Food Systems Network NYC

I found this website while on one of my Internet tangents. Their mission: Food Systems Network NYC is a membership-based organization designed to foster communication and cultivate community amongst various stake holders and professionals working across the food system. Members gather monthly for Open Networking meetings to encourage collaboration; share information; discuss public policy; and […]

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All About Food Irradiation

(From Just Foods) Food irradiation, a process that became of interest in the 1950s, came mostly in response to much of our food supply being lost to spoilage and insects.  Food irradiation exposes food to ionizing radiation to destroy microorganisms that cause spoilage and decomposition and thus the shelf life of the food is extended.  […]

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Wholesale Farmers Market to Open at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx

New York CIty once boasted several wholesale farmers markets enabling local farmers to directly supply food stores with locally grown produce. In 2007, the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative and the Bronx Terminal Market Growers, with assistance from the Governor of New York along with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, established a new […]

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Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill Pedestrian-Only in August!

On all four Sundays this September from 11am to 7pm, Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn will be closed off from Clinton Ave to Emerson Avenue.  This busy street will transform into an active, interactive, pedestrian-friendly public space perfect for walking, cycling, dancing, and people-watching. Partnering up with with DOT’s Weekend Walks initiative to create […]

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Agriculture as Therapy

I was sent this interesting article from the New York Times about an organic farm upstate that works with recovering addicts. These patients live at a nearby rehab center and work as farmhands on the 2-acre farm that was donated to them by two local country clubs. They sell the produce back to the country […]

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We have a subscription to The Sun magazine. It’s an ad-free literary magazine with an interview with a (usually) political or spiritual “expert,” fiction, memoirs and essays and a themed section of short anecdotes submitted by numerous readers. As someone who doesn’t read a lot, this magazine is much to my liking and pacing. This […]

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Save Brooklyn Rescue Mission’s Bed-Stuy Farm

Brooklyn Rescue Mission (BRM), located in Bed-Stuy is one of the few food justice organizations in Brooklyn committed to community health, food and economic challenges in daily life. In addition to East New York Farms and Added Value, the BRM farm is one of the few community urban food agriculture projects in the city. In […]

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Slow Food’s Time for Lunch Campaign

The Time for Lunch Campaign is a project of Slow Food USA, an educational non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair. This year, they are asking parents, teachers and every responsible citizen to speak up and tell our nation’s leaders that change […]

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Sustainable: FoodprintNYC

Tuesday, July 21st is FoodprintNYC Call-In Day to your City Council representative! So far 11 City Council members have signed on as co-sponsors. Make sure your representative shows their support! Tomorrow, take action to support FoodprintNYC! Calling your representative is fast, easy, and effective. You can call on your way to the subway, while walking […]

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