Grilled Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika-Lemon Butter


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.

Project Harmony: A People's Market Grows in Harlem


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.

Meet Abby Burke, Hour Children Food Pantry Coordinator


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. 

Zucchini Butter


Yields 2 half pints

• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 5 garlic cloves, gently smashed
• 2 large zucchini, cut into a 1/2 inch/5 cm cubes (about 2 pounds/910 g)
• 5-6 springs of thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon finely milled sea salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Common Hands Farm

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Dan and Tess Parker


Common Hands Farm
370 Rt 23B
Claverack, NY 12513
United States

Meet Lydia Schmidt, City Chickens Trainer


Caring for chickens in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood, has reconnected City Chickens trainer Lydia Schmidt with childhood memories of time spent on her great grandparents’ farm.

“I have childhood memories of visiting them, being away from the city, getting to drink raw milk and cream, and planting crops. Those are really the best memories of my childhood for me.

“After living in the city for a while, I really missed that connection,” she says.

Arugula Salad with Roasted Cherries and Goat Cheese


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.

Roasted Asparagus with Green Garlic and Radishes


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: More Than Just a Box of Veggies


For members of Crown Heights Farm Share, CSA is more than just a way to access fresh, local food from Sang Lee Farms.

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.

Meet Dawn Ortiz: Winner of the McKinley Hightower-Beyah Award


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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