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Undoing Racism at Farmers Markets

By Taisy Conk, Director On a warm Saturday last November, major news outlets declared Joe Biden President Elect. At the moment the announcement was made, many New Yorkers were out at their local farmers markets. Spontaneous ...

 

Managing the Post-Pandemic Blues

One month into the new year, it seems like we are just about to peek our heads out of our COVID-19 hideouts. The vaccine rollouts and the new instituted government give us a glimpse of ...

 

Looking Back on Another Year at the 170 Farm Stand

By Gus Stavroulakis, Farm Stand Manager  As another harvest season ends, so concludes the 170 Farm Stand. Like many things this past year, there were challenges, but we had plenty to celebrate. We were able to ...

 

Neighborhood Health Plan, Endorsed by City Council Members, Issues Recommendations for a Healthier Bronx at its Roots

By Taisy Conk, Program Director Bronx residents and champions have a new resource to back up their demands when advocating for investment in the borough. The Jerome Avenue Public Health Taskforce spent 2019 building relationships, engaging ...

 

Connection: A Sixteen-Week Journey of FMK Zooms

By Lana Alman, Culinary Educator Having the opportunity to work with Community Food Action as this season's Farmers Market for Kids Culinary Educator gave me a great sense of hope and inspiration, especially in these difficult times when ...

 

Welcome, to this Season’s Farm Stand Crew!

By Gus Stavroulakis, Youth and Farm Stand Coordinator With a new fall comes a cornucopia of fresh produce for the 170 Farm Stand to provide to the community. This year has been a challenging year, with ...

 

Community Food Action Celebrates New Staff!

We are grateful and fortunate to be able to once more host FoodCorps at New Settlement, and we’re stoked to introduce you to our Service Members for the new academic year 2020-2021!  Katya, who will be serving ...

 

SNAP in the Era of COVID

By Dyana Sanaycela, Cashin Fellow The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dates back to 1939 and was instituted to address widespread unemployment and food surpluses. Those on food assistance received stamps when purchasing food which were then used to ...

 

Bittersweet Ends and Outdoor Dreams

By Maria Caicedo  The end of the school year is always bittersweet. This year’s is feeling EXTRA bittersweet for us as we reflect back on the effects of COVID-19. On the one hand, it’s sweet that remote learning made it possible for students all over the country to continue with their educational journeys over the ...

 

Celebrating the Small Victories While Teaching During COVID

By Mary Bannister On Monday, March 16th, New York City public schools closed, with no notice of reopening anytime soon. My desk at PS 294 has an abandoned stack of papers on it under my cheery ...

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