The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five boroughs with fresh, local grown food. Since 1995, they have championed the growth of sustainable food…

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Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Imagine being a student at New York City’s Queens College, and being able to pick a ripe, organic apple right off the tree on your way to your morning biology class. Nice, right? This…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is located in Pocantico Hills, New York, about 30 miles away from New York City. It may seem like a trek but there's no shortage of eager folks willing to…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

The vacant lot in use is zoned for affordable housing, but it was found to be too small to be cost effective. So the local citizens came up with a better idea: creating a space where…

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The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

For the Clean Water Seeker: Kishu Clean water made simple with charcoal. It sounds kinda crazy, but according to Kishu makers, it's a Japanese tradition. You simply put one hunk of…

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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting…

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Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Along with help from community organization Green Guerillas and funding from programs like ioby, the Youth Farm has created an opportunity for local families to buy locally-grown,…

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Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day this weekend? Perhaps the tastiest event in NYC will be taking place this Sunday, April 22 on the High Line, where artist Alison Knowles will be…

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The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

photo © Tim Sackton via Flickr Creative Commons As the season's newest vegetables appear at our markets and grocery stores, many New Yorkers are renewing their annual CSA (Community…

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Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz donned a pair of bright blue Crocs to match celebrity chef Mario Batali's for the event. Lightfoot introduced Brightfarms' plan for the…

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Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

If all goes according to BrightFarms' ambitious new plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home to the world's largest rooftop farm. The hydroponic greenhouse company announced last…

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Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

The farm began last year with a $5000 Sodexo School Engagement Grant from YouthService America. Last fall, the students built a 40' x 12', energy-efficient, low-cost greenhouse, made…

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Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

The exhibit will include a “farmstand” where visitors make their own determination of the value of the microgreens grown in the gallery and may choose an urban agriculture…

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Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

With the idea of a utopian economically independent city, NYCSS would infuse urban farming throughout all five boroughs. The plan was created by focusing on the food, waste, energy,…

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Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

Gautier owns Fort Reno Provisions with business partner Anthony Laudato. Lia Forman holds down the fort in the kitchen as Pitmaster -- she was Gautier's sous-chef at Palo Santo before…

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New Cupcake ATMs In Manhattan Will Make Sugary Indulgences Hard to Resist

New Cupcake ATMs In Manhattan Will Make Sugary Indulgences Hard to Resist

Cupcake lovers in Manhattan will be happy to hear that their sugar cravings can soon be satisfied 24 hours a day with new cupcake ATMs by Sprinkles Cupcakes. Set to be installed around…

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Join Just Food for a Two-Day Conference to Help Grow the Local Food Movement

Join Just Food for a Two-Day Conference to Help Grow the Local Food Movement

The local food movement is hardly just a movement anymore. Last year, local foods sales hit $7 billion nationwide, proving that this is no longer just a niche market. On February 24…

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world's largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000…

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Sustainable Food Shop & Cafe Haven's Kitchen Opens Near Union Square

Sustainable Food Shop & Cafe Haven's Kitchen Opens Near Union Square

The all-encompassing retreat has everything a foodie could ask for. Inside you can learn to cook, host a fabulous party, buy goodies for yourself and friends, or simply enjoy a cup of…

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Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Not far from the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, Christopher Toole is doing a little fishing of his own. Leaving behind a life of financial planning,…

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Bakeri Brings Freshly Baked Bread and a Warm Vintage Cafe to Williamsburg

Bakeri Brings Freshly Baked Bread and a Warm Vintage Cafe to Williamsburg

Upon entering Bakeri, customers are welcomed by staff members outfitted in blue jumpsuits and a large case filled with freshly made breads, quiches, scones and cookies. The wood and…

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Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Non-profit Just Food encompasses all that is farm fresh in New York City. Since 1995, the organization has been connecting sustainable food farms, markets, pantry programs and gardens…

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The New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park Serves Up Delicious Local Fare & Supports Community Gardens

The New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park Serves Up Delicious Local Fare & Supports Community Gardens

The historic stone structure that now houses the New Leaf was once a city run concession for Fort Tryon park in the 1930s. The NYRP renovated the dilapidated structure in 1995, when the…

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