Just Food, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting families, communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible within their towns, provides regional farmers , CSA’s and everyday families with the tools they need to establish healthy food delivery systems within a community.
A pioneer in sustainable food programs, Just Food has numerous programs including:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in NYC — Just Food will train a group in your community to start and run a CSA. By simply buying into a local farmer’s growing season, you can receive weekly neighborhood deliveries of fresh produce and other locally sustainably grown products.
City Farms — The City Farms program trains and provides services and support to community garden groups to start and run successful farmers’ markets, trains skilled gardeners to teach their communities to grow food, and coordinates free urban agriculture workshops in low-income communities.
Community Food Education — This program inspires and empowers New Yorkers to create simple, delicious, and healthy meals for themselves and their families. Just Food trains community members to become “Community Chefs.” Once trained, the Community Chefs present cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets, community gardens, food pantries, and community events.
The Just Food website offers numerous ways to learn about and connect with CSA’s right here in Queens. By simpling entering your zip code on the website, you can find the CSA’s closest to your home.
Queens locations include:
– The Arrow Community Center, Astoria
– The Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
– The Church in the Gardens, Forest Hills
– St, Mark’s Church, Jackson Heights
– Hour Children Food Pantry in Long Island City
– And many more locations throughout the borough
Additionally, the website lists a variety of great local food events, a variety of volunteer opportunities and provides step-by-step instructions on how you can set up a CSA near your home.
Fore more information visit http://justfood.org/
Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg