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The Fresh Producers – Breaking Down Local with Farm Stand Customers

By Abelyna Gonzalez, Crew Leader, 170 Farm Stand This season we are trying new ways to spread the message that everyone should get their food at farmers markets. With support from my supervisor, I facilitated a ...

 

Reflections on Systems Leadership

By Taisy Conk For five years, I have had the privilege of overseeing New Settlement’s food justice work, first through Communities for Healthy Food and now as Community Food Action. Amidst the disparate day-to-day requirements of ...

 

The Bronx and food: A story of optimism

By Rachel Osei-Owusu, 2018 Cashin Fellow The Bronx, particularly the south Bronx has a complex relationship to food as the poorest urban congressional district in the US. Here you find busy neighborhoods with people of all ages, immigrants and citizens alike, ...

 

Crew Leaders get Rooted in Community

By Charlene Francois Although our Crew Leaders (second year Youth Leaders) are busy with the 170 Farm Stand, they still found time to attend Rooted in Community’s Summer Youth Summit in Millerton, New York. The Rooted ...

 

Los Líderes de Equipo Meten Mano a La Tierra y Cara al Futuro

Por Charlene Francois Aunque nuestros líderes de equipo (en su segundo añ0) están ocupados con el Mercado Local de la 170, encontraron tiempo para asistir a la conferencia de Arraigado en Comunidad en Millerton, Nueva York. ...

 

Harlem Grown and its chickens hold a special place in Harlem

By Rachel Osei-Owusu, 2018 Cashin Fellow On June 29th a group of students from P.S. 294, along with their teacher Ms.Nilan, FoodCorps member July Alcantara and Rachel, Community Food Action's Cashin Fellow took a trip to ...

 

Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement – History of Food as a Tool for Resistance

As gentrification has escalated over the past couple of decades in New York City, the threat of displacement has come to feel inescapable, especially for low income people of color. The concept of who is ...

 

170 Farm Stand comes back Wednesday, July 11!

July 11 – November 21, 2018 Every Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm, rain or shine! Corner of 170 St. & Townsend Ave, under the mural We accept cash, credit/debit, SNAP, WIC FMNP, Senior FMNP, and Health Bucks. Spend $5 with SNAP, and ...

 

Farewell Announcement

Community Food Action has bittersweet news to share. After four years with Community Food Action, our Community Engagement Specialist Jenina Podulka is moving on. She is transitioning to do social justice work in a communications ...

 

Photo album – Community Partnerships and Health Equity panel

At LISC NYC’s Community Partnerships and Health Equity event on April 18th, Community Food Action Program Director Taisy Conk and FoodCorps member July Alcantara sat on a panel about Communities for Healthy Food and the Communities for ...

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