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In Europe, Local is the Norm

And the reality of Europe’s apparently local food system is not at all what most of us locavore’s think America’s local food system ought to look like. I didn’t see a single farmers’ market. Most of our food was bought in a grocery store or came through a restaurant’s supply chain. It was decidedly modern, distinctly unromantic, and very practical.

Improving the Economics of Organic

"...organic farms aren’t operating at the economies of scale that they need to be to make organic food affordable to most Americans. This is also why organic food is failing to act as a viable alternative to conventionally produced food..."

Blogger discovers organic farming in an NYC public school

Alberto Gonzalez visits one of our Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest schools and discovers the great work being done by Abbe Futterman and PS 364 (The Earth School).

Left Bank WINNER of SFNYC Taco Challenge

SFNYC's first annual Taco Challenge winner is Left Bank Restaurant!  Thank you Laurance and your team for a killer braised rooster taco.

Tortillas provided by Tortilleria Nixtamal led and exciting competition at Food Karma's 5 Boro PicNYC on Govenors Island.  Thank you to an awesome condiment table provided by Rick's Pick and a fierce competition by Jimmy's No. 43

'Milk Money' from the City Pages in Minneapolis

Monsanto and Kraft aren't the only big players in our food system. Read about the Dairy Termination Program or the "Whole Herd Buyout" created by Cooperatives Working Together (CWT).

Garden Event and Volunteer Day

NOTE: This event has been cancelled. Please watch this space for other volunteer opportunities as we work with the YWCA to create their edible garden.

Urban Harvest at the Earth School

The Earth School (K-5) on Manhattan's Lower East side has been an Urban Harvest School for four years. Here, all the kids get involved with the program. Read teacher Abbe Futtermaan's spring report.

Governor’s Island Summer 2012 Events

Announcing the summer cook-out events for 2012, including the return of Cook-Out NYC and Pig Island and introducing a new event, 5-Boro PicNYC.

So, Who Needs a Farm Bill?

You do! Find out why New Yorkers need to care about the Food and Farm Bill and what you can do to help make sure that the new Food and Farm Bill is a Good, Clean, and Fair one.

The NYC Food Book Fair

The world's first event aimed at bringing together food publications from around the globe. In addition to cookbooks, the Food Book Fair will feature memoirs and magazines addressing diverse topics including science, food systems, agriculture, urban design, food art and culture.

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