What does the future of sustainable seafood look like in New York? What kinds of efforts are already being made? What has Hurricane Sandy taught us, as island-dwellers and fish-eaters?
This week, our editors are reading two very different takes on the future of food and drink.
A year after Sandy nearly washed them away, Red Hook Winery is very much open for business.
This Wednesday, October 23, the Shore Soup Project will host a fundraiser to benefit the Rockaways.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was measured in many ways: feet of water, billions of dollars, days of school closures. At Added Value, the Red Hook community farm fueled by the work of youth volunteers, it was measured in pounds of sweet potatoes.
While you’re stocking up on kohlrabi and local beef at the Union Square Greenmarket (temporarily relocated to Madison Square Park) this week, drop by the Market Information Table to donate a bag of produce to hungry New Yorkers who’ve been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Everywhere we look it seems people are pitching in–helping neighbors throw out damaged furniture and scour their floors, donating clothes and homemade meals, or fundraising to buy the newly homeless undies and blankets. If you’re looking for more ways to help our neighbors in need after Hurricane Sandy, here are some worthy (and delicious) options.
When Hurricane Sandy’s surge waters attacked the Brooklyn water front, they didn’t just threaten human lives. More than a dozen hives on a pier in the Navy Yard served as the home base for NYC’s largest commercial apiary, the result of years of effort and a successful $22,000 Kickstarter project by Brooklyn Grange. By the time Sandy’s waters had receded, only a few of the hives remained. Most had floated away.
Journalist Nancy Matsumoto has an unexpected post-Hurricane encounter with artisanal butcher Jake Dickson (of Dickson’s Farmstand Meats) on the Upper East Side.
With Sandy’s surge waters receding, Northern Spy Food Co. owner Christophe Hille and his staff found themselves spared the flooding by half a block, but faced with a walk-in full of food and the prospect of days without power ahead.
In light of the water-filled homes and debris-covered streets in Manhattan this morning, we at Edible are feeling very grateful. We have water, food, and dry homes to keep warm in. But many of our neighbors in New York City, New Jersey and out on Long Island aren’t so lucky today.