Farmers, New Yorkers Talk About Supporting Local Agriculture

By kieran

Many New Yorkers, most of whom were members of one of the city’s 55 CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture groups), networked with one another and with local farmers at the CSA in NYC conference held on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
The annual conference was sponsored by Just Food, a local non-profit organization that works for economic, environmental [...]

Chickens Fly the Rural Coop

By geneva

Few people who move to New York City expect to awaken to clucking hens, or have their neighbor bring over warm, freshly laid eggs as a welcome. But that’s what’s happening on Dean Street in the North Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
The Walt L. Shamel (Dean North) Community Garden started raising chickens, for their eggs, [...]

Festival Shows Added Value of Urban Farm

By kieran

On most weekends, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook sees a steady stream of cars heading to big-box Ikea or Fairway supermarket.
But on Oct. 18, more than 1,000 people gathered at the all-day Red Hook Harvest Festival, located on an urban farm directly across from Ikea, to celebrate urban agriculture [...]

Starting a New Brooklyn Food Cooperative

By kieran

A group of Brooklynites in the Fort Greene / Clinton Hill area are working to start a new local food co-op in the neighborhood. The founders of the Greene Hill Food Co-op cite the great need of a low-cost and affordable health food store that is accessible to the neighborhood’s residents. When founders DK Holland [...]