A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013

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As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours from … Read More…

Brooklyn Streets and Eats

November 11, 2010


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One can always find a place to garden in the city. This sink garden is outside Brooklyn Kitchen, one my new favorite culinary adventure stops in the Williamsburg neighborhood. “We have turned a 7000 sf former … Read More…

How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010

So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More…

Feeding the Soul of Urban Art and Community Projects

March 1, 2010


Brooklyn Grange believes roofs are ideal urban farm sites with potential to feed, employ, educate and unite communities

Take a group of local food enthusiasts, mix in some serious fundraising, add over 45 pounds of donated pork from Brooklyn-based Heritage Read More…

Tool Locates New York City Area Locally Grown Food

August 13, 2009

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When are the best times of the year to buy locally grown produce in the New York City region?

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A turn of the wheel on this helpful tool by Chew On This reveals the peak season and availability. The reverse … Read More…

New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009

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Hungry Garden is a free new “geosocial” web resource for building and supporting local farm-to-fork food networks worldwide so consumers, restaurants, schools and institutions can find and purchase fresh local products and produce from local food sources within 50 miles … Read More…

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