East Village Third Graders Turn Garden ‘Mystery Baskets’ into Imaginative, Delicious Dishes

Share The Children’s Garden at Campos Community Garden just completed its FIFTH season of growing food, engaging the community and teaching and feeding kids from local schools, local youth organizations like the Boys Club, summer […]

Don’t Waste Good Food: Use Radish Greens for Healthy Delicious Variation on a Vichyssoise

Share Radishes, those beautiful red, pink, white jewels that grown under ground are back in the farmers markets for fall. But when you get home, don’t throw out those greens! Not only are the radish […]

Campos Campers End 2017 Summer Program with Tomato Fest, Model of Children’s Garden

Share Of the seven successful New York City urban farming and youth gardening projects that NYC Foodscape has helped launch, plan, implement or manage in the past 8 years, the one I’m most proud to […]

Pea Season Wraps Up with a Delicious and Nutritious Soup that Kids Will Love

Share Peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market shoppers. Yes, there are plenty of pea-haters, but when you love peas like many of us do, you are […]

Versatile Summer Squash isn’t Just Zucchini These Days

Share The farmers market is full of all sorts of fun looking summer squash, beyond the standard green zucchini and yellow crookneck in most supermarkets. Summer squash comes in a variety of shapes and colors: […]

Don’t Believe the Hate: Snap Peas and Asparagus Really Do Pair Well with Avocado

Share Despite the brouhaha a couple of years ago that erupted after the New York Times recipe extolling peas as an avocado substitute/extender, peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers […]

Red Kuri Soup: A Hearty Winter Squash Brings Warm, Winter Flavor

Share It’s January, and it’s dreary, dark and cold. Eating healthy and local this time of year can be a challenge, but  the farmers markets are still filled with winter vegetables like squashes and tubers […]

Sustainable Affordable Housing Management: Now in print and Ebook

Share JUST released last week, Carolyn Zezima’s new print version of her book on sustainability and affordable housing, called, “Sustainable Affordable Housing Management: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient,” […]

Cool Down with Summer Heat: Cayenne and Jalapeño Pepper Sauce

Share A long and brutal blast of heat and sun might be torture for New Yorkers walking around the city and taking the subway, but it is the perfect weather for turning green peppers bright […]

Think You’re Not a Turnip Fan? Try these Tangy Sweet Buttery Hakurei Turnips and Reevaluate Your Taste Buds

Share Many folks who don’t like turnips usually think of the big, hearty, strong tasting, occasionally bitter fall staples on Thanksgiving tables and in stews. While beloved by turnip lovers, they can turn some palates […]