Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:54
HOW ARE YOU IMPACTING OUR LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM?
LET US ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR EFFORTS!
FSNYC members are a dynamic group of non-profits, small business, individuals and government representatives who are leading the exciting changes in our regional food systems. And it’s growing all the time. Since our website debut in December 2007, we have enjoyed a 19% increase in membership. As a Network, our role is to leverage YOUR accomplishments, by fostering opportunities for your work to intersect with that of others’ for greater impact within our regional food system.
Now we want to expand the networking and collaboration opportunities of our Network by inviting your stories about your collaborative work. When you submit the collaboration form attached, FSNYC will document and catalogue collaborations among FSNYC members and non-FSNYC members. This catalogue of collaborative work will be used to:
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:30
NYS Council on Food Policy Responds to Request for Listening Session in Manhattan Convenient to Vulnerable Populations
Posted by Ann McMahon, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
The NYS Council on Food Policy is conducting a Listening Tour around the state to gain perspective from community members on several food policy issue areas and to seek opportunities to maximize collaboration among stakeholders. The Listening Sessions are open to the public and are an open microphone format. Anyone who wishes to participate will have five minutes to present their opinions and must also provide their comments in written format. Comments should focus on the key issue areas identified by the Council.
Key issue areas include:
1) Maximize participation in food and nutrition assistance programs;
2) Strengthen the connection between local food products and consumers;
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:27
Search For Good Food Gets Easier With Expanded Eat Well Guide
Posted by Kerry Trueman, Eating Liberally
When The Sustainable Table launched its online directory, The Eat Well Guide, back in 2003, its goal was to help folks find non-factory farmed animal products. But as the demand for fresh, local, sustainably produced food grows, The Eat Well Guide’s growing right along with it, broadening the scope of its mission to include produce, farmers’ markets, and vegan restaurants. The folks at Eat Well are even dipping their toes in the water with H20 Conserve, a campaign to encourage wiser water usage.
Submitted by Jane Shuput on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 16:47
Check out our growing number of volunteer and internship opportunities!
Gain first hand experience and knowledge with one of our organizational members.
Click here for more information.
Submitted by Jane Shuput on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 16:40
Please check back! More coming soon...
Submitted by Jane Shuput on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 19:54
Looking for eager, talented volunteers and interns for your food systems related work? We can help! Click here to find out more.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 15:17
Posted by Thomas Forster, IPSA
Food Systems Network NYC and partner groups have organized this Showcase of city farms and markets and learning events parallel to upcoming UN meetings on Food and Agriculture in the first two weeks of May. New York will be host to international civil society and government delegates arriving for the 16th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. For information about the UN meeting, click here.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:52
Posted by Kerry Trueman, Eating Liberally
A flock of locavores descended on Columbia University’s Teachers’ College last Saturday for Just Food’s 8th Annual CSA in NYC Conference. The conference highlighted the phenomenal growth of New York’s Community Supported Agriculture movement, which FSNYC member Just Food has done so much to foster.
Another FSNYC member, Leda Meredith, gave an engaging account of her own endeavors to eat locally, which she documents on her site Leda’s Urban Homestead. And FSNYC member Martha Ma conducted a workshop to provide veggie-saturated CSA members with tips and strategies to help them savor their share instead of letting it wilt and wind up on the compost heap.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:44
Posted By Kate MacKenzie, City Harvest
City Harvest, the world’s first and New York’s only food rescue organization and FreshDirect, one of the nation’s leading online gourmet food purveyors and delivery services, signed a groundbreaking new agreement to give residents of the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx greater access to affordable, quality, fresh food. The new initiative, "The City Harvest/FreshDirect Buying Club" will aim to reach low-income residents of the South Bronx who struggle to find fresh and healthy food in their neighborhood.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:15
Posted by Lynn Fredericks, FamilyCook Productions
The staff at The Brecht Forum did not know much about FSNYC before we rented space for our benefit screening of Our Daily Bread last Thursday. But the film’s honesty in bearing witness to the hard realities of modern food production prompted them to not only welcome us back, but also to recommend that we ‘keep up our important work’ in educating and providing a forum on food systems.