In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama, aided by local school children, planted the first seeds of what would become an impressive garden on the grounds of the White House, overflowing with vegetables, fruit and herbs. Nearby, the White House beehives keep busy pollinating the garden and making honey, which is often used as a gift […]
When was the moment you knew you wanted to become a chef? I knew I wanted to cook for a living after high school. I was working locally in a fine dining restaurant, and I had heard of this culinary school in Pittsburgh doing an open house locally, so I went. What’s your favorite dish […]
Based out of their Bed-Stuy hub, Nextdoorganics is the brainchild of founders Josh Cook and Chris Schumaker. Both possessing histories in farming, the duo first began by utilizing an open acre of land on Schumaker’s parents’ tree farm to work a small-scale agriculture project.
We cannot discuss fresh food access in NYC without mentioning Greenmarket. Established in 1976, Greenmarket boasts one of the largest outdoor farmers markets at Union Square along with weekly pop-up markets in 53 locations all over NYC.
Creating a food product that is loved by millions of people and reviled by just as many can be a formidable task for some, but Hudson Valley Foie Gras gladly takes on the challenge. Back in 1982, before foie gras—specially fattened duck or goose liver—was a delicacy served in upscale restaurants across America, Izzy Yanay […]