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March Open Networking Meeting: Food Business - How To

March Open Networking Meeting:

"Food Business - How To"

 

Date: Thurs, March 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

RSVP here!

 

About the program:

"Food Business How To" will be a discussion on strategies for starting and running your own food business. A panel of experts and advocates who have either done the same, or are actively involved in growing entrepreneurial food businesses will participate in this panel discussion. Attendess will learn best practices for getting organized and take away resources for and support available to start ups and established food businesses.

 

Panelists

  • Kathrine Gregory, Founder and Director of Mi Kitchen Es Su Kitchen, a professional kitchen incubator for start-up food businesses in Long Island City
  • Robinson Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Business Acceleration, a city agency dedicated to streamlining the process for food and beverage establishments to get ready to open
  • Susan Povich, Owner of Red Hook Lobster Pound, whose locations and food trucks have become instant classics since opening in 2009
  • Wilson Tang, Owner of a number restaurants including the classic Nom Wah Tea Parlor, pop-up host Bowery Station and newcomer Fung Tu on the Lower East Side; Wilson is also a member of Manhattan Community Board 3
  • Kate Galassi, founder of Quinciple.com, a weekly subscription service that brings local farm products to consumers in New York City.  Prior to founding Quinciple, Kate held the title of "forager," sourcing products for the Spotted Pig and the Breslin.
     

Moderator

  • Deborah Bander, a small business lawyer at Bander Law Firm, PLLC, a recent International Culinary Center graduate, and a FSNYC Program & Events Committee member

 

This event is free for FSNYC members and ICC students. Suggestion donation of $10 for all other attendees.

2/12 Food Almanac 2014 - Forecasting the Year Ahead in Food Policy and Politics

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:00-9:30 pm (6:00 hors d'oeuvres and networking; 6:40 speakers)

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, NYC 10001

Features: predications in food and farm policy and politics, delicious seasonal fare, local beer and wine from Brewery Ommegang and Wolffer Estate

 

#NYCFoodAlmanac

Tickets: http://food-almanac-2014.brownpapertickets.com

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

$50 for FSNYC and CSI members

$60 for non-members

$75 for Almanac entry + FSNYC membership (join FSNYC today and get the Almanac ticket discount!)

$60 Sponsor a ticket to support community-based attendance.

 

About Food Almanac 2014: Since 1818, farmers and others have relied on the Farmers Almanac’s witty and often accurate weather predictions and astronomical data to inform how they harvest, garden, cook, and fish. Now, for the 4th year, Food Systems Network NYC presents the Food Almanac so that our network can come together to discuss all things food and farm related coming up in the New Year. At Food Almanac, we bring together our members and supporters to enjoy local beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a light winter supper and to hear from an esteemed group of panelists that represent a diversity of perspectives from across the food system. As NYC ushers in a new administration for the first time in 12 years, panelists will share their thoughts on the gains made in food and farm policy during the past administration and call for what should be built upon, left behind, or introduced for the first time.

 

NYChiliFest 2014 at The Chelsea Market: An Event to Benefit FSNYC

NYChiliFest 2014 at the Chelsea Market is coming up!

Join Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC) for the 4th year at this annual celebration of chili, beer and all things spicy. Ticket proceeds benefit FSNYC.

 

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Chelsea Market, check in at 10th Ave entrance (b/w 15th & 16th St.)

Tickets: http://nychilifest2014.brownpapertickets.com/

There will be limited tickets available for purchase at a first come first serve basis at the 10th avenue entrance!

  • Unlimited Chili $50
  • Unlimited Chili + Beer $55
  • Unlimted Chili + Beer w/ FSNYC member discount $50 (CODE required: if you haven't received your discount code, contact Caitlin at caitlin@foodsystemsnyc.org)
  • Unlimited Chili + Beer + $25 Individual FSNYC Membership (includes $5 discount on ticket) $75

About NYChiliFest 2014:

The ultimate celebration of chili, beer, and all things spicy is coming back to Chelsea Market on January 26, 2014. Each ticket to NYChiliFest gives you access to a 500-foot concourse of chili, served by dozens of NYC’s best restaurants and cutting edge chefs, all competing for the Golden Chili Mug 2014 title. And, this year, one contestant will be awarded the People's Choice award! Samuel Adams is matching 4 of their favorite chili-eating beers and will be pouring from several locations in the concourse. There are fewer tickets than in years past, which means better access to chili and more room to digest, so be sure to grab a ticket while they're still available. See below for a list of participating restaurants!

 

12/19 December Open Networking Meeting - The Economic Impacts of Cuts to SNAP

Image source: Mother Jones

 

Food Systems Network NYC December Open Networking Meeting:

The Economic Impacts of Cuts to SNAP

 

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm (12:00 networking & brown bag lunch; 12:30 panel discussion)
Location: Fund for the City of New York, 121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, NYC
RSVP here, space is limited

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11/19: Food Speed Networking Event at Parish Hall!

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Parish Hall, 6109 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn, 11249

Features: Speed Networking, Bar, and Bites

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Interested in meeting others who share your passion for food and interest in food systems? Want to make new contacts and learn what’s going in the NYC food landscape? Know someone with a great food job? Bring yourself and a guest you think others should meet. Please RSVP and be sure to bring your business cards!

 

*There is a suggested donation of $10 for non-FSNYC members but you can join at the door for only $25 and get that day's admission free!

Everything's on the Table, Episode 8: What is the Future of Food in New York City?

Episode 8: What is the Future of Food in New York City? An election re-cap and discussion of food systems governance & citizen participation.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Listen live: Heritage Radio Network

Everything's on the Table, Episode 7: Food Waste

Episode 7: Food Waste

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Listen live: Heritage Radio Network

Archive: click here.

 

Food waste has immense environmental, fiscal and societal costs. Americans waste more than 40% of food produced, costing $100 billion. In NYC, we spend almost $100 million annually to landfill the 30% of our waste stream that is food and organic materials. When food enters a landfill it generates methane – a gas 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide.

 

In his third term, Mayor Bloomberg has launched promising pilots to address food waste. Tune it to hear about the future of these initiatives, why composting isn’t enough, and how we can turn food waste from a problem to a solution.

 

FSNYC's October Open Networking Meeting: New York Apples & the Growing Hard Cider Industry

Food Systems Network NYC

October Open Networking Meeting

New York Apples and the Growing Hard Cider Industry

Co-hosted by Glynwood, Slow Food NYC, and 61 Local

 

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Location: 61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Features: networking, tasting of cider apple varieties, panel discussion, cash bar (NY hard ciders available!)

RSVP here, space is limited!

Note: FSNYC members attend free. Suggested donation of $10 for non-FSNYC members. Donations and membership enrollment accepted at the door.

 

About the program:

New York is the second largest producer of apples in the U.S., and the growing popularity of hard cider is bringing new opportunities to orchards. In celebration of Cider Week NY, Food Day 2013, and the Big Apple Crunch campaign, this panel discussion will explore how hard cider production offers growers economic opportunities, revives “cider apple varieties,” and brings new possibilities for sustainable practices. The apple is our iconic NY fruit and hard cider is giving it a brighter future, thanks in large part to the thirst of NYC.

 

This panel will be moderated by Sara Grady, Vice President of Programming at Glynwood and founder of the Apple Project and Cider Week, joined by four of the leading NY apple growers and craft cider producers:

  • Tim Dressel, Kettleborough Ciderhouse & Dressel Orchards
  • Elizabeth Ryan, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider & Breezy Hill Orchards
  • Dan Wilson, Slyboro Ciderhouse & Hicks Orchard

 

Everything's on the Table, Episode 6: Youth and Urban Agriculture

Episode 6: Youth and Urban Agriculture

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Listen live: Heritage Radio Network

Archive: click here.

 

How do we empower New York City’s youth to envision and work towards a greener and healthier future for the city? How do we use the growing interest in and expansion of urban agriculture programs to provide youth with real world job skills and training? Join us, as we discuss the importance of connecting young people with their food sources + hands-on opportunities to change + shape their local food system, as well as, the role that the City can play in providing funding, on-going support, and a policy mandate for schools to include agricultural and sustainability training to all students under its care. Our guests, Cara Chard of City Growers and Steve Ritz of Green Bronx Machine will discuss their youth urban agriculture programs and share results and recommendations from the field. Hosted by Tatiana Orlov, FSNYC Leadership Committee member and Healthy Neighborhoods Manager at City Harvest.

 

Everything's on the Table, Episode 5: Exploring the Intersection of City Policy, Agriculture, and our Regional Foodshed

Episode 5: Exploring the Intersection of City Policy, Agriculture, and our Regional Foodshed

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time: 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Archive: click here

 

This week’s episode of “Everything’s on the Table” will highlight topics at the intersection of city policy and agriculture in the greater New York City region. Guests will connect topics including food distribution, maintaining a land base for beginning farmers, and farming in a changing climate to current policy considerations within the city.

 

Hosted by Heritage Radio Network’s Erin Fairbanks and Challey Comer, FARMroots Director at GrowNYC and Advisory Leadership Committee member of Food Systems Network NYC with guests from the National Young Farmer’s Coalition, Bard College Center for Environmental Policy, and Greenmarket Co.

 

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