From the Editor: We couldn’t agree more with Liza’s letter above—our readers are extraordinarily savory-savvy, always up on place-based taste. Which is why we want to hear from you! Put down the fork and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. When it comes to what’s passing your lips, we’re all ears.
And here’s a specific homework assignment: for our January–March issue we seek food-related New Year’s resolutions. Ridding your pantry of high-fructose corn syrup? Growing your own windowsill ginger? Pledging to master risotto? Vowing to find the best Jamaican patty in town? We want to know.
Speaking of finding the best—it’s time for our second annual Local Hero Awards, and the polls are open through December 12. Visit www.ediblebrooklyn.net to nominate your favorite farm, restaurant, food artisan, beverage artisan, and not-for-profit. Vote early and often!
I very much enjoyed “a Farm Grows in Brooklyn” in your Spring issue. I found the story inspiring and hopeful and also a positive and exciting way to promote community building and education.
How interesting that another story a few pages back entitled “Sweet Deliverance” features a company that caters to wealthy moms with “Brooklyn realities” by not only picking up their share of fresh farm produce at the Williamsburg CSA, but also cooks and delivers ready-made meals to their doorsteps.
What a contrast of “Brooklyn realities.”
Perhaps we should look at the bigger picture here: many neighborhood CSAs are not accessible to the majority of Brooklyn’s population, whether it be price, outreach or ability to access information about healthy eating. These articles show the great divide in Brooklyn’s socioeconomic classes and made me question the role of a farm and CSA in the great neighborhood that we live in.