Chile Heads Unite: 2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo Approaches and Boy, Are the MiMis Screaming!

Share Hot sauce production, once a specialty item for oyster lovers and gastromasochists, has become one of the fastest growing industries, not just food, but of all industries in the United States. Sales of hot […]

Use Model Letter to Ask Mayor to Preserve NYC Community Gardens

Share As we reported in our February 8 post, “Protect Vital New York City Community Gardens from Redevelopment,”  New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invited housing developers to submit qualifications “for the […]

Protect Vital New York City Community Gardens from Redevelopment

Share In January 2015, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invited housing developers to submit qualifications “for the design and construction of high-quality, new construction, affordable housing development projects on public […]

Slow Food NYC Hosts Food Almanac 2015 at Brooklyn Winery Tomorrow Night

Share Slow Food NYC is taking the mantle from the recently closed, Food Systems Network NYC and is hosting the 5th Annual Food Almanac tomorrow, February 3, at Brooklyn Winery. This year’s theme: “Climate Change, […]

CB3 Parks Committee Unanimously Passes Community Gardens District Proposal — Your Support Still Needed for Next Steps!

Share Great news for community garden lovers and anyone who loves the charm and unique character of the East Village and Lower East Side! Community Board 3’s Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks, & Waterfront Committee voted […]

UPDATE: Send Letter and Attend Thursday’s CB3 Meeting in Support of Community Gardens District

Share     As we told you in November (“Support a Community Gardens District in New York City’s Historic East Village/Lower East Side“), East Village and Lower East Side gardeners have started a proposal afoot […]

Use Savory Cauliflower to Make Post-Holiday Low-Carb Resolutions More Satisfying

Share The holidays can be wreak havoc on any healthy lifestyle, even those who try to eat as many local, clean and whole foods as possible. Yes, it’s partly the sheer excess of fat and […]

“From Sandy’s Destruction, A Lesson in Impermanence and New Beginnings,” Children’s Garden at Campos featured in 2014 Community Greening Review

Share The Children’s garden was featured in the 2014 Community Greening Review, a national publication by the American Community Gardening Association. Read the story of the 2013 Children’s Workshop Garden at Campos at Campos Community […]

Support Our Food Worker Heroes During International Food Workers Week

Share Nearly 20 million people work in the food system in the U.S., growing, processing, transporting, serving, cooking, & selling the food that we eat each day.  Without these workers, we wouldn’t have food on […]

NYC Can Support Small Business and Food Access with Mobile Healthy Food Markets

Share Mobile markets and other healthy food businesses are nimble, low cost ways to get healthy food into underserved and vulnerable neighborhoods. Mobile markets operate out of large trucks or vans, selling produce and other […]