Farmers’ Markets, CSAs Struggle To Get Food Stamp Customers

Innovative city programs have increased the number of low-income shoppers getting access to locally grown produce. But technology and upfront costs remain a barrier for many. By Neil deMause Sometime in the last year, New York City reached a milestone: More than one-quarter of its adult residents are now receiving food stamps. Thanks in large …

Late blight yields bitter harvest

"Slumped in his tractor, Ari Kurtz looked out at his fields, where rotting fruit and gnarled plants fringed with dead leaves were all that remained of what should have been a bountiful tomato harvest." Click here to read the rest of the article

Article in the New York Amsterdam News on the West Harlem CSA

Affordable organic food comes to Harlem By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff “If it’s going to succeed, it has to be a viewed as a right for people to have great, clean, fresh, local food,” said chef Michael B. Ennes, treasurer of the West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty (WHANAP). “If organic food is a …