoned lot. Since then, Project Harmony has grown into an urban oasis complete with a CSA pick-up site and a now, a brand-new community-run farmers’ market.
For lifelong Queens resident Abby Burke, working as Community Outreach and Pantry Coordinator for Hour Children Food Pantry in Long Island City has enabled her to give back to her community. Abby joined Hour Children in November of 2011 as a part-time team member and went on to manage the pantry full-time in 2013.
This recipe for Arugula Salad comes from The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson. Each of Katz’s recipes is derived to harness the latest research in brain science. Not only are they delicious, but ingredients are carefully selected to improve memory, sharpen the central nervous system, improve mood and more.
This wonderful spring recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Green Garlic and Radishes comes from Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, a unique vegetable-centric cookbook for omnivores by James Beard nominated chef Steven Satterfield. Root to Leaf celebrates the flavors of the season, making the vegetable the star of each meal.
Crown Heights Farm Share has created a strong sense of community for its members through bake sales, cooking demonstrations, and other initiatives. The pick-up site is located in the dining hall of Georgia’s Place, a residence for formerly homeless adults, and the CSA has hard worked to integrate the residents with the broader community by involving them in the CSA.
At Just Food’s Conference on March 15th, New York City Comptroller and longtime ally of Just Food Scott Stringer presented the McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award to South Bronx resident Dawn Ortiz. Just Food launched the award in 2008 to commemorate McKinley Hightower-Beyah, a dear friend of Just Food, for his lifelong work and achievements. Each year, the award highlights an outstanding youth who has demonstrated a commitment to urban agriculture, community leadership, and social justice.
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