FoodWays: Exploring the Intersection of Food, Community, and Culture
Last week was a FANTASTIC way to kick off our summer season! We hope you enjoyed your Share! A gigantic thank you to all our wonderful Site Coordinators for a successful Farm Share.
NYC Foodscapes by Neighborhood
Earlier this spring, the NYC Food Policy Center released a report examining the food environments across the five boroughs. The report highlights the unfortunate reality that many neighborhoods throughout NYC do not have access to healthy, fresh food. This lack of access means members of these communities need to either travel further out to purchase healthy food, or rely on nearby corner and convenience stores that often have a poorer selection of quality food. Examining the Foodscape report reveals how zip code determines how healthy of a lifestyle residents in those communities are able to live. Without access to fresh, healthy food these individuals and communities are at higher risk of serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. CHFP works in many of these neighborhoods in an effort to supply fresh food to those who need it most. Through these efforts, we hope to see happy, healthy, thriving communities across NYC.
CLICK HERE to see your neighborhood’s Foodscape report by zip code. Each report provides a community-level snapshot of the area’s environment, including data on healthy and unhealthy food consumption, food access, nutrition-related diseases, and resources available to residents within their neighborhoods to support them in eating healthier.
Father's Day Photo Contest
Next week is Father's Day! In honor of all the wonderful dads out there, we are having a Father's Day Photo Contest! Tag Corbin Hill Food Project and use the hashtag #farmsharefather on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter in a photo of the dad in your life cooking or enjoying your Farm Share with his kiddos, and the top three photos will win a PRIZE! Winners will be chosen by Friday, June 16th. First prize will receive a FREE copy of the cookbook Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry. Second and third place prize receive a FREE Corbin Hill Tote!
This week’s fresh pick is green beans from New Sprout Organic Farms in Rose Hill, North Carolina. Fresh green beans are extremely low in calories and contain ZERO saturated fat. Green beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin-A. They are also rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are essential for your body's metabolism. Green beans typically play sidekick to most dishes, but the following recipe gives them the spotlight they deserve in this easy one-pot meal that will cool you off during this week’s heat wave!
A few highlights from last week's Farm Share!