Longtime social justice professional and NYU grad student Jasmine Nielsen talks about moving into her dream job as Executive Director of Just Food, and how her friends inspired her to write a cooking blog.
Andrew Wilder, blogger at EatingRules.com, created October Unprocessed in 2009 as a challenge with a few good friends. Four years later, nearly 10,000 have pledged to join Wilder for a month of real food.
On Tuesday, July 24, fourteen concurrent dinners, each prepared by a top New York chef using produce from an urban farm, will take place around the city in private homes. Proceeds of the evening–A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host–will go to support two food activist organizations we love: Just Food and The Sylvia Center.
With help from NY1, we’ve got a sneak peek video tour of the construction of the Ur-BARN being raised at the Great GoogaMooga, two-day food and music fest produced by Superfly Presents that’s taking over the Neathermead in Prospect Park.
Those of you who participated in last fall’s Dine Out Irene will be pleased to hear that the organizers of the one-night fundraiser have tallied up the donations from dozens of local participating restaurants and collected a whopping $47,375 for farms impacted by the hurricane.
We’ve been making the rounds of winter farming conferences in the region–from NOFA to PASA–and we just got back from the most urban of these, Just Food’s 2012 conference at the High School of Food and Finance in Hell’s Kitchen, which included a job fair organized by Good Food Jobs and workshops advising on how to start a career as a farmer, raise money for your food startup, or launch your food-related nonprofit.
If you have any interest in becoming a cheesemonger, butcher or specialty foods buyer, running an urban farm, shooting documentaries about farm workers, writing the history of the taco, working the line in a killer farm-to-table restaurant, working to change agricultural policies, opening your own craft beer bar and grilled cheese shop or helping kids discover the joy of a watermelon radish, then have we got the job fair for you.
We’re pleased to note that Bark, Franny’s, Betto, Mile End, Do or Dine, Fatty ‘Cue, the Meat Hook, Brooklyn Kitchen and Palo Santo have all added their names to the list of restaurants and shops contributing to post-hurricane farm relief via Dine Out Irene.
Farmers from around our region were hit hard by Hurricane Irene. To help them, please participate in Dine Out Irene on September 25.
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