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States move ahead with food stamp cuts

Some states are embracing deep cuts to the food stamp program, ending the food subsidy for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, regardless of what Congress does.

Executive Chef Thomas Kearney reveals Local Sourcing Secrets

Slow Food NYC intern, Elisabeth Nelson Scully, recently spoke with Snail of Approval executive chef, Thomas Kearney of the Farm on Adderley about what it takes to source locally. Chef Kearney revealed some challenges and secrets to remaining wholesome to a restaurant's procurement.

Seven Tips from a Canning Expert

On September 12th, a group of would be canners gathered at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York to hear celebrated preserving expert Sherri Brooks Vinton talk about what she knows best.

Slow Food: The Movie

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. "Slow Food Story" chronicles the evolution of the organization through its charismatic leader, Carlo Petrini.

NYC’s Greenmarkets: Behind the Scenes

Since the first New York City greenmarket opened in June 1976, the Greenmarket program has grown to include over fifty locations in the five boroughs, serving 250,000 customers per week. But do people really understand the work that goes into making these markets tick?

Help Small Farmers Have a Say in FDA Proposals

The FDA's proposed Food Safety and Modernization Act, as currently written, would negatively impact almost all farms in America, and especially small New England farms. Use this info to write in and make your voice heard.

GrowNYC Job and Internship Positions

GrowNYC has some exciting job and internship opportunities for this fall.

Book Review: "Salt Sugar Fat" by Michael Moss

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Moss has written an excellent and readable book on the processed food industry.

Other Community Events Round-up

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest.

Photo Essay: June in the Garden in Angoulins, France

I took these photos on a cloudy day in late June, in the garden of my in-laws, on the Western coast of France. It was a great week of cooking as locally as it gets — right from the back yard!

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