the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
the Food Gap
by Mark Winne tells the story of how we get our food: from poor people at food
pantries or bodegas and convenience stores to the more comfortable classes, who
increasingly seek out organic and local products.
Green East Harlem Cookbook/El Libro de Cocina Viva Verde East Harlem
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This bilingual cookbook containing recipes
and helpful nutrition information. Edited by Manhattan Borough President Scott
Market Federation of New York
This non-profit organization supports farmer’s
market organizers, farmers, vendors, and communities interested in starting
markets. The Federation offers conferences, publishes a newsletter, and
provides low-cost health and liability insurance coverage for farmers, market
vendors, and sponsors.
York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
This website offers information on markets
and farmers in New York State. You can look for farms in a particular part of
the state as well as by a specific product you are searching for.
Regional Farm and Food Project
This nonprofit organization offers
information about local farms, including farm tours, conferences, an informative
newsletter, and networking opportunities.
Slow Food USA is an educational organization
that promotes the proliferation of regional and seasonal culinary traditions as
a way to preserve culture and ecologically sound food production.
Foodroutes.org is a website that was created
by the Food Routes Network, a national nonprofit organization that provides a
wealth of educational materials focused on rebuilding our local food systems.
Institute of Culinary Education
ICE offers both professional and recreational
classes in their conveniently located Manhattan center. They are a great
supporter of local food and farmers' markets.
York Farm Bureau
The New York Farm Bureau is the state’s
largest farm advocacy group working to solve economic and public policy issues
challenging the agriculture industry.
New York State Food Processors
This organization is the oldest statewide
food processing trade association in the nation, representing various segments
of the food industry.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension enables
people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put
experience and research knowledge to work.
States Department of Agriculture
This website offers an extensive overview of
all USDA agencies, services, and programs, which enhance the quality of life
for the American people by supporting agricultural production.
Agricultural Marketing Service
The Marketing Service section of the USDA website
provides current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly
marketing and distribution of farm commodities.
York State Maple Producers Association
This association supports the maple products
industry in New York State and promotes its long-term viability.