It’s never been a better time to be a food entrepreneur.
If you’re the last-minute type, don’t fret. This year, we’ve got you covered with nine local gifts ideas for the food enthusiast in your life.
On October 2, dozens of the region’s best restaurants, ice cream shops, breweries and vineyards will come together to celebrate the bounty of local food available in New York City.
A few months back we asked you, dear readers, to cast your votes for your local heroes–the farmer who brings the crispest asparagus and best grassfed beef to market, the restaurant with the stellar local wine list, or that non-profit fighting to improve school food. At long last, the results are in.
Harlem’s grande dame of produce preservation.
On Tuesday, July 24, fourteen concurrent dinners, each prepared by a top New York chef using produce from an urban farm, will take place around the city in private homes. Proceeds of the evening–A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host–will go to support two food activist organizations we love: Just Food and The Sylvia Center.
With help from NY1, we’ve got a sneak peek video tour of the construction of the Ur-BARN being raised at the Great GoogaMooga, two-day food and music fest produced by Superfly Presents that’s taking over the Neathermead in Prospect Park.
We might be short on open acres but here in the shadows of skyscrapers we’re enjoying a bumper crop of agricultural innovations.
A classy program helps city farmers mind their peas and coops.
We’ve been making the rounds of winter farming conferences in the region–from NOFA to PASA–and we just got back from the most urban of these, Just Food’s 2012 conference at the High School of Food and Finance in Hell’s Kitchen, which included a job fair organized by Good Food Jobs and workshops advising on how to start a career as a farmer, raise money for your food startup, or launch your food-related nonprofit.
If you have any interest in becoming a cheesemonger, butcher or specialty foods buyer, running an urban farm, shooting documentaries about farm workers, writing the history of the taco, working the line in a killer farm-to-table restaurant, working to change agricultural policies, opening your own craft beer bar and grilled cheese shop or helping kids discover the joy of a watermelon radish, then have we got the job fair for you.
These days it’s pretty easy to get a quick farming 101, or lend a hand at a rooftop or community garden plot. But if…